M-J’s Shirataki-Miso Soup

Burdock Root or Gobo Slices, Broccoli, Adzuki Beans, Brown Rice and Shirataki Noodles in Miso Broth

©M-J de Mesterton 2014

Burdock root, known in Japan as gobo, is one of the best blood-purifiers. It has diuretic properties that help expel toxic products from the blood through urine. This root-vegetable is employed in the treatment of skin problems such as eczema (dermatitis) and psoriasis. Burdock is a remedy for liver and gall bladder complaints. Effusion of burdock seeds has been used for throat and chest ailments. Burdock is an appetite-stimulant and is used  for enhancing digestion and relieving dyspepsia. Dried burdock root is reconstituted by pouring boiling water over the bits and letting them stand until softened. It may also be used as a tea, or incorporated into brown rice, where it will soften as the rice and burdock mixture cooks. I use either fresh or dried burdock in stir-fried vegetables or kinpira-style braised vegetables.

©M-J de Mesterton 2014
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Yam and Red Cabbage Salad

A refreshing way to eat health-promoting vegetables, this elegant cabbage and yam salad is also a nice thing to serve your friends: red cabbage is sliced as thinly as possible, and marinated for several hours in the vinaigrette of your choice, then mixed with yams that have been cut into match-sticks and cooked in water with a bit of honey until slightly soft.
Recipe and Photo©M-J de Mesterton

>Yam and Red Cabbage Salad

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A refreshing way to eat health-promoting vegetables, this elegant cabbage and yam salad is also a nice thing to serve your friends: red cabbage is sliced as thinly as possible, and marinated for several hours in the vinaigrette of your choice, then mixed with yams that have been cut into match-sticks and cooked in water with a bit of honey until slightly soft.
Recipe and Photo©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant, Nutritious Radishes


The Health-Promoting Radish




Radishes, like broccoli, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, contain cancer-inhibiting substances. Historically,
radishes have been used as a tonic for the liver and gall bladder. They contain a sulphur-based chemical that increases the flow of bile, aiding digestion. Radishes and their greens also contain vitamin C, calcium and protein.

©M-J de Mesterton, June 2010

Elegant, Nutritious Radishes

The Health-Promoting Radish

Radishes, like broccoli, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, contain cancer-inhibiting substances. Historically, radishes have been used as a tonic for the liver and gall bladder. They contain a sulphur-based chemical that increases the flow of bile, aiding digestion. Radishes and their greens also contain vitamin C, calcium and protein.

©M-J de Mesterton, June 2010

Elegant Tahini Sauce

M-J’s Simple Recipe for Elegant Tahini Sauce
Sesame paste mixed with lemon juice, water, salt and the merest hint of garlic powder makes an elegant tahini dip or sauce for mezedes, or pre-prandial appetisers.

Use this elegant and simple tahini sauce as a dip for flat-breads, steamed cauliflower, celery, other fresh vegetables, and fried potatoes. Optionally, you may drizzle olive oil over the tahini.
People find tahini sauce very pleasing in the summer months, and it is economical to make, since the sesame paste expands greatly when mixed with water and lemon juice.

Elegant, Nutritious Radishes



The Health-Promoting Radish
Radishes, like broccoli, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, contain cancer-inhibiting substances. Historically,
radishes have been used as a tonic for the liver and gall bladder. They contain a sulphur-based chemical that increases the flow of bile, aiding digestion. Radishes and their greens also contain vitamin C, calcium and protein.

©M-J de Mesterton, June 2010

>Elegant, Nutritious Radishes

>



The Health-Promoting Radish
Radishes, like broccoli, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, contain cancer-inhibiting substances. Historically,
radishes have been used as a tonic for the liver and gall bladder. They contain a sulphur-based chemical that increases the flow of bile, aiding digestion. Radishes and their greens also contain vitamin C, calcium and protein.

©M-J de Mesterton, June 2010

Elegant, Nutritious Radishes



The Health-Promoting Radish
Radishes, like broccoli, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, contain cancer-inhibiting substances. Historically,
radishes have been used as a tonic for the liver and gall bladder. They contain a sulphur-based chemical that increases the flow of bile, aiding digestion. Radishes and their greens also contain vitamin C, calcium and protein.

©M-J de Mesterton, June 2010

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