Nutrition Blog by Julina Halim

Insights from our nutrition columnist, Julina Halim

My Top 3 Tips to Prepare for Holiday Eating

My Top 3 Tips to Prepare for Holiday Eating

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Top 3 Christmas Food That Are Good for You (And Asian Alternatives If You Are Not a Fan)!

Top 3 Christmas Food That Are Good for You (And Asian Alt...

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  • <b>5 Rice Dishes Around the World</b>

    5 Rice Dishes Around the World

    We bet you didn't know this:  The Great Wall of China is glued together with sticky rice. Builder mixed calcium bicarbonate and porridge made with sticky rice to glue one stone to another, and the Wall is still standing strong today.  Rice is probably one of the most versatile and commonly used grains around the world. Growing up in East...

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  • <b>Open Sesame: Little Seeds, Big Wonders!</b>

    Open Sesame: Little Seeds, Big Wonders!

    We love these tiny seeds! Sesame seeds are likely to have originated in Asia or East Africa; they have been widely used worldwide in foods, traditional medicines, and industrial use.  Chinese have used sesame for at least 5,000 years as food, flavoring, and oil to make ink blocks. In nearby cultures like Japan and Korea, sesame seeds are used very...

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  • <b>The Misunderstood South East Asian Gem: Rendang Dishes - Part 2</b>

    The Misunderstood South East Asian Gem: Rendang Dishes - Part 2

    Here is a continuation of the last article on the world-renowned South East Asian (SEA) dish, Rendang.   We have established that Rendang is not as unhealthy as we once believed as we learned about coconut milk and coconut oil. This article will look at the myriad of herbs and spices and their excellent health benefits.  Since there may be as many rendang recipes...

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  • <b>The Misunderstood South East Asian Gem: Rendang Dishes - Part 1</b>

    The Misunderstood South East Asian Gem: Rendang Dishes - Part 1

    Last year, CNN tweeted "Beef Rendang" as a curry dish in "Malaysia and Indonesia'; you can imagine how Netizens from Malaysia and Indonesia roared protecting their favorite national dish: "Rendang is NOT curry!" said many.  This is the second time south East Asian foodies came to defend the dish since one Masterchef judge complained about the contestant's chicken rendang, "the skin is...

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