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Packing More Fiber in Your Diet for New Year Resolution (Kitchen Hack Part 2)
January 02, 2024

Packing More Fiber in Your Diet for New Year Resolution (Kitchen Hack Part 2)

Hi! Friends,

Happy New Year!

Many of us think about new year resolution. Some are about diet and losing weight. Some are to get rid of some bad habits. There are more than we can name.

What I learned throughout the years was that sometimes we want to be ambitious to achieve our goals. But once we met the first failure, we gave up immediately.

Persistence is the key. Don't let that little setback to stop you. Just get back on track and repeat it again. Eventually, you will succeed.

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Keeping Celery Fresh

Celery is one of my staples in the fridge. You can eat it anywhere, raw or cooked. It's a very versatile ingredient and packed with plenty of fiber and crunch.

This tip was inspired by the Chinese wrapping freshly bought vegetables with newspaper. People in Asia didn't use paper towel until lately. So, the best alternative was to use newspaper.

For over the last 20+ years, I have been wrapping celery with paper towel.

All you need to do is to shake off some excess water if your grocery store tends to spray water on the vegetables throughout the day. Too much water will ruin the vegetables itself from inside out. Then, lay a piece of paper towel lengthwise to wrap the entire, uncut celery plant from top to bottom. If it comes with a plastic bag, transfer it back to that same plastic bag. Store it in the fridge and it lasts for up to 2 weeks. Cut it up whenever you are ready to serve.

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The Special Meaning of Celery in Chinese

Cantonese pronounciation is "Sai Kun". In Chinese southern provinces and Hong Kong, "Kun" means hardworking. It's no surprise that parents always encourage their children to eat more celery. My parents were no exception either.

Celery is always served in warm dishes in Hong Kong and China because Chinese are still not a big fan of eating raw vegetables, but some occasional vegetable salad. Celery is typically used as one of the ingredients in stir-fried noodles as well.

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EBooks as Part of Your New Year Resolution

What's your new year resolution? Is it about saving more money by having more homemade meals? Or are you losing weight?

Easy Family Dinners Cookbook (former 21 Day Fix Meal Ideas) - This ebook is for planners. But you don't need to do them. I did them for you already. All you need is to shop, cook and enjoy with your family.

Low-Carb Chinese Food Recipes | Eat Chinese to Lose Weight - Who doesn't love Chinese food? These recipes make you feel GREAT and guilt-free.

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Be Safe and Healthy

Let's wrap up this month with this Bible verse.

“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” ~ Mark 11:25

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