Friday, November 04, 2011

Anyone Have This Recipe?

I got an email from Leslie this week who wrote:

Hi! I wrote you a message last week about a Chinese Women's health soup with adzuki beans, black sugar, red wild rice, dates, peanuts and goji berries. Do you know this recipe and the amounts and when is the best time to eat it?

Personally I have not come across this recipe before. Anyone here has heard about this soup or even eaten or cooked this before?

Although I have not cooked it before, the rule about eating or drinking Chinese soups is that you MUST drink them warm and on the day you cook/brew it.

Freshness is paramount in Chinese cooking (hence, fish must still be alive and jumping in aquariums before it is cooked etc. though I feel that is a terrible fate for the poor fish!).

That idiosyncrasy of the Chinese aside, soups can be drunk any time of the day though if it is a nourishing soup, it may be drunk an hour or two before you go to bed (such as Dang Gui soup).

If you have encountered this soup before, I would appreciate if you could let Leslie know what the true recipe calls for and its ingredient amounts.

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