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FOOD

The Benefits of Red Dates

Red dates, known as hongzao, are labelled by the Chinese as ‘the king of nuts’ for their super nutritional value. Dried Chinese red dates are soft and moist with a sweet smell. Heralded as a superfood, red dates are often present in traditional chinese medicine (TCM) prescriptions and brewed herbal …

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FOOD

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Honey

Before getting into it, I want start on the basis that we all know that honey is made up of natural byproducts such as bee pollen, propels, royal jelly and wax. Yes? But did you know these byproducts are often strained and destroyed by the heat during the packaging process? …

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RECIPE

Iced Organic Honey Lemon Green Tea…in 3 Minutes

I started a crazy little habit – that is, making homemade beverages using recycled mason glass jars. Drinking homemade iced anything out of a reused mason jar that has been chilled in the fridge is a seriously cool experience. First, the mason jar holds up to 450ml; compared to a …

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HEALTH

Skinny Jeans: Worth the Strut?

This is the unusual case of skinny jeans. If the thought of squeezing into a pair of skin tight pants could not only turn a few jaw-dropping heads, but also land you in a hospital…you’re probably right. A few days ago, a 35-year old Australian woman collapsed and was hospitalized …

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FOOD

Oyster Sauce: Is it bad for you?

Oyster sauce is a guaranteed find in every Chinese kitchen. Its thick, dark and savory flavor makes its way to all sorts of Asian stir-fry, stew, hotplate grill and even barbeque. Vegetable stir-fried in oyster sauce is a common favorite in Asian cuisine; while vegetables serve a healthy dose of …

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HEALTH

Are You Fighting With Your Belly Fat?

Everybody has belly fat, even people with flat abs. Normal belly fat sits under the skin. Problem arises when the fat becomes too much, it expands into a belly bulge that makes your pants and dresses feel extra snug. This excessive abdominal fat – called visceral fat – is nestled …

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RECIPE

Miang Kham: Thai Leaf-Wrapped Salad

Miang Kham (เมี่ยงคำ) is one of my all-time favorite snack from Thailand. It is healthy, tasty and seriously addictive. I first discovered Miang Kham six years ago on an evening dinner cruise on Chao Praya river in Bangkok when my the-boyfriend now-husband and I were dating. I loved this snack …

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FOOD

How to Transform Your Meat From Cheap Cut to Prime Cut With Natural Meat Tenderizers?

Natural meat tenderizers can transform an economical cut of meat into a succulent morsel of meaty goodness. In Singapore, beef and lamb are relatively more expensive than chicken and pork.  To buy a premium piece of steak, be prepared to shell out over $55-$100 per kg. The hefty price tag …

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HEALTH

5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs A Tongue Scraper

If you are going to stick your tongue out for a snapshot, you probably want to make sure your tongue is scraped and cleaned. Tongue scrapping has been practiced for many, many years. I remember being little playing with my great grandmother’s tongue scraper – a thin bendy strip of …

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LIVING

7 Bedtime Habits To Put You To Sleep Quicker

When thoughts, worries and ideas whirl around your head at night, it is almost impossible to go to sleep. Sometimes, we force ourselves by tossing and turning until our body gives up. Other times, we numb our restless mind by watching TV, surfing the net or calling a friend. Unfortunately, …

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