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Reposted from @eastentialchinesemedicine - After something sweet for Valentine's day? Look no further than this lovely Rose and Coconut Panna Cotta with Longan and Chrysanthmum Granita with Brown Butter Cashew Praline by @mgtestkitchen 😍❤🤩 Using common Chinese herbs in the dispensary, Long Yan Rou (dried Longan) and Ju Hua (dried Chrysanthmum flower) imparts a subtle caramel and sweetness infused into the granita - sublime! Do try it and let us know what you think of think recipe 😍❤🤩 Recipe link in profile ➡️ . . . #panmacotta #coconut #rose #vday #valentinesday #dessert #sweet #granita #praline #fusion #herbsinfood #chinesemedicine #chineseherbs #herblife #eastentialtcm #eastentialchinesemedicine #eastentialxmgtestkitchen #nurture #love #❤ #eat #getinmybelly #melbourne #fitzroy #abbotsford #richmond - #regrann
After something sweet for Valentine's day? Look no further than this lovely Rose and Coconut Panna Cotta with Longan and Chrysanthmum Granita with Brown Butter Cashew Praline by @mgtestkitchen 😍❤🤩 Using common Chinese herbs in the dispensary, Long Yan Rou (dried Longan) and Ju Hua (dried Chrysanthmum flower) imparts a subtle caramel and sweetness infused into the granita - sublime! Do try it and let us know what you think of think recipe 😍❤🤩 Recipe link in profile ➡️ . . . #panmacotta #coconut #rose #vday #valentinesday #dessert #sweet #granita #praline #fusion #herbsinfood #chinesemedicine #chineseherbs #herblife #eastentialtcm #eastentialchinesemedicine #eastentialxmgtestkitchen #nurture #love #❤ #eat #getinmybelly #melbourne #fitzroy #abbotsford #richmond
Rose and coconut panna cotta ~ longan and chrysanthemum granita ~ brown butter cashew praline. . . They say that a way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, so try something different with this rose panna cotta on #ValentinesDay 🌹 The praline adds texture, while the granita lightens the creaminess of the panna cotta. Heaven. . . Tag someone who needs a bit of #dessert inspiration or #❤️ . Click on the link in my bio for the recipe and please do let us know what you think of the combination! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #nothingisordinary #myfab5 #f52grams #dailyfoodfeed #lovefood #eatingfortheinsta #flatlay #spoonfeed #huffposttaste #infatuation #buzzfeast #feedyoursoull #cheatmeal #tastingtable #forkyeah #heresmyfood #eater #eattheworld #foodandwine #foodblogfeed #ilovesydney #ig_australia #cityofsydney #longan #chrysanthemum #eastentialxmgtestkitchen #mgtestkitchen
Spiced lamb ~ longan and goji pesto ~ kaffir lime and aubergine labneh. . . Last week, I posted about introducing traditional Chinese herbs in to modern recipes as part of our next #eastentialxmgtestkitchen collab. To kick off our series, I decided to explore the the marriage of flavours from the Middle East and Asia. These may sound a little unusual but they do complement each other, as spices such as cumin is often used in parts of China to marinade meat. Weird but true 😉 . . The sweet, sour and salty flavours of the #longan and #goji #pesto cuts through the fattiness of the Middle Eastern spiced #lamb , while the #kaffirlime and aubergine #labneh lifts the dish in an unexpected way. . . Dried longans, goji berries and kaffir lime leaves are readily available at any good Asian grocer, and also available at specialty stores such as @harrisfarmmarkets or @herbiesspices. . . Click on the link in my bio for the recipe. We’d love to hear how you’ve used longan, kaffir lime or goji berries, so leave us a message 👇🏽😊 . . . . . . #nothingisordinary #myfab5 #f52grams #dailyfoodfeed #lovefood #eatingfortheinsta #spoonfeed #huffposttaste #infatuation #buzzfeast #feedyoursoull #cheatmeal #tastingtable #forkyeah #heresmyfood #eater #eattheworld #foodandwine #foodblogfeed #ilovesydney #ig_australia #mgtestkitchen #balanced
Spiced Lamb with Longan and Goji Pesto and Kaffir Lime and Aubergine Labneh by @mgtestkitchen 🍽😋❤ Following on from the last post, we wanted to utilise herbs that we use in Chinese medicine into everyday cooking for this Valentine's day week. @mgtestkitchen has created this beautiful savoury dish combining the subtle sweet flavours of Long Yan Rou (dried Longan) and Gou Qi Zi (Goji berries). Do give it a try and let us know what you think of the combination 🍽😋❤ Recipe link in profile ➡️ . . . #gojiberry #longan #valentinesday #❤ #chinesemedicine #herbsinfood #nurture #instafood #eat #fromthepantry #eastentialchinesemedicine #eastentialtcm #eastentialxmgtestkitchen #chineseherbs #herbs #yum #melbourne #abbotsford #fitzroy #collingwood #richmond
@Regran_ed from @mgtestkitchen - Been working on ways to introduce these gems into the modern recipes for the next collab with @eastentialchinesemedicine. With #ValentinesDay coming up, we were inspired by the colour red, and edible #flowers and herbs to nourish the heart and calm the mind. ✖️ (Clockwise) Dried #tangerine peel: helps to regulate the stomach’s “Qi” (energy), prevents stagnation and bloating. In essence, it helps to aid digestion in case you over indulge on a hot V Day date. Phew! ✖️ Dried #chrysanthemum flowers: one of my favourite floral teas. Unlike Jasmine #tea , it’s much lighter and has a subtle taste on the palate. It also helps to disperse wind, has a cooling effect, calms the liver and clears red eyes. Post V Day hangover cure, anyone? ✖️ Dried #longans : great to eat as a snack, as a fruit tea or to cook with. Dried longans have an almost caramel-like flavour not dissimilar to dried figs. With its warming properties, it’s often used to nourish the heart and calm the spirit. Om 🙏🏽 ✖️ #Goji berries: these berries have slowly made their way in to the #superfood hall of fame and if you haven’t already tried them in your cereal or cooking, you’re missing out! It’s the yin to many yang ingredients because of its neutralising qualities to help nourish and tonify the liver and kidney, and it helps to put that sparkle back in to tired eyes (especially when mixed with dried chrysanthemum flowers). Say goodbye to your eye drops! ✖️ Dried rose buds: not just pretty and romantic, #rose buds promotes the movement of “Qi” and relieves stagnated energy that can cause stress. Used in the right proportions in teas or cooking, it will help to sooth the liver and chillax you, instead of reminding you of your Grandma or Great Aunt’s perfume collection. ✖️ These are all readily available at any good #Asian grocer so don’t be afraid to have a go at cooking with them when we share our recipes next week. Head to @eastentialchinesemedicine if you’d like more information about the benefits on Chinese #herbs , Traditional Chinese Medicine or acupuncture. Watch this space! #mgtestkitchen #eastentialxmgtestkitchen #eeeeeats #f52grams #foodbeast - #regrann
Been working on ways to introduce these gems into modern recipes for the next collab with @eastentialchinesemedicine. With #ValentinesDay coming up, we were inspired by the colour red, and edible #flowers and herbs to nourish the heart and calm the mind. ✖️ (Clockwise) Dried #tangerine peel: helps to regulate the stomach’s “Qi” (energy), prevents stagnation and bloating. In essence, it helps to aid digestion in case you over indulge on a hot V Day date. Phew! ✖️ Dried #chrysanthemum flowers: one of my favourite floral teas. Unlike Jasmine #tea , it’s much lighter and has a subtle taste on the palate. It also helps to disperse wind, has a cooling effect, calms the liver and clears red eyes. Post V Day hangover cure, anyone? ✖️ Dried #longans : great to eat as a snack, as a fruit tea or to cook with. Dried longans have an almost caramel-like flavour not dissimilar to dried figs. With its warming properties, it’s often used to nourish the heart and calm the spirit. Om 🙏🏽 ✖️ #Goji berries: these berries have slowly made their way in to the #superfood hall of fame. It’s the yin to many yang ingredients because of its neutralising qualities to help nourish and tonify the liver and kidney, and it helps to put that sparkle back in to tired eyes (especially when mixed with dried chrysanthemum flowers). Say goodbye to your eye drops! ✖️ Dried rose buds: not just pretty and romantic, #rose buds promotes the movement of “Qi” and relieves stagnated energy that can cause stress. Used in the right proportions in teas or cooking, it will help to sooth the liver and chillax you, instead of reminding you of your Grandma or Great Aunt’s perfume collection. ✖️ These are all readily available at any good #Asian grocer so don’t be afraid to have a go at cooking with them when we share our recipes next week. Head to @eastentialchinesemedicine if you’d like more information about the benefits on Chinese #herbs , Traditional Chinese Medicine or acupuncture. Watch this space! #mgtestkitchen #eastentialxmgtestkitchen #eeeeeats #f52grams #foodbeast #nothingisordinary #eatfamous #feedfeed #balanced #dailyfoodfeed #feedyoursoul #onthetable #huffposttaste #flatlay #buzzfeast #ig_australia
Miso barley risotto | mushrooms | pangrattato. . Comfort food, it’s what we crave when we’re cold, tired or worse, hungover; and rich, heavy carb-laden food that puts us to sleep are often at the top of the list 🙋🏻‍♀️ . Over the years, I’ve found other healthier substitutes such as barley to replace overly starchy carbs. It’s such a versatile grain that fills you up without weighing you down. . In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), barley is considered one of the superfoods to help nourish your kidneys, which governs birth, growth, development and reproduction / fertility. . Working with @eastentialchinesemedicine , I created a #healthy and simple miso barley risotto recipe as a lighter comfort food option to be enjoyed all-year round. Have your cake and eat it! For more seasonal wellbeing, head to @eastentialchinesemedicine ’s blog. . Follow the link in my bio for the #recipe . . . . . . . #travelgram #foodie #lovefood #foodporn #food #foodphotography #foodpics #livetoeat #balanced #seasonal #eastseasonally #mggoodeats #f52grams #eattheworld #foodblogfeed #foodblogger #foodandwine #buzzfeedfood #feast #mgtestkitchen #instafood #IGfood #homecook #homemade #eastentialxmgtestkitchen Sent from my iPhone
In Chinese medicine, winter belong to the organ Kidneys.  The Kidneys governs birth, growth, development and reproduction/fertility. The key to winter is to have a good balance of rest, gentle activities and consuming food that support the Kidneys to build up and conserve energy as a prelude to spring. ❄❄❄ We have colllaborated with Gloria @mgtestkitchen using food that support the Kidneys to come up with this lovely winter belly warming recipe using barley, miso and mushrooms, a twist to your standard risotto topped with pangrattato. You can find this recipe on the website together with two other blogs on Winter according to TCM (you can find other types of foods that supports the Kidneys in this blog) and 3 tips to cope with low moods in winter.  Link in bio (scroll down to get access to the articles on the home page). Enjoy! . . . #recipe #igfood #foodporn #chinesemedicine #acupuncture #fourseasons #support #wellness #nourish #kidneys #5element #winter #warmingfood #foodasmedicine #risotto #mushroom #barley #eastentialchinesemedicine #eastentialtcm #fromythepantry #comfortfood #eastentialxmgtestkitchen #nourishfromwithin #abbotsford #collingwood
“As nature slowly contracts and moves inward and downwards, we will begin to introduce warm and pungent spices such as horse radish, cardamom, chili, white pepper and coriander into our diet. We will also see more white coloured food available such as the onion, garlic, cabbage, leek, radish, daikon turnip, fresh ginger, apple and #pear . These warming and pungent spices, and white coloured food are a great way to boost the function of the Lungs, aid in circulating Wei qi (immune system) around the body and disperse and eliminate the stuck energy of the organ.” ~ Dr. Jacqueline Heng (Chinese Medicine). 🍂 Boost your “wei qi” with simple poached #pears . Minimal effort and versatile, they are great as a light and elegant dessert, or delicious with quinoa porridge to start the day. 🍂 To give the poached pears a deeper depth of flavour, try using Gula Melaka, a sweetener derived from coconut palm instead of caster sugar. It’s readily available in most Asian grocers or large supermarkets in solid or liquid form. Everyone’s palate is different, so have a play with the amount of sweetener until you find the perfect measure for you. 🍂 Head to @eastentialchinesemedicine ’s site for more about seasonal well-being and my simple recipe for Gula Melaka Poached 🍐(link in my bio). - - - - - - - - - - #travelgram #foodie #lovefood #foodporn #food #foodphotography #foodpics #eattolive #livetoeat #sydney #australia #balanced #wellbeing #sweet #seasonal #eatseasonally #mggoodeats #f52grams #eattheworld #foodblogfeed #foodandwine #buzzfeedfood #feast #gulamelaka #autumn #soulfood #weiqi #eastentialxmgtestkitchen
A lovely recipe by @mgtestkitchen to help boost the Lungs, the organ related to Autumn. The lovely amber colour of the pear poached in gula melaka (coconut palm sugar) mirrors the changing colours of the current landscape. Gula melaka has a caramel/butterscotch tones, a wondeful warming quality for those cold nights. 🍁🍐🍁 We are encouraged to eat and cook seasonally with seasonal produce. It makes sense that certain foods assist the body to cope with the changing season. Food is medicine. 🍐🍁🍐 For more news on autumn, the types of food to help boost the function of the Lungs and, the emotions associated with the Organ/season from a Chinese medicine perspective, head to link in bio . . . #autumn #chinesemedicine #acupuncture #nurture #nature #foodismedicine #eastentialtcm #eastentialchinesemedicine #changingseason #qi #lungs #emotions #butterscotch #caramel #earthy #naturalmedicine #dryness #immunesystem #melbourne #abbotsford #collingwood #fitzroy #richmond #naturalmedicine #pear #nourish #strenghten #gulamelaka #slowcook #diettherapy #eastentialxmgtestkitchen