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  • 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…

  • Autumn,  Goji,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    Apple strudel with Goji berry

    emointhekitchen Autumn is ruled by the element metal, which represents common sense in the field of human qualities, a sense of justice and a sense of the essential. The dominating emotions of this time are sorrow, grief, and melancholy. Now, the harvest is in, the temperature drops and the leaves begin to turn from green to yellow, red, and orange. It is time to draw our energy in and let go of anything that no longer benefits us. This could be old perspectives, negative emotional reactions, and material things that no longer help us to achieve our greater purpose, which is unique to each and every one of us. Lungs…

  • Mushrooms,  Recipes,  Soups,  Winter

    Potato soup with buckwheat

    emointhekitchen According to traditional Chinese medicine, winter is a period associated with the kidneys and bladder. That is why we include foods in the diet that support them, heat them and at the same time supplement qi, yang and blood. As for heat treatment, in general, the cooking time during the winter is long and we can afford more than ever baked and fried meals. Warm food 2x or 3x a day will support our immunity in this cold season. Then I was about to cook my first potato soup. Potato soup, this prototype of ordinary soup, this food that is bubbling on an old stove in a small cottage…

  • Autumn,  Grains and Legumes,  Mushrooms,  Recipes,  Winter

    Brussels sprouts with brynza and walnuts

    emointhekitchen The theory of the five elements – “wood, fire, earth, metal and water” – is, like the yin-yang theory, an ancient philosophical concept used to explain the order and phenomena of the physical universe. In traditional Chinese medicine, the theory of the five elements is used to interpret the relationships between the physiological and pathological states of the human body and the natural environment. The five elements according to this theory are subject to constant movement and change, and their interdependence and mutual control explain the complex connection between material objects and the unity between the human body and the natural world. Fire: drought, heat, flare, rise, movement, etc.…

  • Autumn,  Meat and Poultry,  Mushrooms,  Recipes

    Chicken Thai Curry

    emointhekitchen To prevent infection with the new coronavirus. Please cough etiquette and wash your hands. As with measures against colds and seasonal flu, it is very important to carry out cough etiquette and hand washing for each person. If you have a cold, please refrain from going out, and if you have to go out, please wear a mask. Please stay home so that you can beat Corona-19. There are about as many recipes on curry in Thailand as for goulash or sirloin. On the Internet, you will find a lot of videos and recipes that will be different from mine. It is simply another variant that respects the availability…

  • Autumn,  Mushrooms,  Recipes

    Autumn breakfast

    emointhekitchen Although Chinese dietetics set recommendations rather than strict bans, it is clear that it is appropriate for our population to limit excessive amounts of white flour, dairy products, sweets and frequent frying. Many people still can’t imagine cooking and eating without these foods, and the first time they come across completely new flavours in the form of tofu, miso, breakfast, Job’s-tears. Recipes do not contain a large number of ingredients due to the freedom to adjust to the needs of the individual. Autumn In the autumn, it is advisable to expand the fluids of the lungs and close the pores against the cold with a slightly sour and tight…

  • Indian summer,  Job's-tears,  Recipes,  Summer,  Sweet Stuff

    Almond cream with Job’s tears and coffee grain

    emointhekitchen The compiled menu is designed to support the stomach and spleen, which is enhanced by the sweet taste, orange and yellow colour, and from food, especially Job’s tears, Hokkaido pumpkin, sage or roasted grain drink. The stated amount is for four people. We wish you good taste! Dessert (or morning porridge) Almond cream with Job’s tears and coffee grain You will need: 200g barley groats 200g Job’s tears Almond butter Rice malt or other vegetable syrup Almond slices Almond drink (or other cereal milk) Procedure: Pearls soaked overnight are boiled in triple water for 1.5 -2 hours with a few grains of salt. Strain while still warm after cooking…

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    Mushrooms,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics

    Mushrooms – Part One

    emointhekitchen In China and Japan, some types of edible mushrooms have been used and worshipped for over 3,000 years. They are used both in medicine and in the kitchen for their extraordinary properties. In this post, I would like to mention at least three of them. I have chosen these particular mushrooms because they belong to my favourites and are available outside Asia in fresh or dried form for culinary purposes not just as Dietary Supplements. It is noteworthy that mushrooms, unlike most other ingredients commonly used in cooking, have strong effects. To me, they were always more medicine than food. In other words, it is always necessary to consider…

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

    Chinese Medicine Treatment of Feline Leukaemia (FeLV)

    emointhekitchen I’m a cats lover and I would like to share a recent experience with you. It is said that cats have 9 lives. However, my good friend owns a tomcat named Loop who, unfortunately, suffers from feline leukaemia (FeLV). Although he is quite young (approx.5 years old), the prognosis is poor. Cat leukaemia infection (FeLV) is a virus that spreads among felines and has possibly deadly impacts. FeLV is transmitted between cats by close contact, via saliva and by sharing water or food. In the initial stage, the disease can only be diagnosed by blood tests. As it progresses, it may lead to neurologic disorders, kidney failure, arthritis and…