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Posted on 20 Mar 2015

Green Tea and Immunity

For most people, the immune system quietly hums away, keeping potential invaders at bay as well as acting as an internal cleaner of sorts and providing a kind of interior information superhighway alongside the nervous system. However, sometimes the immune system can go out of control and begin to attack the body itself. This can […]
Posted on 24 Dec 2014

Easy & Healthy Chinese Pasta “Pan Min” Recipe

This is a very simple way of preparing a highly nutritious snack or breakfast using ready-made (rolled) sheets of organic wheat dough. As the wheat dough sheets come in a frozen package, they need to be thawed before they can be used. You can do so by leaving them in the kitchen overnight until they […]
Posted on 17 Dec 2014

Healthy Reunion Dumplings (Tangyuan)

The Winter Solstice is one of the most important Chinese festivities and it usually falls on or around December 22nd of each year. In 2014, the Winter Solstice is observed on Sunday, December 21. The origins of the festival go way back to the ancient Yin and Yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the […]
Posted on 07 Sep 2014

Powerful Sprouted Gluten-free Millet Dumplings

Most Chinese rice dumplings are made using refined glutinous white rice. This type of rice is pre-soaked and fried with oil, with a variety of fillings such as pork, chicken, abalone, chestnut, salted fish and egg yoke. After the ingredients are wrapped in bamboo leaves, the dumplings are then steamed for an hour in water. […]
Posted on 02 Sep 2014

The Healing Power of Roses

We can trace the origin of roses all the way back to China. Not only are roses planted for decorative purpose, but they are also useful for their medicinal healing qualities. When I visited my friends Tai-ling and KK during the winter in South Australia, I was amazed by how their roses thrived in the […]
Posted on 14 Aug 2014

Healthy Organic Brown Rice Vinegar

Vinegar is said to be the first seasoning ever created by man and is believed to have been in existence as long as salt. The origin of the word vinegar is "vin aigre", meaning sour wine. Vinegar is made through two fermentation processes. Firstly, alcohol is made from the natural fermentation of grain or fruit, […]
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