Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Simple Fried Spaghetti

Chinese New Year is always the season to feast in rich food. Visiting relatives and friends during Chinese New Year also involve lots of titbits and soft drinks. After this festive season, it's time to return to a light, healthy and balance diet.

Single portion Spaghetti Noodles
4-5 cloves Garlic, chopped.
1/4 Capsicum, thin-sliced.
1-2 Shiitake Mushroom, thin-sliced.
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Black Pepper

1. Boil spaghetti noodle until cook.
2. Heat olive oil in frying pan. Fry chopped garlic until lightly gold. Add in capsicum. Then lastly add in mushroom.
3. Add in and fry cooked noodles with all the ingredients. Add in salt and black pepper to taste.

Serve it hot.

Simple yet satisfying...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome to the 'Rabbit' year

Sasangasana, also called the Rabbit pose, is a simple pose with great benefits.

Sitting on Child pose, holding on your heels, rest the crown (top) of your head in front of your knees, then lift your hips as high as possible, until arms are straighten. Feel your spine curved and elongated, chin tugged to chest.

Benefits: relieves mild head, neck, and back pain; lengthens spine and stretches back, arms, and shoulders; maintains mobility and elasticity of spine and back muscles; improves digestion; aids insomnia.

Each time after a Rabbit pose, I release my forehead on the mat, come back to Child pose and rest for a few breathes before sitting up to avoid dizziness.