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Not So Spicy Vegan Mapo Tofu 麻婆豆腐

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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY VEGAN SOUP

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY VEGAN SOUP

Feeling tired and run down? Dealing with a cold or the flu? Try this easy to make delicious Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Soup to help you avoid getting sick and make you feel better faster! While chicken soup and vitamin C are staple remedies, adding an anti-inflammatory diet will help prevent serious health problems. This soup is packed full of Vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, nutrients, powerful antioxidant properties that help protect cells against damage by free radicals, and minerals.

Anti-inflammatory foods have been well studied to reduce inflammation. They include lots of fruits and vegetables, plant-based proteins, fatty fish, fresh herbs and spices.

Inflammation is the body’s natural process to heal and defend itself from infection, illness or injury. However, inflammation is harmful when it becomes chronic due to stress, poor eating habits, lack of sleep or being over-weight. If you suffer from gut disorders, autoimmune disease, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, incorporating these simple food into your diet is a great idea!

Classic tell tale signs of inflammation can include redness, heat, pain or swelling.

Adopting an Anti-inflammatory Diet:

  • Avoid/reducing inflammatory foods like processed foods (burgers, soda pop, potato chips), refined carbs, high sugar, industrial seed oils, red meat, high fructose corn syrup and alcohol
  • Instead replace with anti-inflammatory foods that are unprocessed, unadulterated single ingredient foods like vegetables, fruits, plant-based proteins, fatty fish, etc.
  • In addition to eating a whole food diet, it is important to exercise and sleep can reduce inflammation.
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Health Benefits of Eating:

Bok Choy: excellent source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and beta-carotene. It is a very good source of folate, calcium, and contains the mineral selenium.

Garlic: combat sickness like common Cold by boosting immunity, reduce blood pressure, improves cholesterol levels, and fights fungus.

Ginger: improves digestion, relieves nausea, combats a cold or the flu, supports cardiovascular health, kills germs, etc.

Carrots: excellent source of beta carotene, fibre, vitamin K1, vitamin A, keratin, potassium, and antioxidants. Carrots also help to promote weight loss and improves eye health.

Onions: contain antioxidants and compounds that fight inflammation, decrease triglycerides and reduce cholesterol levels. They are excellent sources of vitamin C, sulphuric compounds, flavonoids and phytochemicals.

Cilantro: this antioxidant-rich herb contains vitamins C, provitamin A, and K. It helps to lower your blood sugar, fight infections and promote heart, brain, skin and digestive health!

3 Tips to Prevent Getting Sick

  1. Avoid/reduce eating inflammatory foods. Avoid eating sugary treats and desserts! – sugar weakens your immune system.
  2. Getting quality restorative sleep for at least 8 hours – lack of sleep impairs the immune system. Our bodies naturally repair it’s self while sleeping by releasing certain disease-fighting chemicals.
  3. Avoid/reducing drinking alcohol (yes, this includes wine!) Alcohol dehydrates the body, the microbes in your gut and impairs your immune system up to 24 hours.

Getting sick is inevitable but we can heal it by healthy, wholesome, nutritious food that helps reduce inflammation and boost our immune system.

With the current news of COVID-19 epidemic (pandemic really…) it is a friendly reminder to treat our bodies well and to remember to wash your f*cking hands (with soup for at least 20 seconds)! Sing the Happy Birthday song 2x!

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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY VEGAN SOUP

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 bowls 1x
  • Category: soup
  • Method: boil
  • Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian

Description

Feeling tired and run down? Dealing with a cold or the flu? Try this easy to make delicious Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Soup to help you avoid getting sick and make you feel better faster!  While chicken soup and vitamin C are staple remedies, adding an anti-inflammatory diet will help prevent serious health problems. This soup is packed full of Vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, nutrients, powerful antioxidant properties that help protect cells against damage by free radicals, and minerals.

 


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Ingredients

  • 2 thumbs turmeric (or 1/3 tbsp tumeric powder), sliced
  • 1 thumb ginger, approximately 2 inches, sliced 
  • 6 cloves garlic, rough chop
  • 1 cup cilantro, rough chop
  • 1 cup bok choy
  • 5 carrots, rough chop
  • drizzle of olive oil 
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 500ml vegetable no salt added stock  or  1 can (412 ml) chicken stock (optional if you are not making a vegan soup)

 


Instructions

  1. In a large 6L / 6.5 Qt. stock pot, heat olive oil over high heat.
  2. Sautee garlic and onions until soft.
  3. Add in ginger sautee for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add in carrots and tumeric.
  5. Add in vegetable no salt added stock for vegan soup option or chicken broth.
  6. Add a dash of salt and peppercorn.
  7. Fill pot will water and bring to boil on high heat.
  8. Simmer on low-medium heat for 45 minutes.
  9. Add Bok Choy and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  10. Add cilantro in the end before serving and bring to boil again.
  11. Serve and enjoy the warmth! 

Notes

  1. For chicken stock, I like to use the Chinese brand Swanson chicken broth.
  2. I like adding salt while boiling my soup. The salt draws out flavour of the ingredients naturally.
  3. You can also add broccoli or cauliflower in addtional and/or replacing bok choy.
  4. You can add lentils, your choice of bone broth or fish if you are pescatarian. 
  5. Don’t worry about adding too much water to your soup, you can always reduce down as you cook the soup!
  6. I love using this Large capacity 6L / 6.5 Qt. stainless steel stock pot.

 

 

 

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ACTIFRY BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH GARLIC CHILI RECIPE

ACTIFRY BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH GARLIC CHILI RECIPE

Raise your hand if you love roasted Brussel sprouts? I am so excited that Brussel sprouts season has officially arrived! I love it even more that I comes around the time of Thanksgiving! It goes great with a fat turkey wrapped in bacon(!) or simply on its own. I love them on shredded on pizzas, pastas and even on salads. They are super quick and simple to make and you can choose your favourite seasonings to customize it. I usually roast my Brussel sprouts with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. It is such a classic recipe.

We recently got a T-fal Actifry air fryer. So if any of you are looking for ways to cook healthier with less oil, I high recommend this little machine! This little kitchen appliance is pretty versatile and come make a whole range of delicious recipes like chicken wings, curries, stir fry, etc. – guilt free.

 

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TFAL ACTIFRY AIR FRYER NOMSS.COM VANCOUVER FOOD RECIPE BLOG

T-fal’s Actifry is pretty easy to use and you don’t need to read the instruction manual. Set your timer and press the “On” button.

 

The classic Brussel sprouts recipe with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper is dead easy to make. It is a healthy, gluten free dish that everyone will fight over. Prepping these little cabbages takes no time – 5 minutes tops. Wash. Slice in half length-wise, season and toss in olive oil. To make garlic chili Brussel sprouts, all you need to do is take 4-6 cloves of garlic (minced. I also like to have some that are sliced for extra bite) and a tablespoon of chili oil in place of olive oil. It is the BEST spicy Brussel sprouts ever!

 

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ACTIFRY ASAIN GARLIC CHILI RECIPE

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Best Actifry Brussel Sprouts with garlic and chili oil. Super healthy and quick appetizer that takes only 15 mins to make.


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Ingredients

  1. 2 cups Brussel Sprouts (trimmed, halved length-wise)
  2. 1 tbsp Chinese Chili oil
  3. 46 cloves of garlic (minced and/or sliced, or both)
  4. Dash of sea salt
  5. Dash of freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash and trim Brussel sprouts. Slice lengthwise in half to maximize roasting surface area.
  2. In a mixing bowl, season with minced garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  3. Drizzle Chinese chili oil.
  4. Toss until the Brussel sprouts are evenly coated.
  5. T-fal Actifry in air fryer for 15 mins.
  6. Serve warm but refrain from eating straight from the air fryer – it is very hot!!

Notes

Be sure to keep an eye on your sprouts while baking so they don’t get too burnt. You want a nice char and crispy bite. Some loose leaves will be burnt (discard before plating).

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Ma Lan Tou Recipe | Kalimeris Indica Tofu Salad 馬蘭頭

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馬蘭頭 Ma Lan Tou is a simple and refreshing cold appetizer that is very easy to make. It is usually served with a selection of small plates beginning any Shanghainese feast. For one, I like that it takes only 5 to 6 ingredients. It goes wonderfully with rice, saucy dishes and has a fragrant but mild flavor.

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Ma Lan Tou (MLT) is also known as Kalimeris Indica (Indian Aster). It is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant (similar to a daisy or chrysanthemum) and grows mainly in China, Korea, and Japan. It is said that the plant is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat acute inflammations, high blood pressure and is also effective in stopping the bleeding.

 

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Whether it holds up to its medicinal uses I enjoy the extra serving of vegetables and dried bean curd.
In Vancouver (Canada), MLT usually is packaged frozen. Rarely, do you ever see fresh leaves sold at supermarkets. Thaw and boil to remove the chillness. Run under cold water to stop the cooking. Using a colander, drain all water from the veggie and press out excess water.

 

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This Ma Lan Tou recipe requires dried tofu豆腐干/豆干. If you don’t have these stocked at home, you can always use bean curd sheets (sometimes called bean curd threads). Since they come dried, you will need to soak them for at least 10 to 15 mins in hot water.

 

If you use Dried Tofu, simply dice finely. If you bean curd sheets after soaked in water, ensure you press out the water. Pat dry remaining moisture. Then dice finely. The texture will be firm and a little rubbery.

 

 

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Ma Lan Tou Recipe | Kalimeris Indica Tofu Salad 馬蘭頭

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blanching
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Ma Lan Tou is a simple and refreshing cold appetizer that is very easy to make. It is usually served with a selection of small plates beginning any Shanghainese feast. For one, I like that it takes only 5 to 6 ingredients. It goes wonderfully with rice, saucy dishes and has a fragrant but mild flavor.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Ma Lan Tou
  • 3 Squares Dried Tofu (or 4 to 5 sticks dried bean curd)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp sugar
  • 0.5 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (Optional: to wash the Ma Lan Tou)

Instructions

  1. Wash Ma Lan Tou with cornstarch. This is optional. But I find adding cornstarch helps to draw out dirt and any muddy flavors from the plant.
  2. If you are using frozen MLT, thaw, and blanch in boiling water for a few minutes to remove the chillness. Rinse with cold water.
  3. Drain water using a colander. Press out excess water with hands. Pat dry with paper towel. Finely dice MLT.
  4. Finely chop dried tofu/ bean curd.
  5. Add the finely diced MLT and dried tofu in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Add salt, sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Toss and mix well.
  7. Tightly pack into bowl or cup and invert onto a dish to serve. I usually use a rice bowl.
  8. This dish can be made ahead of time and kept chilled in the refrigerator.
  9. Serve 4 (or serves barely 2 if you have me at your table)! I can this all to myself!

Notes

  • Remember to drain well. The drier you can get the MTL the better. Wring tea towel also helps

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Gentlemen, do not fret! You will not go home hungry. Or worse, hangry. The food is actually quite filling and won’t leave you in a comatose!

 

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