As practitioners of life cultivation, we like to eat foods in the form of soup or stew. Foods in these forms are easy to digest and absorb and that is good for older people like us.
We hereby offer some soup or stew that are easy to make and offer certain benefits to maintain our body health. We classify them into soup that is beneficial to our blood, soup that is beneficial to our stomach, soup that is beneficial to our kidneys, soup that is beneficial to our lungs, and soup that will calm our mind.
These soups tend to help to moisturize our body and skin. Thus it is especially beneficial for us to eat in Autumn and Winter when the air is dry.
03 Soup beneficial to the kidneys
Duck with cordyceps stew
A stew made of one old female duck, 20 grams of cordyceps sinensis, 20 grams of lean pork, ginger, onion, cooking wine, salt, and MSG. Cook for one hundred twenty minutes. Reputed to invigorate the kidneys, increase vital-energy, relieve cough and asthma.
Pigeon with wolfberry stew
A stew made of one young pigeon, 30 grams of wolfberry (goji berry) , ginger, onion, salt, and MSG. Cook for sixty minutes. Reputed to nourish the yin-energy and fortify the kidneys.
Carp with black bean soup
A soup made of one carp, 30 grams of black beans, 15 grams of dried ginger, ginger, salt, and MSG. Cook for sixty minutes. Reputed to moisturize the yang-energy, fortify the kidneys, and help with diuresis.
Pork with black bean stew
A stew made of 300 grams of pork, 30 grams of black beans, 6 grams of peppercorns, 3 grams of dried tangerine peel, ginger, cooking wine, salt and MSG. Cook for one hundred twenty minutes. Reputed to warm the kidneys and increase the yang-energy.
Pork kidney with black bean stew
A stew made of 2 pieces of pork kidneys, 50 grams of black beans, 50 grams of duzhong (eucommia ulmoides) , 15 grams of xuduan (stubble) , 15 grams of jingouji (golden dog ridge), ginger, salt and MSN. Cook for sixty minutes. Reputed to tonify the kidneys, improve impotence, and reduce nocturnal emission.
Tips for making soup
01 Place ingredients in cold water instead of boiling water. Put all ingredients in at the same time.
02 Bring water to high boil, and then reduce heat to simmer.
03 Do not add water or skim oil in the middle of cooking.
04 Season with salt and MSG when ready to serve.
05 Cook for a long time (usually sixty minutes or more)
06 It is best to use a porcelain pot for making soup and stew.
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