Chinese Meatballs

Below are the dishes that I’ll teach in the cooking class this evening.

Steamed Beef Ball

Nutrition value for 2 beef balls:

Calorie 195, Fat 13.9 g, Carbohydrate 8 g, Fibre 1 g, Sugar 2 g, Cholesterol 36 mg, Sodium 565 mg, Protein 9 g.

Braised Meatballs with Suey Choy

Nutrition value for 1 meat ball:

Calorie 233, Fat 18.5 g, Carbohydrate 8 g, Fibre 1 g, Sugar 2 g, Cholesterol 64 mg, Sodium 597 mg, Protein 9 g.

Sweet & Sour Chicken Ball

Nutrition value for 2 nuggets and 1 tsp sauce:

Calorie 273, Fat 19.4 g, Carbohydrate 17 g, Fibre 1 g, Sugar 12 g, Cholesterol 62 mg, Sodium 464 mg, Protein 9 g.

See my related posts and pictures of ingredients:


Halloween Character Bento

Micky Mouse Charaben


  • Micky – Brown rice mixed with ketchup and nori
  • Sausage and cheese spring roll
  • Fried shrimp
  • Mashed pumpkin
  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Apple
  • Pear

Drinking More Fluids Could Lower Men’s Bladder Cancer Risk

Men who drink plenty of low-sugar fluids may reduce their risk for bladder cancer, new research suggests.

Although the reason for the association between fluid intake and protection against cancer remains unknown, researchers theorize the fluids may flush out potential cancer-causing agents before they have a chance to cause any damage.

In conducting the study, Jiachen Zhou, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at Brown University, and colleagues evaluated the fluid intake of nearly 48,000 men who were part of a long-term study. The men, who were aged 40 to 75 when they enrolled in the study in 1986, answered a questionnaire about their fluid intake every four years for more than two decades.

The investigators found that the men with a high daily fluid intake, or those who drank more than 10 cups (2,531 milliliters) per day, had a 24 percent reduced risk for bladder cancer. The study authors concluded that doctors should tell their patients to drink plenty of low-sugar fluids.

Although this link between fluid intake and bladder cancer risk was discovered 10 years ago, the association, the study found, was stronger among younger men. This could be due to the fact that the men drank less as they aged, particularly water, the researchers pointed out in a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research.

The study findings — which revealed an association between fluid consumption and reduced cancer risk, but not a cause-and-effect — were slated for presentation Oct. 24 at the AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, in Boston.

Source: HealthDay

Thai Baked Turkey Meatballs


1 lb ground turkey or chicken
finely grated peel of 1 lemon or lime
1 egg
2 tbsp hot chili-garlic sauce
2 green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp fish sauce
3 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander


  1. Arrange oven racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 350ºF.
  2. Spray 2 foil-lined baking sheets with oil.
  3. Put lemon peel in a bowl. Whisk in egg, chili-garlic sauce, onions, garlic and fish sauce. Crumble in meat. Sprinkle with cornstarch and coriander. Mix together. It’s wet. Form into 1¼” balls.
  4. Place meatball on baking sheets. Bake in oven until cooked and firm to touch, 15 to 20 minutes. No need to turn meatballs. Place in a serving dish. Serve with toothpicks.

Source: Chatelaine

Halloween Cakes and Cookies

3D White Chocolate Lychee Eyeball Cake

3D Little Ghost Chocolate Cake

3D Pumpkin Cake

Ghost Fingers Cookies