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Two-Ingredient, Dairy-Free Chocolate & Banana "Nice-Cream"

Two-Ingredient, Dairy-Free Chocolate & Banana "Nice-Cream"

June 22, 2017

Whether you’re on a diet or simply trying to tame a sweet tooth, dessert is the hardest thing to resist, especially as the temperature heats up! This is where the trusty banana comes in. When frozen then blended, it can take many forms – including that of “ice cream”...

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Meet The Supplier: Elena Shifrina of Take A Bite

Meet The Supplier: Elena Shifrina of Take A Bite

June 08, 2017

When you win Forbes Russia’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, you know you’re doing something right! Elena Shifrina is the award-winning powerhouse behind BioFoodLab – the company that produces the healthy and nutritious Take A Bite snack bars, which feature...

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Alfredo Tomato, Chicken & Mushroom Teff Pasta

Alfredo Tomato, Chicken & Mushroom Teff Pasta

May 23, 2017

Usually with pasta, it’s either a tomato sauce or a mushroom one – but what’s life without a little rebellion? Inspired by a Southern rendition a chef once made me that combined the two, I decided to make my own simple version at home, using Nativa’s Gluten-Free Teff...

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The Profood Guide To Wine Labelling And Certification

The Profood Guide To Wine Labelling And Certification

May 12, 2017

Parlez-vous vin? Ask any wine buff and they’ll tell you that there’s so much more to wine appreciation than simply knowing your red from your rosé. In this article, we’ll be decoding labels and giving you more information on biodynamic and organic wine certification...

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Honey-Glazed Duck Breast With Plum Sauce And Pumpkin Purée

Honey-Glazed Duck Breast With Plum Sauce And Pumpkin Purée

May 10, 2017

We recently had a few friends over for a cosy dinner, and I decided on a duck dish for our main course. While roast duck may be conventionally paired with orange sauce in Western cuisine (as with the iconic French canard à l'orange), I wanted to try something a little...

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The Profood Guide to Teff – the new super-grain you need to know

The Profood Guide to Teff – the new super-grain you need to know

April 20, 2017

Say auf wiedersehen to wheatgrass and goodbye to goji berries… there’s a new super-food on the scene that’s ready to rock your kitchens! Teff has been a staple of Ethiopian cooking for centuries and has now landed on Profood’s shelves in the form of Nativa’s delicious...

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Tom Yum Shrimp Noodle Soup

Tom Yum Shrimp Noodle Soup

March 22, 2017

Making tom yum soup from scratch at home can be a bit of a struggle – simply because the ingredient list for the authentic version is way too long and it’s difficult to get everything in such small quantities for just one batch. Instead, it’s far easier to use a tom yum paste...

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Meet The Supplier: Monica Forcella of Mogi Caffè

Meet The Supplier: Monica Forcella of Mogi Caffè

March 08, 2017

Launched in 2007 in the Italian city of Bergamo, Mogi Caffè is a luxury coffee company whose dedication to quality is matched only by its commitment to ethics and sustainability. We sit down for a coffee and chat with Mogi’s founder, Monica Forcella, who tells us...

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Spaghetti with Bottarga

Spaghetti with Bottarga

February 20, 2017

While bottarga – a Southern Italian delicacy made from salt-cured, air-dried grey mullet or tuna roe – may not be the most common ingredient to work with, it could be one of the easiest! Sold whole or grated, like this delicious example from Profood supplier...

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Profood Guide: 10 Pantry Essentials Every Kitchen Should Have

Profood Guide: 10 Pantry Essentials Every Kitchen Should Have

January 24, 2017

After the indulgences of the holiday season, it’s time to make a clean start to the year… and that includes in the kitchen too! With the Year of the Rooster on the horizon, Chinese New Year tradition dictates that you should give your house a bit of a spring clean, sweeping...

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Grilled Octopus & Potatoes

Grilled Octopus & Potatoes

January 03, 2017

Those who’ve seen the movie “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” will probably remember the scene where it was revealed that it took almost an hour of massaging by a sushi apprentice to tenderise octopus at Jiro’s restaurant. Whether you resort to massage or opt for slow...

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The Profood Party Guide

The Profood Party Guide

December 17, 2016

It’s the time of year to gather with friends and family, look back on the year gone by, and look forward to the year ahead. Now, we all know that a party’s not a party without a tipple (or two) and some tasty nibbles to pass around the room, so sit back and relax as we...

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Seafood Coconut Risotto with Lobster Sauce

Seafood Coconut Risotto with Lobster Sauce

December 16, 2016

I decided to use the lobster sauce that I’d previously popped open to make my weekend cioppino pasta for another Italian-inspired fusion dish. While many people find cooking risotto at home a bit daunting, this recipe is a simplified version that produces excellent...

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Profood's Christmas Gift Guide

Profood's Christmas Gift Guide

December 07, 2016

If decision-making isn’t your strongest suit, don’t worry – we’ve taken the stress out of Christmas shopping by putting together plenty of fantastic foodie gift ideas, especially for your nearest and dearest. From bumper-sized hampers to small stocking stuffers...

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Cioppino Seafood Stew

Cioppino Seafood Stew

November 25, 2016

Some people mistakenly believe that cioppino, the tomato-based seafood stew, originated from some picturesque Italian coastal town. In fact, it's more likely it was created by the Italian-American community in San Francisco – not that it really matters either way, but...

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Meet The Supplier: Luca Menoncin of La Casa Del Pane

Meet The Supplier: Luca Menoncin of La Casa Del Pane

November 09, 2016

Founded in the small town of Pernumia, just to the south of Venice, artisanal bakery La Casa Del Pane produces a uniquely Italian speciality – grissini, aka breadsticks. More than just your average cracker, these snacks originated in Turin back in the 14th century...

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No-Barbecue Barbecue Beef

No-Barbecue Barbecue Beef

November 01, 2016

Although most of us living in high-rise apartments don't have access to a full-size barbecue in the backyard, it’s possible to achieve almost the same level of success with just an oven! Now, die-hard barbecue fanatics may dismiss this as "cheating" or "not the real deal”...

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Profood Tasting Panel: Getting All Dressed Up with Emils Organic Dressings

Profood Tasting Panel: Getting All Dressed Up with Emils Organic Dressings

October 12, 2016

We love a good kitchen shortcut here at Profood – and our latest pantry staple superstars are Emils organic dressings and mayonnaise. This award-winning German brand is ...

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All Up In Your Grill: The Profood Guide To Hosting This Fall's Best BBQ

All Up In Your Grill: The Profood Guide To Hosting This Fall's Best BBQ

September 15, 2016

Is that the hint of a breeze in the air? With the temperatures finally cooling, any self-respecting home cook with a roof terrace, garden or balcony is sure to be found ...

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Easy Summer Lunch: Fruit Salad, Cold Brewed Lemongrass Tea & Rainbow Ice Pops

Easy Summer Lunch: Fruit Salad, Cold Brewed Lemongrass Tea & Rainbow Ice Pops

August 25, 2016

As far as meal preparation is concerned during summer, I’m all for something quick and simple; the last thing I want to do is spend hours slaving over a hot stove in such hot ...

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Meet the Supplier: Daphne Hedley of Mekhala Living

Meet the Supplier: Daphne Hedley of Mekhala Living

August 10, 2016

One of Mekhala Living’s taglines is “delicious, easy, healthy Asian” – and once you’ve tried one of their products, you’ll soon understand why! Mekhala’s sauces and seasonings have become true kitchen staples here at Profood; a quick, easy and guilt-free inspiration ...

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Miso-Lime-Dressed Scallops On The Shell

Miso-Lime-Dressed Scallops On The Shell

July 26, 2016

Scallops are one of the seafood items available all year round here in Hong Kong and while you can buy them frozen from supermarkets and grocery stores, I always like working with scallops fresh from the market. They are much easier to prepare ...

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The Profood Guide To The Best Italian Summer Coffee

The Profood Guide To The Best Italian Summer Coffee

June 22, 2016

Feeling hot, hot, hot? As the mercury rises here in Hong Kong, we tend to turn towards refreshingly chilled long drinks, while replacing heavy desserts with something short and sweet to round off our lighter summer meals. But forget about sickly-sweet sodas ...

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Coffee-Rubbed Pork Ribs

Coffee-Rubbed Pork Ribs

June 22, 2016

I love coffee – not only as a drink, but also as an ingredient in cooking. Using coffee in dessert is an obvious choice (for recipes like panna cotta, ice cream or cakes) but people often forget that it can be an important ingredient in savoury dishes too ...

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