Thursday, November 20, 2014

Snow Fungus Coconut milk papaya sweet soup


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Ingredients
  • 2c. water
  • 1/2" peeled and thinly sliced ginger root
  • 2-3 dates
  • 1/4 head ( 1/2c. after soaking ) snow fungus
  • 1/4 c.  cut or balled ripe papaya
  • 4 tbsp coconut milk ( I use AROY D organic kind )
Optional sweeten with maple syrup to taste

Instructions


  1. Soak snow fungus in cold filtered water until soft, clean and remove any depris, cut into small pieces
  2. Bring water to boil, add ginger root, dates and snow fungus, simmer for 30 mins
  3. Add papaya balls right before serving. 

Since I have begun my healing food journey, my main focus was to learn how to cook and eat without foods that irritates my gut or triggers inflammatory responds in my system.

Most of the recipes I found were more Western approach, as much as I admit that I am a banana ( yellow outside and white inside ) I miss a lot of my childhood comfort foods. I was talking with my friend at www.provincialpaleo.com that our Asian AIP angle might not appeal to as wide an audience, but this is my lifestyle meets my cultural upbringing and that is all that matter. If you are interested in more Asian AIP recipes, please go check Provincial Paleo out. In fact this recipe was directly inspired by her. Thanks Dora!

My favorite and so very rare dessert soup is the bird's nest in coconut milk dessert soup. This is a very expensive dish as the bird's nest is very difficult to harvest. To be more blunt, it is actually the saliva of the bird in the dish, it is said to be nourishing, youth preserving as most Asian ladies will tell you about it. I think I just like a yummy bowl of warm coconut dessert soup. Here is my poor man's version using snow fungus  Snow fungus also has great health benefit including supporting my anti-inflammatory lifestyle focus.  I hope you enjoy this warming sweet AIP dessert as much as I do.

Added coconut milk and papaya balls











2 comments:

  1. Thanks Petra, I just got more better quality snow fungus and excited to make some soon.

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