Asian Traditional Food Diary: Myan Mar (Burma)

Serving the meals and dining even in a poor man’s house in Myan Mar, as in most ancient countries in Asia, is an art. Journey with this mother-daughter team each week as they explore various vegetarian diets from all over the planet. By looking at the nutritional habits of cultures from Sri Lanka to Nepal to India, we can learn as much from various attitudes …

Mock Peking Duck

Ingredients: Flat sheets dried yuba 2 tsp. soy sauce 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup mashed tofu 1/2 cup water 2 tsp. honey 4 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1/4 tsp. asafetida Instructions: Wet yuba until it softens. Combine next 7 ingredients. Spread thin layer inside of yuba, fold in half, spread again, fold again. Brush top with soy sauce. Steam for 30 minutes. Deep …

SKULLCAP, SCULLCAP, MAD DOG WEED

Parts Used: The entire plant. Function: The active ingredients in skullcap contain antispasmodic, antibacterial and mild sedative properties. Uses: * Traditionally skullcap was used for treatment of rabies, headaches, nervous tension, insomnia, muscle tension, epilepsy, allergies, inflamed skin disorders, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and as a sedative. * More recently it has been used for cardiovascular disease, anxiety, tension, nerves, rheumatism and muscle pain …

INDONESIAN VEGETABLE STEW (Sayur Asam)

2 small laos (Indonesian ginger) or the common variety of fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ginger powder. ½ tsp. Coriander, ground ½ Fresh hot chili, seeded and chopped 2 Tbs. Oil 2 Cups Vegetable stock or water ½ Cup Onion, diced ½ Cup Green beans, topped and tailed, cut in 2 inch lengths 1 Lime leaf (substitute bay leaf) ½ tsp. Lemongrass flakes or powder, …

The Most Amazing Twinkie with the Most Amazing Shelf Life

Rainbow colored gumballs, fruity flavored candies, irresistibly addictive potato chips, everlasting cream cakes. If we didn’t know any better we’d think that such eatables were coming directly from some wonderfully made-up fantasy world, a world where disease is a foreign phenomenon and greed influences no one. But the black and white reality is inescapable; planet earth is no such fantasyland. Blue gumballs and everlasting cream …

CANCER – TESTICULAR

Description * Testicular cancer usually occurs in one of the testicles and may spread to the other testicle, spermatic cord and to the lymphnodes, blood vessels, lungs and liver. There are many types of testicular cancer. It is easily treated, and fatalities are rare. Causes * There is no known specific cause of testicular cancer. However some risk factors may include: age – men in …

Pythagoras- Mathematician and Mystic

Pythagoras and his disciples established religious communities throughout the Greek world. All were strict vegetarians. Men and women were admitted equally, they took vows of celibacy and all possessions were held in common. Neophytes took a 5-year vow of silence. Vegetarianism and Spiritual Life First of a Series The great majority of us who have any knowledge of Pythagoras obtained it in high school geometry …

Rice Almost Complete Food

Rice is such an integral part of life for most people, but for Asians it is a basic necessity. A Japanese proverb says, ” A meal without rice is no meal.” In other Asian languages, rice is translated to mean, “food”, and “eating.” A great many of Asian children subsist on eating just rice alone, and this is mostly by choice. Why not just rice? …

Reason #3 to Choose Vegetarian: Avoid Toxic Food Contaminants

In a society where the meat industry has become very big business, we are conditioned to think of “meat” (i.e. the flesh of slaughtered animals) as a wholesome, nutritious food. Most people don’t realize that meat products are loaded with poisons and toxins! Yet periodically, harsh “reality checks” alert us to the deadly dangers of eating meat. For example, this past month a bacterial outbreak …

Reason #2 to Choose Vegetarian: More Energy and Endurance!

Nearly everyone desires more energy, yet few people make the connection between fatigue and eating meat! Most people, even health professionals, mistakenly believe that eating meat is necessary for good health and strength. In fact, eating animal flesh significantly reduces energy and contributes towards overall ill health. Scientific studies repeatedly show that a vegetarian diet improves energy and endurance. One study, conducted by Yale professor …

Raw Food Recipes – Cream cheese

Cream cheese with green angelica Ingredients: 150 g angelica leaves, nettles 50 g, 250 g of fresh cow cheese, a large water onion, 1 bunch of parsley, dill, 10-15 black olives, 1 teaspoon of powder of herbs and spices, a teaspoon of powder of pollen, 8-10 slices of bread, 50 g butter, bran. Preparation: finely cut leaves of angelica with greens, nettles and onions, stir …

Clarified pork fat

The best clarified pork fat (strutto) is obtained by melting the softer of the fat, and the fat around the net and the kidneys, and any other crop obtained from the slaughter of the pig. This fat is melted, it is filtered through a cheesecloth, what remains of fried golden brown fat the “cracklings”, with which we prepare the tasty fillings. There are those who …