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Let's do the Snake Dance!
May the year of the Snake bring you lots of joy and happiness. Obviously we have survived the very much talked about "end of the world", but let's not make it a reality by doing any further damage - if we can help it. Perhaps we could all start by giving a little more tender loving care to our health as well as our loved ones'. The Chinese have a saying that goes something like "illnesses enter through the mouth" which implied that food plays a big part in controlling our health. Who can deny that?
15 Days of Lunar Celebration
9 Feb 2013 - Reunion Dinner on Lunar New Year's Eve.
Stay hydrated with 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. Check out our soup recipes for more varieties.
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.