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Welcome!

Nǐ hǎo! 你好 (Hello!)

Huān yíng, huān yíng! 欢迎, 欢迎! (Welcome, welcome!) 😀

At the beginning, I created this blog to store my food photos and Chinese recipes online…

What will you find here?

A Healthy Kitchen

You will find our journey towards a healthy diet!

When we first moved to China, we ate like we always did i.e. bread, pasta, cookies and of course, fast food like KFC and McDonald’s.

As the days passed, we realized that Western-style foods were expensive!

Besides, the mainland Chinese were tucking into platefuls of leafy green vegetables, snacking on fresh fruit and looking young and healthy ^_^

That’s when I decided to go on the Healthy Food Challenge.

We discovered the joy of eating and cooking whole foods i.e. freshly cooked beef, chicken, fish and pork.

Fresh fruits. Fresh vegetables.

(Week 1: Two vegetables/fruits per meal)

Eat a minimum of two different fruits or vegetables (preferably organic) with every breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal.

No fast food or deep-fried foods!

(Week 4: No fast food or any foods that have been deep-fried in oil.)

For this challenge you must avoid:

  1. Restaurants with drive-thru windows – McDonald’s!
  2. Convenience stores that also typically sell gas – potato chips
  3. Places where you watch them assemble your food through a glass wall
  4. Restaurants that are situated in a “food court” setting
  5. School lunches (most schools do not have a fully functioning kitchen and simply heat precooked meals) – Yup!
  6. Airplane food – aaargh!

No processed meats.

No artificial coloring, flavors or sweeteners.

A Happy Childhood

My little boy visited Ocean Park in Hong Kong when he was 2 years old.

He learned to read and write Chinese together with his little Chinese friends guided by a kind and friendly Chinese teacher who gave them only 1-2 handwriting worksheets a week ^_^

I could enjoy breastfeeding both my babies.

Baby boy and baby girl could wear cloth diapers!

I joined in the babywearing trend with my baby girl because she was a super clingy baby lol

I hope that you’ll find something useful. If you have something to ask me, just contact me here. I’d love to hear from you! ^_^

Zài jiàn 再见 (Goodbye)!

Asian Mom