Kohima in 24 hours- Places to visit

Kohima in 24 hours- Places to visit

February 18, 2019 Kohima in 24 hours- Places to visit Engulfed by hills, Kohima is a bustling city nestled in the north eastern part of India and is known for its popular Hornbill festival. The city which is the capital of the state of Nagaland was also pivotal during the Second World War as it was witness to the English- Japanese treaty. Presently Kohima doesn’t portray any glimpses of the colonial times and has all the characteristics of a modern city. However, it has a few attractions apart from the Hornbill festival and the beautiful interiors such as Khonoma, Dzouko valley, Tuophema etc. Here are a few places to visit in Kohima if one has a day to spare. War Cemetery Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the war cemetery is located in the middle of the town. It houses more than 1300 graves of the brave Indian, British and Commonwealth soldiers who were martyred during the Second World War. An interesting point to note is that most of the martyrs were young and in their early 20s. The cemetery is neatly laid out with well manicured stepped lawns and flowering plants. Located at a height, the higher steps of the cemetery offer views of the sprawling city of Kohima. The cemetery is open from 8 AM to 3:30 PM during summers and from 8:30 PM to 3 AM during winters. War museum Kisama heritage village which holds the Hornbill festival every year also houses a World War II museum with a huge display of memorabilia. The museum offers a great insight into the stories, photographs and other details from the world war era. The Hornbill ground and morungs of various tribes are adjacent to this war museum. The war museum is 12 Kms from Kohima. Local Markets The local markets of Kohima such as Central market or BOC market offers quirky frames. From vegetables to snake fishes to frogs to snails to pigs, the markets offer a plethora of items on sale. It is not recommended for the faint hearted, but for the curious souls these are definitely interesting. It is always recommended to ask for permission before taking photographs inside the market. Catholic Cathedral Atop the Aradura hill, the Catholic Cathedral of Kohima stands tall overlooking the city. Known for its unique geometrical shape, the cathedral is the largest in North East India. Beautiful paintings adorn the interiors of this prominent landmark which was consecrated in 1991 with funding from the people of Japan. Nagaland State Museum This wonderful museum has a magnificent display of myriad artefacts, armoury, household items, musical instruments, jewellery, paintings and photographs of the various tribes of Nagaland. The museum showcases the rich culture of Naga tribes apart from a deep insight into their lives, history and anthropology. There are also numerous sculptures displayed outside the museum which have been unearthed from various locations. The museum is open from 10 AM to 3 PM and remains closed on Mondays. Cafés Café culture and western music have slowly caught up with the young generation of Kohima. There are a few lovely cafes in the city which serve both local and continental cuisine. FIFA café, Symphony café, Oasis restaurant etc. are some of the recommended places to eat in Kohima. Travel Tips: It is recommended to visit the war cemetery and state museum during the first half of the day as they close early in the evening. Shared taxis are easily available to commute across the city. Every shop and restaurant shuts down by 7 PM every day. Make sure to obtain Inner Line Permits before visiting Kohima. How to reach Kohima: Kohima is 70 Kms away from Dimapur which houses the nearest railway station and airport. There are regular shared taxis that ply between Kohima and Dimapur. One can also opt for the public bus service. Shared taxis are available to commute within the city. Food and Accommodation: There are cafes and restaurants across the city. Most of them serve local cuisine and non-vegetarian fare. There are numerous hotels and guest houses in Kohima. EcoStay hostel is a good option for budget travellers. Posted by

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Dubai Food Festival’s Most Exclusive Foodie Experiences

Dubai Food Festival’s Most Exclusive Foodie Experiences Dubai Food Festival’s Most Exclusive Foodie Experiences 11:51 Hand-picked events for discerning palettes in Dubai (Shutterstock) Follow > Click here to add Dubai as an alert Click here to remove the Dubai alert Disable alert for Dubai Every Dubai Food Festival (DFF), eateries concoct extraordinary culinary experiences for residents and visitors alike to indulge in the multicultural flavours of the city. From set menus to chef-led masterclasses and food fairs , there’s no shortage of opportunities for gourmands to gorge on Dubai’s spread of world-class restaurants. It can be hard to figure out where to start when there’s so much on offer, so we have cherry-picked the most exclusive Foodie Experiences .
Out of the Blue by INKED INKED is not your regular restaurant-going experience; it’s a culinary performance. The team of dedicated gourmands whip up extraordinary encounters that engage every one of your senses. For DFF, the crew has cooked up a new creative venture with six tantalising courses and eccentric displays that define the INKED experience. Out of the Blue is designed to surprise you – even that which looks familiar, might only seem so in appearance. For adventurous foodies looking to tell and taste a tale, Out of the Blue is the DFF Foodie Experience you’ve been waiting for. Prepare to be impressed. Chef Himanshu Saini is on a mission to change your perception of Indian cuisine over 16 flavourful courses. Hosted at the exclusive Trèsind Studio, the Gourmet Table is an evening of culinary exploration and reinvention. Traditional Indian recipes and ingredients will take on a new personality at the hands of Trèsind’s head chef, revitalising the legacy of cuisine from the subcontinent. It’s a unique dining experience enhanced by signature hospitality. When : 28 February – 3 March Where : Trèsind Studio, Nassima Royal Hotel Afternoon tea on the QE2 bow For those keen on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Queen Elizabeth 2 has something truly spectacular on deck. The legendary ocean liner turned floating hotel is inviting guests on board to experience its rarely-visited bow for a charming afternoon tea . Travel through the ship’s history-laden passageways to the very front of the majestic vessel. Here, you’ll discover breathtaking views, a spread of quintessential snacks and 10 premium tea flavours. Satisfy your savoury tooth with beef Wellington, quiches, finger sandwiches and more, and your sweet tooth with fresh scones, salted caramel choux and macarons. And don’t worry – there’s coffee , too! When : 1, 2, 8 & 9 March Where : Queen Elizabeth 2, Port Rashid

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Biryani Stories: In search of the origin of Biryani Global Voices

Posted 16 February 2019 15:54 GMT Share this: Chicken Biryani from the streets of Hyderabad, India. Image via Wikimedia Commons by FoodPlate. CC: BY -SA 4..0
This is the second article of our series, “Biryani Stories”, which looks at the common culinary culture in South Asian countries. In this installment, we explore the various types of Biryani that exist in India. Read: Biryani Stories: Is Biryani the national dish of Pakistan?
While a debate rages over whether Biryani , the king of South Asian cuisine, originated in Persia (present-day Iran), history suggests that this mixed rice dish has its origins among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent — part of the Mughlai cuisine for which India is famous.
This does not discount the strong logic behind the claim that Biryani originated in Persia. The word comes from the Persian word “birian”, which means “fried before cooking” — but Iranian Biryani street food no longer contains rice ; rather, it has evolved into chunks of meat cooked in an envelope of paper-thin bread. Of course, it is also possible that the food may have traveled with pilgrims from central Asia to the Deccan region in south India.
The current Indian subcontinent versions of Biryani were developed from the 15th century to about the 19th century, during the reign of the Mughal Empire . The origin & Journey Of Biryani http://t.co/xb6YsRApLk pic.twitter.com/80ez6oQjzI
— Reddit India (@redditindia) August 7, 2014
India is a diverse country in terms of culture and culinary flavors. Northern Indian food varieties, for example, have been influenced by the Mughlai cooking techniques like Dum Pukht (slow cooking in a sealed pot) and butter-based curries , while Southern Indian people are fonder of using more vegetables, rice, and seafood. North and Central Indian Biryanis
One of the most famous Biryanis in India is Lucknowi Biryani , named after Lucknow, the capital of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In both flavor and aroma, it is considered one of the best Biryanis: the textures are softer and the spices milder.
— CharminarClassifieds ✈️ (@CharminarBlog) January 18, 2019
Hyderabadi Dum Biryani originated as a blend of Mughal and Iranian cuisine during the reign of the Mughal viceroy Asif Jah, who was known as the Nizam of Hyderabad back in the 18th century. His royal cooks would marinate meat with spices overnight and soak it in yogurt before layering it with long-grain, aromatic Basmati rice and placing it in a sealed handi (cooking pot), where it was cooked to perfection in Dum Pukht style.
Hyderabad also has some offbeat flavors of Biryiani, especially Doodh Ki Biryani , which is the polar opposite of the spicy Hyderabadi Dum Biryani: because it is flavored with creamy milk, roasted nuts, and minimal spices, it tastes rather mild. Biryiani in South India
Towards the south of India, the Biryani recipes start to vary wildly, incorporating ingredients like vegetables and seafood. Take the example of Bhatkali Biryani from Bhatkal, a tiny coastal town in Karnataka state. For this dish, the meat, the spices, and the rice are all cooked separately without using oil and ghee , and mixed only seconds before serving.
Further south in Mangalore, a coastal town in Karnataka, there are seafood varieties of Biriyani . In this Pukki Biryani, where half-cooked fish is layered with rice in a sealed handi and slow-cooked, spices like fennel and coriander are common, as is the use of rice varieties other than the traditional long-grained Basmati.
The Ambur Biryani from the Arcot region of Tamil Nadu is basically Pukki Biriyani (rice cooked separately) with a distinctive feature: it uses a short-grained Seeraga Samba rice.
Further southeast, in Kerala, the Thalassery Biryani uses Jeerakasala rice — a short-grained local variant, which is cooked separately from the meat, then combined with the famous spices of Kerala and garnishes like fried onions, cashews, and raisin to blend the flavors. The Kozhikode Biryani (Calicut Biryani) uses Khyma Rice and is tempered with several Kerala spices that give it its signature spicy taste. Biryani in other parts of India
The Memoni trading community of Sindh-Gujarat in northeastern India has Memoni Biryiani , made with lamb, yogurt, fried onions and potatoes, and fewer tomatoes compared to the famous Pakistani Sindhi Biryani. The distinguishing factor in the western Indian Bohri Biryani cooked in Dum style is the moist, smoked meat.
The Kolkata (Calcutta) Biryani from West Bengal is similar to the Lucknowi Biryani, but more subtle in taste, with fewer spices and the addition of potato and egg.
In India’s northeast, the Kampuri Biryani is a simple, colorful dish prevalent in the Muslim town of Kampur in Assam. First, the chicken is cooked separately with peas, carrots, beans, potatoes, and bell peppers, and spiced with mild cardamom and nutmeg. It is then mixed with Basmati rice and cooked over a slow fire. Biryani as street food and temple offerings
The traditional Mughal Biryani was a meat dish, which strictly vegetarian Hindu officers of the court could not have. For them, there was Tehari or Tehri dish , in which the meat was substituted with potatoes. This vegetarian version of the cult dish remains a popular street food in Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh.
Mutanjan Biryani , which uses almost equal amounts of mutton, rice, and sugar, is very popular in Kashmir and Lucknow. It is blended with cream, spices, saffron, screwpine water, and rose water.
There are also instances of Biryani being used in temple offerings: Biryani is part of the holy offering in this temple https://t.co/Y3iOt2ZBu1 😍 #India #food
— Manasi (@ManasiGopal) January 18, 2019
Though social media users quibble about its origins, there is little doubt that Biryani is considered a trademark dish from the Indian subcontinent : There are at least 20 + varieties of biryani like Bombay biryani, Afghan biryani, Hyderabadi biryani, Sindhi biryani, Kacchi Biryani etc & karachiites should realize that they did not invent it or own its rights. Its origin is Mughlai & Awadhi cuisine from Delhi & Lucknow.
— Aaria🍃 (@Aariaa_) November 20, 2017 Although Biryani may be a Persian import, the origin may go back to 2 A.D to a dish called ‘Oon Soru’, recorded in Sangam literature. A meat and rice preparation cooked with Black Pepper and Coriander and more. Could India’s almost national dish have been invented in Tamilakam? pic.twitter.com/cWc5w1a0SU

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Yeni review – this modern Turkish restaurant in Soho deserves your attention

Yeni review – this modern Turkish restaurant in Soho deserves your attention Posted on by pickyglutton Leave a comment With brill, octopus and beef ribs on the menu, this isn’t your Dalston mate’s idea of a Turkish restaurant
Yeni is the London counterpart of a feted Istanbul restaurant, but you wouldn’t know it from the Soho restaurant’s website. For the casual observer, the only clues to its Turkish origins are its somewhat enigmatic name and the presence of a few Anatolian ingredients and terms on its short bistronomy-ish menu. This is almost certainly a deliberate attempt to skirt the ocakbasi-derived stereotypes of Turkish food probably held by most Brits.
Given Yeni’s relatively high prices, that’s a wise strategy as we unfortunately live in a society where only a select few ‘ethnic’ cuisines and chefs can get away with charging high prices. This unspoken hierarchy mirrors the general level of acceptance and equality afforded to those who cook it – Japanese restaurants can charge high prices; Chinese and Indian restaurants typically can not (although this is changing, to a degree, in London). If the venomous vitriol about Turkey and its people during the campaigning for the EU referendum is indicative, then there’s relatively little leeway for Turkish restaurants to charge more than the cost of a cinema ticket.
That’s a sad indictment of our society, but one can forgot about that – at least for a few hours – in the embrace of of Yeni’s calm, stripped-back dining room. While Yeni’s contemporary take on Turkish food largely avoids the summer holiday cliches, it doesn’t indulge in any modernist tropes either. It instead takes a grounded approach that remixes ingredients and techniques, while still remaining accessible. Starters at Yeni
Yeni’s manti amuse bouche came in both beef and aubergine versions, with the latter for vegetarians. The beef version had a meaty tang to it, while the eggplant variant was surprisingly sharp and almost citrusy. Both came in an earthy, creamy sauce reminiscent of mushrooms and dotted with sprightly blobs of hot sauce. It aptly complimented both versions to titillating effect. Polka dot theory. Yeni should not be confused with Yen, London’s so-called soba specialists. The ear-shaped aubergine manti maintained its titillating qualities across multiple visits. Ear here.
While a helping of crusty bread was pleasing enough, it paled into comparison next to the wan and wispy butter. Its lactic tang edged with a burnt caramel-like flavour was remarkably addictive, which made its small helping all the more frustrating. Space is allegedly set aside for walk-ins at the semi-communal table in the middle of the dining room. In practice though, this didn’t appear to be the case on at least one occasion. Yes, this butter does look a bit like olive oil.
Wafer thin slices of blood red beetroot were considerably less potent than I expected. This turned out to be a virtue though with its much more moderate flavour – a balance of sweetness and funk – proving to be surprisingly winsome. Accompanied by a sweet olive oil and a thick yet airy labneh, it proved to be an understated yet unequivocal success. Gut red.
Aged feta was almost certainly made from goat’s milk rather than cow’s as it had a deep earthy muskiness. It meshed beautifully with the warmth of spiced honey, which in turned blended with crunchy macadamia nuts and lightly salty samphire to create a dish of uncommon depth and nuance. The melody of sweet, spiced nuttiness and creamy muskiness was truly delightful. Un-feta’d creativity.
It’s unclear whether the cig kofte tartare used beef or lamb, but it didn’t matter in the end. The smoothly ground raw meat had been seasoned just-so, giving it a profound moreishness. While it didn’t quite have the same bite and chew as a good French-style steak tartare, the kitchen did have a trick up its sleeve. Piercing the potato sphere’s crisp shell – itself balanced on top of the meat – unleashed not just a tuft of fluffy carbs, but a stream of rich egg yolk too. It soaked into the meat, enhancing its moreishness even further. An inspired combination and a deft reimagining of classic steak tartare and cig kofte tropes. The warmly-lit dining room is tastefully decorated with an occasional strip of Iznik-style tiles running across the walls. Which are not pictured in this photo of a cig kofte tartare.
Plump scallops made up for their lack of character with their chunky size. The scallops’ inability to evoke the sea arguably allowed them to better act as a conveyor for the superlative qualities of both the sauce and the vegetable puree. The former’s bold umami meshed surprisingly well with the latter’s blend of ginger, carrot and walnut which was surprisingly pumpkin-like. I slurped up every last drop. The dining room has big windows, all the better for observing the tear-stained streets of Soho.
Mangetout and julienned apple were perfect partners-in-crime, the sweet crispness of each almost indistinguishable from the other. They were perfect conveyors for a potent sriracha-esque chilli heat which was itself neatly offset by by a smooth milky yoghurt. Snow peas.
Wafer-thin slices of celeriac had a fruity sweetness as the vegetable had been braised in olive oil. Much of it was prone to mushiness though which, combined with its one-note flavour, meant it quickly became a tiresome eat. This dish would probably have been better suited as an amuse bouche, rather than as a larger starter. Mushy weeze. Mains at Yeni
Yeni’s rendition of brill wasn’t quite as delicate and nuanced as the version sometimes available at the nearby Kiln . The fish was still immensely satisfying though and not just because of its portly dimensions. Its milky, meaty chunks were aptly accompanied by a moreishly lip-smacking sauce dotted with punchy capers and tangy sweet prunes. That might sound like an odd combination, but the two were perfectly balanced. It left me panting for more. Brill-iantly vibrant.
Yeni’s take on stuffed vine leaves was far less satisfying. While certainly filling, it was the sort of monotonous chaff I’d expect from the nearby Mildred’s. The leaves alternated between supple, crisp and chewy. The real problem lay with the surprisingly dull filling of lentils and labenth, neither of which had the depth of character or charming complexity to carry a dish of this size. If I wanted to taste cliched early 90s vegetarian cooking, then I’d trot on down to Brighton. Get stuffed.
A curled octopus tentacle was almost perfectly cooked, the crisp charred crust emphasising the tentacle’s initial springiness and contrasting neatly with the tenderness of the muscular flesh underneath. Its subtle yet addictive moreishness received a boost from the sour cherry-flavoured bulgur wheat, while the impressively airy yet milky labneh sat somewhere in between feta and clotted cream in texture. This dish was nothing short of a masterclass in cooking cephalopods. Day of the tentacle.
Beef rib meat served off the bone had its tangy richness bolstered by a pool of umami jus. The crisp herbs brought a complex, layered sweetness to the dish, adding enough nuance and variety to ensure that the hefty protein portion never outstayed its welcome. Anyone remember Adams Rib just off Piccadilly Circus on Shaftesbury Avenue? What a dump.
Lamb shank came on-the-bone, but a knife was hardly required. The earthy, tender and moist meat slid off the bone with indecent ease. As enjoyable as the lamb and its bed of bitter spinach was, this dish only distinguished itself from its gastropub lookalikes with a rich jus and what appeared to be segments of celery – or perhaps rhubarb – that had a surprising citrusy sweetness to them. Soho shank. Desserts at Yeni
Katayef-ish bite-sized doughnuts filled with a warm syrup would’ve been a fine dessert in their own right. Here though, they were accompanied a thick, dense and elastic ice cream with a subtle yet beguiling sweetness. The warmth of the pastry and the refreshing chill of the ice cream were then bound together by the intense aroma and sweetness of candied orange peel and orange blossom water. Truly remarkable. The ice cream was reminiscent of dondurma, but not as comically paste-like in its elasticity.
Salted caramel panna cotta wasn’t in any way salty, but it most certainly packed the unmistakable sweetness of caramel. The denseness and thickness of the panna cotta was also remarkable, as if its thickening agent had been augmented with just enough salep and mastic and no more. The biscuit wafer perched on top was the perfect partner for the panna cotta. Its macadamia-like nuttiness segued seamlessly into the molasses-esque sweetness of the panna cotta, while its crunch contrasted neatly with the panna cotta’s chunky softness. A pumpkin juice curiously reminiscent of rooibos tea (at least it was in my mouth) rounded off an eminently distinguished dessert. Macadamia lintel.
A repeat visit saw the the salted caramel panna cotta rebalanced, but not for the better. There was more salt and less caramel, while the texture was wispier this time around and not nearly as dense. While still enjoyable, it just wasn’t as satisfying as it had once been. It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference.
I had a similar sentiment revisiting the katayef-esque bite-sized doughnuts. This dessert was almost as delightful as it been before, but for a notable lack of citrusy aroma and tang. The surprising flaccidity of the candied orange peel and absence of orange blossom water left this dessert greatly diminished. Faded grandeur. The Verdict
Yeni’s immense promise is apparent from its sensational renditions of octopus and brill, not to mention its sophisticated, precision-crafted creations such as the cig kofte tartare and feta with honey. Yeni also earns significant kudos with its efficient yet welcoming service which sets it apart from the many other recent new openings in London blighted by hospitality that barely deserves the name. All this makes its failures and wobbles all the more disappointing, from the stuffed vine leaves and braised celeriac to its somewhat inconsistent desserts.
Yeni has the potential to be not just another excellent Soho restaurant, but a restaurant capable of helping reframe our very idea of what Turkish food can be and perhaps even make us think about how our society treats and values those who create it. Only time will tell if it can fulfil that potential and match the soaring standards set by the similar-veined Kyseri. Which is already a problem as I’m hungry with impatience.
Name : Yeni (aka Yeni Lokanta)
Address : ​55 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9SH
Phone : 020 3475 1903
Opening Hours : Monday-Saturday noon-14.30 and 17.30-22.30 (last orders 22.00). Closed Sunday.
Reservations? essential.
Average cost for one person including soft drinks : £60-70 approx.
Rating : ★★★☆☆

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What’s On in London This Week? The Town Culture Diary

What’s On in London This Week? The Town Culture Diary Don’t miss the best cultural events in the UK during the month… by Guest Writer 1
What’s on in London this week? From the hottest show openings, new art exhibitions in London , restaurants to book into and tickets to buy now. Here’s your culture guide to the month ahead… What’s on in London? February 2019 1 February LEDISI
She has performed eight times at the White House, was a favourite of Prince, and has 12 Grammy nominations. Huge voice and attitude. Can’t wait. Tours 27 Jan to 3 Feb. ledisi.com Winter Dining Menu at Harvey Nichols
When invited to try the Winter Dining Menu at Harvey Nichols, my first thought was along the lines of how on earth they were going to make dining at a shopping centre not feel like dining at a shopping centre. However, I was wrong to even consider this in the first place – the glamour of Harvey Nichols reaches every corner of the Knightsbridge institution, including the restaurant on the 5th floor. Set out like a charming brasserie with trees and blossom, warm lighting and an open kitchen so that most tables have a view of the cooking, the vibe was a contemporary mix of luxury cuisine with filling and comforting food. The set menu is succinct – go for the salmon to start, presented with a unique flair, continue with the lamb which was the perfect size and a real winter warmer, and finish the 3-course meal with the sticky toffee pudding, which, drizzled in hot toffee sauce was the cherry on top of a beautiful meal. Even if you’re not shopping there, do book to try the Winter Dining Menu, available until February 28th, and enjoy a stylish and easy mid-week meal in true Harvey Nichols style. 3 courses and a cocktail for £22 – book via harveynichols.com. Reviewed by Kerri Stolerman. Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12
No ‘I could have done that’ syndrome here. From saltmarshes and misty lochs to tumbledown villages and jagged cityscapes, Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12 captures the splendour of Britain’s rural and urban landscapes. An exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries will premiere at London Waterloo station before touring the country. 20 November to 4 February. take-a-view.co.uk Ben Murphy at The Perception
To celebrate the end of the terribly long Dry January , W London Hotel’s The Perception will host an evening of tasting sensations presented by chef Ben Murphy . The seven-course tasting menu will include dishes such as Egg & Soldiers, Fish & Chips, Venison with Parsnips and so much more, available with an optional wine pairing or their G.O.A.T cocktail, made with an intriguing mix of gin and blue cheese. Tickets from £16 via designmynight.com Soft Landings at Canary Wharf
Be a part of London’s first ‘slow movement event’ this February, a unique opportunity to take part in classes and workshops bringing ‘joy and nourishment’ into 2019. The event, based in Canary Wharf, is split into three different activations – the Sunrise Experience, from 6-9am, where you’ll take part in orchestra-accompanied yoga, QiGong sessions, a 40-piece sound healing collective and much more, Lunchtime Rhythms from 12-2pm with DJs and self-care doctors and vegan street food, and the Sunset Wind-Down from 5-9pm to wind down with performances from Alxndr London , Holly Roxanne, an afro-beats orchestra, and with more names being announced soon. Tickets are £25 – £50 from eventbrite.co.uk 2 February Duddell’s presents ‘Citizens of Nowhere?’
Duddell’s London Bridge is part of the Chinese Arts Now (CAN) 2019 Festival by hosting the immersive theatre production, ‘Citizens of Nowhere’?. The performance, set inside St Thomas Church, follows a British-Chinese family and their trials and tribulations tackling themes of self, identity and relationships. Get your tickets to one of the performances which run between January 26 th – February 2 nd , and you’ll also enjoy drinks and nibbles from Duddells’ ‘classic-meets-contemporary’ menu which features dishes such as a Tea Cocktail and Crispy Prawn & Mango Dumplings. Tickets via ticketsignite.com 3 February Cocktails at Home Masterclasses
Want to learn how to make really great cocktails? Book one of these masterclasses hosted by Double Dutch , running for multiple dates until February 28th, where you’ll be taught everything you need to know about making genuinely great cocktails at home. After enjoying the cocktail on arrival, you’ll learn how to make a Tom Collins and a traditional Martini. Then, as a leaving present, guests will take home a bunch of Double Dutch mixers and taste-test crafts gins so you can continue the concocting at home. Book a masterclass running most evenings from now until the end of February via eventbrite.co.uk V&A’s ‘Christian Dior – Designer of Dreams’ & ‘The House of Kensington’
The largest exhibition on infamous fashion house Dior is coming to the V&A this February, inviting guests to explore the history of the brilliant brand to where it stands today. Coinciding with the exhibition, London’s finest townhouse hotel The Kensington has launched a special package, ‘The House of Kensington’ which includes not only complimentary tickets to the exhibition, but an exclusive cocktail, ‘La Ligne Corolle’, inspired by Dior’s first couture collection. Book the stylish package and stay for 3-nights in one of The Kensington’s ‘Signature Suites’, so that after perusing the exhibition at the V&A you can stroll just 10 minutes back to your hotel and enjoy a round of the elegant cocktails. The House of Kensington package starts from £1,800 and includes a three-night stay in a Signature Suite on a B&B basis based on two sharing, two tickets to the V&A’s ‘Christian Dior – Designer of Dreams’ exhibition and two Corolle cocktails at K Bar. The package is available for stays between 2 nd February – 30 th June 2019. For more information, visit doylecollection.com The Greenhouse by Heywood and Condie
Connaught Village is home to a brand new art installation all this month, a phenomenal piece of architecture created by Heywood and Condie . The sculpture, made with 18 th and 19 th century stained-glass windows, will look its best in the evening, as the sun sets and the stained glass is reflected in the infinity floor. connaught-village.co.uk 4 February Penhaligon’s x Cora Pearl’s Evening of Fragrance Discovery
For an intimate evening of cocktails, canapes and sumptuous fragrances, book your ticket to an evening of fragrance discovery, a collaboration between British perfume house Penhaligon’s and Covent Garden restaurant Cora Pearl. Tickets include a guided journey of how to find your signature scent by a fragrance expert, suitable for all genders, and then complimentary canapes and cocktails by chef George Barson. Tickets are £30, to book your spot email [email protected] with your full name and phone number. Hurry – only a small amount of tickets are available! ‘Patrick Hughes : A New Look At Perspective’ at Alon Zakaim Fine Art
British pop artist and surrealist Patrick Hughes brings a new exhibit to the Alon Zakaim Fine Art gallery this February, showcasing colourful surrealist paintings spread over 2 floors of the gallery. The exhibition will take viewers on a journey through the canals of Venice graffiti-filled streets, pressing them to look twice and look closely, as what first appears as two-dimensional isn’t so… 4 February – 29 March 2019, alonzakaim.com 5 February Charity Concert: Violinist Charlie Siem at Cadogan Hall
Cadogan Hall will host a spectacular concert on February 5th, raising money for three worthy charities – The International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research , TUCCA and The Children at Risk Foundation . At the centre of this concert is world-class violin soloist Charlie Siem, who’ll be performing classics from Bach, Debussy and more. Read the full event description here! 6 February Justerini & Brooks Portfolio Tasting
Hosted at Somerset House , Justerini & Brooks , whose unbeatably diverse wine portfolio features labels as Château de Meursault , Poggio di Sotto , Ulysse Collin , Benedikt Baltes to name a few, present an elegant evening of wine and whiskey tasting on February 6th. There’s no better company to learn about wine from, with credentials such as being awarded a Royal Warrant by King George III in 1761 and holding it ever since. Tickets are £45 and can be purchased through eventbrite.co.uk 7 February Opening Weekend of Ninth Life, Catford
February 7th marks the beginning of the opening weekend of ‘Ninth Life’– what used to be Black Horse and Harrow, Catford’s oldest pub. To celebrate its exciting opening, head there for the opening weekend to get a first look at the multi-level pub and enjoy free games, workshops, DJs and other performers, live music and art-making. 7-10 February, Ninth Life, 167 Rushey Green, Catford, SE6 4BD. 8 February Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition
To celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, a major exhibition all about the life of the infamous political prisoner, world leader, and revolutionary figure symbolising the constant fight against oppression is coming to 26 Leake Street . In collaboration with The Royal House of Mandela, the exhibition will feature artefacts from his life that will take visitors on an interactive journey through his incredible life story. Watch a behind-the-scenes video here and get your tickets via ticketmaster.co.uk 9 February Tartuffe at the National Theatre
Despite power and success, Orgon is dissatisfied with his lot, so when fraudulent Tartuffe arrives, he is ripe to be seduced. Orgon is submissive to Tartuffe’s supposed divine authority, and becomes suspicious of his own family. With caustic wit, Molière satirises religious hypocrites and those duped into following others with cult-like dedication. Perfect for a post-truth, surreal new year. 9 Feb to 30 April. nationaltheatre.org.uk Chinese New Year Celebrations in Chelsea
Head to Chelsea’s Duke of York Square on Saturday 9th February to celebrate the wild and wonderful Chinese New Year! Honouring the Year of the Pig, there will be a specially curated Chinese food market and traditional entertainment such as the eccentric Lion Dance. 新年快乐! dukeofyorksquare.com 10 February The Gentlemen Baristas The Gentlemen Baristas, East India, Poplar
Work in Borough? Looking for a new spot for your daily coffee and cake fix? Try The Gentlemen Baristas Coffee House, a bustling, bright and totally hipster spot with friendly staff, a small outdoor terrace and a great selection of pastries (such as the millionaire’s shortbread slice which, with a flat white, is both filling and delicious). They also have a brunch menu, featuring the usual favourites such as smashed avo on rye, poached eggs and granola. Plus, if nearby Poplar, check out their newest opening in East India! Discover more at thegentlemenbaristas.com 11 February Brigadiers x Guinness
Calling all rugby fans! Head to Brigadiers any weekend until March 16th to enjoy a delectable partnership between the restaurant and Guinness. Alongside the special match day menu, guests can enjoy Guinness Butler Service which means your glass of Guinness will never be empty. Now until 16 March 2019, find out more at brigadierslondon.com THE FAVOURITE
This absurdist comedy already has Olivia Colman touted for an Oscar and won 13 nominations in the British Independent Film Awards. Starring as an angry Queen Anne, Colman is doted on by Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), who manipulates her into continuing a war with the French, to glorify Sarah’s ambitious husband. When Sarah’s cousin (Emma Stone) arrives, the women joust for her affections with hilarious – and surreal – consequences. Director Yorgos Lanthimos challenged cinematic conventions with his famously violent The Lobster, now he’s at it again with a comedy to purge the January blues. Irresistible. Released 1 January. 12 February A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME at V&A Museum of Childhood
There’s a loose dress code at the V&A’s Eastside campus. Neckerchiefs, plastic swords and a striped trouser are de rigueur – role play is central to this exhibition, specifically targeted at two to eight-year-olds. Arrive with a Johnny Depp-style accent and sit in a seaside tavern to plot your route to the hidden treasure, then board a huge ship equipped with a bell, telescope and helm, so tiny pirates can find exotic islands and steer through rough storms. Major curatorial brownie points for this unisex celebration of the imagination. Love. Until 22 April. vam.ac.uk 13 February Good Grief, Charlie Brown!
You may have read them when you were a child, you may think of them whenever someone says ‘Good grief!’ – Charlie Brown, Peanuts and the rest of the gang were staples in our childhoods and this exhibition at Somerset House brings them back to life in a celebration of the iconic Snoopy and friends. Charles M Schulz created the original Peanuts cartoons and since doing so, has inspired many contemporary artists to take on new versions of his work. Book the artists talks, gallery lates (with a special one on Valentine’s day) and enjoy the sheer fun of good ol’ Charlie Brown. 25 October 2018 – 3 March 2019, somersethouse.org.uk 14 February The Sicilian Supper Club
On the 14th, 15th and 16th of Feb, go to a supper club evening celebrating and showcasing the most delectable Sicilian food and drink. The menu, created by Emilia Strazzanti , will bring guests into the world of ‘the Sicilian almond blossom season’, hosted at Hackney Coffee Company and featuring a beautiful (and truly Instagrammable) blossom tree designed by McQueen’s florists . Tickets cost £55 and include a cocktail on arrival, made with collaborator O’ndina Gin , a 5-course meal, two glasses of Sicilian wine and a second cocktail to end the night on. Get your ticket via designmynight.com The Luna Cinema x Natural History Museum
This Valentine’s day, book an out of this world cinematic experience brought to you by a partnership between The Luna Cinema, the UK’s top open-air cinema producers, and the vast Natural History Museum. Sit in the majestic Hintze Hall next to the 25-metre blue whale skeleton whilst enjoying screenings of romantic classics such as The Notebook and Pretty Woman. 14 – 16 February, thelunacinema.com 15 February Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 191-33
Albert Birkle, The Acrobat Schulz V 1921
Tate Modern explores the art of the Weimar Republic (1919-33) in a year-long, free display, drawing upon the rich holdings of The George Economou Collection. This presentation of around seventy paintings and works on paper addresses the complex paradoxes of the Weimar era, in which liberalisation and anti-militarism flourished in tandem with political and economic uncertainty. Until 14 July 2019 tate.org.uk 16 February CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: TOTEM at The Royal Albert Hall
The world’s most famous circus team brings its spectacular show to London again. Totem traces the evolution of humankind, from curious primates to adventurers who have the intellectual capacity to reach into outer space. A cast of 46 acrobats, musicians, actors and singers swing between science and legend as they act out this epic journey – jaw-dropping gymnastics, clowning, unicycling and songs, along with an extraordinary set. Wild. 12 Jan to 26 Feb. royalalberthall.com 18 February The Maiyet Collective Pop-Up at Harvey Nichols
After numerous pop-up successes, The Maiyet Collective, a curated collection of approx. 50 beautiful and sustainable luxury brands, is going on the road! First stop: Harvey Nichols for a 2-week pop-up. Head to the 5th floor to see their pop-up where you’ll be able to shop from the positive and ethical brands they support and champion, including Laura Ironside, Clio Peppiatt and Alice Lee showing ready-to-wear fashion, Ecosophy and Kana selling homeware, By Sarah London and Honest Skincare in beauty, Swedish Stockings and Carolina Wong selling accessories, and Pippa Small and Olivia Grace showing jewellery collections, amongst many other luxe brands. Aside from shopping, The Maiyet Collective will also be putting on a diverse event schedule including workshops, launches and talks. February 18 – March 2. Discover the full event schedule at maiyet.com 20 February Cats on the Page
Cats on the Page brings much-loved feline favourites together in an eclectic celebration of cats that have captured the world’s cultural imagination. Explore the cat’s literary guise in work from the likes of Judith Kerr, Axel Scheffler, Quentin Blake and the T.S. Eliot Foundation at the British Library. Until 17 March. bl.uk 23 February Mid-Week Dinner Date at The Belrose
Book a table at The Belrose in Belsize Park for a mid-week treat (something nice to look forward to post Blue Monday, methinks). It’s cosy, warm, welcoming – and I’m not just talking about the interiors. The staff are friendly and thoughtful, the starters were incredibly tasty – order the squid and mussels, which are “delivered fresh from Cornwall every day and are only available Tuesday to Saturday) and pretty much any of the main courses will fill you up and leave you feeling ready to take on the rest of the week. Book via thebelrose.co.uk 24 February Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918
Mark the First World War centenary this year by visiting the National Army Museum from November 30th where there’ll be a collection of Sir Alfred Munnings’ paintings. Renowned for his work with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, the influential British painter will showcase 41 original paintings, on show for the first time in Europe in a century. The exhibition will highlight themes such as portraiture and pastoral landscapes, all created during the last year of the war. Be one of the first to see this collection steeped in British history and get your tickets here. 30 November 2018 – 3 March 2019, nam.ac.uk 25 February Rosine’s Hot Chocolate Salon
The world’s first secret hot chocolate salon is popping up this month in Dalston, making all chocoholics’ dreams come true. Rosine’s Hot Chocolate Salon, supporting Fairtrade Foundation’s ‘She Deserves’ campaign, will have a menu of three rich hot chocolates created by celebrity chefs Melissa Hemsley , Tom Hunt and Tess Ward , and each will be priced at £1.82 – the shockingly low daily pay of a cocoa farmer. Visitors to the chocolate-y pop up will learn the stories behind their favourite chocolate bars, and will also be treated to West African jazz music, and surprise celebrity appearances! 25 February – 3 March, 66 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E2 8DP. Find out more about Fairtrade Foundation at fairtrade.org.uk . 26 February Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory at Tate Modern
Bonnard’s dreamy views of everyday life see beauty in the ordinary; they are nostalgic for the fleeting moment. His vibrant use of colour creates a bridge to abstraction and reportedly influenced Rothko’s palette; now it illuminates the 21st century – fresh, and yet familiar. Expect to crave golden hour in Provence afterwards. 23 Jan to 6 May. tate.org.uk 27 February The Epicurean Collection’s Gin Trail
The Epicurean Collection, which has a cluster of five pubs in London including The Punchbowl in Mayfair , The Sands End and The Brown Cow in Fulham, and The Admiral Codrington and The Cross Keys in Chelsea, is hosting ‘gin trails’, a new take on a pub crawl. Simply purchase your ‘gin passport’ which can be used at any of the venues to enjoy complimentary nibbles and a G&T, and also gives a 15% discount on food. The Gin Trail runs each Wednesday from February 27th for a month. Gin Passports cost £30 and can be bought at any of the 5 bars above! Find out more about The Epicurean Collection at epicurean.club The Mouse and his Child at NOW Gallery
This free exhibition showcased at Greenwich Peninsula’s NOW Gallery is an immersive exhibit, looking at the ‘human experience of fiction’. As the gallery is transformed into an immersive sculptural reading room inspired by Russell Hoban’s children’s book, The Mouse and his Child, guests can sit on the huge rug and read all day, and take part in literary events such as lectures and book clubs, literary dinners and spoken word evenings. 27 February – 28 April 2019, nowgallery.co.uk 6 March House of Holi
Celebrate the wonderfully vibrant and world-renowned Indian Festival of Colour with Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square. The event, now in its fifth year, will have you enjoying traditional Indian cuisine, drinks, and a 30-minute paint-throwing session. Plus, to go behind the scenes of a working kitchen, book an exclusive masterclass with chef Vivek Singh on March 16th as he’ll teach guests traditional Indian cooking methods. Tickets start at £22, book here! 9 March Wedding Weekend
Eccleston Yards in Belgravia is launching their first ‘Wedding Weekend’, a weekend full of events and activities ideal for any soon-to-be bride or groom. The retailers of Eccleston Yards will be hosting events such as Jones Family Kitchen with their special ‘Made to Measure’ cocktail, Duke + Dexter who’ll be offering complimentary bespoke personalised shoes by the in-house artist, and Tailor Made , leaders in 3D body scanning technology, who’ll be giving a gift bag of £200 worth of products to anyone who books a session. Discover the full lineup at mayfairandbelgravia.com 14 March FLUX Exhibition at National Army Museum, Chelsea
The FLUX Exhibition is a must-see for those who want to be the amongst the first to see the 100 most exciting, talented, contemporary up and coming artists. Each artist has been hand selected by Lisa Gray, founder of FLUX, and will showcase their best artworks ranging from sculptures to paintings and artistic performances. 14-17 March 2019, tickets via eventbrite.co.uk 21 March Chef’s Banquet In Aid Of Help Refugees
Chef Merlin Labron-Johnson has spent much of 2018 cooking in refugee camps in Athens and Lesvos. Returning to London in March with a host of food events, he’ll be gathering some of his fellow foodies to use their skills to raise money for Help Refugees. The first event, on March 21st, will see celebrity chefs Thomasina Miers , Imad’s Syrian Kitchen and Nuno Mendes amongst more serving up a banquet of food, wine, cocktails and conversation. Tickets are £104 via universe.com

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Dubai Food Festival 2019: a guide to what and where to eat

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Dubai Food Festival runs between February 21 and March 9. For these 17 days, the city transforms into a foodie haven, giving you a chance to explore a spectrum of dishes, cuisines, eateries and areas, with much of the chow going for a fraction of the price you’d pay for it otherwise.
The festival is split across various events and venues, and includes tastings, set menus, and cooking classes and competitions, as well as live entertainment, retail pop-ups and child-friendly activities. Here’s what to know and where to go this year. Beach Canteen
Duration: February 21 to March 9
Location: Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall
Cost: Free entry and activities, and pay-as-you-go for meals
The open-air, activity-filled Beach Canteen is the flagship event of Dubai Food Festival. The beachside arena is divided into different sections, including:
Food Piazza: sample Lebanese bagels from Ka’ak Al Manara; burgers from Gourmet Burger Kitchen; fried wings from Frings; smoked meats and veg from Mighty Quinns; and speciality Xshot coffee.
Fido’s Food Truck Alley: trucks include C’est Cheese, Soulfull, The Inventing Room and Pinkburger.
Cooking Court: where local and regional chefs will host cooking demonstrations. Lebanese bagels from Ka’ak Almanara. Photo by David Nascimento
Workshop Space: including arts and crafts by Al Serkal Cultural Foundation; hip-hop cardio classes by Impact Dance Studios; robotics workshops by Fun Robotics; and Colour My Plate sessions with Hala Barghout and Ladies Dine Design workshops, for food plating and food photography.
An array of activities: toddler gym and nanny services for little ones; rides, canvas painting, balloon bending, magic shows and T-shirt painting for older children; plus family friendly football target shooting by Kickoff DXB, a Tough Mudder mini obstacle course, sport courts and sunset yoga.
Arabic feast at Al Nafoorah during Restaurant Week
Duration: February 21 to March 2 Sample menu from Gaucho
Watermelon salad with avocado, feta and toasted almonds
Tuna ceviche with guacamole
Shrimp chicharron with ají amarillo sauce
Mains
200g rib-eye steak, with yellow corn and Malbec jus
Salmon with pea purée, truffle oil and purple potatoes
Asparagus risotto with Parmesan
Pineapple carpaccio with lemon mint sorbet
Dulce de leche profiteroles
Location: Various restaurants across Dubai
Cost: Dh199 per person for a three-course meal
More than 20 eateries will serve set menus as part of Restaurant Week this year, spanning multiple cuisines and allowing you to sample signature dishes for a fraction of the price.
Participating restaurants include: Andes for South American; Hotel Cartagena and La Parilla for Latin American; Sea Fu for seafood; Gaucho, Beefbar and Prime 68 for steak; Gia and Basta! for Italian; Seven Sands for Emirati, Al Nafoorah for Lebanese, and Bhar for Arabic fusion; Carnival by Tresind for Indian; Pai Thai for Thai; Bleu Blanc for French; Morimoto for Japanese; Scape for Mediterranean fusion; and The Observatory and Hillhouse Brasserie for international.
Each of these will serve a starter, main and dessert, often with options within each, for Dh199 per person. Check out all the menus here .
Hidden Gems
Dates: Voting open until February 25; winners announced on March 2; top 10 restaurants to serve subsidised meals until March 9
Location: Various restaurants across Dubai
Cost: Dh35 for one dish
A collaboration between DFF and Zomato, Hidden Gems is an annual list of Dubai’s most popular culinary spots, chosen by its foodies. Diners can vote for one of 40 shortlisted restaurants and cafes, each of which will serve a meal for Dh35 per person, including a delivery option.
Participating restaurants: Hole-in-the-wall eateries, such as Sultan Dubai Falafel from Old Dubai compete with loftier offerings, such as House of Pizza on the Palm. For the full list and menus, or to cast your vote, click here .
Sample menu from Ketli Café, Al Karama:
Side dish: Oman chips paratha
Main dish: penne pasta in pink or white sauce
Beverage: soft drink of your choice Chicken Zafrani biryani from Unforgettable Biryani, JLT
Duration: February 21 to March 9
Location and cost: Various venues and prices for the masterclasses and chef’s tables
New to DFF this year, Foodie Experience is a chance to pick up a new culinary skill and sample curated menus by world-famous chefs.
Masterclasses include: Dim sum and noodles at Zhen Wei; pretzel baking at Brothaus; cocktail samosas at Mohalla; beef Wellington at Marina Social; sushi at Miyabi; ceviche at Craft Café; risotto at Cova; bread-making at Eataly; and a raw vegan cooking class at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel.
Chef’s tables include: the 16-course Tresind Studio Gourmet Table; the 10-course Arabic tasting menu at Treej; and unlimited tapas and paella at Casa di Tapas with a flamenco dance lesson. Sweet potato at the Vegan Chef’s Table at Bleu Blanc on February 26 and 27
For the full list, prices and times, click here .

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Gestational Diabetes Food plan For Vegetarians

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One of the most influential and powerful endorsements for plant-based diets by the Lancelot Medical Journal to save the planet and feed the earth’s population. Yes, we’re on the right track!
Seven dietary changes to protect your health – and the planet
Consider a diet that can prolong your life and, at the same time, feed a growing global population without causing further damage to the environment.
That’s just what 37 scientists from 16 countries (the EAT-Lancet Commission) did for two years. Their findings resulted in recommendations for a healthy diet that can feed the world’s population from sustainable food systems and were published on Thursday in the medical journal The Lancet.
They recognize that food production needs to nourish human health and support environmental sustainability; currently, our food systems are threatening both. Strong evidence indicates that livestock farming is one of the biggest drivers of climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, water use and chemical pollution.
The “planetary-health diet,” largely plant-based and low in red meat and sugar, is estimated to feed 10 billion people by 2050 from sustainable food systems. The researchers also believe it will prevent 11 million premature deaths a year caused by an unhealthy diet.
WHAT’S IN THE DIET?
Daily protein comes mostly from plants including beans, lentils, soy and nuts. Whole grains, not refined, are included, and fruits and vegetables fill half of your plate at meals.
The recommended 2,500-calorie diet doesn’t completely eliminate animal foods. It can include, each day, one half-ounce of red meat, one ounce each of fish and poultry and one cup of milk or yogurt. One to five eggs can be eaten a week.
Plant-based oils are substituted for animal fats and added sugars are limited to 31 g a day, in line with the WHO recommendation for sweeteners.
IS IT FEASIBLE?
The planetary-health diet is a huge shift from the way we eat. But eating this way isn’t completely foreign.
The traditional Mediterranean diet of the early 1960s was largely plant-based and contained only 35 g of red meat and poultry combined each day. Many traditional diets (e.g., West Africa, India, Mexico and parts of Asia) contain lots of plant protein and little meat or dairy.
Some people, though, feel that achieving this global diet isn’t feasible.
Not today; that’s for sure. Reaching these dietary targets by 2050, the EAT-Lancet Commission points out, will require policies that encourage healthier food choices, agriculture sustainability, stricter rules around governing of land and oceans and reducing food waste.
TRANSITIONING TO A SUSTAINABLE DIET AT HOME
In the meantime, there are small steps you can take on an individual level to move toward the planetary-health diet.
Replace meat with pulses. Substitute cooked brown or green lentils for half of the ground meat in meatloaf, meatballs, burgers, shepherd’s pie, stuffed peppers and marinara sauces.
Replace some of the meat in tacos and burritos with black beans or pinto beans. Reduce the amount of meat in chili and add extra kidney beans or chickpeas. Eventually, replace all of the meat with beans or lentils.
Replace cheese in sandwiches with hummus.
Use nuts to replace meat. Add almonds or cashews to a vegetable stir-fry instead of beef or chicken. For lunch, have a nut-butter sandwich instead of ham or turkey.
Boost plant protein at meals by tossing toasted nuts or pumpkins seeds into greens salads.
Set a target. Determine how many meatless meals you’ll eat each week and then build on that. Vegetarian chili, tofu stir-fry, salad with edamame, bean burgers, chickpea curry and lentil soup are protein- and nutrient-packed lunches and dinners.
Include plant-based breakfasts, too. Try a smoothie made with fruit, greens and soy or pea milk, whole grain toast with almond butter, oatmeal topped with nuts and berries, quinoa or millet porridge or scrambled tofu.
Pack in produce. Eat a mix of fruits and vegetables, at least five servings a day (one serving is one-half cup of cooked or raw vegetables, a half-cup of berries or one medium fruit). One-half of each meal should consist of these foods.
Consider your snacks. Making snacks 100-per-cent plant-based is an easy step to take. Choose fruit and nuts, homemade trail mix, vegetables and hummus, whole grain crackers with nut butter, soy/pea milk smoothies or soy lattes.
Rethink restaurants. You’ll find a variety of plant-based options at restaurants that specialize in ethnic cuisines such as Indian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Japanese and Chinese.
Or, pick a plant-based restaurant near you and when travelling.
Reduce food waste. Shop for, store and repurpose foods to minimize waste at home. Avoid buying in bulk; purchase only what you need whenever possible.
Buy “ugly produce,” misshapen fruits and vegetables often thrown away by farmers and grocery stores. Use vegetable scraps to make soup stock.
Store leftovers at the front of the fridge so you don’t forget them; eat within three or four days.
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Australia A Fast Food Nation – 58% Of Australians Get Fast Food Every 4 Weeks

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It is McDonald’s and KFC remain the ‘top dogs’ in the quick service restaurant industry.
According to recent Roy Morgan research McDonald’s is visited by nearly a third of all Australians every four weeks, while KFC is now visited by nearly 4.7 million Australians.
The research has found that 58% of Australians visit a fast food restaurant ever four weeks.
It was also found that Over 3 million Australians now report visiting fast food restaurants 10 or more times in an average four week period.
Roy Morgan also found that Dominos is now visited or used for take away by over 2.8 million Australians and over a fifth of Australians, or 4.4 million, now visit fish & chip shops in an average four weeks while just under a fifth, 3.9 million, get take away from Asian restaurants which includes leading cuisines liked by Australians such as Chinese, Indian, Thai and Japanese. Advertisements

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