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    Congee,  Grains and Legumes,  Recipes,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics

    Wheat Congee

    emointhekitchen While rice is the cornerstone of diet in the East. In the West, wheat grains are considered the staff of life. However, by this, we typically mean wheat bread and other baked products. Overconsumption is at least partly responsible for western obesity epidemy. Compared to rice, wheat is more difficult to digest. Negative aspects of wheat are more obvious when eaten as refined flour. We should therefore only consume it in the form of whole grains. However, a person with weak spleen function and a tendency to dampness should avoid even that. Wheat in TCM Of course, even wheat has its use in Chinese medicine and has its own…

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    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)…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    Japan,  Recipes,  Starters and Snacks

    Sushi – Art of Transience

    emointhekitchen Sushi preparation includes unlimited creativity and a sense of pure aesthetics. Japanese culture is largely based on appreciating the beauty of transience. The sakura blooms only briefly. The sushi pleases the eye, and then we open our mouth and it is gone. Sushi originated as casual food served at food stalls in the Edo era. Chefs would brush soy sauce on top of the sushi they made and place them in front of customers. The customers would quickly eat it with their hands, then drink some tea, wipe their hands on the curtain, and depart the food stall. From ordinary street food, it has gradually become a form of…

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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…

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    Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    A few delicious non-dairy desserts

    emointhekitchen In this post, I would like to introduce you a few delicious non-dairy desserts I have tried lately. (and you should too XD) If you are interested in my opinion on dairy products you are welcome to read my post “A few thoughts about dairy”. Whether you’re an advocate or opponent of milk, these recipes will pleasantly surprise everyone. Check them out below and don’t forget to leave a comment on their authors’ blogs. Blueberry Lime Cheesecake Found from //prettypies.com/  Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake Bars Found from //choosingchia.com/ 3 Ingredient Dairy-Free  Fudge Found from //theprettybee.com Vegan Key Lime Cake Found from //lovingitvegan.com All images in this post belong to blogs…

  • Chinese Daikon Soup
    Autumn,  China,  Recipes,  Soups

    Light Chinese Daikon Soup

    emointhekitchen The old Chinese proverb says, “As soon as farmers bring the daikon to the market, doctors are losing their jobs.” You will need: 1 small daikon radish a small piece of grated ginger approximately one tablespoon of dried tangerine peel three-quarters of a litre of water or vegetable stock salt, spring onion, coriander, parsley, pepper, sesame oil, rice vinegar Cut daikon into cubes, and together with ginger and tangerine peel put into the pot. Sauté the mixture in a drop of sesame oil and then pour it over with water or with a broth. Cover with a lid and cook for about 30 minutes until the radish becomes soft.…

  • 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…

  • Bulgur and Lentil Salad
    Grains and Legumes,  Recipes,  Salads

    Bulgur and Lentil Salad

    emointhekitchen Bulgur is a cereal food made from the parboiled groats of pasta wheat. This dish comes originally from Turkish cuisine. Later, its consumption spread throughout the Arab world and eventually to all other countries. You will need: 1 cup of dried lentils (or 1 can of cooked lentils) 1 cup bulgur (I am using medium grind size but it’s completely up to you) 1 large carrot parsley, coriander, salt, pepper, lemon juice (approx. from 1 middle sized lemon) Cook the lentils well if using dried (if you are prone to flatulence, cook it with a pinch of Japanese nori seaweed). Boil the water separately, pour over the bulgur so…

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