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.
04 Soup beneficial to the lungs
Chicken with ginseng soup
A soup made of one old hen, 15 grams of ginseng, salt and MSG. Cook for sixty minutes. Reputed to greatly increase lung-energy.
Those of us who live in the USA may substitute ginseng with American ginseng.
Pig lungs with codonopsis soup
A soup made with one pig lung, 20 grams of dangseng (codonopsis pilosula) , salt and MSG. Cook for sixty minutes. Reputed to nourish and fortify the lung.
Frog with coconut soup
A soup made of 2 frogs, 1 coconut, 15 grams of chuanbei, 15 grams of lily bulb, 10 grams of mahuang (ephedra), ginger and salt. Cook for one hundred twenty minutes. Reputed to relieve phlegm and cough, and treat asthma.
Pork with ginkgo soup
A soup made with 200 grams of lean pork, 30 grams of ginkgo, 10 grams of sesame seeds, 10 grams of white mustard seeds, 15 grams of muxiang (woodsy) , salt and MSG. Cook for one hundred twenty minutes. Reputed to be beneficial to lung-energy, reduce shortness of breath, and reduce asthma.
Pork lung with Luohanguo soup
A soup made with one pork lung, one piece of luohanguo, salt and MSG. Cook for one hundred twenty minutes. Reputed to clear away inner heat, moisturize the lung, resolve the phlegm and relieve coughing.
Tips for making soup
01 Place ingredients in cold water instead of boiling water. Put all ingredients in at the same time. No need to use soup base or broth.
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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