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No.1 Japanese Eats for the Hot Summer Time

For the season of hot summer like this we crave to eat something cooling. Somen is Japanese noodle made of wheat flour and salts, which is very thin and white. Slurping this cold Somen noodles dipped in tsuyu makes your body feel a lot cooler in this hot and humid weather in Austin!


What to buy :f6f569edef58702e65c9122627f3688f_s
Somen noodles
Men-tsuyu (dipping sauce base)
Shiso leaves (optional)
Wasabi paste (optional)
Chopped green onions
Grated ginger

Preparation (for two):
Boil a large pot of water and cook 4 bundles of Somen noodles until soft.
Drain and wash them in cool running water with colander.

Prepare about 1.5oz of Men-tsuyu in a cup and add 2oz of cold water to dilute for dipping sauce.
Add small portions of grated ginger, finely cut green onions and Shiso leaves in the dipping sauce and enjoy the Somen noodles! Adding wasabi gives you an extra punch.



Detox with Beets Recipe

One of my recent favorite foods are Beets!

In fact, growing up in Japan I have never eaten one until very recently.
Now I love the taste of them, but more than that the nutritional value they can offer.

I did 7-days detox cleanse with 2 other girl friends together a few weeks ago. It goes like this: first 2days are fasting. Just drink water with organic lemon squeeze throughout the days. 3rd day to the 7th day, you can eat smaller portion of organic fruits smoothies, brown rice, miso soups, organic vegetables and such. During this time, no products with sugar, flour, meats, dairy, and of course no junk food.

I was introduced then to try Beets which very well go with detoxing your body. I’ve never eaten one before and no idea how to cook them..!
So, I tried baking and boiling them other time.

After the 7days cleansing I was allowed to eat wheat, so here we go. I name this Couscous Beets Rock Salad.

This recipe totally uses the whole Beets and not just the roots, but skins, stems, leaves, and even beets boiled water. A whole Beets unwasted!!

Boil 3-4 Beats in a small pot for 30 min or until tender.
Don’t peel the skin (skin is eatable and nutritious!), but chop them in cubic and marinate them with small amount of honey. Set aside. Don’t drain, but keep the boiled water.

Chop the stem and leaves, onions and carrots  in small pieces and stir fry them with small amount of oil (or I like using coconut oil).


Cook 2cups of couscous with the Beets boiled water. After couscous is done, mix with stems and leaves. Garnish with salt and pepper.

Decorate the dish with Beets on top.




Also,  here is the Beets stems Miso Soup :)



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