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10 Foods to Boost Your Mood - Be the Happy and Health Self You Deserve to Be!

Posted by Carmen Chu on

10 Foods to Boost Your Mood - Be the Happy and Health Self You Deserve to Be!

  Frankly, I wouldn’t have spoken about this next topic had it not been for the experience I had yesterday walking into a psychiatric clinic for the very first time in my life. I don’t want to go into the nitty-gritty details of why I sought help to begin with, but in general, I’ve struggled with bouts of depression, anxiety, and body image issues for the past 7 years living in Hong Kong.   Having lived in the Asian version of the “city that never sleeps” for so long, you start becoming desensitised to the constant moaning, groaning, and complaining...

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Forget the Dry Cleaners, Wash Your Own Delicate Pieces the Eco-Friendly Way!

Posted by Shima Shimizu on

Forget the Dry Cleaners, Wash Your Own Delicate Pieces the Eco-Friendly Way!

    Ready to store away your fall and winter wardrobe?   Personally, I would have liked the cooler weather to last a little longer but it seems that Winter is already over and we need to start embracing the Spring season.  If you are similar to me and like to do a final wash of their warm clothing before packing them away, there is a way to do it by yourself without ruining your favourite pieces.    Have a lot of cashmere and wool pieces that you spend hundreds of dollars cleaning?  Well, ditch the dry cleaners, which use...

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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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