Matt and I tied the knot on March 26, 2017. For the past several months, I couldn’t be happier about the fact that I married the man I deeply love and cherish. And it has been a very sweet 3.5 months for me as the newly wed. In the same time, it has been quite… Continue reading It’s not easy to be a wife.
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
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】
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
For the holiday baking season and the 20% discount, I decided to take the Techniques of Baking Series class in the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (CSCA). I signed up for CSCA newsletters for over a year now and this is the first class I finally decided to take and it has been a great experience. (I… Continue reading On my way to a home baker!
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
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
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
It is hard to believe that August has just started! Walking home in 91 degree hotness this afternoon, I wanted something light and flavorful for dinner. When I finally arrived home and opened my fridge, I immediately locked my eyes on two fresh eggplants I just got the past weekend – nothing would be lighter than steaming… Continue reading Steamed Eggplant with Ginger and Garlic Sauce
Two cooking demo videos I filmed last Saturday. Another 9 videos will be filmed as a part of a 10 episode Diabetes education video project sponsored by Tufts University. Please leave feedback and comments to help me improve =)