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TheRiceBowl: Bok choy

Bok Choy is an amazing vegetable not only is it tasty but it is packed with vitamins and anti-cancer properties.

Bok Choy is a cruciferous vegetable along with kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, turnips and collard greens.  Bok Choy has potassium, Vitamin A, calcium, Vitamin b-6, magnesium, iron, and vitamin C. Cruciferous vegetables have glucosinolates. This Glucosinolate is a sulfer containing compound and benefits humans in a variety of ways.These are sulfur-containing compounds that have been found to benefit human health in a variety of ways.

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The glucosinolates found in cruciferous vegetables gets converted to isothiocyanates in the body which fights cancer. The Folate found in Bok Choy helps with cell synthesis and repair and the Selenium helps with the liver enzyme function to help detoxify the body from Cancer compounds. Bok Choy also is a major player in bone heath. Phosphorus and calcium are both important in Bone structure and vitamin k helps the body absorb calcium. Bok Choy lowers blood pressure and maintains a healthy heart. It also helps to heal the skin and protect the skin from harmful radiation. -MedicalNewsToday

Why am I not eating Bok Choy everyday? in fact why am I not eating Windchimes everyday??!  Come into Windchimes and feast on one of our Szechuan dishes which are served with your choice of protein and Bok Choy.  And look at that... It's Lunch time already!

 

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TheRiceBowl: How to make Cajun Spice!

At the Windchimes Chinese, we take the time to offer you authentic Chinese cuisine but we also love to explore and incorporate other culture's flavors and techniques into our menu.   For instance, Our Pacific Shrimp is lighting battered shrimp laid onto a bed of fresh spinach and pasta all drizzled over with a cajun sauce. This delicious dish is a true Asian fusion style dish incorporating American Cajun, Chinese, and Italian cuisines.

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Cajun cuisine comes out of Louisiana.  The history goes back to the French speaking Acadian culture who were deported from Canada by the British after the French and Indian War.  Because the landscape and weather was so different in Louisiana from Canada, the Acadian culture had to adapt their cuisine to what vegetables and spices were available.  Not to forget to mention, they were also influenced by the Spanish settlers that were also settling in Louisiana at the time.  Hence the spicy Cajun spices.

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There are many spices found in Cajun Spice mixes, but the main ingredients are: bay leaf, oregano, bell peppers, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, celery, garlic, onion, and parsley.  

Next time you are visiting Windchimes for a bite to eat. Try our Pacific Shrimp and experience the fusion of a multicultural cuisine.