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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Throwback Home-Cooked Dinner

Throwback home-cooked dinner pix...

Braised chicken wings in special sauce, blanched lady fingers and sauteed purple long beans and bitter gourd with roast pork.  The purple long beans and bitter gourd were homegrown, from a relative's garden.




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Double-boiled kombu seaweed soup with lean pork. This soup is mild in taste, yet bursting with nutrients.
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Kombu is a nutritional powerhouse from the sea.  It is a kind of sea cabbage.  Even the texture is similar to cabbage.

Kombu is known for reducing blood cholesterol and hypertension. It is high in iodine, which is essential for thyroid functioning; iron, which helps carry oxygen to the cells; calcium, which builds bones and teeth; as well as vitamins A and C, which support eyes and immunity, respectively.

Kombu is  one of the Japan’s best kept secrets. Generations of Japanese have added kombu to their foods for improved flavor and nutrition. Adding kombu to your broth can help to improve your health and decrease your chances of cancer, diabetes, thyroid problems, anemia, and mineral deficiencies.

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