December 21, 2017
Happy Winter Solstice! For the Chinese winter solstice tradition, moms are extra nervous about the meal ensuring there is chicken, seafood, stewed mushrooms and other meats, ending with a bowl of sweet dumplings. There really can be a lot of food! It would be a good idea to make a soup to help with digestion to balance all the over eating and really enjoy the meal!
Winter Solstice Soup to help with digestion
Ingredients: 1 green radish, 2 carrots, 1 potato, 20g malt, 20g rice sprouts, 1 dried citrus peel, 4 figs
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel green raddish, carrots and potato and cut into pieces. Combine all ingredients in a pot with 2000ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for additional 1 hour. Add salt to taste.
Effects: promote qi circulation, and relieve stagnancy. Relieves indigestion and abdominal discomfort due to poor dietary habits.
Note: malt reduces milk supply, and is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers.