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How to Get Your Sourdough Starter Baking the Fluffiest, Most Delicious Bread!

Posted by Carmen Chu on

How to Get Your Sourdough Starter Baking the Fluffiest, Most Delicious Bread!

New to baking?  Or maybe making Sourdough bread for the first time?We know the difficulties of maintaining a healthy sourdough starter so that’s why we wanted to share this How To Guide so you can bake fluffy delicious breads at home!   What is a Sourdough Starter? A starter is a pre-ferment made from flour and water.  So how does the fermentation process work? Basically “wild yeast”, a naturally occurring bacteria in the air, helps to convert natural grain sugars and starches found in the flour into carbon dioxide.  This will create those nice air pockets that make the dough...

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The Undiet-Diet Approach: Guide to Intuitive Eating

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The Undiet-Diet Approach: Guide to Intuitive Eating

Thanksgiving - check.Christmas - check.New Years - check.Chinese New Year - check. Phew - we know all too well how exhausting this string of festivities can be.  It is then usually followed by many people setting out their weight loss New Year’s Resolutions and convincing themselves that this is the year and it’s going to be a fresh start! Sounds familiar, or is it just me? Haha… Well, if you’re a chronic dieter like me who has pretty much tried all the diets in the book, you would probably know that in the end, all the extreme diets will probably...

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Gluten Free 101 - The Basic Guiding Principles to the GF Diet

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Gluten Free 101 - The Basic Guiding Principles to the GF Diet

More and more, these 2 letters is seen on various product packaging but there is still a large subset of the population that doesn’t know what GF stands for. GF is an abbreviation of the term "Gluten Free" which has been a hot topic for a few years now.    Here at FoodCraft, we noticed an influx of customers in Hong Kong interested in buying GF products beginning as early as 2015.   As more and more inquiries starting coming in for GF alternative snacks and other pantry staples, we knew it was time to start crafting our own creations to...

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Going Beyond Table Salt - What to Use Instead and Why

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Going Beyond Table Salt - What to Use Instead and Why

Written by: Alison Au The use of salt has evolved through the years with more and more studies showing the benefits of using different types of salt to not only season our food with, but also as facial and body scrub!  There are actually many benefits to using salt despite what some research has suggested. It honestly comes down to the type of salt you select (we really don’t suggest using regular white table salt though.)   So how do we know which type of salt to use and when? Don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of the more common alternative...

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What's the Hype about Turmeric?

Posted by Vickie Tse on

What's the Hype about Turmeric?

If you have been clicking around the internet for wellness articles, you've likely come across turmeric and its many health benefits. Yellow turmeric, scientifically named Curcuma Longa, is a member of the ginger family. The bright yellow color of this root that annoyingly stains your fingers and clothes is from curcuminoids.  It's worth all that colouring because these curcuminoids are  components that provide the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidising benefits of turmeric.   Turmeric can also used as a traditional medicinal herb.  When recipes refer to turmeric, they usually refer to yellow turmeric which is the most common one. While we know that turmeric works magic...

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