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Breathing Techniques & Mindfulness Tips

Breathing Techniques & Mindfulness Tips Timeless Wisdom for a Healthy Body By Madalina Hubert Using proper breathing techniques is important for healing our bodies and is connected with both our physical and mental health. The most basic function of breathing is to oxygenate the blood, which provides nutrients to the body’s structures and systems. Positive […]

Kimchi Recipe

Authentic Kimchi Recipe   Kimchi, the national food of South Korea. Served as a side dish at almost every meal, it’s an indispensable part of the country’s diet. Although you can buy kimchi at the store, most Korean’s make it at home. Try your hand at it with our authentic homemade kimchi recipe! A Little […]

Asian-Inspired Healthy Lunch Ideas

Asian-Inspired Healthy Lunch Ideas The end of summer is a bittersweet time of the year as summer break comes to an end and we prepare to go back to school or work. Here’s something to look forward to though, Asian-inspired healthy lunch ideas! Japan is famous for its bento lunch boxes but did you know […]

What is the Hungry Ghost Festival?

What is the Hungry Ghost Festival? Like people from all over the world, the Chinese also have their own special day to celebrate the dead. Similar to the very popular Mexican celebration, Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead, Chinese people dedicate a holiday to care for the dead known as the Hungry Ghost […]

Hairy Gourd with Dried Shrimp Recipe

Hairy Gourd with Dried Shrimp   This hairy gourd with dried shrimp recipe is a simple and tasty dish that’s best enjoyed in the summertime. It gives you a refreshing feel and it can be served as a main or a side dish. A staple in traditional Chinese cuisine, this dish brings feelings of nostalgia […]

Thai Basil Chicken Recipe

Thai Basil Chicken   This Thai basil chicken recipe is one of the most popular and probably the most well-known street foods in Thailand. The traditional name for Thai basil chicken is “pad kra pao gai” (ผัดกระเพราไก่). Here in North America, it’s comparable to Sesame Chicken! You can check out our Sesame Chicken recipe here. […]

Experience Char Siu

The weather is getting warm and barbecue season has started. Why not try Char Siu, aka Chinese barbecue pork!

Asian-Style Zucchini Recipe

Asian-Style Zucchini Jump to Recipe Zucchinis are native to the Americas but with globalization, they have spread over to Asia giving us new ways to enjoy it like this Asian-style zucchini recipe. Did you know botanically zucchinis are actually considered a fruit even though most people categorize them as a vegetable? They’re a part of [...]

5 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

5 Health Benefits of Cucumbers By Madalina Hubert Cucumbers are one of the most refreshing foods to have during the summer. Both traditional and Western medicine have praised the health benefits of cucumbers, not only for cooling and hydrating the body but also for promoting weight loss, soothing the skin and eyes, among others. Interestingly, […]

Char Siu Pork Recipe

Char Siu Pork   Char siu pork is a fan favourite and definitely one of the more known recipes from Chinese cuisine. Keep reading for an authentic char siu recipe! So what is char siu pork exactly? Char siu is a type of Cantonese roast meat. It gets its name from the traditional cooking method, […]

Ginger Beef Recipe

Ginger Beef Recipe Derived from the northern Chinese dish, Jiāng Niúròu (薑牛肉), ginger beef is actually a North American fusion dish thought to have originated in Canada. The traditional dish in China is less saucy and sweet compared to the restaurant version we know. Although it’s served across the country, it’s widely agreed upon that […]

Medicinal Superfoods: Garlic 

Medicinal Superfoods: Garlic By Madalina Hubert    Garlic has acquired legendary status since antiquity. It is a favourite flavour enhancer in many cuisines around the world, but also a powerful medicinal tool used to combat a range of diseases, from poison to colds. In many cultures, it is also been said to ward off evil […]

Sesame Garlic Chicken Recipe

Sesame Garlic Chicken If you’re in a rush to make dinner or struggling to find a dish that the kids will like, you should definitely try this Sesame Garlic Chicken Recipe. Skip your favourite Chinese take-out restaurant tonight and opt for a healthier alternative.  Many restaurants deep-fry their chicken to give the dish that crispy […]

Food as Medicine in Chinese Culture

Food as Medicine in Chinese Culture By Madalina Hubert   As alternative medicine is becoming increasingly popular, we look to traditional Chinese medicine and other traditional cultures for wisdom in healing our body. Food is an important part of these treatments. In fact, since ancient times, doctors in both East and West have devoted considerable […]

Shanghai Fried Noodles Recipe

Shanghai Fried Noodles   Shanghai, China is one of the most populated cities in the world, with people constantly on the move. One thing that will always remain constant is their amazing Shanghai Fried Noodles recipe. So what makes Shanghai Fried Noodles different from other noodle dishes? It’s made with a Shanghai-style noodle called cumian, […]

5 Health Benefits of Asparagus

5 Health Benefits of Asparagus By Madalina Hubert   Spring is here, and with it comes asparagus. This green vegetable is filling and delicious and has inspired many healthy recipes over the millennia. The Greeks, the Romans, and the Egyptians all used asparagus. The Greeks saw it as a symbol of fertility, and the Egyptians […]

Chicken Thigh with Bok Choy Recipe

Chicken Thigh with Bok Choy In this chicken thigh with bok choy recipe, the star of the show isn’t the chicken. It’s the bok choy! Bok choy is a great vegetable to change up your diet this spring. It is high in nutrients while also low in calories. It’s considered one of the world’s healthiest […]

6 Popular Asian Fruits

6 Popular Asian Fruits You Can Find in North America By Madalina Hubert Did you know that mango originates from South Asia, and that kiwi was first grown in China? Some of the most popular fruits we enjoy today originated in Asia, although they are now grown on other continents as well. In recent years, […]

The Benefits of Strawberries

The Wonderful Benefits of Strawberries By Madalina Hubert What’s red, heart-shaped, has a sweet-sour aroma and inspired delicious culinary creations for generations? The answer is the strawberry! Part of the rose family, it is aromatic and refreshing. And of course, these are not all the benefits of strawberries. These fruits are full of goodness that […]

Mapo Tofu Recipe

Mapo Tofu Recipe Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb of silken tofu 1/4 lb minced beef 2 tbsp chilli bean sauce (doubanjiang) 1 tsp fermented black bean (douchi) 1 tbsp flaked red pepper or powder 2 tbsp oil 2 tbsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp garlic  1/2 tsp ginger […]

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