We do not have a lot of sunshine so far this winter. Many people feel low energy, low mood, and uninteresting, or feel they don’t want to do anything. If you are one of them, your body may think it is time for hibernation. First don’t think you need pills for depression. Secondly, turn more lights on around you to wake your biological body up (better if you can put on orange color shade). Thirdly, buy some oranges, tangerines, or clementines and put them on your countertop, so you can see them often. If you like to eat them, eat them. But, keep the peels and leave them on the countertop. The smell of the peels can wake you up. You can also boil the peel in the water or just soak it in the water and drink the tea. The peel is a Chinese herb that can move Qi (energy) in your body to make you feel more energetic and happier.
SEASONAL HEALTH NOTES:
We have had some cold days this winter so far. Some people have cramps in their stomach. Some have diarrheas. Some of the discomforts are caused non-fully cooked food, such as rare cooked stakes. But in most cases, the discomforts are from breathing too much cold air when staying, or walking outside. If you are experimenting cramps in your stomach, and watery diarrhea, you can make and drink ginger tea. You can prevent the cramps by trying to avoid raw and cold food (such as salad), and putting a scarf on you month when you are outside. Or, you can call me any time to get more help.
For other suggestions or more detailed information, please, check our seasonal notes online.
RECIPES: -- Scrabbled Egg with Tomatoes
Do you know that the scrabbled egg with tomatoes is a famous dish in Beijing, China. It looks good and taste good.
2 eggs, 1 big or 2 small tomatoes, 1 green onion chopped, 4 tablespoon of oil, a little salt.
1. Dice the tomato(es) into half inch size. Beat the eggs with the chopped green onion, and a little salt in a bowl. 2. Warm up a non-sticky pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil, scrabble the eggs to fully cooked, put the cooked eggs into a bowl. 3. Add 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan and add the diced tomatoes and a little salt, stir-fry until they are fully cooked as the oil becomes red. 4. Add the cooked eggs back to the pan and mix the tomatoes and eggs. Done. Enjoy!
Serves 1 person.
Have a healthy, happy winter season. Happy New Year
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