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Healthy Recipes, if not the Best

Happy New Year! Wish every one of us a healthy year 2012!

What I intended to do in this first post was to revisit a list of my best recipes (do I have the best?). Pondered a while, I already found myself subconsciously sidetrucked. But, I’m happy I did.

As a saying goes, all assets we own are merely zeros in our account, no matter it is cash, stock, a car or even a flat. Because these things could be meaningless if health is not with us. Health is the positive number preceding the zeros.

Let’s keep those zeros meaningful.

In our daily homemade meals, ranging from side dish, main course to soups, noodles and even desserts, I believe there are always rooms to make them light and low-fat. Here are some I did, may I ask you to join me and give a healthy start of 2012?

Appetizer / Side

Healthy Recipes

Chawan Mushi aka Japanese Savoury Egg Custard

Simple Healthy Recipes

Hand-Pulled Chicken with Cucumber

Simple Healthy Recipes

Pumpkin Sardine Patties

Main Course

Simple Healthy Recipes

Fish Fillet with Soybean Crumbs

Simple Healthy Recipes

Stir-fried King Oyster Mushrooms with Sichuan Pickled Mustard

Simple Healthy Recipes

Steamed Frozen Oysters with Fermented Black Beans

Simple Healthy Recipes

Tomatoes Stew with Tofu

Main Course – Vegetable

Simple Healthy Recipes

A Dish Made of Colors โ€“ Vegetarian Stir-Fried Corn

Simple Healthy Recipes

Chinese Cabbage with Ham and Cream Sauce

Simple Healthy Recipes

Braised Bok Choy, a Simple Shanghainese Dish

Simple Healthy Recipes

Cauliflower with Spicy Lentil Sauce


Simple Healthy Recipes

Coriander Soup with Century Egg and Fish Fillet

Simple Healthy Recipes

Snowy Winter Melon Soup

Simple Healthy Recipes

Spicy Tofu Soup, Korean Style

Noodle / Rice

Simple Healthy Recipes

Braised E-Fu Noodles with Straw Mushrooms

Simple Healthy Recipes

Brown Rice Porridge with Tomato, Scallops

Simple Healthy Recipes

Steamed Rice in Lotus Leaf Wrap

Simple Healthy Recipes

Udon with Shimeji Mushrooms


Simple Healthy Recipes

Beancurd Skin Sweet Soup with Ginkgo Nuts and Jobโ€™s Tear

Simple Healthy Recipes

Hawthorn Apple Tea

Simple Healthy Recipes

Poached Pears in Osmanthus and Ginger Drink

The list could go on, let me leave you to explore more here (by ingredient). Enjoy!

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  1. Bite and Sip

    What a great collection of recipes. I like your style, it is a nice fusion. Coriander soup with a century egg sounds so awesome

  2. Ann@Anncoo Journal

    You’ve many best and interesting recipes in the past that I’m love a lot.
    Hope to see more great posting from you 2012.

  3. tigerfish

    Thanks for the nutritious, and delicious full course meal. I am so hungry now, just looking at them.

  4. Lori

    So glad to have this reminder of all your wonderful recipes. I have so many I want to try. I’m looking for all kinds of cooking ideas in the new year and this will help!

  5. Lucy L

    Happy new year!
    love the list you have made for 2012, i’m going to try all of them (i’ve already made a few of your recipes and LOVED them) for a healthy start to 2012.
    Will be coming back to HK in April so will stock up what i need that i can’t get in London. Thanks again for your list =)

  6. Mei Teng

    Happy new year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. TasteHongKong

    Lucy L,
    Isnโ€™t that exciting!? I canโ€™t help but repeating a shopping list, possibly useful for you:
    – White fungus
    – Dried lotus seeds
    – Sichuan pickled mustard
    – Dried hawthorn
    – Dried Longan
    – Shaoxing wine
    – Five spice powder
    – Rice and sticky rice flour
    – Dried shrimp roes
    – Dried squid
    – Dried osmanthus
    – Ginkgo nuts
    – Red dates
    – Fermented black beans
    – Dried golden needle vegetable
    – Dried shrimps
    – Cashew nuts
    – Chinese sausages
    – Dried black mushrooms, dried cloud ear

    And, not sure if dried lotus leaves will be available by then. Anyway, welcome back to H.K., and enjoy your shopping!

  8. mycookinghut

    Great list of recipes round-up!
    Happy new year!

  9. Pat

    Definitely will join you for a very healthy start of 2012 ! May the new seasons bring joy and days are bright to you and all !….

  10. lena

    hi maureen, you really have a very nice menu on your blog! seriously, i like all that you displayed up there..yeah, let us all have a healthy 2012!

  11. Yi @ Yi Resevation

    Happy New Year! Love all the recipes you list here. I look forward to seeing more delicious food from your site this year!

  12. Juliana

    They all look delicious!
    Happy New Year to you too…hope you have a wonderful week ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Lucy L

    thanks so much for the list, i think you just rounded up everything very nicely for me! hehe. looking forward to shopping, eating, shopping & eating lol

  14. Sook

    Oh boy… everything looks so good! That cauliflower dish looks so good and I am so going to try it ๐Ÿ™‚