Oh Dang Oh Deng!

As one of my favorite foods as a child, teenager and well, now, ‘oh-deng’ aka fried fish cakes
are probably one of the most unhealthiest foods in Asian cuisine — that
is, unless you make them yourself with quality ingredients. Oh-deng is fundamentally like crabs cakes — mashed up fish and flour with some oil and maybe some veggies then fried. However, they aren’t
re-battered with breadcrumbs before dunking them in a big pot of hot
oil, nor are they usually prepared at home.

Oh-deng comes in various shapes and sizes and are stir-fried as
banchan (side dishes, used in kimbap (Korean nori rolls – the brownish
beige-ish thing in the picture below), or in a soup.

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A little too much raw onion….

Both the Hubbs and I work at home so I’m constantly in and out of the kitchen. For a snack this afternoon, I made one of my most favorite things in the world: Guacamole.

Well, I call it avocado salsa, because I prefer my avocado in chunks and
not all mushed up. But a bit too much of the raw onions is still
burnin’ up my insides. If you like hot, here’s the recipe. 😀

Ginger Anyone?

Common Ingredient – GINGER

Having taken the hubbs to Expo West, I ended up with a collection of drinks – fancy sodas, energy shots, ‘healthy’ red-bull like canned drinks and iced teas – of which, these ginger goodnesses are my favorites.. These ginger drinks are basically ginger ale ~ ginger extract, juice or grated pieces in some sort of concoction of sugar and sparkling water.

The Ginger People’s (you may know them as the makers of the famous Ginger Chews) Ginger Beer:
contains water, cane sugar, naturally pressed ginger juice, natural ginger extract, citric acid, natural flavor.

Hello World!

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited to start this site/blog in which I’ll share the best in holistic and natural health with you! How appropriate that I start this site the weekend after attending Expo West! The theme of this year was gluten-free pizzas, eco-friendly, plant based laundry detergent (with new brands launched), private-labeled detox programs, artisan agave nectar and stevia sweeteners like Truvia.

To start off our day of sampling packaged foods and beverages on the right foot, we fueled ourselves with stir-fried broccolini and eggs.

Asparagus and soft boiled eggs, kale and poached eggs, swiss chard and over easy, steamed broccoli and hard boiled… you can’t go wrong with greens eggs minus the ham for a nutrition packed breakfast. What you start your day off with can set the mood for your entire day so choose wisely!