Dean Chu Blog

Water H2O Diet

The H2O Diet

Recently, I read The H2O Diet by Gene Coates and Jeannette Murueta. The book was an easy read and straightforward, and after reading I realized how little I knew about nutrition and how the body processes...

Red Kidney Beans

Dark Red Kidney Beans

Kidney beans are nutritious, versatile, and chock full of vitamins and minerals. They’re found in many dishes like baked beans for breakfast, burritos for lunch, chili for dinner and quinoa bean salad as a...

Quinoa Bean Salad

Quinoa Bean Salad

Quinoa bean salad is a low-fat and nutritious salad that is easy to prepare. This salad made with ingredients that are good for your health, including kidney beans and quinoa. Kidney beans are very...

Chinese New Year Fire Cracker

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese (Vietnamese) New Year! I immigrated to Canada from Vietnam over 3 decades ago when I was 10 years old. I still remember celebrating lunar calendar new year and it was very different from...

Whole Wheat Bread with Seeds

Seeded Whole Wheat Bread

Today I’ve decided to try my hands at making whole wheat bread with seed. I visited the Bulk Barn store and picked up some golden flax seeds, ground flax seeds, sesame seeds, and hemp...

Stroke

Rare After Stroke Symptom

In the past week I’ve researched for information and perhaps relief for my after stroke symptoms of numbness and chill or coldness immediately after eating. These symptoms off course were the result of the stroke...

Cinnamon Bun Clover

Cinnamon Bun Clover

Cinnamon buns, cinnamon rolls and cinnamon bread are some of my all-time favourite breakfast and comfort food. I enjoy a light breakfast and while I love bacon and eggs, I would choose cinnamon bun,...

Foot Numb Pain

The Politics of Healthcare

More than a year after my stroke, I continually suffer from numbness to the right side of my head, face, body, right arm, hip, leg and foot. Also, the right side of my body...

Strong as a Tree

Strong as a Tree

A year ago by eldest brother Norman had a heart event the day after Valentine’s, and the ambulance took him to the hospital. While in the emergency room he passed and we learned that...

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Usually I bake and enjoy a healthier version of cinnamon buns, but this time around I baked a soft, delicious, sweet and fulfilling cinnamon bun, but admittedly eating too much of this rich cinnamon...