a healing dinner

Posted in cooking by jill on March 22, 2010

Recently, I had a trip to the emergency room. Everything turned out fine in the end, but I was a little shaken by the experience and hope the situation will never happen again.

I was actually hesitant to share this, but the entry today is a toast to our nation’s healthcare system. We must always remember to actively take care of ourselves.

I was looking to make a more healing dinner – something that would nourish the soul, mind, and body. I made a lotus daikon miso soup as well as hijiki wild/brown rice with mung beans, shiitake, goji berries and pumpkin seeds. This was paired perfectly with a piping hot cup of green tea.

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Posted in cooking by jill on March 16, 2010

Sometimes I have those nights where I return late and all I want is something light and warm to fill my stomach. To me, the most comforting quality of the soup is chopping fresh vegetables and soaking seaweed and shiitake. It’s a slow and calming process and this sort of therapy is free.

On this particular night, I made a light udon miso soup and a quick stirfry. They say never go to bed angry. I say never to go to the bed overly satiated. Unless it’s chocolate or some type of dessert.

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