A common cold weather drink in East Asia, and very simple to make, and DELICIOUS. In Chinese medicine, ginger is considered "warming" and as such good for combating "cold qi", or cold energy, which includes the common cold. Ginger is also a good remedy for nausea, and stomach cramps (cramps are considered to be due to "excess cold qi".) A squeeze of fresh lemon is also a nice touch. When I had colds, my grandmother in Hong Kong would use ginger, lemon — and boil Coca-cola instead of water. (So much for Chinese medicine!) Tasty though. Enjoy!
Ifung Lu published Recipes from Home: Suma's Vegan Masala Tofu Stir Fry in News 2021-04-28 02:51:44 -0400This is a quick and easy recipe prepared in less than 15 minutes. This high-protein, vegan dish can be paired with noodles or plain rice.
Ifung Lu published Recipes from Home: Ifung's Veggie Ramen in an Instant (Pot) in News 2021-04-27 16:24:15 -0400
The global pandemic has taken its psychological toll, especially on families with young children who are balancing home-schooling, getting work done and staving off cabin-fever. This recipe is a cheap, easy, one-pot method to make steaming bowls of umami-packed noodles that can be enjoyed by the whole family (or all your roommates). It is total comfort food and chicken soup for the soul (without the chicken).
This is one of my favorite dishes - my mother used to make this for special occasions. It's so simple, but so delicious and delicate. It's easier than ever now that so many people have an air fryer.Read more
Ifung Lu published Recipes from Home: Annie's stir-fry tofu with vegetables in News 2021-04-13 15:32:22 -0400
This is probably one of my all-time favorite tofu recipes because it is extremely easy, fast, and tasty! I generally accompany the dish with rice. But if you are looking for a healthier option, you can complement the dish with a bowl of quinoa or whole wheat pasta!Read more
This is a delicious and fast lunch that we make when we can find udon noodles at our local grocery store.Read more
As we kick-off Climate Awareness Month in April, we applaud the promising actions taken so far by the Biden administration on climate breakdown - from key, climate-friendly appointments all across the U.S. executive branch to the 2.2 trillion dollar infrastructure plan announced by President Biden on March 31st.Read more
Ifung Lu published Recipes from Home: Alexander's Vegan Vichyssoise in News 2021-04-06 10:10:20 -0400
Wildly popular with my omnivorous household, this recipe for vegan vichyssoise is a potato-leek soup.
It is not, as my honeymooning, proofreading mother once discovered on a Bermudian menu, a potato-"leak" soup. You don't have to wonder what is in it!Read more
Ifung Lu published Ifung Lu, AAPI Caucus Steering Committee Member in Meet the Team 2021-03-13 15:18:25 -0500
Hi! I'm Ifung! I am of Taiwanese-Chinese descent and I vote in Illinois. I joined Democrats Abroad in 2016 when I was living in London. After over a decade spent in the UK, my German-American family and I moved to Cologne, Germany where we live today and where I continue to volunteer for Democrats Abroad.
I am honoured to serve on the AAPI Caucus Steering Committee. I think it is so important, especially for quieter members in our community like me, to speak up and make our voices heard in order for our democracy to thrive. And I am so pleased to be able to work with the talented crew in the Steering Committee to organise and make heard all the voices of our diverse AAPI community.
„Teatime is a way for us to help members get to know each other and discover what’s important to us — and what we want to organise around,“ said Powen Shiah, member of the Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee.
Members from the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region joined us for Teatime on January 28th to exchange experiences, ideas and stories. The first in a series of planned global and local community-building events hosted by the Global AAPI Caucus, the virtual event aimed to give members a relaxed space to connect.Read more
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are “moving from being the marginalised to the margin of victory” according to Vyanti Joseph, AAPI constituency and outreach coordinator for the Warnock for Senate campaign in Georgia.
In a panel webinar on December 17th, Ms. Joseph, along with DNC chair Tom Perez, DNC AAPI caucus chair Bel Leong-Hong, AAPI constituency and outreach coordinator for the Ossoff for Senate campaign Cam Ashling and AAPI coalition director for the Georgia Democrats Linh Nguyen, spoke with Democrats Abroad about the growing importance and influence of the AAPI community on local and national politics in the US.Read more
Since moving to Glasgow to go to university I find myself missing lots about New Orleans. I miss the warm weather, the people, my friends, family, the annual church Christmas tree sale, and most of all the food. Most New Orleanian dishes are meat heavy, spicy, and with specific ingredients hard to find anywhere else, so a lot of improvisation is needed when trying to cook for a group of friends with two vegans, a vegetarian, someone with a gluten intolerance, and make sure its not too spicy. Sadly this makes it impossible to make my favorite dish (chicken and sausage gumbo), but I've found that my red beans and rice recipe is always a hit! Red beans and rice are traditionally a Monday (laundry day) night dinner, as it's a low effort dish that can simmer all day while doing you're laundry. I've adjusted a couple recipes I've found online to my taste and schedule so feel free to improvise!
Lina's Red Beans and Rice (can be vegan/vegetarian)Read more
Ifung Lu published Recipes from Home: Brianna's Sweet Potato Casserole in News 2020-12-08 13:58:01 -0500
I first moved to Ireland in November 2018. It didn't make sense to turn around and visit America less than a month into my move, so my partner's family put on a Thanksgiving to make me feel less homesick. After hearing about "the marshmallow thing" and how positively gross it sounded, I had to defend my southeastern heritage and bring Sweet Potato Casserole to the table. This is the recipe my own Chinese mother loves, a "not too sweet" version using maple syrup instead of copious amounts of brown sugar that also results in a high fibre snack while you're in a flurry of cooking. Try to find American marshmallows if you can, I've found the UKI ones don't melt quite right for the casserole.
Brianna's Sweet Potato CasseroleRead more
Ifung Lu published Recipes from Home: Karen's Caesar Salad (no raw eggs) in News 2020-12-08 13:46:43 -0500
Thanks to Covid, I can't travel home to New York City on a regular basis. In Munich, the asian food scene is pretty much non-existent. Since I don't have time to become a DimSum chef, I figured I could at least find a way to come close to my favorite New York salad - the Carmine's version.
Karen's Caesar Salad (no raw eggs)Read more
Ifung Lu wants to volunteer 2020-11-25 02:22:40 -0500
The Democrats Abroad Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus is looking for your support at global, national, and chapter levels. Here is more information about opportunities to volunteer with our different working groups. Let us know how you want to get involved, by checking off the working groups you're interested in the form below.
Communications & Outreach
Help reach new caucus members and share stories of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders living abroad. This working group curates our caucus’s online presence (web, social media, email) and promotes events, activities, and issues.
Country Committee Guidelines
Help coordinate with, support, and organize with Democrats Abroad's 40+ country committees to establish an AAPI caucus at the country and chapter levels.
The AAPI community is large and diverse, which means there is also a wide range of issues impacting our members. Help us identify and educate our members about these different issues.
Events in a Box
To help local AAPI caucuses, we are preparing pre-made events that caucus leaders at the country and chapter levels can use for events to bring their members together. Volunteers can help create an event based on issues identified by the Issues Working Group and find ways to facilitate discussions.
Organize speaking events with prominent members of the AAPI community. This could include these roles:
- Coordinate event with the Global Communications & Global AAPI Co-Chairs
- Zoom training with Global IT
- Liaise with speakers and plan logistics