Grounding Stir Fry Recipe

Posted on: December 14, 2012 Category: Entrees/ Recipes

Hey foodie friends,

Thanks for the great response on last week’s Wholesome 15 Minute Meals.

This week I’m bringing you a grounding stir fry. As an enthusiastic student of the metaphysical world, I’ll say I dedicate a lot of time to gaining more wisdom and knowledge about how foods play a role energetically in our health and wellness. Bear with me while I go a lil’ off tangent.

With the huge energetic shifts that are going on in our world and everything moving into a higher level vibration, many people are feeling unsafe, lost, fragmented, out of touch. A lot of seekers (people who have decided to step up and live their dreams) are also emerging to pursue their passions, and that brings forth a sense of fear around being accepted by family, friends, community. I know how it feels because I used to be there!

This is where grounding foods come in! Grounding foods nourish our root chakra and include root vegetables, red coloured foods, minerals, and protein. When we have a balanced root chakra, we feel safe, protected, and supported in our environment.

Lately, I’ve been intuitively guided to adding more grounding foods into my diet. With my biz + coaching picking up at a rapid pace, paired with the energetic shifts, I know it’s important to ground in order to sail through these times and expand with ease and grace.

Okay! Enough of my inner nerd talking about metaphysics.

Let’s talk about the recipe now! Yay!!!

Grounding Stir Fry Recipe

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Ingredients

1 bunch Long beans

1 handful Mushrooms

1 segment of Lotus root

Garlic

Onions

Optionial: Tomatoes, Seaweed

Sea salt (to taste)

Sesame seeds

Brown rice

Now…

1. Cook brown rice in rice cooker or pot.

2. While waiting, slice long beans, mushrooms, garlic, onions, lotus root.

3. In a wok, place about 1/4 cup of water, garlic, onion and boil.

4. When boiling, add lotus root and boil till slightly soft. Add beans and stir-fry till a little soft and then add mushrooms.

5. On a plate, scoop your desired amount of brown rice. Top with sesame seeds and serve with your stir fry!

6. You may also slice tomatoes and add some seaweed to really give it a huge punch of flavours and yums.

7. Enjoy!

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Lots of love,

Jia Ni

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Raw Sauerkraut

Posted on: August 31, 2012 Category: Entrees/ Health & Wellness/ Recipes

Raw sauerkraut (recipe below!) is tasty and beneficial to our health. It contains a wide range of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) and enzymes, which are great for our gastrointestinal (GI) health. GI health is extremely important as it is the system that allows the breakdown and absorption of nutrients into our body, which provides the building blocks of our body. Probiotics also help to manufacture B vitamins in our gut, and improve vitamin synthesis and absorption.

Probiotics help promote optimal digestion and the cleansing of acidic waste. This is important especially if you are (or have been) taking antibiotics, which can lead to dysbiosis. Dysbiosis occurs because antibiotics do not discriminate between good/bad bacteria and ultimately deplete good bacteria from our system as well.

Incorporating raw sauerkraut into your daily diet is amazing because most shelved probiotic supplements only contain a few strains of probiotics! By eating raw fermented vegetables, you can be sure that you are taking in a whole spectrum of beneficial bacteria!  Sauerkraut also improves digestive function and promotes growth of healthy intestinal flora. It is high in enzymes and in Vitamins A and C as well.

On a side note, I strive to ferment my own sauerkraut – it is extremely cost effective to do so! You can also get raw sauerkraut in health food stores, and I should add that most shelved sauerkraut have been pasteurized – a process which destroys bacteria and enzymes. So be sure to look out for RAW sauerkraut!

Personally, I have found that my sugar cravings have decreased significantly, my energy levels are higher, and my skin improves when I incorporate raw sauerkraut in my diet!

Raw sauerkraut is extremely simple to prepare – you only need glass jars, cabbage, sea salt, and filtered water!

    • 1 large green cabbage (with about 6 whole large outer leaves)
    • Sea salt
    • Water
    • 3 jars (sterilized with hot water)
Directions: (watch the video below for a better visual :)
  1. Shred cabbage by finely slicing by hand.
  2. Place cabbage into a large bowl and add sea salt.
  3. Toss around and massage until salt and cabbage is well combined.
  4. Now, tightly pack the cabbage into the glass jars. (Use the back of a wooden spoon to pack the cabbage in tightly)
  5. Leave some space at the neck of the jar. Fold the 2 large outer leaves of the cabbage into squares and squeeze them and fit them under the neck of the jar. This will further pack down the cabbage.
  6. Add water till the top of the jar.
  7. Close the jar tightly.
  8. Leave jar in the dark (I put them in pantry) for 6-7 days.*
  9. After 6 days, remove the large outer leaf and discard.
  10. Once opened, it will last in refrigerator for up to 1 month.
*Bubbling is a good sign of healthy probiotics growing.

 

Here’s a great video on making your own raw sauerkraut!

Do you like fermented vegetables, and have you found any improvements from including them in your diet?

Mashed “Potatoes”

Posted on: August 3, 2012 Category: Entrees/ Recipes

This cauliflower mash is delicious, fluffy and a great nutritious substitute for the conventional mashed potato. Mashed potatoes are starchy, high GI, and will weigh you down at the end of the day. It also doesn’t contain any dairy!

This dish tastes as amazing (if not more!) and the amazing health benefits of this dish will give you the energy and radiance you need.

Ingredients:

    • 1 head cauliflower
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • Chives – I love to use heaps!
    • Spaghetti herbs
    • Himalayan/Celtic Sea Salt (to taste)
    • Black pepper (to taste)
    • Nutritional yeast (optional, to taste)

Directions:

1. Steam cauliflower till fork pokes through but still slightly hard, about 7 minutes. (Avoid oversteaming for a cauliflower-y taste)

2. Blend in a high speed blender or food processor with 3 fresh garlic cloves till smooth and fluffy.

3. Add lots of herbs and chives.

4. Sprinkle sea salt, black pepper, nutritional yeast to taste.

Cauliflowers are a fantastic cruciferous vegetable to enjoy in your daily diet. I was actually surprised when my mom told that she HEARD that cauliflowers aren’t nutritious at all – this is a MYTH! Let’s talk about all the amazing benefits!

  • High in Vitamins B, C and K
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Aids in the detoxification of the body
  • Potent antioxidant

Try out this cauliflower mash “potatoes” next time and let me know how you like it! My family loved this recipe so much they requested for its re-appearance while they were visiting! Kids will love this recipe, too. :)

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To your health,
Jia Ni x

Chunky Salsa

Posted on: July 13, 2012 Category: Dips and Sauces/ Entrees/ Recipes/ Snacks

On this week of Foodie Fridays, here’s a simple salsa recipe for you to enjoy. :) I love to enjoy it with corn chips, bread, rice or on salads. Yum! So refreshing and keeps you light and energized for the day!  Perfect for a hot summer day, or enjoy it slightly heated as a warm meal on a winter day.

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