Food & Nutrition


Soothing and Warming Chestnut-and-Red Date Congee   When the weather grows cold, a nourishing, warm pot of chestnut-and-red date congee can be the perfect pick-me-up on a chilly day. My favorite childhood hangout was the chestnut forest behind my grandmother’s house. When the chestnuts ripened in late autumn, I would follow my grandmother up the hill to collect them. When their spiny burs …
Sugary Foods Burden Your Body A Dharma Teaching by Grandmaster JinBodhi Compilation by Ning Qi Yuan   Many diseases arise from poor food choices. Our diet has a profound impact on how long we live, on how we feel physically and mentally, and on our appearance. Those who eat healthily tend to enjoy good health and may live longer than those who do not.   Sugar is broadly defined as a ty…
Spiced Spinach By Mu Xi & Dan Yi   As I strolled into the yard, an earthy scent captivated my senses. Rain had just quenched the ground. The spinach in my garden looked gloriously fresh, sparkling with water droplets. I rooted the leaves gently, craving a dish that was a highlight of my childhood. A dish of blanched spinach with ginger and chili pepper is a simple culinary treat that h…
How to Make Kimchi This pickled and fermented Napa cabbage is the most popular type of kimchi. Baechu kimchi is excellent as a healthful side dish, and can also serve as the foundation of many soups, stews, stir fries and rice dishes. Prep Time: 30 minutes Fermentation Time: 72 hours Total Time: 72 hours, 30 minutes Ingredients: 10 cups of water 2 Napa cabbages, washed and c…
      A Hearty Bowl of Glutinous Rice and Adzuki Bean Congee              By Mu Xi & Carolyn poon   Ingredients               30 grams glutinous rice             30 grams organic adzuki beans             (red beans)   Directions   &nb…
      Body Talk: Little-Known Facts          By Wang Da & Juliana Sun            Ginger has been considered a wonder spice since ancient times. An old Indian proverb tells us that “everything good is found in ginger.” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) holds that ginger’s curative powers restore yang and expel cold energy.…
        Aquaponics Modernized Ancient Gardening        By Jacqueline Sam        Aquaculture refers to raising aquatic animals in tanks. Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants in water. When the two are combined, the result is aquaponics — an effective, Nature-friendly system of food production that blends conventional aquacul…
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      A Soothing Cup of Tea           By YE CHA & Qing Cha      Tea is one of the most popular beverages worldwide. This simple and unique combination of boiled water and dried leaves has been a revered drink for thousands of years. Tea offers a multitude of health benefits for both body and mind. All over the world, people are drinking …
      The Taste of Home Braised Bamboo Shoots                       By Xi Yu & Dan Yi   Ingredients                         500g bamboo shoots                     75ml vegetable oil        …