Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
– La Rochefoucauld
He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician.
– Chinese Proverb
A hungry stomach rarely despises common food.
The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
– Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.
When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
– Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb
You are what you eat.
– American Proverb
Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.
Simple diet is best; for many dishes bring many diseases: and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other.
Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
– Lin Yutang
Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means.
The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
– Thomas A Edison
Looong Weekend – YB’s Birthday, Chunk Fest & Std Chart! December 8, 2008
Had a pretty packed weekend…
I am soooo lazy…so I am just gonna use the pics to tell the story!
Dinner @Manhatten Fish Mkt (The Central)
The vain speechies and the dietitian (aka Saturated Fat Princess aka Birthday Girl!)
AH D&D, Halloween @Nite Safari, and Photos! November 1, 2008
Woah…past few weeks have been rather happening!
Hospital got audited (JCI) so everyone’s been super busy (and bitchy!)
And at the same time, brillant minds decided to have the hospital’s dinner & dance right after audit. That means during working hours – JCI preparations. AFTER working hours – D&D preparations. -_- SianZzz
Anyway, D&D was pretty boring but this year, I took more photos with other hospital staff rather than my own dept (which was what happened last year, so boring)
anywayz, check out my pix on facebook!
Then this week, a fren working at SPH invited me to go to the night safari (alwis wanted to go but the miser in me refuses to pay). SO finally can go check it out for free. Plus because it is a media/networking event, got FREE food! How to resist?
Because it happened to be Halloween, the night was more exciting than usual
Check out the pix here
Next: “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!”
The Village People September 13, 2007
Top Places I Recommend To Go At Dempsey Rd (aka Tanglin Village)
- Ben & Jerry’s – Proli the biggest B&J in Singapore, this place also has a bar so that patrons can have thier ice cream with liquor. The place has very cosy sofas for you to lounge away as you sip into your drinks after a satisfying ice-cream session. However…of course, too much of a good thing can be detrimental to your health so just one or two treats per week k? (more…)
Ratatouille September 12, 2007
[ra-tuh-TOO-ee; ra-tuh-TWEE] A popular dish from the French region of Provence that combines eggplant, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, zucchini, garlic and herbs-all simmered in olive oil. The vegetables can vary according to the cook. They can be cooked together, or cooked separately and then combined and heated briefly together. Ratatouille can be served hot, cold or at room temperature, either as a side dish or as an appetizer with bread or crackers.
Also known as Pixar’s story abt a rat who loves cooking.
I caught it yesterday ALONE coz most of my frenz I asked watched it already so I decided to catch it before it ends its screening here in Singapore. I have been waiting for this movie for ages. Goodness knows why the the film distributors decided to screen this movie so late in Singapore (US and Australia already ended its run. In July that is.)
However, I was quite disappointed when I caught it. It was nice ya, the animation was great (the water and the buildings looked so real) but to me, it lacked the usual Brad Bird and Pixar magic. Brad Bird did ‘The Iron Giant’ and ‘The Incredibles’.
Pixar had films like Finding Nemo & Monsters Inc. as precedents hence I expected much more from this film.
Obviously, the visuals were fantastic, which Pixar is famous for, but the story lacked the cleverness & humor of previous Pixar movies, and the characters were simply not endearing enough. I was expecting lots of laughs and touching moments but I had little laughs and was not touched. I was actually infuriated with the bumbling useless Linguini. Remy the rat however, did alright.
The voice characterisations were good, there were some good jokes, but they were much too few and far between to keep things afloat. I found it a little slow, and the plot and characters were rather predictable. It’s chatty at times, and the younger kids in the cinema became restless fairly frequently, especially in the latter half of the movie.
Maybe it’s just me: 2 hours of even the best-quality animation gets old after a while.
I understand Pixar wants to distance themselves from the competition, and they do. But 111 minutes is pretty long for what basically is an extended cartoon for kids. They could have edited down and made a tighter, more enjoyable movie. This movie was nowhere near the genius of Nemo and Monsters.
What I did like most besides the animation was the mantra in the movie – “Anyone can cook”. Food, glorious food. I love food; cooking, eating. The movie did inspire me to experiment more with cooking and get back to cooking. I have not cooked much since I came back from Australia and after this movie, I am motivated to get back to cooking!
So watch out friends! Dun say I din warn u… Prepare your antacids and charcoal pills coz Eu-Jzin is back in the kitchen!