かぶの浅漬け Turnip Asazuke

The humble turnip is another gem of the Fall season. It is hearty, inexpensive and very nutritious. Unfortunately it has almost fallen into obscurity here in America.

Many people have never eaten turnips, and that really is a shame.

They are full of vitamins, especially vitamin C which is hard to come by in the fall if you eat seasonally; and can be prepared many different ways.

This simple and delicious Japanese dish is one of the more unique preparations of turnips I have found. I plan to make it as soon as I can get my hands on the ingredients.

Enjoy.

Advertisements

배숙 (Steamed Korean Pear)

Fall is my absolute favorite season.

I love the sights, scents, tastes and especially the weather.

The harvests are completed, and the Lord of the Fields has sacrificed himself to provide for us. The world grows cold as he and the Goddess of the Earth rest in the underworld together, yet we know they have not abandoned us. Spring will come again.

In the meantime, we can enjoy lovely recipes that make us feel cozy and make the most of the harvest.

This recipe is a great dessert, or even a snack. It is healthy, light, cozy and very charming. Maangchi also says it can help a loved one get over a cold, and at the very least it helps show them that you care.

If you cannot find the Jujube (Korean Date,) I would recommend using the much more readily available medjool date. Be sure to remove the pit.

I hope you try this recipe, and find some warmth this lovely Autumn season.

Enjoy.

Pumpkin Pudding

Greetings everyone!

I really wish I had internet during the Halloween season. As a witch it is always one of my favorite times of year.

I also adore this season because I have a serious love affair with pumpkins. I eat them any which way, and I fully appreciate their extensive use once Autumn begins to roll around.

This recipe looks simply delicious, and also fairly healthy as far as puddings go.

I hope you all give it a try, I know I will.

Enjoy.

For more wonderful Japanese recipes visit Cooking with Dog on YouTube.

How to Satisfy Cravings with Healthy Foods

As a person who very often indulges random cravings for starches and sweets, I can relate to the millions of others who give in to the temptation of unhealthy foods.

Cravings ChartThis wonderful chart can help us finally understand exactly what our bodies want and need when sudden cravings kick in.

Another thing to keep in mind is thirst. Often I mistake thirst for hunger and try to satisfy the craving with food. Whenever you feel “hungry” drink an eight-ounce glass of water, then wait for ten minutes.

If the craving persists, satisfy it with one of the foods above; however, many times a nice glass of water can make all the difference.

Eat well my friends.