Deep-Fried Gyoza

M-J’s Health-Promoting Gyoza, Fried in Coconut Oil 
Gyoza skins are filled with health-promoting vegetables, roots and legumes: carrots, celery, red onion, raw ginger root, gobo or burdock root, raw turmeric bulb, and cooked mung beans; all of  these ingredients have been chopped together in a food processor. After being filled and crimped, gyoza are then deep-fried in coconut oil. A sauce made with tamari, sweet vinegar, red chile oil and white wine or sake is on the table as a seasoning. This is an attractive, tasty way to feed your family the vegetables, legumes, and medicinal roots that they ordinarily would not dream of eating..
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Pan-Fried Gyoza
Traditional Pan-Fried and Lightly Steamed Gyoza

 

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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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