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Dinner Celebration in China

As a Westerner, your trip to Asia will be filled with exciting new experiences as well as a few challenges. The time difference, new foods, and complex itineraries can throw even the most experienced traveler for a loop. Perhaps the biggest challenge of all, however, will be the different customs and traditions you’ll encounter along the way. Navigating them successfully…

Chinese Faux Fried Rice

This faux fried cauliflower rice will satisfy all your cravings for takeout, while still keeping you on a healthy track. Finely minced cauliflower subs in for rice, keeping carbohydrates low but still offering a satisfying and filling flavor. You’ll be amazed at how similar the texture will be! Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamins C and K, and packs…

Mu Shu Vegetables

Traditionally made with pork, though often made with chicken or shrimp, Mu Shu is a simple and delicious authentic Northern Chinese recipe that’s easily adapted and made healthier. By keeping the focus on the vegetables, the fiber and nutrients go up, and the fat and cholesterol go down. Cabbage offers a deluge of health benefits, including high doses of vitamins…

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One of the most magical aspects of summer changing into fall is the vibrant colors as the leaves change. The beautiful fall foliage and the crisp and comfortable weather is the perfect combination for getting outside to hike, bike and walk. While fall across the U.S. is beautiful, there are just as many breathtaking destinations around the world boasting picture-perfect…

Chinese Zucchini Noodle Vegetable Lo Mein

This quick and easy dish satisfies all your cravings for greasy takeout, without any of the guilt. Zucchini noodles stand in for wheat noodles here, making for a light and healthy dish that’s low carb and full of good-for-you vegetables. To make zucchini noodles, you’ll need a spiralizer, which you can purchase for $12-25 online. It’s a worthwhile investment that…

shanghai yuyuan garden

The next stop on our 5 Healthy Days Tour is Shanghai, the most populous city in China. Travelers are drawn here due to its constant development. Modern and traditional culture and architecture collide in this city, creating a unique and interesting trip. This city is known for its historical landmarks and its modern and expanding skyline. Not only does this…

Shanghai Smog

Severe smog has blanked the city of Shanghai and other nearby cities, causing delays and cancellations in airports and schools throughout the area. According to CNN, officials in Shanghai have issued the strictest health warning and are urging locals to stay indoors as the air quality index tops 500. To put that number into perspective, levels above 300 are considered…

Shrimp and Scallion Dumplings with Ginger Soy Sauce

Dumplings are served and eaten as a mainstay all over China. Eaten at any meal, any time of day, as a starter or as the main event, dumplings in China come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. Whether for a fancy holiday celebration dinner, or a casual roadside breakfast, dumplings always fit the occasion. Many families have specific, fancy ways…

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