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food recipe
 
foods with venus in cancer


while Taurus love foods for self-indulgence with gourmet, maybe Cancer love foods in domestic manner. Venus is a planet of art and harmony. ... here, with the picky Virgo traits.


I always have wanted to become a painter since when I was a little girl. it never faded yet I never had the consisting moment to achieve my dream. I was very easily side tracked by my curiosity from one thing to another.


when I came to the U.S., the first city was NYC. I was a student and had to pay for school, rent and living expense. I was poor. and doing art costs me extra and also takes much time to be able to judge my own art from an objective view after the art is done. I was not able to buy new materials so I got into junk art with whatever I had for a little while but still had cost me extra. in such time, my desire for art began to shift into cooking. I must eat yet not much money to waste so I looked into a refrigerator and tried to combine what was left for food, for which I was trained by doing junk art to combine stuff in harmony.[*] my creativity began to fit into art in food and I was also able to be objective to judge my art in food right away ... if the food was tasty or not as I ate.


[*] ... you can tell the same about this website that I am not saying anything new, I just combine what this world already have, with my hope and prayers, for the true potential for the true beauty of our world and ourselves.


at some point of my life I began to notice whatever I ate didn't taste right and the frustration grew with the fact of unable to find foods I like when I went out. I was being polite acting as if the food tasted good but in fact nothing impressed me anymore. and even began to feel or taste what was going on with the cook through the food. if the cook was having a rough time or anger or etc, ... that even made me sick. in the time as I worked at a restaurant I began to realize how the food delivered to the table. those produce came by delivery people. they just dumped the boxes of produce on a floor with no care and even kicking the boxes in order to push the boxes further where they needed to be reached. those farm animals were fed weird stuff to grow bigger and faster without sunshine, vegetables grow in chemical and seafood grow in pollution ? ... and being delivered roughly, then cooks cook foods just because it is their job adding and cooking the ingredient as the restaurant manuals said. fortunately the cooks at the restaurant I used to work still had passion so that it was not that bad. ( and thankfully, there still those restaurants with passions exist. ) but food without love is just the stuff to fill our stomach not our soul or heart. it is very true that with or without love makes the big difference. even just slicing Tofu, you will taste the difference. didn't the peanuts handed to you from your mother's hand taste better than other people's somehow ?


... please prepare anything with LOVE, especially, things go into our bodies. and our hands are a very primary tool to deliver our thoughts and feelings.


cooking is so sensual. the colors and smell call you to them, you touch the textures so gently. the sounds of slicing, branching, leafing, mixing, kneading, stirring interconnect with your inner self. when cooking, we use our eyes to look, our ears to hear the sound that shifts when it is ready, and our noses to make sure if it smells good, ... and lick it and taste it on our tongues, and feel the textures of the food with our teeth and our throats ... in fact, living itself is, indeed, sensual. the body is the tongue to taste the sensual planet Earth ... enjoy the sensations Earth abundantly provides us while we last.



- store wars

it is always safer to buy organically grown and raised produce 

and watch for those sea foods for the toxic levels of mercury and pollutants.

- watch Grocery Store Wars : storewars.org/


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recipes


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<<< sushi casserole >>>

- chopped avocado

- chopped carrot

- sliced cooked shiitake mushroom
( if dried, soaked in water then cooked in sugar and soy sauce )

- wakame seaweeds
( soaked in water for 30 seconds and chopped into smaller pieces if big 

discard the water or use it for making soup. 

the water that used for soaking dried shiitake mushroom also can be used to make soup, 

especially for vegetarian. )

- chopped inari
( cooked deep fried tofu skin, can be found in a can or package at most stores where carry Asian food. )

- chopped pickled ginger if you can find

( option ... chopped pickled daikon radish, or chopped pickled takana/mustered green if you can find )

all above layered over cooked sushi rice
( no need to add sushi vinegar ... but you can if you like. )

- white sesame seeds

- chopped nori seaweeds


( this is a vegetarian dish. for non vegetarian,

 can be added chopped thin omelet and chopped cooked eel or smoked salmon. )


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<<< tofu scramble >>>

- chopped fresh garlic or in a jar

- chopped onion

- chopped carrot

- chopped mushroom

- chopped zucchini

- chopped fresh or frozen spinach

- crumbed ( by fingers ) tofu

- sunflower seeds or sesame seeds.

- chopped tomato

stir the vegetables ( garlic first ) either olive oil or coconuts oil, add spinach and then tofu. add honey and Bragg amino ( or soy sauce ) and sprinkle parsley or/and basil. turn off the stove and add the seeds. if you prefer the color yellow then sprinkle powder turmeric before turn off the stove. ( if you add avocado, it tastes more likely to egg scramble ) garnish with chopped tomato


option ...
add salsa and wrap with tortilla for a tofu wrap.



<<< fresh salsa >>>

chop and mix tomatoes, purple onion, cilantro, fresh garlic, salt, lime/lemon juice 

... black pepper or jalapeno.

avocado option.

add cooked shrimp, grated horse radish, ketchup, and lemon/lime juice for mexican shrimp cocktail.
for vegetarian, mushroom instead of shrimp.


.....................<<< recipe with Gobo >>> ......................

what is Gobo ? >>> click here

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<<< stir fry Gobo and veggies >>>


- tofu ... cut in cube and braised with coconut oil with a bit of bragg amino for color

- gobo ... cut into strips, soak in water to get rid of extra soil and smell for 10-20 minutes

- green pepper ... cut into strips

- carrot ... cut into strips

- onion ... slice into strips

- shiitake mushroom ... slice into strips



stir fry the vegetables with coconut oil, add tofu, 

add bit of sugar, bragg amino, black pepper ( red chili pepper ) 

and sesame oil and sesame seeds at the end.


option ... instead of green pepper, use green/chinese green beans, 

add some grated ginger and bit of miso

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<<< veggie sticky rice >>>



- regular rice ( Japanese or Korean, or sushi rice grain )

- sticky rice

(either 1:1 or 2:1 ratio on mixing rices)
wash/rinse the rice and prepare adding water as needed ( bit smaller than usual ) and put on the side.



- shiitake mushroom ... cut into pieces

- carrot ... cut into strips or smaller

- daikon radish ... dice into the size as you like

- gobo ... cut into strips or smaller, and soak in water to get rid of the extra soil and smell for 10-20 minutes


add those vegetables into the rice in water,

 add some green pea for some color, 

add some sugar, pinch of salt, bragg amino or soy sauce for color. 

( add some sake rice wine or mirin sweet cooking wine if you like )


mix ( stir ) well before and after cooking.


garnish ... sesame seeds and/or nori seaweed cut into strips


option ... bamboo shoot strips, 

some other Asian mushrooms like shimeji/oyster mushroom, maitake mushroom.

.......................................... quick recipes ...........................................



<<< pistachio pasta >>>

for a package of pasta ... regular or linguine ( wheat, rice, spelt )

30-50 pieces of shelled pistachio 

( crush with a roller for making pie or meat hummer 

putting the nuts in a plastic bag with a towel over it 

or if you have mortar and pestle or something like it. )

a cup of wakame seaweed soak in water about 30 seconds
( discard the water before use or use it to make soup. )

a tea spoon or less of chopped garlic ... fresh or in a jar already chopped

3 table spoons or more of white sesame seeds

a tea spoon of dried basil

with olive oil, put everything above in a pan ( just to stir for 15 seconds ) 

and add the boiled pasta, and sea salt and black pepper, turn off the stove

 ... it is more like just tossing together so don't need to be cooked.

as serving add nori seaweed which is cut into like wide threads ... done !

you can also use the ingredient for making appetizer for raw food people, 

use all in fresh ( or dried ) or raw with fresh zucchini pasta 

or slice tomatoes or cut tomato into half as a cup to put the ingredient ( instead of pasta ).



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<<< artichoke & sun dried tomato pasta >>>

rotelle the spiral pasta looks better
( wheat, rice, spelt, I usually use spelt with this )
for 2-3 persons,

a can of artichoke heart ( I usually used in water instead of in oil ) ... cut in half or quarter.

8-10 pieces of sun dried tomatoes ... slice in long pieces.
onion ... slice in long pieces.

mushroom
( I usually use shiitake, but you can mix with other mushrooms if you like )

if sun dried tomatoes is marinaded in oil with herbs like rosemary and basil type 

then no need to add any herb unless you like more ... or little bit garlic.

saute onion and mushrooms first for a couple minutes, 

add the rest, sea salt and black pepper ... done !

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<<< mushroom with mustard pasta >>>

portobello, regular, shiitake mushroom, and onion, ... slice in long pieces,

1-2 fresh tomatoes ... chopped in small pieces.

saute the mushrooms and onion,

 add 1-2 table spoon of Dijon mustard and 1-2 table spoon of pesto sauce already made ...

add pasta, salt and black pepper ( but not too much since it has mustard already ) 

and as you serve add chopped fresh tomatoes on the top ... done !

you can add chicken for non vegetarian or instead of pasta 

but add a bit of brandy or vodka into the sauce, which make the sauce rich ...

or I sometimes use the sauce without the pasta as garnish sauce for ... 

boiled potatoes or potato salad scooped into round ball and place on the sliced cooked/boiled polenta 

or sliced tomato for appetizer ... add a piece of parsley.

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<<< gaspacho >>>

organic
- tomatoes seeded, cucumber seeded, carrots, yellow pepper seeded, celery, parsley, garlic, lime juice
( pick vegetables as mixing colors )

chop all the vegetables and put them in blender machine. 

add black pepper and lime juice. do not liqudify.
add parsley or mint leaf for garnish.



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<<< tomato salad >>>

organic tomato, avocado or grapes, onion, chopped in the sizes you like.
(fresh basil and walnuts if you have )

add sea salt, black pepper, rice vinegar, and hemp oil.
just mix.

optional : wrap the salad above with some sprout on a leaf of red/green leaf lettuce 

and hand roll as you eat.

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<<< cucumber salad >>>



- organic cucumber ( seeded or not ) ... slice as thick or thin as you like

- organic purple onion ... thin slice


in a bowl ...

- salt

- bit of sugar or agave

- rice vinegar



mix them first and add the vegetables and marinade.



garnish ... white sesame seeds, wakame seaweed 

( soak in water for a few minutes and cut in size you like )




or, add some ( filtered ! ) water and cilantro in Vietnamese/Thai style

or, use avocade instead of cucumber

or, add bragg amino, sesame oil, carrot ( cut into strip ) 

and wakame seaweed, over or toss cooked rice/bean thread/angel hair noodle.



...........................................<<< soup >>> ...........................................


.... using the water from soaking seaweeds and dried shiitake mushrooms ....

..... dried shiitake mushroom ... 

please rinse them once before soaking in water to get rid of extra fungus



... optional nutritional herbs ...

- nettle : high in assimilable iron, calcium and chlorophyll

- alfalfa : high in mineral, also calcium, vitamin K, folic acid

- red clover : contains high mineral content and has mild sedactive effects on children



the information is refered from Medicinal Herb Handbook/ Feather Jones

http://www.lotuspress.com/1BK/1BK990906.html

please google yourself to assure the herbs are suitable for your diet before determining to use them.

 

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<<< soup with lettuce >>>


put the water from seaweed and shiitake mushroom into plain filtered water in a pan.

( optional : add powder dulse and kelp )

add sliced shiitake mushroom and bring it to boil

add salt and little bit of Bragg amino or soy sauce for color

add a dash of vinegar

add left over lettuce salad, usually any kind of lettuce come out good
romaine might taste bitter 

add a little bit of black pepper

turn off the stove. add a bit of sesame oil and black pepper




optional ... add nori seaweed, wakame seaweed, sesame seed.


also heat up mochi ( pounded rice cake ) in boiling water or in oven

sprinkle a bit of soy sauce or Bragg amino and wrap in nori seaweed

place in a bottom of a soup cup and pour the soup over it.


or drop wantan wrapper
and corn/potato starch mix with water to thicken soup
when the soup is still hot at the end.


option ... add Thai sweet chili sauce and bit more vinegar if you like sweet and sour flavor


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<<< coconut curry soup >>>


chop the ingredients below as the size and shape as you like

- mushrooms

- taro root ( or yam or pumpkin )

- green onion

- yellow onion

- carrot

- ginger

- garlic

- cilantro ( leave some for garnish )

- fresh or dried basil as you like



- coconut milk

- curry or turmeric powder

- some filtered water

- sugar ( or not )

- salt



- dash of sesami oil at the end



option, ... lemon grass/lemon wedge, tamarind paste,

 peanut butter, black sesami seeds, miso paste ( miso add the end )



pour some coconut milk into a pan and add curry/ turmeric power (paste) to stir well.

 add vegetables and stir. 

add the rest of coconut milk, some water, herbs ( and sugar ) 

add salt as vegetables are cooked well.


- chopped cabbage instead of taro root, yam, pumpkin ... add cabbage as soup start to boil, 

cook some more until cabbage soften as you desire.



garnish ... fresh cilantro, fresh basil, or/and red/yellow/green pepper, 

or chopped tomato, and crashed fresh peanuts

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<<< miso soup >>>


chop the ingredients as the size and shape as you like.


- nappa/chinese cabbage

- carrot

- shiitake mushroom

- green onion

- yellow onion

- daikon radish

- miso paste at the end as turning off the stove



garnish ... wakame seaweed ( soak in some water for a few minutes and cut into the size you like ), 

nori seaweed, or/and kimchee pickles, and ( black ) sesame seeds ... or green onion or cilantro.



option ... gobo/burdock root

 ( soak in some water for 10-20 minutes to get rid of extra soil and smell ), corn.



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- garnishes

vegetable garnishes : home.howstuffworks.com/


- unrefined salt

for soup, I use the salt water instead of fine coarse of salt. 
put two to four table spoons of coarse of salt or a rock of salt into jar covered with filtered water.
 do not dissolve the salt completely with too much water. 
use the salt water as needed and fill the jar with filtered water for next use 
or fill salt if it is dissolved as you don't see any salt in the water. 
it feels milder when using salt water for making soup and cooking.
so less sugar and salt can be used. 
sprinkle black pepper instead before adding more salt into food.

- black pepper : en.wikipedia.org/

 

 

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