May 122011
 
Watercress Tofu Dried Oyster Soup

With a cancer-fighting and superfood reputation long associated to its name, the small leafy watercress sure do pack an abundance of antioxidants, minerals, and phytochemicals to deliver on those health functions. Watercress also provides a power punch of vitamin A, C, E and K, calcium, iron, and potassium.  The brimming essential nutrients offered by this little plant [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...]

Mar 012011
 
Burdock Papaya Carrot Corn Soup

This morning when I was browsing around the produce section of my local supermarket, I found really fresh papaya on sale.  They were not too ripe and not too green.  They smelled sweet, and they looked just fantastic.  So I decided that I should make myself a good papaya soup today. There are many ways I enjoy [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 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...]