If you love baby food, you will absolutely adore this recipe. If you don't, I suspect that you would still fall in love with the smooth, soft, gentle, and satisfying texture of this potage. It features chestnut, lotus seed, and yam, all of which are incredibly nourishing for our spleen, stomach, lung, and kidney. It is slightly warming and naturally a little sweet. This recipe is also suitable for babies.
Are you getting bored with the same old oatmeal? You might like this twist on this breakfast classic from Sara Buttanshaw, an acupuncture student and Holistic Facialist. This recipe came to be when she once made pumpkin spice bread, and was left with leftover canned pumpkin. So she thought…why not stir some into my morning oatmeal?
This is one of the simple recipes I taught for Impastiamo Classes, an Italian-based platform for online cooking classes. They launched in April 2020, with the mission of promoting culture and diversity through the power of food and creating and inspiring social change one class at a time. The recipes were designed for the Fall to prevent dryness and nourish the kidney and spleen. When creating the recipe, I also considered that the audience might have limited access to Chinese ingredients. You can purchase a recording of the 1-hour class here.