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Brown Rice Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and Greens

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Brown Rice Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and Greens SP QI XU - Nina Gaglio Serves 4 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1-inch piece ginger, thinly sliced 1 cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (if substituting dried, pre-soak in hot water for 20 minutes) 1 cup long-grain brown rice, rinsed and drained 9 cups water 4 ounces greens, thinly sliced (can use kale, Chinese broccoli, broccoli raab, broccolini. 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Brown Rice- Sweet, Sl. Warm, SP, ST. Supplements qi, soothes stomach, drains damp. Shitake (Mushroom) – Sweet, Neutral, LU, […]

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The effect of cooking on Brassica vegetables: Steaming wins…

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips

By Sissi Wachtel-Galor and Colleague The brassica family of vegetables includes: broccoli, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, pak choi and kohlrabi. It is one of the healthiest and most nutritious vegetable groups. Recent research has highlighted its strong anti-cancer benefits. Assessing antioxidant intake requires a food antioxidant database. However, cooking may affect antioxidant content due to antioxidant release, destruction or creation of redox-active metabolites. Here, effects of boiling, steaming and microwaving of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and choy-sum (Chinese cabbage) were explored by measuring antioxidant contents of raw […]

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Cooking Greens the Asio-Italo Damone Way

Categories: Cooking tips

My favorite way to cook greens the fast, furious, and delicious asio-italo way: Wash well and cut greens of your choice Heat 1-2 TBSP olive oil in saute pan Place minced garlic to taste in heated oil and saute until slightly brown Add greens and saute until wilted Add small amount of liquid of your choice (white wine; water; vegetable or meat stock) Cover and steam on medium heat until done (about 3-4 minutes depending on green and your taste; aim for al dente consistency) Serve and enjoy!

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