Electrolyte refill smoothie

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When it’s hot, we sweat a lot and lose water. And we also eliminate precious elements, electrolyte or ions, whatever sports drink maker call them. We don’t need to buy their powders to replace them. Let’s get all the nutrients with a natural drink.

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Moloheya (molokhia), this herb has a jelly texture like okra (gumbo), and that comes with the property of maintaining hydration. Like those sports gels.

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It’s a smoothie of frozen banana (for its carbs and potassium) , molokhia and a little lemon juice. Now we need sodium ? Well on the glass.

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I know the color is not superb, but the taste is very fruity, the texture deliciously creamy and it’s very efficient.

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Black soy milk iced matcha latte (from beans)

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That’s not a fast-food drink. Count 12 hours or more to get your refreshment. Well, it’s not really labor intensive.

Kuromame, black soy beans. Compil’ here.

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After overnight soaking. I don’t know why they burst. That doesn’t matter.

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Squeezed in cotton gauze. More details about soy milk making here.

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That gives soy milk. The grounds are okara:

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This okara will be used in next post.

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You can drink the milk.

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Or make a matcha latte. I foamed 1/3 of chilled milk with matcha green tea powder and poured on top. You can see a gradation.

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Sesame latte

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Milk made from sesame seeds. Totally simple. It can be enjoyed hot or chilled. The taste is slightly nutty, as expected, but it’s not too strong.

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Sesame seeds. These are sold already toasted. I’ve soaked them a few hours, added water. Well, I had 1/2 cup of seeds and I completed to 4 cups of liquid. In the blender, I’ve mixed finely.

DSC07325-001Then I passed it in a mesh coffee filter. It took a while to pass through. Here are the grounds. They can still be used to make sesame sauce.

DSC07525-001You can see 2 layers in the milk that has been a while in the fridge. Just shaking the pot is enough to mix it again.

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I preferred the warm version with a hint of nutmeg.

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Veg juicing

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Vitamins to fight the horrible weather, it’s fog, pollen, yellow sand, PM 2.5, whatever… With the pea soup outside, I don’t want the same on my table.
(Postscriptum, that was yesterday, 10th, today the sky is blue, the air maybe cleaner, but saddest anniversary of the year. 2 years ago… Vitamins are needed.)

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Let’s take a red Kintoki carrot. I’ve added a little lemon juice. I got a thick paste in the blender, but after I filtered it into a smooth juice :

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And some greens…うまい菜 Umaina. It’s a kind of Japanese beet leaves/Swiss chard. I took only the green parts and some grapefruit juice.

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Chinatable in my kitchen

China is a whole world as wide as my knowledge of Chinese cuisine is narrow. The dishes are more or less authentic, but everything was good.

SOUP/SALAD :

Soup : Chinese beauty milk

Soup : Summer Chinese fragrant lake

Medusa salada (jellyfish)

Rice salad for a panda

RICE :

Happy rice (chahan fried rice)

Nira chahan

Eight treasure rice bowl

Peanut and carrot congee rice porridge

Genmai okayu, brown rice congee

NOODLES :

Today’s ramen, tan tan tan…

negi ramen (in soup with pork)

Banbanji, hiyamugi and fruit chu-hi. (Chinese chicken’n noodles)

Banbanji chicken noodles and young ginger

yakisoba

TOFU, SEAFOOD :


Shiso oyster omelet

Mabo fair : aubergine and tofu

Sesame sweet and sour tofu

Red and Sorghum with stinky tofu

Asari and douchi hot duet (black bean shellfish sauce)

Chinese crab dinner

recipe of mabo tofu

Mabo Tofu, azuki variation

Spicing up the Chuka standards, mabo tofu

dinner chuka

DIM SUM (dumplings…) :

Red daikon, red mochi.

you tiao donuts and tonyu soy milk.

panda-man (steamed meat bread)

nira mochi

satoimo mochi

gyoza

Gua Bao(steamed bread, quick) classic

Daikon mochi, the lucky white carrot cake

MEAT :

Cumin lamb chop and kujo negi, Chinese style

banbanji (chicken) and green soy

char-siu pork roast

Osmanthus pork (muxurou)

Lackered duck skin (Peking duck style)

Springtime bokchoi ring, oyster sauce stir-fry

“Sichuan huiguorou” styled chicken

SWEETS :

Sesame jewels. The Chinatown treat home-made.

Mango sherbet and litchees

mangomania pudding

A silky Chinese dessert, annin doufu

Chinese lampion apple

plum niangao (New Year sweets)

DRINKS :

yun-yeung cha (love duck tea)

Salty Gourmande, litchee cocktail

bubble tea (macha)

bubble milk (strawberry)

Yuzu puer cha

Love ducks, a yin yang drink

Something fun to feel warm in the middle of Winter. That’s not health food, but everybody should try it some day because it is a delicious drink.
That’s a souvenir I brought back from a rainy trip to Hong-Kong before or just after it became Xiang-Kiang ?

I wish it was called “yin-yang cha” which is easier for me to memorize, but it is yun-yeung cha in Cantonese.
If you see the hanzi it’s obvious that yunyeung is a name of ducks : 鴛鴦

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Source and more about these ducks
That’s a couple. They even seem to be NOT of the same species. The Mrs is a one-leg duck while Mr. is a two-leg duck. That’s real love !

Like this drink. OK, it’s known, or unknown, as Yuanyang in English. I drunk that in the streets of Hong-Kong and I didn’t know what it was.
Otherwise, I would not have drunk it. That sounded so gross. Tea-coffee ???? I don’t even drink milk tea or milk coffee. But the guy was not speaking English. I mean he could, but he didn’t. That was an honest Cantonese language street stand. I thought that was some type of Indian “chai masala” with different spices. So I have insisted, with lot of smiles, to know which spices… and they explained me in English.

So here is the authentic daipaidong (Hong-Kong street market) recipe.

Add in this order :
-a cup of near boiling hot water
-1 tea bag (black tea)
-1 spoon of instant coffee
-2 to 4 ts of condensed milk
-stir, squeeze the tea bag. Repeat 3 times over 5 minutes.
-after 5 minutes, take away the teabag
-serve very hot or iced

If you don’t want it sweet, you can use evaporated milk instead.

That’s it. The taste is…neither tea, nor coffee. Surprising.