New York, NY, December 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- You might not know that actress, producer, director and TV host, CiCi Li as a child went through a traumatic experience of human rights abuse in China. An exemplary student, CiCi was kicked out from school because of her belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the guiding principle of the traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice Falun Gong. She recalls her classmates and teachers in tears on the day she was forced to leave. It didn’t end there. Soon CiCi and her family had to flee China, the country they called home. Still just a child, CiCi was thrust into upheaval. At the age of 12, CiCi arrived in the U.S. as a political refugee.
Even though it’s just one story, it is, unfortunately, representative for over 100 mil people in China and for more people worldwide.
CiCi is convinced, "Food truly has no boundaries. Great food unites people; it makes people happy regardless of their color, age or religion. It doesn’t matter if you eat it with a fork or chopsticks; the ultimate goal of food is to bring people happiness and joy." Today, CiCi Li teams up with Master Chef and philanthropist Mie Ocuda. They join efforts to raise $30,000 to help stop human rights abuse.
Chef Mie has been studying nutrition for the past 30 years. Mie’s first motivation to explore the world of food and its relation to our health came from a painful experience of seeing her mom being hospitalized due to diabetes complications. In order to assist her mother in preparing appropriate for the condition meals, Mie studied all available at that time, books & articles on nutrition with the aim to understand why her mother got ill in the first place, how she could help and what it really means to “eat healthy.”
100% of all sales from Chef Mie’s most recent book "Thinking of You" in Dec. will be donated for the cause. "Thinking of You" contains 44 creative recipes for health, weight management and well being. This entire diabetes, pancreatitis and high blood pressure friendly recipes collection is steeped in the idea of giving, as it utilizes combination of healthy ingredients to substitute commonly used fatty and high glucose ingredients. Did you know tofu is a great substitute for butter? Or that in order to minimize the oil use in dough, it is very important to whip an egg and fold the dough 5-6 times to make the biscuit flaky. Now everyone can cook brownies safely for friends and family members who suffer from diabetes, along with other dishes they couldn’t eat before.
Mie Ocuda’s "Thinking of You" is like Cooking Light with a unique Asian flare. Buy it for only $9.99 today! Makes a thoughtful gift for relatives & friends and support those who are deprived from their vital human right.
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"Thinking of You" is available on Amazon and iBookstore
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