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3 Minute, 2 Ingredient Millet Amazake "Custard Parfait"

Posted by Shima Shimizu on

3 Minute, 2 Ingredient Millet Amazake "Custard Parfait"

   Coming off the whole Cancer Causing Children's Snacks debacle in Hong Kong, we understand the difficulties to find healthy and delicious snacks your kids can enjoy!  That’s why I created this worry-free recipe for one of my daughter's school snacks. Its nut-free, vegan, dairy free, and organic, nutritious and.. super tasty!   Think of those artificial puddings but instead, a delicious wholesome treat that’s full of vital nutrients for your kids to grow healthy and strong! The base of this recipe is organic millet amazake, which is essentially millet, fermented rice, and a pinch of salt!! It’s creamy and...

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Oat Milk - What's the Craze and Is it Better than Almond Milk?

Posted by Carmen Chu on

Oat Milk - What's the Craze and Is it Better than Almond Milk?

    Is it me or is there suddenly an influx of Oat Milks everywhere in Hong Kong? I’ve even noticed oat milk boxes selling in 7-11! For years now, soy milk has been available at various cafes and grocery stores as dairy-free alternatives to cow’s milk.  Other popular options were: coconut milk, rice milk, and nut mylks (almond, cashew, macadamia, and hazelnut). Credit: VeganAngie   But in the recent year, I started noticing the brand Oatly gaining widespread popularity and marketed as a better alternative for people with nut allergies. Credit: Green Queen   We’ve tried many different brands...

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The Undiet-Diet Approach: Guide to Intuitive Eating

Posted by Carmen Chu on

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

Posted by Carmen Chu on

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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From Atkins to Paleo, and Now Keto to Eco-Keto?

Posted by Carmen Chu on

From Atkins to Paleo, and Now  Keto to Eco-Keto?

We’ve witnessed the evolution of low carb dieting through the years and now with the keto diet taking the world by storm, what could possibly be next? If you are still learning what keto is, we have a great article for you to understand what this lifestyle is all about and its benefits.   Click here to read!   Without getting too scientific, a ketogenic diet is essentially eating very minimal carbs and forcing your body to produce ketones, which is an alternative fuel source for the body as opposed to glucose (from carbs).  Essentially, your diet should consist of 70-75% fat,...

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