Kombu Dashi

Adrian Chang

Adrian Chang, creator of My Kitsune Cafe, brings us this vitamin-rich and nourishing seaweed dashi soup. Simply, dashi broth is a family of stocks comprised of fusions of umami-rich foods such as bonito fish flakes, dried kombu (sea kelp), dried shiitake mushrooms, and dried whole sardines. It is the backbone of Japanese cuisine.  My Kitsune Cafe is like a travelogue, but for food. This queer 3rd-generation Chinese-American, brings us asian dishes & recipes from his off-grid home in a redwood forest in Northern California!  To read our full interview here with Adrian. 

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Sweet Chinese Yam Soup with Corn and Ghee | 酥油山药玉米羹

Five Seasons TCM

This hearty yet delicate soup is suitable for most, especially for those who suffer from gastro-intestinal issues. This soup can help with gastritis, stomach ulcers, colitis, Spleen Qi deficiency, loss of appetite, dull complexion, fatigue, underweight, occasional diarrhea, light-color, odorless stool, bloating after overeating. 

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Beef Borscht for Lowering Blood Pressure | 降血压牛肉罗宋汤

Stacey Isaacs

As Stacy Issacs puts it, this Borscht with beef is a deliciously healing classic soup filled with beets, cabbage, and beef. It’s kind of a cross between a hearty beef stew and a cabbage soup. It is amazing and even non-beet-lovers will ask for a second helping. Stacy is a writer and the creator of Kitchen Of Youth, where she marries two of her passions: her professional cooking career and the healing of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Find our full interview with her here.

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Immune-Boosting Onion Chicken Soup | 增强免疫力洋葱鸡汤

Stacey Isaacs

Stacy Issacs, a professional chef with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine, features this French onion-type broth, bumped up with all of the traditional chicken soup ingredients. It’s filled with garlic, onions, and other foods that boost immunity. It’s the most delicious germ killer you’ll ever have.

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Liver Supporting Kale & Lemon Soup | 疏肝羽衣甘蓝柠檬汤

Sara Buttanshaw

This recipe is perfect for spring, when detoxes and cleanses are most encouraged from a Chinese medicine lens. Sara Buttanshaw, an acupuncture student and holistic facialist, uses this kale soup for blood nourishment and liver support. Check out our full interview with her here.

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Simple and Nourishing Mushroom Broth | 蘑菇汤

Five Seasons TCM

In this recipe, Sara Buttanshaw, an acupuncture student and holistic facialsit, talks about how mushrooms are amazing! Each different type of mushroom its own set of different healing properties! You can use any mushroom in this. She uses dark chestnut mushrooms as that are grows local to her right now. Why not try a few types of mushroom all together? Fresh or dried. Shiitake for brain function, Reishi to lower blood pressure, or Lion’s Mane for focus and anxiety!  Click in to check out our full interview with Sarah! 

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