医食同源

One particular pimple which was taking up almost semi-permanent residence is gone.
My new regime is working! What a quick remedy followed by a quick response!!
The skin feels definitely less oily yet not dry. Just comfortable.
Mmmm…Instead of spending a small fortune on “Miracle” or “Technological Breakthrough” creams or serums, eating right maybe the surest & cheapest (and the tastiest!) way to treat my skin. At the end of the day, 医食同源 (Eat well to be well), isn’t it? You are what you eat.

So, another pile of salad lunch for me…

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On a bed of watercress, spinach & rocket, I piled on chopped up celery, plum tomato, beetroot & cucumber, then sprinkled them with a mixture of pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, pine nut & sultana.
It was dressed with a tablespoon of olive oil & a tiny amount of sea salt.
Every mouthful was bursting with flavour. Literally, the first mouthful was a spine tingling experience. What a joy to be able to actually taste the foods as they are! Without overpowering seasoning or sauce, I could really taste the sweetness of plum tomato or the subtle nuttiness of pumpkin seed. The throat tickling texture of olive oil bound all the elements together like a beautifully pressed leather cover of a precious book. My lunch was such a pleasure that I wouldn’t mind repeating it everyday.

As I’ve shamefully admitted in my previous entry, I am not a good cook at all.
However, I love reading foodies blogs as well as restaurant reviews in any magazines or papers. Oh, it does sound like I am just a lazy & greedy a**, doesn’t it?
Anyway, the review which made me chuckled recently was by Grace Dent in ES Magazine.

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I love the way she rants about her experience at London eateries. On some, she enthuses and on the other, she scorns.  The way she chucks her acidy observation is just hilariously entertaining (I bet nobody likes to be a receiving end of it though). I can’t help giggling every time I read it…

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The only problem with her is that I am rarely tempted to visit the restaurants she has reviewed.
She makes it sound so bad. And I don’t feel like wasting my money on some sloppy waiters or rank foods. And Being a low-key person myself, I am not sure if I would enjoy being in ‘painfully hip’ places where she congregates with her show-biz pals…

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