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Cravings For Tong Sui – Chinese Sweet Soup Desserts That Can Also Be Healthy

Tong Sui and snacks at KTZ

Popular Tong Sui and snacks at KTZ in SS2

 

Hi there, dear friends 😀

Last night, my husband and I suddenly had some strong cravings for “Tong Sui” after dinner  and so, we quickly drove to KTZ  in SS2, Petaling Jaya to get some satisfaction! LOL!

Tong Sui is literally called  “Sugar Water” in the Chinese/Cantonese dialect , but it actually means desserts in sweet soups, and there are many types of Tong Sui.

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Easy Japchae Recipe – A Delicious Healthy Korean Noodle That Has A Low Glycemic Index & Is Low In Carbohydrates

Japchae - Korean Sweet Potato Noodles

Colourful, delicious, healthy Japchae – Korean Sweet Potato Noodles

Hi there, dear friends 😀 

Japchae is an appetising Korean sweet potato noodle dish and my version of the recipe is really easy to put together. Sweet potatoes noodles have a low-glycemic index and are low in carbohydrates, compared to wheat noodles.  

I often make Japchae whenever I have a party because it is such a colourful, delicious noodle that can be served cold. There is not much cooking to do, and the ingredients are very simple ==> just some assorted vegetables, sweet potato noodles, olive/sesame oil, soy sauce and honey. The ingredients are quite versatile and you can even substitute some of them to suit your taste 💡  

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Happyhomemaker88’s Easy Yummy Roast Leg Of Lamb Recipe With A Little Oriental Touch

A Roast Leg of Lamb Dinner for my eldest daughter's birthday

A Roast Leg of Lamb Dinner for my eldest daughter’s birthday

Hi there, dear friends 😀 Last weekend was my eldest daughter’s birthday and I made a Roast Leg of Lamb dinner for her as she loves lamb cooked in any way.  The roast lamb turned out very moist, tender and flavourful,  and I thought I had better write down the recipe here for future references as this was my best lamb recipe so far.  When I cook, I don’t usually measure the exact amounts of the ingredients used,  because I tend to go by  intuition, putting in just “a little bit of this, a little bit of that.” LOL! Seeing as how my blog is a legacy for my children to refer to my recipes and health remedies when I am no longer around, I am posting my  best Roast Leg of Lamb recipe here.

Yummy Roast Lamb Dinner

Yummy Roast Lamb Dinner

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Happyhomemaker88’s Homemade Granola Bar Recipe – Loaded With Lots Of Healthy & Yummy Goodness!

My very first homemade Granola Bar

My very first homemade healthy Granola Bar

Hi there, dear friends 😀 

My eldest daughter and I love eating Granola Bars, but those that are store-bought are often laden with  too much sugar and they also cost a bomb for just a few bars in a box. Also, most of them are lacking in the type of nutritious ingredients that we want.

So, for the past few weeks, I have been looking up  Granola Bar recipes, but I couldn’t really find one that I liked…and so,  I came up with my own recipe instead and my Granola Bars were very delicious! I love it that they were made with a lot of high fibre ingredients and sweetened naturally by the dried fruits and a little wild honey….yummm!  

A plate of Granola Squares

A plate of yummy Granola Squares

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Take Advantage Of Mother Nature’s Wonderful Gift To Us – Drink Fresh, Young Coconut Water Often For Good Health!

 

A glass of refreshing fresh coconut water with pulp

A glass of refreshing fresh coconut water with pulp

 

Hi there, dear friends 🙂 

For the past one week, I had the type of heatiness known as “fire” heatiness (known in Cantonese as “for” for fire), usually caused from restless sleep or late in sleeping at night. This “fire” heatiness can be quite tricky to get rid of and the often recommended remedy from Chinese Medicine Shops would be to boil some ginseng root tea (“yeong sum soe” or “pow sum soe”). I was suffering from knee joint pains, increased heart rate, neck pains and a general feeling of restlessness, conditions that can be brought on by body heatiness. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are many types of “heatiness” that can occur in one’s body (I won’t go into their complicated descriptions) and without consulting a Chinese Physician to determine the state of yin-yang of one’s body, it can be difficult to treat to treat heatiness on our own with the various Chinese cooling drinks. 

This morning, I was having brunch at a Mamak (Indian Muslim) restaurant restaurant with my husband when I noticed they have fresh green coconuts lined up at their drinks counter. Then it hit me! I could have kicked myself for forgetting the oldest remedy and most yummy remedy for body heatiness according to TCM ===> FRESH YOUNG COCONUT WATER

Young, green coconuts

Young, green coconuts

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Easy Green Mung Bean Chinese Dessert/Sweet Soup For Detoxification, To Dispel Body Heatiness, For Lowering High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol, Clearing Acne

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Hi there, dear friends! 😀

Yesterday, I was testing out blogging from my new iPhone and when I hit the “Publish” button, only the photos remained of this post – all narration was gone! LOL!  So, here is the update 💡 ===> 

This is a very classic, traditional Chinese sweet soup or dessert that uses the Green Mung Bean. It is not as popular as the other Chinese sweet soups (Tong Sui in Cantonese) but I do make it now and then as an easy method for countering body heatiness and for detoxification. 

A few years ago, a friend taught me an effective remedy for reducing high viral fever – take a handful of green mung beans and boil in 2 cups of water for about 15 minutes. Add half a teaspoon of salt and drink when cooled. The cooling property of the bean is magnified this way.

When I told an elderly aunt about this fever reducing remedy, she said when she was a young girl around 50 years ago, women would drink lots of this salted green mung bean water to prevent pregnancies whenever they had missed their period or their menses were late. 

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A Nutritious, Yummy, Guilt-Free Chinese Dessert That Packs A Lot Of Health Benefits – Pumpkin Barley Tong Sui

A bowl of hot pumpkin barley sweet soup

A bowl of hot, delicious pumpkin barley sweet soup

Hi there, dear friends 😀  

I first tasted this very delicious pumpkin barley dessert (aka sweet soup or “Tong Sui” in Cantonese) at my lady healer friend’s place two years ago. In addition to its great taste, this dessert is also very nutritional to us and packs a lot of health benefits!

My children love the pumpkin barley tong sui and I would usually make a large pot of it. We would have our first bowl piping hot. Then when the remaining tong sui has cooled, I would store the whole pot in the refrigerator and the tong sui is consumed cold over the next few days (3 days is the maximum). The iced, cold version tastes even better in the hot, hazy weather that we are experiencing in Malaysia now.

Here are the health benefits of the various ingredients used in the yummy Pumpkin Barley Tong Sui (the easy to follow recipe will come after that)  :-

 

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