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Emointhekitchen
  • Recipes,  Soups,  Summer

    Cauliflower soup with fennel, dill and cereal dumplings

    emointhekitchen Dietetics, but the whole teaching of traditional Chinese medicine is based on the constant balancing of the opposing forces of yin and yang and the effort to restore their balance when there are no extreme fluctuations leading to disease. Food, as one of the strongest everyday influences on our body and mind, should also not have a distinct effect in either direction. Raw food is one of the extremes, especially if it is consumed all year round. At the opposite pole are long baking and drying of food. According to the TCM, each food and method of preparation affects the mechanism of qi flow in our body. Cauliflower soup…

  • Recipes,  Soups,  Spring

    Spring soup of green peas (Spring time according to Chinese medicine)

    emointhekitchen Food for spring cleaning Suitable spring foods should be sour tastes and preferably green in colour. The sour taste promotes the energy of the liver and gallbladder. If both of these organs are weakened, it is advisable to add sweet foods. The basis of the diet should be easily digestible meals, but not raw food and cold food because they burden the digestion. In principle, all spring vegetables are suitable: Spring soup of green peas Ingredients 400 g fresh or frozen peas 1 larger potato 1 vegetable stock (fresh or made from organic cubes) 1 onion 1 tablespoon ghee (or butter) 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme leaves You will…

  • Autumn,  Recipes,  Soups,  Winter

    Hokkaido Pumpkin (Pumpkin porridge)

    emointhekitchen Pumpkin porridge In the diet with the omission of starches, it is a little trouble to find a suitable breakfast that, in addition to the absence of cereals, meets the requirement of traditional Chinese medicine to warm Yang’s spleen, strengthen Qi centre. In this article, we will focus on an alternative healthy breakfast that meets all the requirements of traditional Chinese medicine and a starch-free diet: is warm, just cooked from fresh ingredients the ingredients have a beneficial effect on health, thus strengthening the Qi spleen. Such a breakfast adds energy, strengthens the body overall, including immunity is tasty its preparation takes only a few minutes, which is often…

  • Armenian borsch
    Armenia,  Recipes,  Soups

    Armenian Borsch

    emointhekitchen Borsch is usually beet-root based a slightly sour soup popular in Eastern European cuisines. There is an awful lot of ways to cook it. Recipes differ considerably from one another. In every country, borsch is a bit different. Some countries even have several variants of this soup. Here I am mentioning one of the Armenian recipes, which in my opinion is of the most balanced composition. I will not deal with individual ingredients as in most of my other recipes, because this soup is simply an example of combining different kinds of vegetables and meat into one harmonic whole. According to the traditional Chinese medicine approach, I would say that this soup…

  • pasta_alla_strega_gluten_free
    Pasta,  Recipes,  Soups

    “This Is not What I Expected” movie Pasta

    emointhekitchen A gluten-free version of Pasta Alla Strega I like Asian cinematography. I do not mean Hong Kong kung fu movies with bruce lee, but rather independent directors. But even mainstream production is sometimes worth mentioning. I recently saw a romantic comedy “This is not what I expected” <喜欢你>, loosely based on the book “Finally I Get You” written by Lan Bai Se. The plot is pretty simple: the rich man meets a poor girl and NO, they don’t fell in love but he fell in love with her cooking. Because the girl is actually a chef in a hotel restaurant…I would stop here, you can (if you are interested)…

  • Kimchi-jjigae
    Indian summer,  Korea,  Recipes,  Soups,  Summer

    Kimchi-jjigae (Rich Korean Soup)

    emointhekitchen Traditionally this soup could be served in a large pot in the middle of the table. The whole family would meet and share the meal from the shared pot. It is a bit like a Chinese hot pot or a French fondue. Hot pots, as well as fondue, are very social dinning methods so if you are kinda shy and not at ease with “hot potting” you are of course free to use individual bowls for serving. Children, however, usually love this kind of pastime. Therefore, if you are a larger family with kids I suggest you give it a try. You will certainly enjoy a lot of fun.…

  • mungo_beans
    China,  Grains and Legumes,  Japan,  Recipes,  Soups,  Summer

    Mungo Beans Hangover Soup

    emointhekitchen In China and Japan, this simple yet tasty soup is very popular and from time to time can be useful to everyone. Not only as a hangover remedy but it is also suitable for skin cleansing in case of acne or different types of rashes. Since this soup has cooling properties fits well into very hot summer days. You will need: 1/2 cup of dry mung beans, rinsed 1 tablespoon of pre-cut seaweed wakame 4 cups of water soy sauce with reduced sodium content according to taste or light miso paste Mix beans, seaweed and water in a medium-sized pot. Bring to boil, pull the flame and slowly cook…

  • okra soup
    Indian summer,  Soups,  Summer

    Okra Soup

    emointhekitchen This soup, in my opinion, fits both summer and the Indian summer. Thanks to okra, tomatoes and eggplants this dish is quite cool in nature. You will need: 500g of beef 2 bigger potatoes 1 onion sliced on wheels 100 g of butter (or healthier olive oil) 3-4 tomatoes 1 large red pepper 100 g of okra 2 eggplants 100 g green beans coriander, basil, parsley, salt, pepper Rinse the meat, cut into cubes and put it into the large pot. Add about 1 litre of cold water and boil on a mild flame for about half an hour. In other pot sauté the onions with the knob of…

  • Bozbash
    Armenia,  Indian summer,  Soups,  Summer

    Bozbash (Slightly sour Armenian soup)

    emointhekitchen The name of this dish was first mentioned in 1883 by Mirza ‘Ali Akbar Khan Aashpazbashi the head cook at the Persian court of Naser-al-din Shah in his cookbook Sofreh At’ameh’. Different variants of this thick and hearty soup can be found in Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Armenia. While my Armenian version is rather cooler in nature and therefore fit into summer or Indian summer, the Iranian version Abgousht Bozbash, on the other hand, fits in very cold days since it contains many warming ingredients: lamb, turmeric, cinnamon etc. For Armenian Bozbash you will need: 500 g of diced beef 1 chopped onion 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive…

  • Spas - Armenian Yoghurt Soup
    Armenia,  Dairy,  Soups,  Summer

    Spas (Armenian Yoghurt Soup)

    emointhekitchen Because of significantly cold properties of yoghurt, this soup is particularly suited to hot summer weather. We can serve it cold as gazpacho or hot if you need to reduce its coldness. Also, the choice of the kind of broth affects the final properties of the food. If you choose a vegetable broth, it will have a cooler character than with the chicken broth. Although wheat is more traditional in Armenian cuisine, if you suffer weakened digestion, the rice should be your first choice. You will need: 1/2 cup peeled wheat or rice 2 tablespoons flour 4 cups white greek type yoghurt 1 beaten egg 1 chopped onion 2…

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