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Vegan Catering Hong Kong

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Vegan Catering Hong Kong

Love True Food was happy to be participating in a casual networking event for Health & Wellness practitioners a Alive Wellness. 

We made a range of vegetarian canapés;

Tandoori Cauliflower Mini Burgers
Vol au Vent Hummus Cucumber Cups
South Indian Doklas with Coconut Chutney
Thai Veggie Wraps - with Sweet Chilli Sauce
Mini Sweet Tarts

We are so pleased the event was a success and look forward to catering more vegan markets here in Hong Kong. Please do not hesitate to contact us here, or get some of our yummy frozen foods at i-Detox in Central. 

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Vegan Kimchee

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Vegan Kimchee

A beautiful pre biotic, this recipe uses apple instead of sugar. This simple fermented dish can be served with steamed rice for a boost to the immune system. Most cultures use fermented foods for a healthy gut, and this one is delicious. 

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Cream of Carrot Soup by LTF Kitchen

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Cream of Carrot Soup by LTF Kitchen

Cream of Carrot Soup

Serves 2


Ingredients:

  • Carrots, 2 cups chopped
  • Onion, 1 chopped
  • Sun dried tomatoes, 3 pcs
  • Rolled gluten free oats, ¼ cup 
  • Ghee, 1 ½ tbsp
  • Ginger, 2 inch pc chopped
  • Garlic, 2 cloves
  • Rosemary, 2 sprigs
  • Bay Leaf, 4 pcs
  • Thyme, 6 sprigs
  • Splash of white wine
  • 4 cups vegetable stock, (plus extra for desired consistency) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: ¼ cup cream or cashew cream *


What to do:


In a soup pot, heat ghee on medium heat, add onion and brown for 2 minutes . Add carrots, tomatoes, ginger and garlic, sauté for 5 minutes until carrots are soft. Next add the rolled oats, the mixture should dry substantially. Add the herbs and sauté for 2 additional minutes, then deglaze with wine. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Add the vegetable stock, bring up to a boil then reduce to simmer. Add cream and heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm. 


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VIRSA

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VIRSA

We made the cover. Here chef Lakshmi is interviewed. She discusses much about her passion for food and healing, especially in context to Ayurveda. 

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Hong Kong Vegan Catering

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Hong Kong Vegan Catering

With 'Veganism' becoming mainstream these days, it is important to remember why people subjugate a vegan diet in the first place. 

Firstly, apart from being kind to animals, a vegan diet brings about kindness to ourselves. As it helps the body detox from harmful environmental toxins brought about by animal rearing and the corrupt dairy industry. Now, unless you get your cheese, milk and other dairy products from reliable sources, lets face it, dairy is the number one reason people get bad skin, as  milk itself contains hormones. Once calfs grow up, do they drink their mom's milk still? THE ANSWER IS NO. So why do we? Seems so strange. You can substitute your milk with almond, hemp and/or rice milks. And not only that, almond milk is good for the skin, hair and teeth. So why clog your system with hormone laden milk, try the variations instead. 

Even those who avoid animal protein once or twice a week, can improve their health drastically. I come from a  Sindhi family, so we are vegetarian on Mondays usually, this vegetarianism once a week really can bring amazing benefits to you and the environment, try incorporating meat free Mondays.  Veggie diets are linked to lower risk for type 2 diabetes , lower cardiovascular disease and lower risk for cancer. Just check out Dean Ornish's link to all the studies...  http://ornishspectrum.com/ 

Other benefits of going vegan or even vegetarian are the following; 

You get adequate protein from plants; you save money by being economical, help the environment (less methane from cattle rearing), lose weight (provided you eat right), mood swings become better and it helps eradicate world hunger.

Now, if you don't know where to start, you can contact me at LTF@lovetruefood.com.

Love True Food is the only Vegan Caterer here in Hong Kong that tailor makes meals to suit preferences such as;  Gluten Free Diets, Ayurvedic Principles, TCM Principles, Nut Allergies, General Food Allergies, Low Carb etc. 

Give us a call today and find out how you can make a difference to your own health and the health of the world!!!

Happy eating! 

 

 

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New Green Monday Menu OUT NOW...

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New Green Monday Menu OUT NOW...

Private Dining is a great way to connect with mates. Here at Love True Food, we are committed to bring you Vegetarian Sustainable Food in the comfort of our Home Kitchen Studio. Check out our new Green Monday Menu, which has sustainability written all over it...

Don't delay, make reservations today...

This is for LTF Members ONLY, if you would like to become a member, please contact LTF@lovetruefood.com 

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PLUG Event - Nature's Bounty Small Bites

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PLUG Event - Nature's Bounty Small Bites

Great event with PLUG HK promoting some of Nature's Bounty products at Plantation located in Sheung Wan.  

Chef Lakshmi of Love True Food tailor made recipes for the event. A small bites menu, featuring turmeric, primrose oil, probiotics. 

If you are looking to promote your products or need a chef to tailor make recipes for you, contact Chef Lakshmi at LTF@lovetruefood.com. 

LTF can collaborate with you to come up with delicious and healthy recipes with your products for your clients. 


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Indian Fever Prep

We are prepping for the love true food special 'Indian fever' private dining. It is going to be an excellent experience for the participants as we have been cooking up a storm all day. 

 

We will start off with an amuse bouche, minced keema with guacamole and toasted sunflower seeds followed by a beautiful dhal soup and Kati kebabs. 

This is the set up of the kitchen. 

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 We are even serving special beer purchased by LTF. The beer brewery is called Moonszen by Laszlo and Michelle. Only hk$60/bottle. 

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Here are some of the "party in the mouth" canapés... We will top them with organic toasted sunflower seeds... 

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And keema... Yum 

 

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Stay tuned for more amazing menus... 

 

Lots of love and great food experiences ...

 

chef Lakshmi 

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Green Queen Made in HK - updates

The Green Queen Event was an absolute success. We managed to serve a variety of prepared foods for many people. Among the dishes we featured our signature classics; Citrus Drop Quinoa, African Seasonal Chickpeas, Coconut Basmati Rice, Veggie Shepherd's Pie, Tri-Doshic Dhal Soup, Un-Cream Pumpkin Soup infused with Lemongrass.

Some of these will be launched in i-detox soon, so stay tuned, and/or contact i-detox. 

We also launched the arrival of our new chutney lines, MINT MADNESS and COCONUT HEAVEN. These will be featured on our online shop very soon, so stay tuned.

Also, watch out for our new monthly promotions, COMING SOON!!!

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ART--- ichoke

The Art of the Artichoke Words and Images: Lakshmi Harilela

The artichoke was claimed to be a symbol of love in ancient Greece. It was believed that the God Zeus created it to reveal his love towards his mortal lover Cynara. What a beautiful and yet complex vegetable, the artichoke is revered for its external beauty and internal health benefits. The external spikes symbolise that the heart or love must be tested for it to be pure. To get to the middle or heart of the artichoke is quite a challenge for first timers and this is representative of the trials and tribulations of love. An interesting fact is that artichokes greatly enhance heart activity and blood clotting. Donʼt be afraid to experiment with these complex beauties, for the artichoke offers up good sources of magnesium, potassium, folate, vitamin C, iron and many antioxidants. The major nutrient is a photochemical by the name of cynarin; this phytochemical is known to boost liver and gallbladder function, as well as lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol. Factually, artichokes were used as medicine during the time of ancient Greece and were later used in cooking by the Italians, French, North Africans and were brought to North America by the European immigrants. There are three types of artichokes, the Globe, Jerusalem and Chinese artichoke. Of the Globe type there are over 50 varieties to chose from. It is a well known vegetable in the Ayurvedic community for its balancing and tri-doshic properties. (Tridoshic means that it is suitable for most body types and will not aggravate them.) California is the region where the majority of artichokes are produced worldwide and Marylin Monroe was crowned the first artichoke queen in 1949. Perhaps there is more to this vegetable than meets the eye. Eating according to the seasons will ensure that optimal nutrition is gained, so the best time to procure these vegetables is from early March through till May or in October, when they are harvested. In the fall or winter artichokes assume a darker colour on the tips, this bronzing colour occurs because of the frost that forms on them. Artichokes aid in digestion and boost energy levels as well as detoxify the body from an accumulation of toxic substances. If you are a first time user, take your time to explore these magnificent creations.

When selecting artichokes, make sure that the leaves are tightly wrapped around the heart avoiding browning artichokes or soft ones. They should be fairly firm with a rich green colour to them. A squeaky leaf signifies freshness, so listen carefully. Once good artichokes have been selected there is a very specific way to prepare them in order to save your fingers from small thorns. First you need to put on a pair of gloves and use scissors to snip off the thorns from the leaves, make sure you get each leaf, but donʼt cut all the way down, only a fraction where the thorn resides. The middle part before reaching the heart is known as the choke, the name states exactly what it will do to you if you are not careful, so using a melon baller, tea spoon or small paring knife, carefully scoop it out. Once the preparation has been complete, they can be steamed for 25 to 30 minutes or pressure cooked for half the time, they can also be boiled for around 30 to 40 minutes too. The best way to enjoy these is with a squeeze of lemon or dipped in a garlic mayonnaise. Once you taste the artichoke, there is no going back, you can prepare them and preserve them in olive oil for up till 6 months in the fridge.

So be bold and daring and try your artichoke today. Recipes can be obtained from

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