Continuing to channel the good juju cultivated during my stay in Asia, I’ve created another Asian dish. Superfood veggies such as red cabbage, chard, and kale make up the bulk of this soup. Dried black fungi are a cancer-fighting superfood well-known in Chinese Medicine. Fermented Miso gives a little protein, satisfying umami taste, and healthy probiotics. Avocado and toasted sesame oil add omega-3 fats for a happy brain, and a whole egg adds additional satisfying protein and choline for brain health.
1 cup dried black fungi (find at Asian market)
2 cups-ish Swiss chard, chopped
1 cup-ish Kale, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
4 tbsp miso
1.5 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
Bring water to a boil, add chopped veggies (including dried black fungi) and let veggies cook until tender.
Add egg, allow to boil until egg looks cooked through (can leave whole or break it up in pieces).
Turn stove off. Add miso and sesame oil to pot and stir. Serve in bowls, add avocado to top of soup.
Now, I’m by no means vegan, but 99% of my meals end up vegan- by -default. What can I say…I love veggies!
In Ayurvedic Medicine, also known as the Ancient Indian Medicinal side of Yoga, Winter is a time to focus on root vegetables and warming spices to stay in physical and mental balance (to learn about your specific constitutional type and foods/lifestyle tips, check out http://www.yogajournal.com/health/2630 to find out if you’re Vata, Pitta, or Kapha AKA Wind, Fire, or Earth).
Chilly temperatures in Ventura County this December leave this Vata-Pitta craving warm, winter vegetables like squash (Turban Squash eaten above), steamed kale, and sweet potatoes, topped with EVOO by Bragg’s, and Trader Joe’s Sea Salt and African Smoke Seasoning.
Ladies and gentleman, the Turban Squash! I believe this was about $2 at Trader Joe’s…it’s huge and can feed a family of 4 or more. High in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and fiber. Plus, the Turban Squash looks so festive that my roommate had me buy a second one just for holiday decoration.
Saw “eat pray love” last night. Glad a friend bought me that ticket…as I’ve been so busy/cheapskate to treat myself to a movie since I’ve been in Seoul!
I’d read (most of) the book 2 years ago when i was living in santa monica. the movie was aweeesome
the movie was so appropriate for the journey im on right now… and even more inspiration to go to Bali for a trip–(or perhaps a certain Yoga Teacher Training happening there next May). Liz, the main character, takes a soul seeking journey for love and happiness–eating in Italy, praying at an ashram in India, and just when she finally “gets her balance” being on her own, she finds some sweet love in Bali. But does she choose balance or love? how do the 2 work in synch? my lips are zipped–i’m not giving away the ending…