Nutrition message

My December Bring-lunch-to-work Challenge

Let’s face it, buying lunch is getting increasingly expensive – we all know that. It seems a few years ago, a regular lunch from downtown Boston area can be around $6, but nowadays, I can rarely find anything below $8. So bringing lunch to work is not only a nutrition issue anymore, it became more a financial… Continue reading My December Bring-lunch-to-work Challenge

Nutrition message · nutrition news

USDA Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 in Chinese 【美国农业部膳食指南2015-2020中文版】

USDA has finally published the long waited 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines today. As a Registered Dietitian from China and working with Chinese population, I translated the executive summary part of the guideline into Chinese for my clients.  The Guidelines【五大原则】 Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. All food and beverage choices matter. Choose a healthy eating… Continue reading USDA Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 in Chinese 【美国农业部膳食指南2015-2020中文版】

baking · Snack food

Sugar Glazed Almond Cookie Balls

This recipe is literally the healthiest cookie recipes I can find – high in fiber with whole wheat flour and oatmeal, low in fat and sugar, and high in protein with eggs, nuts and Greek yogurt. The cute shape would make it a great appetizer for your upcoming thanksgiving dinner! In early 2012 I wrote a… Continue reading Sugar Glazed Almond Cookie Balls

entree dishes · vegetables

Healthy Stuffed Peppers with Tuna and Mushroom

I have to admit I’m not a big fan of bell peppers. They are usually the last vegetables left in my fridge towards the end of the week. Then I have to dice them into small pieces and cook up a quick stir fry. They are not bad, but they never make the top of… Continue reading Healthy Stuffed Peppers with Tuna and Mushroom

entree dishes · Snack food

How to gut and cook fresh squids

I was very fortunate to get to know a friend that goes fishing regularly. A few days ago he brought back a bunch of squids, so I was able to get several fresh squid that literally just out of the water. The only hassle dealing with fresh squids is the gutting process, however the incomparable flavor… Continue reading How to gut and cook fresh squids

entree dishes

Bamboo Shoot with Pork Belly in Dutch Oven

Bamboo shoot with pork belly is one of my favorite childhood dish that I miss the most living here in the States. When my parents came to visit this  summer, they taught me how to make it in a pressure cooker. However, I discovered that Dutch Oven is a much better cooking vehicle for this traditional Chinese… Continue reading Bamboo Shoot with Pork Belly in Dutch Oven