One minute spa

Aloe vera is a common house plant. They are well recognized as  the thick, pointed, fleshy leafy green.  This cactus is easy to grow and survive well. Planty of researches all advocate the benefits of this humble plants. One thing that intrigue me is the power to hydrate the skin, fight aging, and lighten blemishes. It can take years of my face when applied daily. The gooey Aloe Vera translucent gel is the main ingredient that does it all.

This gel contains 96% of water and types of proteins that can be found in human body. They are rich in vitamin A, C, E and beta carotene. Those compounds are the crux of the multi-million dollars beauty industry.

You don’t have to spend money on aloe vera beauty products. And don’t bother to add any by products to make aloe vera work better. The only thing you need is one aloe vera plant. All you need to do is cut a fleshy leaf, trim the spike and bring out the gooey gel. Apply the sticky gel to your face and neck area. It is cooling and soothing and you can fill the tightness of the skin as it dries out.

I use the gooey gel every night after shower and wash them off the next morning.  Don’t forget to store the unused leaf in a zip lock bag and refrigerate it until next use. This  “express  spa” is a cost effective way to fight the aging and improve the skin health.  You  will feel good about it.

 

The Simple Pork Broth Noodle

This is so unexpected. My daughter brought her boyfriend Rocky and my son brought her girlfriend Phoebe home for this weekend. Philip and I were delighted to meet them.

These adult kids are too busy to cook for themselves. I am more than happy to prepare some easy, delicious and nutritious meal for them. I happened to have some simple pork broth so I made a delicious pork soup noodles with chopped scallions. You may add some green if you have them handy.

Ingredients:

2 cups of home made pork broth
2 scallions minced
1 handful or fresh ramen noodle

salt and ground pepper

In a large pot, bring the pork broth to broil. Add salt to the broth. In the meantime, cook the noodle according instruction. Drain the noodle, ladle the hot broth into the noodle and top with scallions and fresh ground pepper.

This  noodle can be prepared quickly and served as light brunch or lunch if accompanied by a few small dishes.