Making periods painless

April 19, 2019 08:40 am

The aunt flow is hardly ever kind. But there’s no avoiding it. On an average, a woman spends 10 years of her life menstruating. And cribbing and complaining won’t change a thing. However, if your periods tend to be extra painful and you feel bloated and lethargic during your periods then we have a few tricks and tips to help you get by.

V for Vegan

April 19, 2019 07:43 am

Going vegan is actually a piece of cake, say the vegans we spoke to but, according to experts, a vegan lifestyle can be challenging, especially health wise. One has to find alternate food sources to compensate for the required nutrients such as proteins, minerals, and vitamins that are mainly found in meat and dairy products.

Cooking is cool

April 13, 2019 01:05 am

How people think and behave is largely determined by what they eat and how they eat. We can simply surmise the nature and behavior of people by observing their food behavior. The filthier their trash bins the unhealthier the people. The greater the food waste, more the chances that family is irresponsible. The most successful people are those who are the most responsible about food. Therefore, I believe a close study of kitchen is crucial in unearthing the basic tenets and secrets of any cultures.

Western for the Nepali palate

April 5, 2019 10:30 am

Just opposite the gates of the UN Headquarters in Pulchowk, Lalitpur is a recently opened eatery by name of Sara’s Bistro that is sparking quite an interest in the food loving community and on social media alike. And with good reason too. In pictures, their pan seared badel and mousseline cake look like real treats and their reviews so far have scored a solid five stars.

Planning the perfect party

April 5, 2019 08:57 am

Hosting a party or a get together can be a little stressful, especially if you are having one at home and you are responsible for everything, from cooking the food to managing the entertainment. But with proper planning and a few simple ideas, hosting a party can actually become a hassle free and a fun thing to do on a weekend. Here we share a few tips to make hosting a party easier and exciting, just the way it should be.

The late-night spaghetti monster will be tamed with this flavor-packed pasta that comes together quickly from pantry ingredients. The key here is making the most of the garlic. We toasted a whopping 2 tablespoons of minced garlic in extra-virgin olive oil over low heat just until it cooked to a sweet and buttery pale golden brown.

An expired date on an egg carton. Browning avocados. The Chinese takeout from last week. They’re all foods likely destined for the trash. If you’re hoping to reduce household food waste, experts say there are two key things to do: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need.

Radio Nagarik 96.5 featured Sadichha Shrestha on the second episode of their web-show, ‘Food with the Dude’ on Friday.

A riot of flavors

March 22, 2019 09:21 am

If you’re looking for a place with cozy vibe and which serves good food, Ageno Restaurant is the place to be. Located in Dhobighat, Lalitpur, this restaurant shares its space with a bakery of the same name as well as an event venue.

Food for thought

March 21, 2019 02:00 am

It has become obvious that consuming fruits and vegetables laden with pesticides and insecticides result in a multiple health complications.

KAMPALA, March 19: Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme (WFP) after three people died and more than 150 others became sick in recent days, police said.

Inflation moderates to 4.4%

March 17, 2019 08:36 am

KATHMANDU, March 17: Inflation fell to 4.4 percent in the seventh month of the current Fiscal Year 2018/19 from 5 percent in the corresponding period of the last Fiscal Year 2017/18.

Do you think of your freezer as an extension of your pantry? You should. Yes, we know the freezer is a marvelous holding pen for emergency frozen dinners, packaged frozen vegetables and ice cream. But it also can store a wide range of spare ingredients to have at the ready. Many foods that are not obvious candidates for freezing can be stored therein excellent condition. Freezing food is also a great way to reduce food waste, a big issue both in our country and our kitchens.

Anime brought to life

February 22, 2019 09:30 am

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of compilation videos of dishes and feasts featured on anime on YouTube. Such compilations rack up millions of views and how could they not? Did you never wish to jump into the screen when Sophie (from Howl’s Moving Castle) was searing bacon, tossing in plump sausages when making that magnificent breakfast? Or find yourself with a grumbling stomach before the One Piece feast?

A charming place with delectable dishes

February 8, 2019 12:02 pm

Think of the color yellow. Yellow has forever been associated with all things bright and cheerful. And that is exactly what Laxman Thapa envisions his Yellow Coffee and Food to become through its food – the bearer of all things happy.

Traditional Tamang Food for Sonam Losar

February 5, 2019 19:34 pm

Sonam Losar is one of the important festivals of Tamang communities. Also known as New Year, Tamang celebrates the day by consuming various traditional Tamang cuisines

With its boozy, coffee-soaked ladyfingers and sweet, creamy filling, it’s no wonder tiramisu is Italian for “pick me up.” Instead of making a custard filling, we simply whipped egg yolks, sugar, salt, rum and mascarpone together and lightened it with whipped cream. We briefly moistened the ladyfingers in a mixture of coffee, espresso powder, and more rum.

Chinese Food Festival at Radisson

January 27, 2019 15:11 pm

Radisson Hotel Kathmandu hosted ‘The Chinese Food Festival’ at The Fun Café on Friday. The Fun Café is located at the Radisson Hotel premise.

The robot waiters follow fixed paths to deliver food and drink orders to customers, who are asked to keep out of the robots’ way. Others serve up entertainment, such as Pepper, a “receptionist” robot that can hold a conversation and also dance with customers.

DOLPA, Jan 24: Ujeli BK spent a lot of time running after local politicians for petty favors. Without their ‘grace’ she could hardly manage to purchase rice.

Refining your culinary skills

January 18, 2019 10:30 am

YouTube has become a big part of our internet culture, mainly when it comes to learning things like playing an instrument, brushing up our literary skills, getting started on a new language and, most importantly, cooking

Food, family, and four decades

January 11, 2019 11:29 am

Biku Maya Bajracharya is 71 years old and one happy soul. From the year 1976 she has sold woh (Nepali pancakes) in a small corner tucked away in an alley behind the Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur. Amidst the splatter of Bhaktapur’s splendid colors, it sits unassuming and silent. People who have heard of her, make it a point to come to her for wohs once every week.

Hyatt features Winter Soul Food menu

January 3, 2019 19:20 pm

Rox Restaurant at Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu is presenting an À la carte menu, comprising of winter foods from January 4 to February 3. The menu features seasonal ingredients and vegetables that help keep the tummy warm during winter. Chef Dhiraj of the restaurant prepared the menu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Khalti, an emerging digital wallet and payment gateway in Nepal has announced a partnership with Foodmandu, an online food delivery platform of Nepal. Amit Agrawal, Director of Khalti and Manohar Adhikari, Founder and CEO of Foodmandu signed the partnership agreement on Thursday. This collaboration will facilitate users to make digital payments for food ordered online through the Foodmandu app and website.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Do you love going to restaurants? When somebody needs to hang out and needs to have some good food, restaurant is the first place that crosses the mind. However, the pertinent question remains, “Which restaurant?” The choice of the restaurant depends on various factors.

Serving better taste and sweetness

December 3, 2018 12:05 pm

We enjoy eating the food we love. Despite being knowledgeable about good nutrition and ways to eat healthy, people are lured by their enthusiasm for new taste and eating something they love; irrespective of the health hazards. This is probably why we love calling ourselves ‘foodie’.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: There is no doubt that Nepalis are highly influenced by Indian food and culture. There are a lot of people who long to taste the authentic Indian cuisines. Considering this fact, Hotel Fairfield by Marriott, Kathmandu has organized the ‘South Indian Food Festival’ in association with Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, Embassy of India,  Kathmandu in its premises, Thamel. The fest was inaugurated by Ambassador of India to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri on Friday.

The editor of a British food magazine resigned Wednesday after he joked about writing a series of stories on “killing vegans.”

LONDON – From their ivory towers, nearly 240 academics have declared that economic growth is bad for Europe and the planet. In two months, they and global supporters of the “no-growth economy” have held conferences in Mexico City, Malmö, and Brussels.

Gluttony of mutton

October 19, 2018 10:30 am

Delicious recipes to try this Dashain

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: A group of young entrepreneurs have started a new department store in Gatthaghar, Bhaktapur, with the idea of eliminating poison from everyday food.

Heart disease accounts for nearly one-third of all deaths worldwide. Diet plays a major role in heart health and can impact your risk of heart disease. In fact, certain foods can influence blood pressure, triglycerides, cholesterol levels and inflammation, all of which are risk factors for heart disease.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has announced 20 per cent discount to tourists at its member hotels on the occasion of the World Tourism Day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The Bill Providing for the Right to Food and Food Sovereignty, 2075 BS which was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, also defines any person who does not own land but who cultivates a piece of land belonging to others taken on lease or contract as farmer.

Nepal’s neglected crops

September 13, 2018 00:15 am

Maize and soybean are the principle crops for food and feed. Nepalis refer to them as Makai and Bhatmas respectively and makai-bhatmas is traditional tiffin commonly used in the hilly areas of Nepal. Besides, maze is used in many ways for food. Boiled corns, fried corn grains, grilled corns, popcorns, corn flakes are commonly found in Nepali kitchen. Thus corn could be consumed as a breakfast, lunch as well as dinner as there are many ways to cook and serve it.

Know the value of food

September 8, 2018 00:05 am

For a traditional Nepali like me, the invitation to wedding parties or any other feasts is a matter of great excitement due to fascinating varieties of food I get to eat. But I cannot ignore the bulk of food wasted on those occasions. This fades my bashing mood, as I have read the statistics that millions of children and adults are compelled to go to bed hungry every night. The image of children starving to death haunts me the whole night afterwards.

The goodness of all things sweet

August 31, 2018 10:08 am

Imagine good food in a cozy setting. Imagine doughnuts dripping in chocolate and cream. Think The Workshop Eatery. On a quiet street of Bakhundole, Lalitpur, is a small eatery that serves great food and unparalleled doughnuts. The Workshop Eatery has been in operation since the year 2015 and they have been charming the urban populace of the city with their food.

Read before you eat

August 25, 2018 01:15 am

Nutrition plays an important role in everyday life of people. Nutritional label is a systematic way of presenting nutrition information of food product. The description is used to inform the customer about the nutritional properties of a food, which also helps the customer in purchasing nutritious food and consuming nutritionally balanced meals.

SURKHET, Aug 6: Bheriganga Municipality has prohibited the use of mobile phones and junk foods in schools with the aim to improve education quality at the local level.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: A two-week long ‘Nepali Food Festival 2018’ kicked off in Beijing on Wednesday.According to the press statement released by Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, the festival is being held at the Beijing Minzu Hotel in Wangfujing in central Beijing on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the People's Republic of China.

Reducing food waste in supply chain

August 2, 2018 11:10 am

Everything we eat travel across a food supply chain, a journey from farm to the plate. This is a journey that passes through production, processing, distribution, consumption, and disposal.

Children face several health risks from exposure to certain food additives and chemicals used in packaging materials, according to a new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

PARBAT, July 24: Nande Damai of Jaljala Rural Municipality-8 in Parbat district has been compelled to live in the streets with three other members of his family after his house was destroyed by a landslide that struck his village five days ago. They were somehow able to save their lives by escaping the landslide debris. But now, they are living a miserable life in the streets.

KHOTANG, July 24: Different social organizations joined hands to provide food assistance to 36 Nepalis who remain stranded in Saudi Arabia for the past five days after their company expelled them over a salary row.

Bizarre food scam

July 19, 2018 11:58 am

Back in 2008, infants and newborn’s died due to adulteration in their formula milk which further caused 6,200 children to fall sick. It is not uncommon for some unscrupulous producers to indulge in milk adulteration in Nepal as well. Milk is often a subject of fraud for financial gain. Water is the most common adulterant, which decreases the nutritive value of milk. If water is contaminated, for example with chemicals or pathogens are added to the milk, then it possesses serious health risks for consumers. Other cheaper materials are milk powder, urea and cane sugar. These additions have the potential to cause serious health problems to the consumer.

Street food experience

July 9, 2018 09:16 am

My stomach rumbled as the steam of the momos made way from the food cart into my nose. My eyes, however, were fixed at the hot samosas, still exuding wisps of smoke. Right beside the samosas were crusty smashed potatoes, sloshed with yogurt, and stirred with chilly. The shopkeeper lifted the lid of the steamer and steam of thick cloud belched.

KATHMANDU, July 8: It has been three years since the transit point for trade with Tibet shifted to Rasuwagadhi from Tatopani following the big earthquake. But the food quarantine post still remains at Tatopani.

KATHMANDU, July5: The meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is the first one to bear the brunt after the Oli-led government decided to annul political appointments made by the then caretaker Deuba government on August 30, 2017.

Fun with food

June 29, 2018 11:00 am

Siddharth Ghimire is arguably the most successful food blogger in Nepal. With over 120k followers, is the most followed Nepali food page on Instagram. Besides curating the page, Ghimire is also pursuing a bachelors’ degree in film studies, is a food consultant at multiple restaurants as well as a member of the ‘Women In Concert’ team. All in all, you could say his life is pretty hectic but interesting.

Poison in Food

June 26, 2018 02:00 am

Coliform bacteria in milk samples