June 2015–Urban Health Newsletter

June 2015–Urban Health Newsletter

Upcoming Urban Health Pop-Up Event ~ Israel Family Table

As part of our monthly Pop-Up Kitchen event series, we are pleased to present the Israel Family Table in June where we will have Guest Chef Ayelet Idan, together with our own Chef Andy, who will be cooking some delicious vegetarian Israeli foods and sharing the stories behind her dishes at the same time.

4 June Thursday, 7:30pm – 10:30pm @ Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard

G/F, 120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, HK

Early bird: Ended

General ticketing: HK$400 (May 20 onwards)

Discount: $50 fan discoung

Ticketing URL: EventBrite

Introducing Guest Chef Ayelet Idan

Chef Ayelet was born and raised in Israel, where she was greatly influenced by her grandparents’ cooking and her home country cuisines. She is also inspired by fresh ingredients in traditional Israeli cooking and has a passion for spreading the flavours of Israel.

Introducing Guest Performer Van Chan

Talented local singer-songwriter, Van Chan is the lead vocalist of the Hong Kong local band “Nowhere Boys”. Formed in 2014, Nowhere Boys is a group of independent musicians collaborating with each other in search of a new soft rock sound. Look out on our Facebook page for sneak previews of Van Chan’s performances with the Nowhere Boys.

Menu

Messabaha

A rustic warm cooked hummus with piquant sauce.
Slow roasted pepper, onion, tomato and vine leaves stuffed with fragrant rice, herbs and cinnamon.

Sinya

Cauliflower and tomatoes baked in Tahini Hyssop sauce

Malabi

Sweet pudding in pomegranate & rose syrup

Bitter

Sweet black coffee sented with cardamom

** 2 suprise Israel & Asia fusion dishes by Chef Andy developing with Chef Ayelet.
** All dishes are vegetarian and gluten free
** Venue offers Happy Hour price for all wine and craft beer all night

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February 2015–Urban Health Newsletter

February 2015–Urban Health Newsletter

Chinese New Year Celebrations in a Healthy Way

It is the time of the year where the Chinese get together to celebrate the spring festival, commonly known as Chinese New Year.

In this article, we look to provide insights to how we can celebrate Chinese New Year with the traditional Chinese food but cooked in a healthy way.

The recipe which we are introducing is a traditional Cantonese dish: “Dried oysters with black moss and mushrooms” (蠔豉髮菜冬菇).

The reason this dish is so popular during Chinese New Year is that the Cantonese name of this dish signifies “good things” (好事) and “flourish in wealth” (發財). You can find our healthier version of the recipe for the dish below, and also the nutritional value calculation for reference.

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[RECIPE] Spicy Lamb Stew

[RECIPE] Spicy Lamb Stew

Sometimes, awesome taste and texture just takes time and there is no way around it. Here is a slow cook recipe for a leisure weekend afternoon. This dish tastes so GOOD, I promise it will be worth every minute of your time.

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