April 14, 2015
Kelp noodles are a great substitute for ramen noodles if you are avoiding grains. They are made out of kelp and sodium alginate, which is derived from the cell walls of brown seaweed. They hold their shape and texture well and don't break down into mush. They have a mild taste and the longer they sit in the soup, the more flavorful they become.
Fill a small pot or sauce pan with water and bring to a boil. Using an egg piercer, poke a hole in the bottom of your egg. This will prevent the egg shell from breaking and spilling the contents into the boiling water. Boil your egg for 4-5 minutes. Once it's done, run your egg under cold water. As soon as it cools down, peel it and slice in half. Set aside.
Next cut up and prepare your vegetables.
Stir fry your carrots, zucchini, bok choy and cabbage in coconut oil until they are just starting to soften. You want them to still have a bit of crunch so don't overcook them. Take them off the heat before they become soggy.
In a separate pot, heat up your broth. I always keep a pot of bone broth in the refrigerator or single servings in the freezer.
Once heated, divide your broth into 2 large soup bowls. Then add your kelp noodles, stir fried veggies, cilantro, green onion, egg, jicama, seaweed, and a dash of coconut aminos.
It's ready to eat! If you're feeling extra dangerous add sliced jalapeño and Sriracha sauce. Enjoy with a friend!
March 23, 2020
December 21, 2019
With a vast drop in temperature, darker skies and rainy days, winter is the most yin of all the seasons. It is associated with the kidney and bladder organs, the color black, the element water, the emotion fear, and salty and bitter flavors.
December 06, 2019
Goji berries are one of the most well known Chinese herbs in the US. Used for over 2000 years in China, they were first mentioned in the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the oldest known book on Chinese herbs in 200 BC. They are prized for their ability to tonify blood and yin without causing stagnation. Consumed daily in China as a food and herbal medicine, goji berries are revered for their anti-aging properties. They are used in many beauty tonics.