Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everybody has their own version of a chocolate chip cookie recipe. And they all say their cookies are the best. People are proud to be able to make chocolate chip cookies because they love these cookies. Just the mentioning of chocolate chip cookies will make your mouth water. Even my Chinese friend who is in her 70s raved about the chocolate chip cookies I made for her the other day. That made me quite happy. Lynard loves chocolate chip cookies. In fact, he maybe eating too many cookies.

The chocolate chip cookie recipe I created is quite basic, everybody uses pretty much the same ingredients. The only thing I do differently Continue reading

Downsize The Lifestyle

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My resolution for this year is to get rid of everything unnecessary in my life and in my house, one priority at a time, starting with my messy office. We are downsizing so to speak. But, no, we are not moving into a smaller house. Instead, we are checking what’s important to us and what is not. It is time to cut out people and things that are big distractions in us oldies lifestyle. The older we get, the less our bodies and minds are capable of handling things and stress. Downsizing is the smart thing to do. Let go,
let go, let it all go. Your health is more important than anything else.

Springfield Chicken

Springfield Chicken

Bamboo shoots are widely used in Asian cuisine as a health food. Young bamboo shoots can be consumed fresh, fermented, pickled, or canned. Not only are they delicious but are rich in proteins, fiber, and other minerals. Bamboo shoots have significant health benefits, from cancer prevention and weight loss to lowering cholesterol level and improving appetite, just to name a few.

If you have never heard of Springfield Chicken, you are not alone. Continue reading

Okra Zucchini Soup

Okra Zucchini Soup

You are probably wondering if I am ever going to post a recipe. When are you going to make soup? Here we are, making soup. Don’t get turned away by the title. Once you try it you will love it. I was not a fan of okra. Most people I talk to do not eat okra. Everybody hates the slimy veggie. I used to think okra was exclusively for making gumbo in New Orleans.

Okra also known as lady’s fingers. It is packed with Continue reading

A Cup of Tea Makes My Day

Chrysanthemum Tea

I am not picky when it comes to tea. I can drink dark tea, light tea, Chinese tea and American tea. Just about any tea has some health benefits, especially green tea. Drinking green tea regularly can make you smarter and give you more stable energy, therefore be more productive. Many health benefits of green tea have been confirmed in human research studies. To name a few:

1. Green tea has the amino acid that can improve brain function.
2. Green tea is an excellent source of powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer.
3. The bioactive compounds in green tea may reduce Continue reading

Being A People Pleaser Is Bad For Your Health

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I probably will get yelled at for being a selfish crazy woman. That’s ok. But for all you middle aged folks out there, you know what I am talking about. Been there, done that.

From the moment we were born, adults taught us to smile for them. As we got older, we were told to share our toys and food with siblings. When we got a job, we were trained to be warm and fuzzy, never say no to customers. Once we got married, we were expected to take care of the family, the spouse, the kids, the pets, the parents, the parents’ parents, the in-laws, the siblings, the kids’ kids. Once again, never say no when Continue reading