Chinese Hotpot — A Popular Chinese Dish You Should Try

Why the Chinese Like Eating Hotpot

The hotpot has a long history of over 1,000 years in China. It used to be favored only in winter, but recently hotpot has been appearing on tables all year round.

Beside the delicious flavor, there are two other important reasons for Chinese liking hotpot: the first one is that it is a great way to socialize. People gather around the pot, chatting, eating, drinking, and having fun.

The other is that hotpot is a “healthy meal”. Boiling is better than frying, and bone nutrients are released into the broth. Eating hotpot can warm the body and improve circulation in winter, and increase perspiration to help cool the body in summer. Some seasonings used in hotpots can help alleviate some minor illnesses like colds, blocked sinuses, and headaches.

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Three-Bean Chili With Spring Pesto

To make 5 Ingredient Breaded Lemon Chicken, you basically do what you would do for any breaded chicken cutlet– pound it thin, bread it, and fry it, except instead of using egg to get the breadcrumb to stick, you use lemon juice.  Believe it or not, the lemon juice does a great job of keeping the breadcrumb intact, and the acid helps your chicken stay soft and juicy inside when you pan fry it.  Not to mention, the citrus brings a whole new dimension of flavor to the chicken!


  1. 1tablespoon plus 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1small yellow onion, chopped
  3. 2carrots, diced
  4. 114.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, including liquid
  5. kosher salt and black pepper
  6. 115.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  7. 115.5-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  8. 115.5-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  9. 1clove garlic, finely chopped
  10. 3tablespoons pine nuts, chopped
  11. 1cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  12. crusty bread (optional)

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Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Spinach & Cottage Cheese

This tasty Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie is an excellent way to deliver a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to you or your kids. And if they don’t see you add it in they will never know it contains spinach! Fresh fruit adds sweetness and flavor, creating a tasty craveable snack that is much healthier than most things your kids ask for!  Friendship Dairies Cottage Cheese makes it thicker, creamier, and even more delicious! Packed with awesome healthy things like vitamin D, vitamin C, calcium, iron, antioxidants, potassium, and protein, it makes an ideal daily smoothie for breakfast, snack, or dessert!

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Blender, Meet G&T: Frozen Gin and Tonics Are Your New Signature Summer Drink

I grew up in a household with a pretty strict definition of what’s proper when it comes to gin and tonics. For decades, my father marked the end of the workday with a single drink: a long pour of Tanqueray on ice and a squeezed fifth of a lime (yes, a fifth), fizzed up with Canada Dry, stirred with a single swirl of the lime-cutting knife. The piney scent is embedded in my memory.

When my older brother got engaged, my parents threw him a backyard party. There was grilled salmon. There was salad. And, of course, there were G&Ts. My boyfriend and I were appointed bartenders for the night, and at that point in my life, I’d made a drink or two, but there was no skipping Dad’s gin and tonic lesson.

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25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know


The origins of the word “cocktail” are lost to history, but the first definition we find in print comes from an 1806 newspaper from upstate New York. A cocktail is called “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters…” Over the course of the 19th century, the cocktail picked up a number of additions and refinements: liqueurs, fortified wines, various bits of garnish, et cetera. Eventually, some drinkers came to prefer a simpler form of cocktail, the type their grandfathers might have enjoyed, and so they’d ask the bartender to make them an “old-fashioned” cocktail, of booze, sugar muddled into water to form a syrup, and bitters.

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