Category Archives: Tips

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year! Every year, we start with a clean slate to stay slim and trim.  These 5 Tips to Jumpstart Your New Year Resolutions will help you whether you want a healthy approach to dieting or just easy ways to cook up fast tasty weeknight dinners! Here’s how to do it… Shake up your…

Top 12 Wok Tips

As a wok enthusiast, cooking teacher and creator of a Wok Star Kit, I hear a lot of common mistakes people make when attempting wok cooking. This post was originally on rasamalaysia but I’ve revised a little. There were many wonderful comments and questions which may help you, so check it out. Ask me questions…

Whole Foods Market Salad Bar

Good to see Whole Foods Market in South Beach added a few more ‘protein’ items to their Salad Bar! If I had to eat there on a daily basis, this could get truly BORING!!! C’mon, give us some variety! Take a look at my 5 Lunch Tips for some simple ideas. Shrimp salad, cabbage almond…

5 Lunch Tips

Today’s Lunch, all from leftovers: chick pea curry, stir fried toufu, Sakaya’s Kitchen’s coconut rice; field green salad (see tip 2 below); orange segments for dessert. Trick is to balance your protein/carb to keep your energy UP! I’m not a nutritionist but on the cusp of diabetes (inherited from my mom), so I have to…

Wok Up Your Own Creations (Updated)

I promised to share my Wok Star “Easy Style”, Mix and Match way of shopping and cooking in my cast iron wok. Buy what’s fresh and seasonal and you cannot go wrong. In Stir frying without a recipe, there are tips on how to achieve it. Here’s the lowdown: Monday: I buy a variety of…