Layered Mango Jelly Dessert
Dessert

Layered Mango Jelly Dessert

Spring is finally here- and it’s been long awaited considering the incredibly cold winter that we had in Boston this year!  To welcome the beauty of spring, I’m sharing this layered mango jelly dessert that my uncle gifted me.  It’s simply amazing how light and fragrant this dessert is, and will keep you wanting more. … Continue reading

Papaya Soup
Chinese / Cooking

Papaya Soup

One of nature’s wonders, papaya improves digestion and prevents heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, and eye disorders. And with its antioxidants and loads of vitamins and minerals, papaya will help you fight off cold and flu viruses to help keep you healthy through the winter. Papaya soup (木瓜湯) is a very simple, mild soup that … Continue reading

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Dessert

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Ring in the new year with classic chocolate dipped strawberries!  Sweet, luscious strawberries covered with rich semi-sweet chocolate and just a drizzle of white chocolate will definitely complement any champagne toast.  These beautiful strawberries can even be made year-round for a delicious, homemade gift for others or a delectable dessert for yourself! Time: 15 minutes … Continue reading

Basics: Seitan (Wheat Gluten)
Basics

Basics: Seitan (Wheat Gluten)

For those who are looking to gradually lessen their consumption of meat, seitan is a great meat substitute that is made from gluten, the main protein of wheat.  While store-bought quick mixes are available to cut down on the preparation time, this recipe is for those looking for the original method of making seitan. Check … Continue reading

Shanyao Soup
Chinese / Cooking

Shanyao Soup

Cantonese people’s passion for soup is deeply rooted in their culture and history.  There are soups that boast the ability to nourish the body, strengthen physical health, and prevent diseases.  Depending on the season and one’s physique, one would adjust the type of soup made. I have also always been a big proponent of Cantonese soups … Continue reading