Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy 2011!

We would like to wish everyone the best of luck for the new year! May it be filled with fortune, happiness and health for you and your loved ones.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Plan Budget-Friendly, Healthy Meals

With the rich foods you'll be having at all the upcoming holiday parties, you might find yourself wanting lighter healthier meals. We've compiled a list of websites that will help you stay on track with healthy meal planning:

Healthy Chinese recipes from Eating Well.
EatingWell’s healthy Chinese recipes are makeovers of traditional favorites, such as Sweet & Sour Chicken with Brown Rice and Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings. Skip the white rice—instant brown rice is quick and more nutritious—and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing meal ready in no time.
(Us: A great resource for all kinds of Chinese/Asian inspired dishes. Scroll all the way down for more recipes.)

Daily Meal Planner from Meals Matter.
Our daily meal planner makes it easier to prepare healthy, economical meals at home by helping you organize recipes and meals for each day. You can contribute your favorite recipes to Meals Matter and then plan your meals for the week by adding them to your daily meal planner. If you don’t have a recipe to add you can also write in what you plan to eat for any given meal.
Cheap and Healthy: 15 Nutritious Foods for About $2 from WebMD.
How do you eat a nutritious diet while keeping your grocery budget low? The good news is that cheap food isn't necessarily unhealthy food.
You can cut food costs by eating more meals at home, and by making sure they feature some of the healthiest foods from your supermarket -- foods like whole grains, vegetables, and beans.

Enjoy the festivities and happy eating!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dish of the Month - Tofu and Crabmeat in a Paper Pot

We debuted this dish two years ago, and it's been one of our more popular Paper Pot dishes. Silken tofu, carrot shreds and crabmeat simmered in a light broth with just a hint of white pepper is simply delicious! While the paper "pot" looks as if it's only there as decoration, it is actually absorbing some of the fat from the soup (which is already low in fat content) as you eat. Win!