Sep 282011
 
Pumpkin Carrot and Corn Pork Soup

If you like Japanese kabocha pumpkin like I do, this is the best time of the year to enjoy them.  Although kabocha pumpkins are available year-round, they are at their best now in the late summer / early fall season.  When picking a kabocha pumpkin, look for ones with a dark green skin and a dry corky [Read More...]

Sep 102011
 
Bok Choy Fish Head Tofu Soup

Fish head soup had not always been a favorite of mine. I even thought it was gross when I was younger, making remarks like “Eeeww! Fish heads are so nasty looking.”  Granted, a fish head was not the most aesthetically pleasing sight when it comes to food, whether live or cooked. And even though the best part [Read More...]

Aug 262011
 
Radish Daikon and Carrot Pork Soup

  This is a classic soup I grew up with. It is in fact a soup that my mother still makes routinely from time to time throughout the year. In the fall and winter months though, this soup would be found in my mother’s soup pot more frequently, as those would be the months when the radish [Read More...]

Aug 092011
 
Ginseng Quail Soup

Although the name of this Chinese soup sounds fancy and exotic, it is actually really REALLY easy to make. And it taste so good that it will excite your family and friends. They’ll also think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours when in fact, all of the ingredients for this soup require little or no [Read More...]

Aug 022011
 
Fuzzy Melon Salted Egg Drop Pork Soup

For those with a busy lifestyle, here is another simple 35-minute recipe that is kid-friendly, gluten-free, low-calorie, and low-sodium. This light and healthy soup is like a traditional Egg Drop Soup, but uses salted eggs and Fuzzy Melon (also called “Mo Qua” or Hairy Gourd). The soup’s cooling effect helps to release heat due to Yin-imbalance.

Jul 282011
 
Mustard Greens with Straw Mushroom and Tofu Soup

With little time to spare in the kitchen lately, I have to flip through my mental recipe rolodex more meticulously to come up with a tasty soup that is fast and easy to make. Undoubtedly, I got the perfect idea. In 35 minutes, I made this delicious healthy vegetable soup that is naturally low fat, low calorie, and gluten-free. [Read More...]

Jul 162011
 
Hawthorn Berry Honey Tea

  This tea tastes great.  In fact, it tastes a bit like iced tea but with a hint of sweet hawthorn fragrance when served cool.  This tea is so refreshing and aperitive.  I love a cup of this tea after a heavy meal has been had.  This is because hawthorn is known to aid in digestion and support [Read More...]

Jul 112011
 
Mung Bean Barley Honey Date Dessert Soup

If you had ever ordered a green bean (or “mung bean”) dessert soup at an Asian-style dessert house, you would know that there are many ways to enjoy this delightful naturally fat-free low-calorie item.  It can be served cold on hot summer days as a refreshing cool sweet snack, or served hot in the winter to warm [Read More...]

May 252011
 
Chinese Yam and Goji Pumpkin Pork Soup

  This easy-to-make soup recipe is both remarkably delightful to the palette and nutritiously beneficial for our health.  My mother made this Chinese Yam and Goji Pumpkin Pork Soup for the family one evening and it quickly became the highlight of that dinner.  We love this soup from Mom, and I hope you will enjoy her recipe [Read More...]