Chick'n free chicken. Not going to lie, I've tried it, and I love it. Banana 'ice cream', cashew 'cheesecake', tofu 'turkey' (tofu-key); these substitutes are proving to be as trendy as biodegradable glitter at a music festival. MP Nathan Guys says Air NZ should promote NZ beef and lamb over vegan 'Impossible Burger' I like fake meat and I cannot lie When I ordered a side of 'chicken' at a vegan restaurant, I was gobsmacked after trying this greasy looking brown thing - it ACTUALLY tasted better than KFC. Big call as a meat lover, I know. MP Nathan Guy expressed his disappointment in Air NZ after they launched a "GE [genetically engineered] substitute meat burger". The airline announced on Tuesday that for the next three months, it would be serving a fake meat burger to business premier customers on some flights. Good for them, great for non-meat eaters. But let's see if this burger offers the same amount of nutrients as real, lean meat. The Impossible Burger - 85g patty … [Read more...] about How fake meat alternatives compare nutrition-wise to real meat
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Rachel Marie Walsh unpeels moisturising masks in search of a truly instant facial. These are five of the best.Patience is a high virtue, perhaps, but it will not fix a dull, dry face when you have a fun night planned. Air conditioning and cold-brew coffee are blessed things, true, but as moisture-greedy as they are refreshing. No wonder, then, that instant-replenishing masks are now veritable accessories, doing more to extend the South Korean beauty trend than any other products.Surgical chic, with its Hannibal Lecter-white meshes and rainbow-coloured jellies, greet followers of Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Diane Kruger almost as often duck pouts. Genetically-blessed, those ladies, but if we are influenced by celebrity plugs at all surely the instantly judicable is nicer than growing slowly disillusioned with a luxury moisturiser. The latter’s promises are so often based on trials that took at least a month’s application, for which you may not even have enough product in … [Read more...] about Product Watch: Moisturising masks
Iceland has taken a huge step in environmental terms, promising to stop using palm oil as an ingredient in its own-brand food by the end of 2018.Warning that the oil – derived from the fruits of African oil palms – drives the destruction of rainforests, they are first UK supermarket to decide to phase it out of their products.They plan to remove it from 130 of their own-brand food lines – substituting it with butter, lard and sunflower oil, among other items – which is set to reduce demand by more than 500 tonnes a year.BREAKING NEWS: We're the UK's first supermarket to commit to removing #palmoil from our own label products by the end of this year! Watch here to find out why...#PalmOilAlarmCall pic.twitter.com/hfGvH2QRDW— Iceland Foods ❄️ (@IcelandFoods) April 10, 2018 What is palm oil?It’s a vegetable oil (like sunflower or rapeseed) that comes from palm trees which originally appeared naturally in tropical rainforests, but now the … [Read more...] about As Iceland pledges to ditch palm oil, here are 7 surprising items which contain it
“What are you giving up for Lent” is the wrong question to ask a Russian Orthodox Christian. They don’t get any say in the matter: what they give up is imposed upon them by a bunch of men with white beards. And that list is so very long that few can recite it off by heart. But I can.For forty days, the Orthodox faithful forego all meat, including fish (with gills), game, and poultry; all dairy, including eggs; all alcohol and most oils. You get the occasional time off for good behavior (see the infographic) when you can have some alcohol and some oils, and I highly recommend an X-large portion of McDonald’s French fries and a Jeroboam of chardonnay on these days. All other days, though, you have to eschew the entire list.“That’s like all the food groups,” I hear you cry.Not all. All fruits and vegetables are permitted, as are pulses, grains, nuts, and seeds, shellfish, and to the chagrin Roman Catholics everywhere, sugar, honey, … [Read more...] about Orthodox Lent — What’s the Point?