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How to make simple Chinese rice wrap

124. Chinese rice wrapped with lotus leaves

If I say that I have been so unlucky lately, my darling husband and brother will strongly object, as they would say, that is life, sometimes you are lucky, sometimes you would come cross problems, when you are lucky, you enjoy it; when you are not, you deal with the problems then get on with [...]

How to stir fry broccoli with purple onion

119. Simple and healthy recipe: Chinese stir fried red onion with broccoli (V)

This is a recipe from my dad — he has been very supportive, since I started writing this blog. This is a beautiful and healthy dish, simply stir fried red onion with broccoli. My dad has always been very conscious with ‘healthy food’, ha… probably you already heard me talking about this a few times. [...]

101. Healthy recipe: Chinese lamb and radish soup

101. Healthy recipe: Chinese lamb and radish soup

  Chinese lamb and radish soup As I said yesterday, if you don’t want to make dumplings for winter solstice day, let’s make a healthy lamb soup. :)) It is another most popular dish for entering winter. According to the news,  these days, because of the winter solstice day in China, lamb has become a [...]

95. Healthy recipe: Chinese bitter gourd omelette (V)

95. Healthy recipe: Chinese bitter gourd omelette (V)

  Chinese bitter gourd omelette We are really starting tasting winter now — it is getting cold. My parents told me that back in my hometown, they are getting heavy snow, the first heavy snow for this winter. On the way back from city centre this afternoon, I even wished if I had a pair [...]

Heathy ingredient: Bitter gourd

Heathy ingredient: Bitter gourd

  Bitter gourd Couple of weeks ago, when we were shopping in the market where we normally go, I saw bitter gourds. Since they are difficult to find, I decided to buy some, and make a few healthy dishes with them. Before sharing the recipes here, I thought it would be good to talk about [...]

Chinese healthy recipe with celery and almond

89. Healthy Chinese recipe: stir fried celery and almond (V)

Chinese stir fried celery and almond After staying indoors the whole day, in the afternoon, around 4.15pm, I decided to pack my sport wear and go to gym. According to the weather forecast, sun set would be at around 4.06pm, so I thought I would be walking in the ‘dark’. However, when I stepped out, [...]

Simple Chinese remedy for cold (boiled ginger and dark brown sugar drink)

Simple Chinese remedy for cold (boiled ginger and dark brown sugar drink)

姜糖水 When I was in Manchester, I worked part-time in the International society of Manchester universities for a few years while studying my MA and PhD. Every year this time, when the new students arrived, the weather became very variable, and flu & cold affected all of us, one by one. In the office, you [...]

How to stir fry mixed mushroom Chinese recipe

80. Chinese mushroom recipe: stir fried mixed mushrooms (V)

Chinese mixed mushrooms I have to confess that I never really liked mushrooms, especially those usually called ‘Chinese mushrooms’, which have a ‘thick’ and a bit ‘meaty’ texture. Well, it is probably because in Chinese cuisine, this kind of mushrooms are always cooked with meat; for example, the most famous such dishes is ‘mushroom and [...]


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Health note: How fatty is Chinese food? — A healthy Chinese food diet

Health note: How fatty is Chinese food? — A healthy Chinese food diet

… Most of us keep on battling between ‘eating carelessly’ and ‘keeping a good shape’. For me, I want both, well, probably a bit more towards — ‘never sacrifice my food for a super slim body’. :)) My family and friends must be tired of me complaining that I have put on weight, but I [...]

Health Note: what to eat at this time of the year – the end of summer, the beginning of autumn?

Health Note: what to eat at this time of the year – the end of summer, the beginning of autumn?

Having said in my previous post that this is a good season to eat — I think I should talk a bit more about it. As I am finishing with my summer recipes (sadly), we come to the so-called golden time of the year in China- not only because of the ‘gold’ leaves, autumn’s harvest, [...]

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