November 2014–Urban Health Newsletter

November 2014–Urban Health Newsletter

What’s Up @ Urban Health Home Kitchen

Urban Health Chinese Cooking Class

Have you ever felt like you wanted to go to the local Hong Kong wet markets and get great deals on fresh food but didn’t even know how or where to start? Have you ever wanted to know how to prepare Chinese-style dishes in a gluten free way? Well now’s your chance! This month the Urban Health Home Kitchen is very excited to announce our first ever wet market tour and cooking course event on Saturday, November 22nd.

Students will get to take a private tour with Chef Andy through the Central wet market, learning how to buy all the essential ingredients for the meal. Next, they will head to the Urban Health Home Kitchen to learn how to prepare two delicious gluten-free Chinese dishes! These include: Hainanese Chicken with rice alongside delicious home-made garlic chill sauce as well as tantalizing Chinese Garlic Steamed Prawns. If you would like to sign up please email info@urbanhealth.hk

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A Guide to Understanding Diets

A Guide To Understanding Diets

With all the different types of diets these days, it may be hard to grasp or understand just what the different diet terms mean. As we all know, people adapt certain diets for a list of reasons, such as health, allergies, or weight loss. It’s also important to understand, for example, what our friends mean when they say they are on a raw food, vegan, or gluten-free diet. This way, we can be respectful to dinner guests and also be more mindful when choosing restaurants to eat at.

Urban Health has come up with a simplified explanation regarding the various diets to help you become more knowledgeable on what people do and don’t eat. Read on to find out about ins and outs of the more popular diets.

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October 2014–Urban Health Newsletter

October 2014–Urban Health Newsletter

Upcoming Events @ Urban Health Home Kitchen

This month at the Urban Health Home Kitchen we will be hosting two exciting themed night events:

October 18th–Mexican Rooftop Mingle

For those of you in love with Mexican food, get ready for the Mexican Mingle night on October 18th. Prepare yourselves for a true fiesta, including delicious seasoned re-fried beans and Mexican rice, heaps of the world’s best guacamole and salsa with corn chips, and beef and vegetarian tacos. All the fixings for margaritas alongside a blender will be provided–just bring your own bottle of tequila to pour in!

Last but not least, there will be a real deal piñata, equipped with treats! For those of you who do not know about piñatas, they are a papier mache animal stuffed with candy for guests to hit at with sticks until they explode! Muy Divertido (Very Fun)!

Register on our MeetUp page

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What Seafood is Safe to Eat?

What Seafood Is Safe To Eat?

Many of us view fish as an exceptionally healthy form of protein, chockful of nutrients and delicious in flavour–on the surface seafood seems to be a superfood. However, for many fish on the market, this is frequently not the case. Due to fish farming, radiation levels, and other environmental hazards many fish are unsafe for us to eat and may contain chemicals, which are dangerous to the body. Additionally, the present production levels of fish farming are harmful to the ocean’s ecosystem. This article aims to help you learn more about the fishing industry and what fish should be consumed to help support both your health and the environment.

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August 2014-Urban Health Newsletter

August 2014-Urban Health Newsletter

What’s Happening @ Urban Health Home Kitchen

Wednesday Night Dining Club

Feeling hungry after work on Wednesday evening? Come stop by Urban Health Home Kitchen on 89 Caine Rd. 5B for an affordable home-cooked gluten-free meal by Chef Andy. For the low price of 100HKD you will get to try 4 delicious gluten free selections in a friendly and casual environment. Wednesday Night Dining Club is held on a bi-weekly basis so please check for updates on when the next dinner is and RSVP at our Wednesday Dining Club meetup page.

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Healing Spices

Healing Spices

We all have favourite flavours that we like in our food. Some enjoy hot cayenne while others love cinnamon or fresh peppermint. Without the many spices of the world, our food would surely taste bland and boring! But there is more to spices than simply flavour–spices contain many health benefits unknown to the common observer. Spices are full of phyto-nutrients, essential oils, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, which can help us in a number of various interesting and potentially life-saving ways.

Let’s explore some commonly used spices together to become better acquainted with the healing benefits of spices. Szechuan peppercorns have been used by Native Americans as a toothache remedy as well as a cure for many various digestive ailments.

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