Oktoberfest “festivities” are upon us and why shouldn’t you participate? Well…if you’re worried about partaking because of how you may feel the next day, let Chinese medicine help with a yummy recipe that’s bound to be your go-to cure!
Courtesy of Pacific College Faculty Member Yuan Wang and her cookbook: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried mung beans, rinsed, 1 tbsp pre-cut wakame seaweed, 4 cups water, 2 tbsp white miso paste (or 1 tbsp red miso paste)
- Combine mung beans, seaweed, and water in a medium-size pot of water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, then simmer, covered, over low heat for 1 hour.
- Remove 3-4 tbsp of the stock from the pot and, in a separate bowl, mix with the miso paste, making sure all lumps are stirred out before gradually stirring the miso mixture back into the soup.
- Serve and enjoy!
“With the first glass, a person drinks wine. With the second glass, the wine drinks the wine. With the third glass, the wine drinks the person.” - Japanese Proverb