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...]
This is a simple Chinese soup recipe that will help you keep your cool, literally! Winter melon soups are a must have on hot stuffy summer days to help the body stay cool and clear heat. There are a few variations to the Chinese winter melon soup. In my recipe, I make use of several common Asian [Read More...]
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.
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...]