Black Sesame Soup Recipe

    Makes: 4-6 Servings | Prep Time: 60 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes   Ingredients: 1 cup long grain rice 1 cup black sesame seeds 7 cups water 6 ounces Chinese rock sugar (or 1 cup granulated sugar) Additional boiling water, as needed   Preparation: The key ingredient in this recipe is the Chinese rock sugar. It gives the soup a distinct sweetness and the sheen that you’ll recognize from the restaurant. The rock sugar comes in big crystal lumps, which makes it difficult to measure in cups. Instead, weigh your sugar using a kitchen scale.    1.Soak the rice in cold water for at least an hour, up to 4 hours is better. 2.Toast the black sesame seeds on low heat for 2 minutes in a wok, until they are fragrant. Set aside to cool. 3.Drain the rice and combine in a blender with 3 cups of water. Blend until completely smooth, then pour into a bowl and rinse out the blender. It’s really important to get this slurry mixture as smooth as you...
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Chocolate Fudge Cake

    This chocolate fudge cake is free of gluten and grains by making your own almond and nut milks: nut pulp.   Ingredients ¾ cup chocolate chips, or chocolate (170g) ½ cup coconut oil or butter ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ cup cocoa powder ¾ cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup almond pulp (other nut and seed pulps work well, too) 3 eggs, lightly beaten   Instructions Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celcius. Melt chocolate and coconut oil/butter in top of a double broiler, or in a bowl set over boiling water. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring after each addition. Pour into parchment-lined, 8-inch cake pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is set.       ...
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Green Tea with Umeboshi

    In a mug of green tea, add one Umeboshim (pickled plum) without the pit. Stir with a spoon and drink the tea, then eat the Umeboshi.   Good for fatigue recovery and is also an antioxidant   Chieko El-Jisri is an author of “A Patient’s Perspective” which is about a caregiver’s guide to assisting people with dementia. If caregivers lack patience and attempt to rush or force things instead of calmly dealing with their dementia patients, conflict can be created between them. Dementia patients cannot explain their own behaviour and are not responsible for their actions. The caregiver should endeavour to understand the severity level of the disease, and deal with it according to the dementia patient’s needs—especially in the early morning busy time, when taking care of the patient’s daily requirements, and when seeing to their patient’s emotional care.   http://www.apatientsperspectivebook.com/     ...
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Mint Tea

    Fresh or dry mint can be used. Put five to six mint leaves in a mug Add boiled water and stir Enjoy!? Good for stabilized metabolism   Chieko El-Jisri is an author of “A Patient’s Perspective” which is about a caregiver’s guide to assisting people with dementia. If caregivers lack patience and attempt to rush or force things instead of calmly dealing with their dementia patients, conflict can be created between them. Dementia patients cannot explain their own behaviour and are not responsible for their actions. The caregiver should endeavour to understand the severity level of the disease, and deal with it according to the dementia patient’s needs—especially in the early morning busy time, when taking care of the patient’s daily requirements, and when seeing to their patient’s emotional care.   http://www.apatientsperspectivebook.com/     ...
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Cinnamon Tea

    Boil five cups of water with two sticks of cinnamon. Turn off the heat and rest to cool down Put in a bottle and keep in the refrigerator   Good for joint pains and diabetes.   Chieko El-Jisri is an author of “A Patient’s Perspective” which is about a caregiver’s guide to assisting people with dementia. If caregivers lack patience and attempt to rush or force things instead of calmly dealing with their dementia patients, conflict can be created between them. Dementia patients cannot explain their own behaviour and are not responsible for their actions. The caregiver should endeavour to understand the severity level of the disease, and deal with it according to the dementia patient’s needs—especially in the early morning busy time, when taking care of the patient’s daily requirements, and when seeing to their patient’s emotional care.   http://www.apatientsperspectivebook.com/     ...
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White Kidney Beans with Rice

    2 cans of white beans, rinsed with water 1 large onion, minced 1 can of tomatoes, San Marzano processed 4 garlic cloves 1/3 cup of pure olive oil 2 cups of water 1/3 cup of ground coriander ½ tsp of salt, a dash of pepper and a sprinkle of cinnamon Chili pepper to taste (optional)   Preparation: Process the tomatoes and put aside. Process the ground coriander with the garlic until well chopped. Heat the olive oil and add the onion until softened. Add the beans, tomatoes and water. Add salt, pepper, cinnamon, and chili. Let all cook on medium heat until all is well done. In a pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil, add the coriander and garlic and marinate lightly for 1 minute, remove and add to the beans by mixing all lightly. Serve hot with rice, or eat cold with bread.   (From my experience, this food is an excellent remedy for gum pains and toothaches.)      Garlic is good for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.     Chieko El-Jisri...
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Button Mushroom

    3-pound button mushroom, washed ½ medium-sized lemon Salt and black pepper, to taste 3 tbsp canola oil Heat 3 tbsp of canola oil and add all the mushrooms (add more oil if needed). Frequently stir, after all mushrooms are evenly cooked; add salt, black pepper and lemon juice, to taste. Serve hot or cold, either way with the pine nut rice. (Mushrooms are good for diabetics and may help improve brain-cell function and promote memory and concentration.)   Fruit intake is best between meals or 30 minutes before meals. Try making your own juice with berries, half banana, yogurt, and water. Most elderly people are missing their native food, and you can arrange their favorite meals to make them very comfortable and happy. They prefer to live with their same cultural community and favor the menu of their native homeland because it reminds them of the most exciting and enjoyable times in their daily lives, and they are also mostly interested in having delicious meals.   Chieko El-Jisri is...
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Pine Nuts Rice

      4 cups of rice, washed and soaked 4¼ cups of water. 1 onion, diced  3 tbsp of canola oil, heated 2 tbsp of pine nuts, stir-fried lightly till brown, Add pine nuts to the well-cooked cooked onions Add rice and water, salt to taste, and cinnamon. Cover pot, and let boil, then reduce heat to medium. Check the content from time to time to avoid burning the rice. Lower the heat when needed.   Cinnamon is good for diabetes and arthritis.   Chieko El-Jisri is an author of “A Patient’s Perspective” which is about a caregiver’s guide to assisting people with dementia. If caregivers lack patience and attempt to rush or force things instead of calmly dealing with their dementia patients, conflict can be created between them. Dementia patients cannot explain their own behaviour and are not responsible for their actions. The caregiver should endeavour to understand the severity level of the disease, and deal with it according to the dementia patient’s needs—especially in the early morning busy time, when...
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Lentils Soup

    1 Small onion chopped thinly 3 cups dry lentils,        ½ cup rice washed and soaked in the water        ¼ cup olive oil Cut lemon for number of people 8 cups water   Salt and black pepper to taste   Directions: In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat, and add onion. Cook and stir until brown. Add lentils and rice to the pot and cook until very soft. Mash all in the processor then return to pot, and heat it up. You can add more water if needed, add salt and black pepper to taste. Serve with cut lemon.   Lentils are a good source of fiber; cooked with rice is good for diabetes.   Chieko El-Jisri is an author of “A Patient’s Perspective” which is about a caregiver’s guide to assisting people with dementia. If caregivers lack patience and attempt to rush or force things instead of calmly dealing with their dementia patients, conflict can be created between them. Dementia patients cannot explain their own behaviour and are...
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Rice Porridge

    1 cup Washed rice Add five cups of water in to the pot and rest it for half an hour, then cook. After the boiling, turn heat to medium and cook until rice is totally cooked. Stir rice a few times during cooking then turn off the heat. Add a raw egg and shredded lettuce, a pinch of salt to taste, then stir and cover with the lid to steam for a minute.   You can also serve with 1 Umeboshi (pickled plum with shiso) without the pit.     Chieko El-Jisri is an author of “A Patient’s Perspective” which is about a caregiver’s guide to assisting people with dementia. If caregivers lack patience and attempt to rush or force things instead of calmly dealing with their dementia patients, conflict can be created between them. Dementia patients cannot explain their own behaviour and are not responsible for their actions. The caregiver should endeavour to understand the severity level of the disease, and deal with it according to...
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