Sunday, December 21, 2014

20-12-2014 GM's speech links


12/20/2014 Nine Stages Dharma of the Great Perfection Dzogchen by Grand Master Lu-Taiwan Lei Tsang Temple

Yidam for event: Ragarajah

果觉 - Fruitful realisation

Means understanding that nothing is permanent.

Like a car, when damaged or can't function, it no longer is useful to you. Thus, impermanent.

Anyone you love, also can leave you.

GM also explained the Impermanence of our body too.

Thus we must not be fixated or attached to anything with Form or even Formless.

Please listen to the details that GM shares in this session.

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Kale 蔬菜 - High Nutritional Value 高营养价值


Steam minced chicken with salted fish chips and ginger strips.
Bacon, onion, tomato, omelette.
Kale with prawns in oyster sauce.

Kale or borecole (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group) is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms of vegetables.

The species Brassica oleracea contains a wide variety of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and brussels sprouts. The cultivar group Acephala also includes spring greens and collard greens, which are similar genetically. Pieris rapae is one of the best-known pests of the plant.

Nutritional Value

Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and rich in calcium. Kale is a source of two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Kale, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), a chemical with potent anti-cancer properties.

Boiling decreases the level of sulforaphane; however, steaming, microwaving, or stir frying does not result in significant loss.
Along with other brassica vegetables, kale is also a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. 
Kale has been found to contain a group of resins known as bile acid sequestrants, which have been shown to lower cholesterol and decrease absorption of dietary fat. 

Steaming significantly increases these bile acid binding properties.

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Perth, a Nice Morning Out [2B]

Spending time with Mother Nature is a real relaxing and rejuvenating experience!

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Perth, a Nice Morning Out [2A]

They have outdoor barbeque pit that is for public usage. 
There are some groups taking advantage of these.

Some Chinese ladies greeted me "good morning" in Cantonese dialect. :)

Below: We sat at this cafe enjoying the sceneries and the cooling breeze over a cup of hot chocolate and sharing a muffin. :)

Perth, a Nice Morning Out [2]

This is a lovely place called Blue Waters.
One can see a great expanse of waters of Perth City and surrounds.

A constant cooling breeze is also very comfortable.
Today's weather also very kind to outdoor pursuits, with High of 30 C & Low or 15 C.
Currently, 26C.

Perth, a Nice Morning Out [1]

The following are photos of Manning Road Farmers' Mart in a school grounds.
Opens every Saturday from 7:30am to 12:30pm.
This is the last one for the year of 2014 as Christmas and New Year approaches.
Its an ideal place to buy farm produces and lots of organic food.
Also a good morning out with family.
There are lots of stores of interest too!