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I am with my friend in a dried food wholesale shop, asking lots of questions.

Pick up a pack from a soup ingredients shelf and ask again. ‘How do you think?’

‘Yes. It’s good idea, because you teach yoga, speak a lot!’

 

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The pack contains dried fruits and nuts,

saying

‘Moisten lungs tea with Heaven flower’s fruits’.

 

Wow! That attract me,

me a Chinese Traditional Medicine beginner.

 

Having cooked according her instruction,

I got Amrita – nectar from heaven.

 

 

Rinse white nuts – Sweet almonds in hot water. Rinse other ingredients – Snow pears, Tangerines, Honey dates, Figs in water. Cut figs into half.

Heat 1 liter water in a pot. I use thermal cooker. When water is warmed, add all the ingredients. Boil it in high fire then lower heat to simmer for another 45 mins.

Pour over strainer. Separate liquid and others. Keep fig and dates.

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Drink with hot water, or soda and ice cubes.

Or mix with Agar. Make jelly with figs and dates.

 

Sweetness from heaven soak our throat, lungs and our words.

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薬膳ビギナー

 

乾物卸問屋さんで友人に質問の嵐。薬膳スープの棚からひと袋取り出して「どう思う?」

「そうね。それがいいわ。ヨガを教えてるから、いっぱい喋るしね。」

 

袋にはドライフルーツとナッツ。ラベルには「天花果 潤肺茶」

薬膳ビギナーの私にはいいかも!

 

友人に教わった通りに作ると、アムリタ・天の甘露の出来上がり。

 

白いナッツ・スィートアーモンドは熱湯に通す。他の材料・雪梨、蜜柑、棗と無花果をさっと洗う。無花果は半分に切る。

鍋に1リットルの水を入れ火にかける。私は真空保温鍋を使用。水が温かくなったら全ての材料を入れ、一度強火で沸騰させてから、45分弱火で煮る。

漉して液体とその他に分ける。無花果と棗を取り出しておく。

 

熱いお湯と一緒に飲み物として。ソーダと氷で冷たくして。

寒天を溶かし、果物と一緒にスィーツとして。

 

天の甘露を喉に、肺に、そして言葉に。

 

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End of year I used to go grandma’s house to make Mochi for New Year.

Aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews together steamed rice. Pounded, balled it up.

Grandma gave us fresh mochi-ball with red bean paste. It was soft and sweet.

 

Can I make that with my favorite bean curd?

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Bean curd mochi

Place 150g bean curd, 3 Tbs Tapioca flour and some sweet such as sugar, maple syrup in small pan. Mix completely like smooth paste with hand blender.

Heat tha pan over medium flame. Keep stirring by spatula until it become sticky.

Off the flame. Keep stirring for a while. Pour into glass cups. Leave them till cool down. Keep in fridge.

Serve with some sweetness such as red bean paste, soya bean powder with sugar or ice cream.

Enjoy healthy sweetness!

 

豆腐わらび餅

 

年末になると、お正月のお餅つきにお祖母さんの家に行ったものだった。

親戚が集まって、もち米を蒸して、杵でついて、わいわい丸めた。

お祖母さんができたてのお餅とあんこをくれたっけ。甘くて、まだ柔らかい。

豆腐大好き。これで作れないかな?

 

作り方

豆腐150グラム、タピオカ粉大さじ3と砂糖やメープリシロップなどの甘味適量を、小さな鍋に入れる。ハンドブレンダーで、なめらかなペースト状になるまで混ぜる。

中火にかける。ヘラで混ぜ続ける。粘りが出たら火を止めて、もうしばらく混ぜる。

ガラスのコップに入れ、粗熱が取れたら冷蔵庫で冷やす。

あんこやきな粉、アイスクリームと一緒にいかが?

甘くてヘルシー!

When I go yoga practice tour, feel tired eating out everyday,

need my comfort food in the room.

My luggage is occupied by commissariat, Japanese traditional dried food.

Soup stocks, dried veggies, seaweeds, buckwheat noodle,

Germinated & roasted brown rice.

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Germinated & roasted brown rice

roast rice.jpgLet brown rice germinates.

Rinse it. Drain water well.

Pour rice and some salt into pan. (NOT non-stick pan)

Heat over middle flame.

Keep staring about 8-10 mins

until it become brown and popping gets lesser.

Already edible as snack or salads topping.

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Germinated & roasted brown rice ‘porridge’

Keep rice and water in fridge for several hours. It’s already soft.

Pour in small pot with or without fresh veggie.

Cook until veggies are ready.

 

Germinated rice is cooked much quicker and sweeter. More life energy.

Good sleep and food are very important for keep going, right?

 

兵站

 

ヨガ修行に長く出かける時、毎日外食は疲れちゃう。お部屋で慣れたご飯が楽チン。

荷物に兵站、乾物を詰め込む。出汁パック、干物、海藻や蕎麦

それと、炒り発芽玄米

 

炒り発芽玄米

玄米を発芽させる。さっと流して、水をよく切る。テフロンでないフライパンに、玄米と塩を入れて中火で炒る。10分程かき混ぜ続け、茶色に色づきパチパチ音が減ったら火を止める。

このまま、スナックやサラダのトッピングとしてもオッケー。

 

炒り発芽玄米 粥

玄米を水に浸し、数時間冷蔵庫に入れておく。すでに柔らかい。小さな鍋に入れる。野菜もあれば投入。野菜が煮えたら出来上がり。

 

玄米を発芽させると、柔らかくて甘い。生きるエネルギーがいっぱい。

前へ進むなら、よく眠ってちゃんと食べることって大事!

 

Life is experiment. Try and see what’s happening.

Try again and see again. Analyze the result. Change the method. Try again.

Keep going on.

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I read an article ‘Baked yogurt’. Sounds interesting.

After experiments, it turned out solid curd, taste like low fat cheese.

Sometimes a bit soft, sometimes solid.

Sometimes a bit sour, sometimes not at all.

Keep going on! Enjoy the process.

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Baked Yogurt

Set coffee filter on its strainer. Pour yogurt into it. Keep it in fridge over night.

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Yogurt gets thicker. The liquid comes out.

The liquid is whey protein, which has highly nutrition.

Drink it. Fresh taste. Or use as face lotion.

Squeeze the filter. Pour thick yogurt into shallow tray.

Heat oven 170 celsius. Bake 30 min.

Don’t shake, otherwise it will not become solid.

Remove from oven. Leave it until cool down. it becomes solid.

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IMG_6675Eat fresh like cheese

or fry like Panir.

Not satisfied? Then try again.

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Special thanks to Ms. Conamonn.

Busy morning, I prepare lunch box.

How to fill this space? I need one more ingredients. Poke my head into the fridge.

Oh! Nearly every time.

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Love beans. But my digestion system doesn’t allow to have a lot.

Love fresh food. Wanna cook beans in small amount.

Food jar jumps into my view. Ok. I find a way.

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Soak beans over night.

Pour boiling water in a food jar. Tight the lid. Warm up the jar.

Put beans, salt and water in a small pot.

Let it boil up. Add spice, herbs if you like.

Drain the jar. Pour the ingredients. Tight the lid again and wait.

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Fresh cooked beans are awaiting as a small treats. Relax. Have coffee?

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Snap snap snap

Break off cauliflower into small clusters.

Just washed. No cooked. But mixed with seasonings.

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Crunch crunch crunch.

No worry about calories. Be good as its Vitamin C and immune strength.

Easy peasy. Freshy healthy. Enjoy!

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In photo white and romanesco cauliflower with sesame powder and sauce (bottom)

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IMG_5768‘That one looks not attractive, but is sweet.’

She points a black thing on a market shelf.

‘Really?’

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It looks black, but is a purple carrot.

Peel the skin. Purple inside appears.

Purple color comes from Anthocyanin,

which is antioxidant.

Just slice and add in salad.

Crunchy sweetness entertains cheerfully.

Cook into cream or soup.

Smooth sweetness comforts gently.

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Be young in body. Be calm in mind.

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*Why not?

‘It’s yours!’ my friend gave me with big smile.

Thank you. This is the Vietnamese kitchen tool I’ve been looking for.

That is for tearing Water Morning Glory stem into tin lines.

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Greenish green Peperoncino

Wash Walter morning glory. Take off leaves with stem and top.

Insert the needle into the bottom of stem. Carefully pull the stem.

Make a lots of thin green lines.

Blanch the lines for a while. Drain and leave for cooling down.

Slice garlic. Cut dried tomato. Tear Eringi-mushrooms. Cut paprika into tin pieces.

Place olive oil and garlic in non-stick pan. Place over medium flame.

Stair till getting good small.

Add other ingredients salt, pepper and sliced chili. Add more oil.

When everything is cooked, serve on a plate.

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Sprinkle Parmigiano cheese as you like.

Oh! It’s all right. The calories are very low!

Special thanks to Aosawa-san. The recipe is based on her book.

‘This is my favorite. But not so many restaurant make this.’

I complained over Chinese dishes.

‘Then you make it. You have fryer.’ My friend replied smiling.

Oh! Yeah. Why not?

Non-fried Tropical spring roll

Non-fried Tropical spring roll

Cut fresh mango into bars.

Spread spring roll skin.

Place mango, prawns, sesame paste and mayonnaise near a corner of skin.

Roll that corner once, cover the ingredients.

Fold two side corners towards center. Roll completely.

Spray oil on both sides. Heat Airfryer 200 degree. Place into basket.

Fry until crispy about 12 min.

Serve with fresh mint. Sprinkle black pepper.

Hurry up! Crunch! Wow hot yellow cream comes out!

 

I like chips.

But I regretted every time after finish them because of stomachache.

Now no regret but full enjoyment. Crunch crunch crunch until finish,,,  already?!

Smile.

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Non-fried veggie crisp

AirfryerPotato and lotus root

Cut into thin slice. Soak in water more than 10 min. Drain and dry them. Spray olive oil. Sprinkle sea salt.

Heat Airfryer 170 degree. Place veggie in its basket. Fry until crispy about 10 min.

 

Eringi, Asparagus, lady’s finger, carrot and etc.

Tear or cut, if it is needed. Spray olive oil. Sprinkle sea salt.

Heat Airfryer 180 degree. Place veggie in its basket. Fry until crispy about 10 min.

 

Sprinkle herbs, spice, seaweed as you like. Enjoy!

 

Cocoon Studio Singapore

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 1130am and 3pm to 430pm. 4 classes a week. No class on Tuesday 17th October.

コクーン・スタジオ・シンガポール

毎週火曜と木曜の午前クラス(10時から11時半まで)と午後クラス(3時から4時半まで)週4クラスです。10月17日火曜日は、休講にさせていただきます。

 

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Confusing pose Marichyasana open twist, is one step before full Marichyasana 1
Twisting pose with one knee bent & upright. Twist towards straight leg side.
間違え易いポーズ マリチヤサナオープン ツイスト、マリチヤサナ1フルポーズの一段階手前。
片脚立膝でのツイストのポーズ。伸ばした脚側にツイスト。
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Twisting pose with one knee bent & upright, another knee in Lotus. Twist towards bend knee side.
間違え易いポーズ マリチヤサナ 4
片脚立膝、片脚蓮華座でのツイストのポーズ。立膝側にツイスト。
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Twisting pose with one knee bent & upright. Twist towards bent knee side
間違え易いポーズ マリチヤサナ3
片脚立膝でのツイストのポーズ。立膝側にツイスト。
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#yoga #yogasingapore #iyengaryoga #cocoonstudiosg #singapore #tgpagar #outram #duxtonplainpark #ヨガ #シンガポールヨガ  #ヨガシンガポール #シンガポールライフ #アイアンガーヨガ #コクーンスタジオ #シンガポール #マリチアサナ #marichyasana Confusing pose Marichyasana 2
Forward extension pose with one knee bent & upright, another knee in Lotus
間違え易いポーズ マリチヤサナ 2
片脚立膝、片脚蓮華座での前屈のポーズ
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Forward extension pose with one knee bent & upright
間違え易いポーズ マリチヤサナ1
片脚立膝での前屈のポーズ
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本帰国される生徒さんから頂いたカード。生徒さんから学ばさせていただく事が沢山あります。これからも、幸せで和やかでありますように。学び続けましょう。
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