Healthy Eating – Eat for God’s Glory

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By Dicky To

I love to eat. Whenever I see food on the table, my mouth waters, and I’ll approach and take a look. If it’s chocolate or cookie, I’ll force my mind not to think of it, but my fingers will disobey and grab one piece, then another piece, then . . . . Well, you know what I’m going to say.

After the enjoyment, a stab of guilt will strike at my chest like someone throws a punch at it.  That guilty feeling will remind me that I should eat healthy for the glory of God. Why? The answer is very simple and straightforward. It’s because we as Christians represent God. If our body becomes unhealthy because we eat too much of the unhealthy food, how do we be a good example to non-believers?

Of course, we all eat unhealthy food, but we should set a limit on the amount. Then what is a desirable amount? I can’t speak for anyone, but if the food is going to be harmful to my body, why don’t I just avoid having it? Right? I need to have self-control.

If you also love to eat, let me share with you two easy-to-make, Chinese recipes.

tofuSteamed Tofu
I know many people don’t like tofu, but it is a very rich source of protein, which promotes weight loss.

1.) Buy a block of soft tofu from a grocery store

2.) Drain the water
3.) Dice it into smaller, rectangular cubes

4.) Place them into a curved porcelain plate

5.) Boil a wok of water. Or you may use a steamer

6.) Set the tofu cubes onto the wok/steamer and cover the lid

7.) Steam it for about ten minutes and take it out

8.) Scatter chopped green onion and ginger root pieces onto the tofu

9.) Heat two tablespoons of oil, pour it on the cooked tofu, and season with a hint of salt and three tablespoons of light soy sauce

10.) Serve hot

Soybean Drink

Oh, this one is very easy to make. It’ll keep you warm in the cold winter.

1.)    Buy a carton of soybean milk

2.)    Heat it up in a pan

3.)    Drink it slowly

A new year has started. I wish all of you to have a healthy year.

Introducing the newest Crew Member on the Writing Prompts Blog

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Today we welcome our newest blog member, Dicky To. Enjoy learning more about this trained chef and romance writer.

(1) Welcome to the Writing Prompts Crew. Tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up in Hong Kong and was raised as a Buddhist. My family was pretty rich, and I enjoyed the luxuries of life. However, I was very unhappy because I felt unloved.

When I came to Chicago for education, I met a very beautiful girl at college. She brought me to church. I began to feel something different in the lives of the church members, something I had been quietly yearning in my heart—love. On one Saturday night, as I was reading the Bible she gave me, I felt God’s calling, and I accepted Jesus the next day.

My friendship with the girl grew. After eight years of dating her, we were married in the presence of our Lord. I am the most blessed man of all because the Lord had brought such godly, beautiful woman into my life.

Currently, my wife and I live with our two young sons in Hoffman Estates, a northwest suburb of Chicago. We attend a local church.

I enjoy cooking. I was trained as a chef in Hong Kong.

(2) How did you become interested in being a writer?

Actually, I wrote a romance fiction for my wife for our anniversary. Something inspired me to develop it into a full-length novel (well, I am still revising it at my own pace). More importantly, I’d like to deliver God’s messages to non-believers through Christian romance fiction. In November 2011, I joined ACFW.

(3) Can you tell us three unique things about you that we may not know?

* I am very sentimental so that my story is always emotionally driven.
* I love to watch Japanese romance anime like Whisper of the Heart and From Up On Poppy Hill. These stories always warm my heart.
* I still like toys because they are fun to look at and to play.
* (One extra): I love grocery shopping. I am always fascinated by the wide varieties of items a supermarket carries especially baked goods.

(4) Being Christmas Eve, could you tell me what this season means to you?

Christmas is not about giving ‘tangible’ gifts. It’s all about sharing the Love of Christ with others because Jesus is the Greatest Gift of all. That’s what my wife and I have taught our two sons.

Moreover, spending time with my family is very important on Christmas because it is the birthday of Christ, the happiest time of the year.

Thanks, Dicky. We look forward to reading your blog posts beginning in January 2014. christmas candle