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Hello! My name is PatriCa(雪冰). I love food. Cooking is my passion, and it's all about sharing. I want my loved ones to enjoy healthy home-cooked meals. So, that includes you! Come join me on My Wok Life FaceBook, Instagram & Twitter. Feel free to comment, PM or email me at mywoklife@gmail.com.

Marinated Pork Chops and Stuffed King Prawns for BBQ

“Great BBQ food”

Today’s weekday, and no homecook dinner for the family tonight. Why? I had a company Barbeque party this evening. I am one of the four Welfare Committee Members of my company. So, no doubt, I have had a busy night, in fact, for the past 2 – 3 nights, for preparations. One of the preparations – FOOD. Each of us (the women committee) prepared 1 – 2 types fo raw food. The rest of the food, ordered from wholesale delivery.

I, prepared prawns and pork chops, the night before. read more

List of Food on different GI/ GL and Calorie Range. A Reference to your Diet Plan.

“List of some food examples on different Glycemic Index (GI)/ Glycemic Load (GL) and Calorie range, just for your reference”

Low GI (less than 55), Low GL (less than 16) and low Calorie (less than 110 kcal per serving):

1 cup of cooked vegetables less than 20, less than 5, 40kcal

1 apple 40, 6, 75kcal

1 banana 52, 12, 90kcal

1 orange 48, 5, 65kcal

1 peach 42, 7, 70kcal

12 strawberries 40, 1, 50kcal

High GI (more than 55), Low GL (less than 16) and Low Calorie (less than 110kcal):

1 cup of pineapple cubes 59, 7, 75kcal read more

Hearty Chocolate Fondue Make at Home, for Our Valentine.

Chocolate Fondue, everyone’s favourite! Make this on the Valentine’s Day, for your Valentine..”

Besides having chocolate fondue at Häagen-Dazs which costs you about $30+ for 2, you can actually enjoy this decadent dessert from home! I like to have it at home, a homemade one!

That’s another way of enjoying fruits, as dessert, too. You can have it served in minutes.

Make your own chocolate fondue isn’t difficult. Have it after dinner, weekend tea time, treats for friend’s visit to your house, and etc.. It is too simple to enjoy it at home everyday indeed, if you wish… read more

Diet on Low Calories, Low GI or Low GL?

“GI, Glycemic”

Hey, Calories = Fat. GI? I would say more related to blood sugar level and carbohydrates than calories. Just some ideas to share with you on GI/ GL.

GI, Glycemic Index, refers to the measurement of the effect of carbohydrate-rich food on the rises of blood sugar level over hours after consumption (which means to measure the rates of rising blood sugar level over 2 -3 hours after eating certain carb-rich food).

High GI food does not mean high calories, but excessive daily intake of high GI food will lead to increases of blood sugar level, and thus, affects our health which leads to high risk of some cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, and might lead to weight gain (as extra energy from extra glucose is a lot available to be used, so our body will conserve those calories (fat) instead, and hence, contributes to weight gain). read more

Taiwan Deep Fried Sweet Potato Balls

“My favorite snack, the fried sweet potato balls on skewer. “

$, $2 for 4 balls

I remembered that deep fried sweet potato ball stalls were easily found on the street side, when I was young. However, these local snacks were tapering out in this urban city.

There was a stall, The Sweet Potato Place, newly opened at Level 1 in Thomson Plaza, selling Taiwan sweet potatoes and some concoctions.  When I first visited the stall, these sweet potato balls did not really catch my eyes. What had enticed me was the deep-fried sweet potato spring roll ($2 for 3). This light bite looked really appealing to me for the fact that it was filled with sweet potato. read more

Wanna lose weight? Know Your Daily Calorie Needs Better

“Keeping fit? Know more about your Daily Caloric Intake.”

Food energy is the amount of energy in food and drink that is available through digestion of our diet. The values for food energy are traditionally expressed in kilocalories (kcal) and kilojoules (kJ). The food calories = kilocalories (kcal).

Recommended daily intake of calories has been established at 2000 calories per day. However, experts believed that the calories-intake varies on each individual depending on various factors e.g. one’s lifestyle, physical work and daily activities level, body weight and height, gender, and even age group. read more