Again, please remember flip-flops can cause planer fasciitis easily.  The Sandals with
backs on the heels can help to prevent it.


Summer is the fruit and vegetable season.  They are so delicious especially when you eat
them raw and cold.  However, do you know that eat too much cold and raw fruits and
vegetables can deplete your spleen and stomach.  So the result of depleted spleen can
make you feel very tired and often craving sugars at end of the summer or even in the fall.  
So even if you believe you have very good spleen, still try to eat the fruits and veggies at room
temperature and do not eat too much each time, and not too often either.  If you know you
have a weaker spleen, try to cook at least your veggies with some ginger root, and eat your
fruits with ginger tea to protect your spleen and stomach.  You will have more energy during

For other suggestions or more detailed information, please, check our
seasonal notes

RECIPES: -- Beef Burger  

This is a Chinese American style burger.  I think it is tastier than most of the
burgers I have had so far.  If you are interested, give it a try.


Burger: 1 lb ground beef, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper powder, 2 egg
yolks, 1/2 onion chopped, 1 celery stock chopped, 4 baby carrots chopped

Sauce: 1 teaspoon of sea salt, 1 tablespoon mustard seeds, 6 tablespoon honey or sugar,
8 tablespoon tomato sauce (if you use ketchup, no salt and honey needed)

1 cups of mashed potatoes


1.        Mix all burger ingredients well, massage the mixture well with hands, and make 2 one
inch thick burgers
2.        Put 2 tablespoons oil in a pan, cook the burgers until both sides little golden colored
3.        Put the pan fried burgers in the oven with 450F, for 10 minutes.
4.        While baking the burger, put all the sauce ingredients into the pan that just cooked the
burger, stir fry until you can see the red oil from the tomato sauce, add 1 cup of water
continue cook for 5 or so minutes until the sauce become thicker.
5.        Pour the sauce on 2 plates, add 0.5 cup of mashed potatoes on each plate, and add
the burger on the top. Done and Enjoy.

Serves 2 people.

Have a healthy, happy summer season.
Summer 2018
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