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  • Indian summer,  Recipes,  Starters and Snacks,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Falafel

    emointhekitchen If you’ve never had the pleasure of sinking your teeth into a warm, crispy falafel, then you are truly missing out. Picture this – a flavorful blend of chickpeas, herbs, and spices, formed into little patties and deep-fried to perfection. The result? A heavenly bite that is crispy on the outside and soft and flavorful on the inside. Whether you enjoy your falafel stuffed inside warm pita bread, drizzled with tahini sauce and topped with crispy lettuce and tomatoes, or served alongside a refreshing side of hummus and tabbouleh, falafel is a versatile dish that never fails to bring a smile to your face. You will need: 1 cup…

  • China,  Japan,  Mushrooms,  Recipes,  Salads,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Edamame beans

    emointhekitchen History Soybeans (edamame beans) were first cultivated in China some 7000 years ago. The place of origin is said to be East Asia and China. It is said that it was already eaten in its present form during the Nara and Heian periods. The term dates from the year 1275, when the Japanese monk Nichiren wrote a note thanking a parishioner for the gift of “edamame” he had left at the temple. In 1406, during the Ming dynasty in China, the leaves of the soybeans were eaten and during outbreaks of famine, it was recommended that citizens eat the beans whole or use them ground up and added to…

  • Recipes,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Zucchini meatballs

    emointhekitchen Whether you’re a long-time vegan or just looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, these flavorful meatless meatballs are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and a rumble to your tummy. Get ready for a taste sensation like no other! Trust me, these zucchini meatballs are so incredibly tasty that you won’t miss the meat at all. So, grab your apron and get ready to whip up some zucchini meatball magic in your kitchen. You will need: 450g zucchini 100g of oatmeal 80g of chickpeas flour 4 cloves garlic (or dried garlic) 1/2 natural tofu salt 2 tbsp chia seeds olive oil 1 tomato Grate…

  • China,  Japan,  Recipes,  Starters and Snacks,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Kogomi (Fiddlehead fern)

    emointhekitchen 《本草纲目》:“蕨处处山中有之。二三月生芽,拳曲状如小儿拳。其茎嫩时采取,以灰汤煮去涎滑,晒干作蔬,味甘滑,亦可醋食。” “Compendium of Materia Medica”: “There are ferns everywhere in the mountains. Buds are born in February and March, and their fists are like children’s fists. The stems are taken when they are tender, boiled in ash soup to remove the saliva, and dried as vegetables. It tastes sweet and smooth, and can also be eaten with vinegar.” Li Shizhen said: (1518 -1593 – Ming dynasty) Fiddlehead fern (ostrich fern; Kogomi; Matteuccia struthiopteris; こごみ; 荚果蕨; Pérovník pštrosí) is collected throughout Japan and also in other Asian areas where it is considered a delicacy. It grows in moist areas from spring to early summer and is often eaten as a…

  • China,  Starters and Snacks,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Vegetable Jelly

    emointhekitchen Vegetable jelly is a unique and tasty treat that is made by combining spinach juice and pea flour. It’s the perfect balance of healthy and delicious! Now, you might be wondering how this amazing creation came about. Well, in China, there is a long history of using vegetables in desserts. They believe in the concept of balance and incorporating wholesome ingredients into their meals and treats. So, vegetable jelly is just another example of their culinary creativity. You will need: pea flour spinach juice soy sauce sesame seeds, chilli sauce, olive oil, garlic Apple cider vinegar salt Procedure: Measure out 100 grams of pea flour. Add 200 grams of…

  • China,  Japan,  Korea,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Dragon Boat Festival food – Zongzi

    emointhekitchen Get ready to paddle for joy at this Dragon Boat Festival! Held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, this ancient Chinese tradition is a time of feasting, racing, and celebrating the joys of life. The excitement of the Dragon Boat Festival stems from the thrilling boat races where teams of oarsmen row furiously to the beat of a drum. But that’s not all – something also known as the festival for its delicious food such as zongzi 粽子(glutinous rice dumplings) and xiaolongbao 小笼包(steamed pork buns). And what kind of festival would it be without colourful decorations? You’ll find dragon ship decorations, paper lanterns and wormwood. Zongzi…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Summer tolma with rice (Amarain pasuc tolma)

    emointhekitchen Summer is the perfect time to indulge in delicious vegetarian dishes, and one of my favourites is tolma with rice! This mouth-watering dish is packed with flavour and is a staple in Armenian cuisine. It’s a perfect addition to any summer meal, and it’s a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables. You will need: 4-5 tomatoes 2 peppers aubergine (eggplant) 1 cup of rice 2 cups of water 1 teaspoon of salt a pinch of pepper bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 onions Procedure: Fry the onion in oil, add rice, parsley and all the spices, one cup of water and cook. When the water…

  • China,  Goji,  Indian summer,  Job's-tears,  Recipes,  Summer

    Beverages for summer well-being and health…

    emointhekitchen Herbal tea is mostly composed of various traditional Chinese medicines, and its functions, indications and appropriate groups differ according to the various medicines used. Traditional Chinese medicine has the four qi “warm heat, cold and cold” and also has the healing principle of “hot is cold, cold is hot”. In response to the heat and humidity of a hot summer, herbal teas are usually made from cold and cooling products. In summer, yang is prosperous, and drinking herbal tea for one or two months to cool down the heat has little effect on the human body. However, after the beginning of autumn, the weather cools down and the yang…

  • China,  Recipes,  Summer

    Herbal Tea Recipes

    emointhekitchen Summer has arrived, the temperature rises sharply, the heat is unbearable and it is easy to get heatstroke. Medicinal tea has a good preventive effect on heatstroke, is cheap, simple and convenient to produce, and is deeply loved by people. Make herbal teas to clear coughs and relieve the summer heat, from which everyone can choose. Chrysanthemum tea 10 grams of chrysanthemum tea. Pour boiling water, and soak for 10 minutes before drinking. Put a pinch of chrysanthemum flowers in a glass and water with boiling water. Suitable to drink 2-3 times a day. This tea drink acts as a soothing wind and dispels heat, cleanses the liver and…

  • Japan,  Recipes,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Lavender tofu

    emointhekitchen At the turn of the season, when it rains a lot and the air pressure changes drastically, sleepless nights continue and it tends to be poor quality sleep. How about a good sleep recipe using lavender that is perfect for such a time? The scent of lavender makes you feel relaxed and invites a good night’s sleep. Using soy milk made from vegetable soy protein, the effect of soy isoflavone can be expected, and it is a recommended dish for vegans and vegetarians. Lavender is a Labiatae plant that blooms with pretty purple flowers. In addition to being used as a talisman and amulet for a long time, it…