Eating as we Age

"Fortune cookie say: You will find happiness in mind and heart." I grew up with the food pyramid, which morphed into MyPlate (2011). This is a plate symbol that's divided into unequal quadrants and shows a healthy diet. Now, this chart has been revised for older adults. It still encourages variety in foods (easy rule: make sure to dine on plenty of colors!). Here a few interesting highlights for eating as we age: Use frozen veggies (they're convenient and have an equivalent nutritional … [Read more...]

It’s All About the Food

Sihk Chat Gam Sihk: eat and drink as much as you canIt is believed that seven days after a man dies, his ghost returns to visit his kin.  On that day, ritual ceremonies are performed by a monk ("jouh chat").  The routine repeats on each subsequent seven-day cycle until the 49th day when family and friends gather together and eat a vegetarian meal of seven dishes.  They can eat and drink as much as possible without paying.  This is known as Sihk Chat Gam Sihk.  During our recent trip to Spain, my … [Read more...]