July 17, 2012

Classic Chinese Chicken Soup with Tonic Herbs (Astragalus, Codonopsis, Yam, Jujube)

Because of all the wonderful herbs added, this delicious soup is a qi tonic and blood tonic that can restore the body's resources. It has a good effect on brightening the eyes and slowing down the aging process. This recipe uses a 'black chicken' or 'silkie', which is considered very nourishing for the blood and essence and is available at specialty Asian markets. Locally, you can easily find it at Ranch 99 in El Cerrito or Concord, CA. You can also use a regular, organic chicken.

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June 21, 2011

Shopping List – Asian Markets

'Mei Gui Hua' Rose Flowers
  • Rose Flower (Mei Gui Hua)
  • Mandarin Peel (Chen Pi)
  • Buddha’s Hand (Fou Shou)
  •  Hawthorn Berries (Shan Zha)
  • Honeysuckle (Jin Yin Hua)
  • Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua)
  • Asian Yam (Shan Yao)
  • Jujube Dates (Da Zao or Hong Zao)
  • Codonopsis (Dang Shen)
  • Pu Erh Tea
  • “Shao Xing” wine (for cooking)
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