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Happy Winter Holiday!
Whilst some of us are busy getting ready for Christmas, the Chinese will also be celebrating the Winter Festival (Dong Zhi) on the 22nd December, and enjoying the Glutinous Rice Dumpling (Tang Yuan)! Alternatively, try the sweet Tang Yuan with Ground Peanut in Ginger Syrup or Palm Sugar Tang Yuan in Syrup
Get warmed up with Chinese Herbal Soup
Try a Eight-Treasure Pork Rib Herbal Soup, a nutritious soup that the Chinese have quite a lot for a healthy balance of diet. Or, try some Black Bean Soup with Cordycep for a good detox after the festive indulgence.
Stir Fry Made Easy
Apart from the healthy steaming option, stir frying uses less oil than other cooking methods. Plus, you can almost mix and match any meat/vegetable and sauce combinations and make your favourite taste.
Balance Your Food
Completely ruling out natural fatty food doesn't necessarily help us lose weight. It's not entirely what we eat but how we cook it and how we eat it that makes the difference. The key is to have a good balance, say, teaming Dongpo Braised Pork Belly with Chinese Tea Boiled Rice; the substance in Chinese tea will neutralise the fat in the pork belly.