Apr 282011
 
Water Chestnut Bean Curd Barley Soup

  Thinking back to the classic Chinese soups I grew up with at home, one of my favorites is this Water Chestnut Bean Curd Barley Soup.  This has been a favorite of mine since I was a little kid.  I love the aroma, sweetness, and meaty bite that shiitake mushrooms provide.  I also love the soft, silky [Read More...]

Apr 172011
 
Snow Fungus Papaya Almond Milk Dessert

This is a heavenly and unbelievably refreshing papaya and milk dessert soup, with the light fragrance and taste of almonds. It is lightly-sweetened, yet so delicious and thirst-quenching that this cold dessert is just perfect on a hot day. This dessert has moisturizing and skin-beautifying functions. This soup is also remarkably easy and inexpensive to make.

Apr 102011
 
Daikon Tofu Dried Oyster Pork Soup

With Spring already here, the winter root vegetables and squashes are at a tail end of their seasonality.  And one of my favorite winter vegetables, daikon, will soon disappear in the supermarkets until the next winter season.  So while I can still find them, I decided to purchase some and make my last daikon soup until the [Read More...]

Mar 232011
 
Mixed Beans Potato Vegetable Soup

  My husband and I were at our local farmer’s market today.  And we (ok, more like me) indulged on a shopping spree of irresistibly fresh, colorful, and sweet-smelling organic seasonal fruits and vegetables.  The produce at the market were so fresh.  The vegetable leaves were thick and of a deep vibrant green.  They looked so good [Read More...]

Mar 202011
 
Shiitake Carrot Lotus Seed Soup

  Today, March 20th, is equinox day and marks the first day of Spring in 2011 for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.  This means the sun’s center is directly over the earth’s equator, giving us days and nights that are roughly equal in length. To welcome the coming of Spring, I wanted to make a delicious [Read More...]

Feb 272011
 
Daikon Carrot and Luo Han Guo Pork Soup

  Early this morning, the temperature outside dropped to 32° F (or 0° C).  With the heater running all night and a few nights of not-so-good sleep, I woke up today feeling very dry and thirsty.  It was one of those thirst that I knew drinking water wouldn’t cure.  I barely had any moisture or saliva in [Read More...]

Feb 152011
 
Cilantro Tofu and Preserved Egg Soup

  If you are looking for an easy soup recipe that doesn’t cost your wallet a fortune, here is a delicious budget soup I love.  The inexpensive but healthy main ingredients are cilantro, tofu, preserved egg, and pork.  All of the ingredients can be bought at a local Asian grocery store.  And if you want more savory [Read More...]

Feb 102011
 
Creamy Pumpkin Corn Soup

  Every now and then, I really enjoy a nice bowl of pumpkin soup.  Especially in cold weather.  Why? Pumpkins are in season during the winter months and they are very healthy for us.  They are known to be loaded with quality anti-oxidants like beta carotene and vitamin C to boost our immune system.  They are also [Read More...]