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Emointhekitchen
  • 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…

  • Grains and Legumes,  Recipes,  Winter

    Old Bohemian Christmas Table

    emointhekitchen We are all part of nature and we should live in accordance with its changes and norms. In winter, the Yin energy prevails and the days are short. This should be reflected in our rhythm of life. We should sleep and relax more. However, the end of the year brings increased tension, pre-Christmas preparations and worries. Despite all our efforts, we can’t avoid this rush. However, we can try to slow down at least. Christmas is a Christian feast associated with the birth of Christ but it is based on the pagan celebration of the solstice. Christmas customs, as well as traditional Christmas dishes, vary greatly from country to…

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    Other Stuff,  Winter

    Winter From the Perspective of Chinese Medicine

    emointhekitchen From the Chinese Tradition, which deals with Yin and Yang and Five Elements, we learn that the winter period is connected with the water element. In nature, we can observe how the space energy drops down, the leaves of the trees fell, tree sap withdrew to the roots. Days are cold and nights long. People should reduce their activity and relax. Nowadays, artificial lighting significantly shortens long winter evenings. Yet we should sleep, relax and meditate even more and spend more time in the circle of our loved ones. It is important to protect the kidneys and the bladder (the organs of the water element) with warm clothing and…

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    Autumn,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff,  Winter

    Warm hokkaido cocktail with white chocolate

    emointhekitchen This is warming dessert for late autumn or winter days. From the TCM point of view, Hokkaido is of a warm nature and belongs to the element of the earth. Together with warm spices (pepper, turmeric, ginger and cloves), strengthens the digestion and keep you warm during the cold snap. You will need: 150 ml of fresh pumpkin puree 450 ml of coconut milk 130 g of white chocolate (you can try the vegan variant of white chocolate) I have found a homemade on this website: ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger (I am using a grater that removes the fibres) 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla powder 2…

  • Finikia Greek Pastries
    Armenia,  Greece,  Sweet Stuff,  Winter

    Finikia – Greek Pastries

    emointhekitchen Finikia is a type of Greek cookie. This is the Armenian variant that I learned from a friend from Yerevan. Greece and Armenia have always had a very friendly relationship, which is reflected also in the mutual exchange of recipes. In Armenia and I guess that also in Greece, these pastries are usually served at Christmas.  These are the healthier variant of sometimes too fatty and too sweet pastries served in festive time. There is no need to use butter, eggs or milk so you don’t compromise your diet that much and don’t have to live on baking soda to regain normal digestion. I kept the recipe in its…

  • Indian Chicken Saag
    India,  Meat and Poultry,  Winter

    Indian Chicken Saag

    emointhekitchen The myth that spinach is a huge reservoir of iron is very old. Already in 1870 a doctor. E. von Wolf published a study claiming that spinach has ten times more iron than other leafy vegetables. The true Spinach fever occurred in the thirties of the twentieth century and was caused by Popeye the sailor who owed spinach for his giant muscles. However, in 1937, German scientists came to the conclusion that spinach had only a tenth of the amount of iron originally assumed. E. von Wolf apparently caused this error by inadvertently moving the decimal point so that the spinach does not contain 30 mg of iron but…

  • Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
    Armenia,  Meat and Poultry,  Recipes,  Salads,  Winter

    Chicken meat salad with pomegranate

    emointhekitchen As I mentioned in the section About me, I like different types of ethnic cuisine. Traditional recipes refer to the fact that our ancestors knew about healthy nutrition, life in harmony with nature and different seasons more than we do. In a way, I fell in love with Armenian cuisine. Armenia has been involuntarily and many times in history affected by many different nations and probably because of that its cuisine has assumed a lot of foreign elements. In the difficult times of Armenian history, it was also important to get out with simple ingredients. This led to great modesty and at the same time to extraordinary creativity. Although…

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