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Nutrition Info: Calories in Xia Long Bao

Xia Long Bao (dumplings)

Yesterday my colleague was talking about the Winter Solstice celebration and her family tradition to come together to eat Tang Yuan (glutinous rice balls) and dumplings made by her mother.  This story sharing turned into hours of talk about dumplings – because I absolutely love dumplings.  And I’m sorry to say but you haven’t lived […]

How to calculate the calories in your food

Calculating the calories in your own meals is quite easy. Divide your meal up into protein, carbs and fat and weigh the amount.  Then calculate using the following equation for each component: Protein: 4 calories per gram (16.7 Kj) Carbs: 4 calories per gram (16.7 Kj) Fat:  9 calories per gram (37.7 Kj) Yes, each […]


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