Entries by Yuri

Herbs for Chicken Soup

I was making a chicken soup today, and thought it’ll be great to share some of the herbs you can add in your chicken soup (or any food, of cause) which can help you fighting a cold! I will list by its actions: Antiviral: onion, garlic, ginger, thyme, summer savory, oregano, cinnamon, licorice, turmeric, sage […]

Autumn Squash Soup

I was asked to make a big soup for a gathering, and was thinking to make something seasonal…and decided to make squash and sweet potato soup.My friend brought beautiful squashes from the garden, and the creation in a kitchen started! This soup actually contains a variety of vegetables that makes the flavour and nutrition to […]

Nutrition 101

Last week, I met a nutritionist who teaches holistic way of nutrition. I visited his website, and is a full of great information and fun to read! So I wanted to share the website here. This is a great site for a basic FAQ on nutrition. Breath, read, and do try something that you learn […]

Slow Food Weekend

When the weather is getting chilly like this, I like staying in home and do something fun at home. On a cosy weekend, I used to love when my family spontaneously decide to make some “challenging” food together from scratch…like Indian dinner (of cause with home made naan!), taco shells, udon noodles…etc. We search the […]

Fermentation Basics

Fermentation is an ancient technique of preserving food; examples are like  sauerkraut, cheese, yogurt, wine, miso, tempe, natto, kimchi…to name a few. The fermentation occurs through the breakdown of carbohydrates and protein by microorganisms and because of these, the food becomes even more beneficial to the body. Some benefits are: Probiotics: The microorganisms that facilitate […]

Golden Macaroon: carrot & coconut vegan cookie

This recipe was arranged from the recipe book, Hollyhock Cooks by Linda Colomon and Moreka Jolar. Macaroon is a coconut cookie which usually contains egg whites to bind all the ingredients; instead, this recipe uses molasses (or honey). So this is perfect for people who are sensitive to eggs! (You can also make it to be […]