5d ago| Food & Recipes

Ultimate FIFA 2022 Game Day Snacks

There is nothing better than sitting in front of the TV, tuning in on the latest football games, and digging into your favourite supply of snacks. With FIFA World Cup 2022 now in full swing, it's time to start collecting the ultimate snack ideas you can easily munch on with your friends and family while watching the games! No matter which team you are rooting for to win (or lose), these delicious game-day snacks definitely pack a punch and satisfy every taste bud and desire!

5d ago| Food & Recipes

Recipes for a classic Chakma lunch platter

A typical Chakma luncheon is simple but nutritious. Traditionally, from blanched boiled vegetable dishes to herbed less-oily fish, and meat served with a plate of jhum cultivated steamed rice, the food choice of indigenous people of Chittagong Hill Tracts changes every season. We have more than a hundred varieties of seasonal vegetables and fruits that grow around the year all over the hills. From sweet fruits to sour veggies and bitter herbs to spicy chillies, all of the distinctive flavours of the different ingredients are found on our lunch platter.

5d ago| Food & Recipes

The Week of Italian cuisine in the World 2022: A celebration of definitive Italian food culture

Mediterranean culture is known for its exquisitely vibrant cuisines that give you a delicious blend of foods made with finely sourced ingredients while making sure the food will be wholesome and healthy. With a view to promoting Italy's food production and gastronomic traditions abroad, an annual themed event called ‘The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World,’ was created in 2016 by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation's Directorate General for Country Promotion.

Why go nuts: All the benefits you can reap

Consuming nuts as part of a healthy diet may be beneficial to health. Nuts are high in unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients. They are also great as a snack because they are cheap, easy to store, and portable. One disadvantage of nuts is that some are high in calories, so portion control is essential. However, choosing nuts over a less healthy snack may help you stick to a heart-healthy diet.

4 great guava recipes to prepare at home

Summer in Bangladesh may be unbearable at some point, but we are indeed very lucky to live in a country with a tropical climate, because we are blessed with an abundance of delicious fruits. Guava is one such seasonal fruit that we wait for throughout the year, and we are glad guava season is now in full swing. There are many ways we can use guava to create delightful recipes. Other than the usual savoury street food that is made with a spicy mustard sauce and other condiments, there are several other ways to go about it.

Healthy diet for healthy bodies

Consuming a balanced diet throughout one's life helps to prevent malnutrition in all of its manifestations, as well as a variety of diseases, illnesses, and other health problems. However, increased processed food production, rising urbanisation, and changing lifestyles have resulted in a shift in dietary trends.

October 30, 2022
October 30, 2022

In conversation with chef Dominic Chapman: Curry, spices, and much more

In today’s world, you have to be nothing short of a maverick to create your flavours. Chef Dominic Chapman is one such person who has travelled the world, gaining knowledge and experience to create something magical. Star Lifestyle had a chance to sit down with the Michelin-starred chef and discuss his method and love for preparing food at the British Curry Festival, held at the five-star hotel, InterContinental Dhaka between 21 and 26 October.

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Sensational Japanese food experience at Yatai, Uttara

The newest food sensation, located in the lively neighborhood of Uttara, Yatai offers a variety of Japanese, Pan Asian and Korean cuisine — all under one roof! Commencing their venture from 17 June, 2022, Yatai has made its mark significantly in the food scene in only three months.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

Why go nuts: All the benefits you can reap

Consuming nuts as part of a healthy diet may be beneficial to health. Nuts are high in unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients. They are also great as a snack because they are cheap, easy to store, and portable. One disadvantage of nuts is that some are high in calories, so portion control is essential. However, choosing nuts over a less healthy snack may help you stick to a heart-healthy diet.

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

4 great guava recipes to prepare at home

Summer in Bangladesh may be unbearable at some point, but we are indeed very lucky to live in a country with a tropical climate, because we are blessed with an abundance of delicious fruits. Guava is one such seasonal fruit that we wait for throughout the year, and we are glad guava season is now in full swing. There are many ways we can use guava to create delightful recipes. Other than the usual savoury street food that is made with a spicy mustard sauce and other condiments, there are several other ways to go about it.

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

Healthy diet for healthy bodies

Consuming a balanced diet throughout one's life helps to prevent malnutrition in all of its manifestations, as well as a variety of diseases, illnesses, and other health problems. However, increased processed food production, rising urbanisation, and changing lifestyles have resulted in a shift in dietary trends.

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

Grocery shopping to level up your diet game!

It is often hard to wave goodbye to the sugary and high fat containing foods that filled the void inside you for a long time. However, the primary step in achieving a healthy lifestyle is to adopt a healthy diet, and that originates from the choices you make while shopping for your groceries. Therefore, we have sorted a well-designed plan for your next grocery shopping that will guide you in filling your cart with nutritious items.

October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022

Why organic is the way to go

Is organic really the way to go for the future of food production? This subject is not brand-new, and policymakers and food producers have hotly debated the topic for decades. In contrast, some data suggest that going organic will be necessary to ensure a brighter future on this planet. Other sources claim that going organic is just a marketing ploy to get us to pay more for items that are ultimately not that much better for our health or the environment. Average Joes have always sought clarity over this debate.

October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022

Where functionality and health coincide

It is no secret that an average urbanite struggles to maintain a healthy balance in their food intake. Deadlines, late dinners, and the pressure of being punctual and performing at an optimum level have always been at the top of our priorities. Such a lifestyle eventually leads to health-related issues in the long run. However, it can be minimised if we become conscious of what food we intake on a daily basis.

October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022

A guide to healthy food habits for your children

World Food Day is observed to highlight the importance of an inclusive society where everyone, including children, must not be left behind when it comes to food security. In line with this theme, we need to make sure our children are growing up healthy and have access to nutritious foods, whether at home or school.

October 10, 2022
October 10, 2022

Healthy lunch ideas for work

Office lunches are a chore, the novelty of the canteen food dies down when you have the same insipid chicken curry and beef tehari every day. There is no getting around it, and packing your own lunch is the only way to stay on track with your health goals. You can also opt for ready-to-eat box meals, which are now available in Dhaka, but it is preferable if you can pack simple lunches for work. You need a well-balanced meal even for lunch, and it should include lean protein, fibre-rich carbohydrates and vegetables, and healthy fats. Try these simple recipes for next week’s work lunches.