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One of my favorite vegetables is Okra. I love the texture, the nutritional benefits and also how easy it is to prepare. I recently had this dish at a Chinese restaurant over dim sum and absolutely feel in love with it. Stir Fry Okra Black Fungus Recipe 秋葵炒雲耳 is super easy to make and can be done in 10 mins with maybe 15 min prep time.
Health Benefits Of Okra
Okra has a lot of nutritional benefits and it is great for diabetes. It has the ability to lower total cholesterol levels, blood pressure and also improve digestive health. Okra contains potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. It’s low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content.
Health Benefits Of Black Tremella Fungus 雲耳
Another favorite Chinese herbal ingredient of mine is the black tremella fungus 雲耳 (sometimes also referred to Jew’s ear or Judas Ear). Black Tremella Fungus improves circulation that inhibits blood blotting, lowers cholesterol, dryness in throat, and it is contains trace mineral germanium which has anti-viral / anti-tumor effects.
Aside from okra, black tremella fungus, I usually like to add onions into my stir fry also. To cook this dish, heat up oil on medium heat and sauté minced garlic and ginger. Once sweated out, add in your okra and stir fry for about 3 to 5 minutes.
Next add in your previously soaked black fungus and toss. Next add in dark and light soy sauce and some cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Toss for another 2 minutes until the sauce thickens or evaporates!
Transfer to a serving plate and serve with your favorite Chinese dishes! Yes it is that easy!
Stir Fry Okra Black Fungus Recipe | 秋葵炒雲耳
- 1/4 cup Black Fungus 雲耳
- 1/4 cup Okra (add more if you prefer)
- 1/4 onion
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 3 slices of Ginger (julienned)
- 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Corn Starch
- Step 1 Soak the black fungus in cold water until soft.
- Step 2 Mince garlic and julienne the ginger.
- Step 3 Wash and pat dry Okra.
- Step 4 Cut Okra in diagonally in half.
- Step 5 Dice onion
- Step 6 Mix together seasoning (light and dark soy sauce), sugar and corn starch with some water. Set aside.
- Step 7 Heat up pan on medium heat and sauté minced garlic, ginger and onion for 3 to 5 mins.
- Step 8 Add in black fungus and toss.
- Step 9 Add in seasoning and toss for another 2 minutes until the sauce thickens or evaporates!
- Step 10 Transfer to a serving plate and serve with your.
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Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh
I’ve been following Molly’s blog for since 2013 when it first came out. I’m so excited that she has a cookbook that’s just released. For those that don’t know, food blogger and classical musician Molly Yeh left Brooklyn to live on a farm on the North Dakota-Minnesota border, where her fiancé was a fifth-generation Norwegian-American sugar beet farmer. This cookbook celebrates Molly’s Jewish/Chinese background with recipes for Asian Scotch Eggs and Scallion Pancake Challah Bread and her new hometown Scandinavian recipes for Cardamom Vanilla Cake and Marzipan Mandel Bread, Molly on the Range will delight everyone, from longtime readers to those discovering her glorious writing and recipes for the first time.
For the person who: who likes European recipes with a burst of Asian flare.
Irresistible and foolproof recipes for plant-based cooking. From the author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook, this cookbook promises wildly delicious recipes that are perfect for busy lifestyles, promising to make plant-based eating convenient every day of the week—including holidays and special occasions! Easy-to-make homemade staples with useful information on essential pantry ingredients; tips on making recipes kid, allergy, and freezer-friendly.
For the person who: wants to healthy but ain’t got time to cook. No excuses for take out now!
Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver
I love watching Jamie’s Food Tube. His recipes are so easy to make and always hits the spot. Freshen up your family favourites and expand your recipe repertoire with new nutritious, tasty meals—make your weekly menu something to shout about. Sneak in extra veg with Squash Mac ‘N’ Cheese and enjoy a no-arguments family dinner with Chicken Fajitas, Smoky Dressed Eggplant and Peppers. When you need a no-fuss meal on the table fast, try Chicken Goujons or Pasta Pesto, or get ahead with freezer-friendly Jumbo Fish Fingers or Proper Chicken Nuggets. Use ingredients you know the family already loves in new, exciting ways with Sweet Potato Fish Cakes or Chocolate Porridge.
For the person who: loves classics and just want that extra boost of healthy!
Cravings by Chrissy Teigen
Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too. For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics.
For the person who: From a Food Instagrammer to another.
Sirocco – Fabulous Flavors from the Middle East by Sabrina Ghayour
Journey to the Middle East and Mediterranean with alluring recipes from Sabrina Ghayour, dubbed “the golden girl of Persian Cookery” by The Observer, in the highly anticipated follow-up to her bestselling debut cookbook, Persiana. Sirocco highlights the use of simple pantry staples and striking flavor combinations to transform everyday dishes. From eye-catching salads to indulgent sweets, each of Ghayour’s recipes is a vibrant addition to the modern home cook’s table.
For the person who: For those who likes to collect cookbooks with beautiful photography and bold flavors.
If you have any great fall / winter cookbook suggestions, now taking submissions in comments below 🙂 Thanks!
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Homemade organic almond milk can only be describe as heavenly. Making nut milk is actually ridiculously easy to make. I can’t imagine why I used to buy store bought Almond Milk. If you have never tried it before, you will not understand the creaminess compared to the watery run-downed almond milk with tons of fillers like locust bean gum, sunflower lecithin, and gellan gum.
Making almond milk requires three to five ingredients only! It can be made in small batches to last the week. Once you’ve made your own almond milk, you may never want to drink milk again. I love how healthy it is and has really low carbon foot print. Plus you can totally taste the almonds.
How To Make Creamy Almond Milk At Home
1.5 cups raw almonds (organic optional)
1 L filtered water
3 dates (pits removed, more if you prefer it sweeter)
Soak Your Raw Almonds Overnight
Soak your raw almonds (not roasted). Place the nuts in a bowl and cover it with water. Let is soak overnight.
Rinse and Wash Your Almonds
The next morning once your nuts have soaked thoroughly. Drain and rinse the almonds with fresh water.
Blend the Soak Almonds with Fresh Filtered Water
Put the nuts in your blender and add fresh filtered water. Most people use Vitamix or Blendtec. Actually any high power blender will work like this one I’ve been using. Blitz for a few minutes or until smooth.
Strain the Milk
You can skip this step if you prefer your milk grainy. This would be great with overnight oaks or oatmeal. However, I prefer mine silky smooth. You will need to strain your almond milk through an old t-shirt, cheesecloth or a nut bag. It is easier to strain in stages with smaller quantities. Divide your almond milk into quarters and pour into nut bag over a large bowl. Repeat until you have strained every last drop of milk.
I like using a nut bag instead of cheesecloths. Every time I use cheesecloths, the edges always seems to slip and I have to re-sift.
Save the leftover meal to make Chinese Almond cookies.
Customize Your Nut Milk
Now that you’ve made almond milk. You can customize your almond milk in many ways. If you like it to be sweeter, you can add a few dates. I usually use three, but can try five instead. You can also add natural sweeteners like maple syrup. Adding a pod of vanilla bean is also lovely. Two drops of natural vanilla extra will do the trick too! Have you tried adding cocoa powder? It taste juice like chocolate milk!
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If you are looking for a creamy Match Green Tea Kefir Smoothie Recipe? This one is super easy to make. Not only is it lightly sweetened with a subtle hint of vanilla; it is super healthy for you also! Did you know that Kefir was named one of summer’s essential flat belly foods by Men’s Health Editor in Chief David Zincenko? Random facts; I know!
Needless to say, Matcha Green Tea is one of the most potent form of green tea. It is filled with antioxidants 10 to 15 times stronger than your average green tea. Green tea helps improves your metabolism thus having a positive affect on losing weight. Your body will use up more calories. However, if you are sensitive to caffeine, you may want to go easy on the matcha!
For days that I feel like a little sweet pick me up, option to use Kefir drinks flavored with vanilla. Otherwise, the original plain Kefir sweetened with your choice 1 to 2 tablespoon of agave, honey or maple syrup is equally tasty.
Pro Tip: When preparing match, ensure the matcha powder is completely dissolved in the beverage. I typically use a good blender to mix it up. It ensures a smooth consistency with no lumps.
Always choose culinary grade green tea powder that is USDA Organic and Kosher Certified. This certifies that your matcha is of the highest quality, GMO free, contains no pesticides, soy, wheat of any kind.
Matcha Green Tea Kefir Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Cup Olympic Organic Kefir Vanilla flavor
- 2 Teaspoons organic matcha green tea powder
- 1 tbsp sweetender (optional – honey, agave syrup or maple syrup)
- 2-3 Ice cubes (optional)
- Blend all ingredients together in a good blender (like a Vitamix)
- Pour into cup and enjoy.
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