How to Make Plum Flower Kazari Maki Sushi

Making five small rolls

Roll small rolls and a piece of fried egg as the ingredients of a large roll

Cut off ends of finished roll and cut into serving-sized pieces

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Chinese Dinner Menu

Home-cooked One Soup and Two Dishes Chinese Dinner

The Menu

  • Creamy Xi Hu Beef Soup
  • Fried French Bean with Ground Pork
  • Braised Tofu with Chili Soybean Sauce

Suspension Training

Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

It requires the use of the TRX® Suspension Trainer™, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to enable hundreds of exercises for every fitness goal.

The following benefits are claimed by TRX, the compnay selling the training system.

Easy to set up and highly portable

The TRX is easy to set-up, is compact and lightweight, making it the perfect home and portable solution for those on the go.

Fast and easy workouts

The TRX Suspension Trainer allows you to perform hundreds of functional exercises that build strength, flexibility, core stability and endurance.

All fitness levels and goals

TRX Suspension Training harnesses your own bodyweight to create resistance as you workout and allows you to adjust the degree of difficulty, regardless of your fitness level, age or fitness goals.

Work out anywhere

If the gym isn’t your thing or you just want to work out in the privacy of your home, your backyard or at the hotel, the TRX is a practical solution for making sure you are able to stay fit.

View some exercises for personal fitness ….

Phosphate Additive in Food A Health Risk

Excessive consumption of phosphate is damaging to health. Therefore, food that contains phosphate additives should be labeled, as recommended by Eberhard Ritz and coauthors in their article in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International [Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; (109 (4): 49-55].

Ritz et al. selectively review the literature on the subject, which documents the fact that ex-cessive phosphate consumption elevates mortality in patients with renal disease. Recent stud-ies have also shown that phosphate apparently damages blood vessels and induces aging pro-cesses. Free phosphate (the type found in food additives) is entirely resorbed in the gastroin-testinal tract. Persons with renal disease have been found to have a markedly elevated serum phosphate concentration.

Phosphate additives are present in many types of fast food, which are eaten mainly by persons of lower socioeconomic status. It seems likely that excessive phosphate consumption is linked to the increased prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in the general population.

The authors conclude that physicians and the public need to be educated about the role of phosphate additives as a risk factor for disease.

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Korean Kimchi Casserole


100 g kimchi
1 pack medium-firm tofu (cut in slices)
1¼ cup chicken broth
100 g beansprout
80 g ground fish
30 g Japanese fish cake (cut in slices)


  1. Marinate the ground fish with some salt and pepper. Separate into bit-sized portions.
  2. Bring to a boil the chicken broth in a clay or iron pot. Add fish and beansprout. Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add tofu, kimchi and Japanese fish cake. Bring to a boil again. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Source: Hong Kong magazine