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  • 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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    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…

  • pumpkin_dessert
    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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    Other Stuff

    Miniature Zen Garden as a Hypertension Therapy

    emointhekitchen The nervous and busy lives keep people constantly in an over-tense condition. Consequently, various disorders appear. They are the so-called psychosomatic disorders. Because the main reasons are psychologically related, many patients can not be cured by a conventional method. Chinese medicine as one of the holistic healing system, emphasises complex approach. Treatment of a particular problem involves not only the use of herbs, acupuncture, physical exercises and dietetics. Chinese medicine also uses art therapy and similar methods that can affect the free flow of chi in a positive way. There are two kinds of hypertension: essential and secondary. 90 per cent of all hypertension patients are of type I…

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    Blogging resources,  Other Stuff

    WordPress Feng Shui

    emointhekitchen The blog is just like a magazine or a book about content, but the blogger usually has to (at least initially) handle all editorial work and technical matters alone. Therefore, it can be very difficult to devote enough energy to quality content that is really what you care about. The same as at home or in the kitchen; if you have a lot of things you do not use, you are always looking for something and you have no peace in mind for what you really want to do. You get tired and your energy is scattering. If you cook with love for your loved ones in a pleasant…

  • Delicious-non-dairy-desserts
    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…

  • The Ritual of Dao
    Aromatherapy,  Cosmetics,  Other Stuff

    The Ritual of Dao – Cosmetics Review

    emointhekitchen Aromatherapy from a TCM standpoint is, to some degree, unexplored territory. Unlike in Chinese herbology, where there is a general consensus on herbs properties and the traditional formulas, the use of essential oils is wide open. When I started to study Traditional Chinese Medicine, it was surprising to me that there are just a few relevant sources on this topic out there. I started my own research in order to find out how to mix my own blends to reproduce the indications of traditional herbal formulas. I’m trying to follow all the principles of TCM, Yin Yang and Five elements theory. However, I am still in the process of…

  • Poppy Balls
    Sweet Stuff

    Poppy Balls

    emointhekitchen Unbaked desserts are a healthy alternative to sweet snacks. Especially in summer, we should avoid baking in the oven, which is more suitable for colder weather. You will need: millet and ground poppy seed (the amount by the number of people) raisins or Goji salt cane sugar or maple syrup (I sometimes use other types of syrups, such as date syrup or wheat syrup) shredded coconut or sesame seeds, you can also try chopped walnuts Alternatively, you will also need plum jam. Mix millet with ground poppy seed in a one-to-one ratio. Add water (use a 3 to 1 water to millet-poppy mixture ratio) and cook together with raisins…

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