December 15, 2017
Friday Soup Series- Fresh Chinese Yam Soup with Lotus Seeds and Chinese Dates
When white collars are called to meetings and presentations, sometimes it can be so nerve wrecking the night before that you cannot sleep. No matter how tired your body is, your brain just cannot stop and you find yourself twisting and turning all night. How can you then perform under such poor mental conditions? Just like a rubber band that’s constantly stretched, overtime, it will break. It’s weekend again, find some time to make this soup to nourish your heart and calm your mind.
Fresh Chinese Yam Soup with Lotus Seeds and Chinese Dates
Ingredients: 1 fresh Chinese yam, 80g fresh lotus seed with plumule, 4 Chinese dates, 15g lily bulbs, 20g pine nuts, 40g red kidney beans, 10g longan meat
Preparation: rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel Chinese yam and cut into pieces. Combine all ingredients with 2500ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add salt to taste.
Effects: nourishes the heart and calms the mind. Relieves mental fatigue, difficulty in falling asleep due to stress, irritability and dreamful sleep.