Asian

Warming Soup with Dulse, Soba and Shiitake

The soup that I am going to introduce you to, attends to all the senses: the chewiness of the mushrooms and the crunchiness of the beans; the red of the seaweed against the different browns and the green of the spring onions; the aroma of the mushrooms and of course, the nourishing rich taste. Several of the ingredients are considered super-foods in their own right; consequently, this nutrient-rich broth feeds the body as well as the soul.

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Make Your Own Seaweed Wraps, It’s Easy !

Most people’s first experience of seaweed is sushi. These little bite size morsels are considered ‘fast food’ in Japan. Although they are a delicious way to start appreciating the taste of nori, seaweed wraps are often over processed and glazed with flavoured salty mixtures to make them shiny and resistent to the ambient moisture. The recipe below won’t result in a sheet that is as crunchy as the traditional sushi wrap but it is much more resilient and contains far less sodium and other additives. Another advantage is that any seaweed leaf can be used to produce wraps of various colours and flavours. The flavour can also be enriched by soaking the seaweed in a liquid of your choice (a juice, herbal tea or stock) and adding herbs, seeds or spices to the mixture. Read on to find out how easy it is !

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Sea Spaghetti & Kale salad with fresh Ginger

The truth is that I have always struggled to find tempting recipes using kale. Kale is incredibly nutritious and that it has a reputation for being full of cancer-preventing compounds, so it is well worth eating it ! The Sea Spaghetti adds colour, a whole host of different nutrients and a flavour that complements the greens & the ginger wonderfully.

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Spicy Vegetables stir-fry with Wakame

Wakame has a silky texture, a lovely green colour and a delicate taste. Try this fantastic combination, a feast for all the senses.

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Simple seaweed salad, Asian-style with Wakame

The recipe for this salad taste very similar to the one that is available in the stores…only you know exactly what is in it ! The ones sold commercially often contain suspicious ingredients to preserve the colour and crunchiness.

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