Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Greetings from sunny Phnom Penh

Christmas greetings from us

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #25: Fried taro spring roll

taro spring rolls

This is my entry for the Tuesday-Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday. Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #24: Philly steak sandwich

philly steak sandwich
Available at the Green Vespa
#98 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Your Dessert and You

This was emailed by a friend.

Not sure which psychiatrists came up with this, but it is fun. Now don't cheat on this one, go with the first dessert you choose!

If all of the eight desserts listed below were sitting in front of you which would you choose (sorry, you can only pick one)! Trust me...this is very accurate. Pick your dessert, and then look to see what psychiatrists think about you.

Here are your choices:

1. Angel Food Cake

2. Brownies

3. Lemon Meringue Pie

4. Vanilla Cake With Chocolate Icing

5. Strawberry Short Cake

6.. Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing

7. Ice Cream

8. Carrot Cake

No, you can't change your mind, so think carefully what your choice will be.

OK - Now that you've made your choice, go to the comment section to see the researchers say about you...

---No Cheating

After finding out what your favorite dessert says about you, please don't forget to leave a comment and tell me what your choice of dessert is. Thank you!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Greatest Way to Combat Fat

Experts say portion control is one of the biggest factors in successfully losing weight.

A month ago, I was chatting with my friend Viking M about how I could not seem to lose weight. She, after delivering her firstborn in March, was back in no time to her pre-pregnancy body. How I envy her. We got into talking about what to eat and what to avoid and we came into conclusion that the key to losing weight, apart from eating the right kind of food, but also eating the right amount. Below is an article that I stumbled while doing my regular net-surfing.

SUNDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- All-you-can-eat buffets, super-sized meals and cavernous drinks may help keep your wallet full, but they're also helping to expand your waistline.

Nutrition experts say portion control is one of the biggest factors in successfully losing weight. But Americans aren't very good at recognizing reasonable portion sizes anymore.

"If people could cut down on their portion sizes, this would be the single greatest way to combat the creeping obesity epidemic," said Madelyn Fernstrom, founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Weight Management Center. "It's such a simple concept, but it's hard to do. There's so much hidden fat in food, it's hard to know what a serving size is."

And, if you think consuming more food than you should at one meal isn't a big concern, consider that just "100 calories a day more than you need adds up to 10 pounds in one year," said Miriam Pappo, clinical nutrition manager at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. "That's only one or two tablespoons of salad dressing," she added.

Full story here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #23: Monk food

Beef and vegetable (bottle gourd and squash) soup
beef and vegetable broth

A local favorite and served with steaming rice. This was what the monks at Kep's Wat Kampong Tralach prepared the last time we paid them a visit. Our monk-friends wouldn't let us leave without having lunch with them at the wat (temple).

This is my entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #22: Spanish Ham and Cheese Panini

Good quality ham layered with parmesan and mozarella cheeses in home-made ciabata, spread with olive oil, diced red-pepper and olives, and grilled panini style. $3.50