Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life

Yuan Wang, Warren Sheir, Mika Ono

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 073821325X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen, a winner in the 2010 International Book Awards, reveals how easy it is to tap into the 3,000-year-old secrets of the Eastern healing arts. This entertaining and easy-to-use book provides scores of delicious recipes, anecdotes about various herbs and foods, and all you need to know about acquiring ingredients--even if you don't know the difference between a lotus seed and the lotus position.Highlighting "superfoods," such as goji berries, as well as more familiar ingredients like ginger, garlic, and mint, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen includes indispensible information:
* An overview of traditional Chinese medicine, herbs, and food therapy
* Details on 100 healthy Asian ingredients
* Healing recipes for common health concerns, including fatigue, menopause, high cholesterol, weight control, and diabetes

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page 79 Simple Winter Melon Soup, page 84 Lotus Root-Chicken Soup, page 94 Cool-as-a-Cucumber Salad, page 103 Special Spicy Spinach, page 105 Cleansing Seaweed Scrambled Eggs, page 106 Simple Seaweed Salad, page 108 Three-Color Noodle-Seaweed Salad, page 109 Fresh Lotus Root Salad, page 110 Down-to-Earth Burdock Root and Carrot Stir-Fry, page 112 Korean-Style Bean Sprouts, page 116 Soybean Sprout and Wood Ear Salad, page 117 Sesame Cellophane Noodles with Mushrooms and Bok Choy, page

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and heal sunburn. Cuscuta Seeds OTHER NAMES: Cuscutae Semen, Chinese dodder seeds, tu si zi 菟丝子 in Chinese, toshishi in Japanese, tosaja in Korean Cuscuta seeds are small brown seeds that come from a vine. Although the vine is often considered a destructive weed because it grows on other plants, cuscuta seeds have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, often to restore balance, improve vision, or address problems such as impotence, back pain, and incontinence.

OTHER NAMES: suan mei zi 酸梅子 (literally, “sour mei fruits”) in Chinese, maesil in Korean Umeboshi is a pickled fruit of the ume tree (Prunus mume), which is native to China and later spread to Korea and Japan. Although often translated as “plum,” the species is more closely related to apricot. Umeboshi, made from green, immature ume fruit pickled with red perilla leaf, is a traditional food of Japan that can be served as a mouth-puckering and head-clearing accompaniment to rice (often eaten for

noodles, see “One Hundred Healthful Asian Ingredients.”) ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR Supporting general nutrition; serving to anyone who is feeling under the weather, or who wants to soothe the stomach, help memory, or retard the graying of hair. FOR THOSE FAMILIAR WITH TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE This dish strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, eliminates Dampness, strengthens the Liver and Kidneys, and augments essence. SOBA NOODLES WITH MISO-SESAME SAUCE MAKES 2 TO 3 SERVINGS These

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