Year: 2020

The Way of The Tea

Each culture has its own ceremony, history, values, or religion. Blending tea is simply a way for you to tune in to you and your surroundings. Enjoy calming herbs and spices as they have noticeable effects on in-the-moment distress and anxious feelings. Inner peace leads us to wellbeing, mindfulness and harmony. I invite you to CONNECT with the warmth and the flavor of tea by setting an intention. What are you thinking about at this moment? How can you introduce it to the blend? Take time to taste, touch, and feel the tea. By tuning in to you, you will perpetuate well-being, mindfulness, and harmony. It is also called the “Way of the Tea.” Choose a tea that resonates with you. Taste it and record your thoughts. Each person has different tastes, and so remember there is no right or wrong. The mind can capture the essence of the aromatic experience. Tea connects your senses to memories, and thoughts that manifest happiness.

Inside Out | Cabbage Shrimp Stir Fry

Ingredients: Shrimps, red cabbage, sesame seed oil, riced cauliflower, peas, ginger, brown rice, scallions, and soy sauce. Preparation: Add sesame oil to taste, and let the oil heat to medium temperature. Add riced cauliflower, ginger, scallions, and red cabbage. Stir fry mixture for 2 minutes.  Remove stir fry from the pan, and place it in a bowl. Stir fry shrimp for 3 minutes or till done. Steam 1/2 cup of brown rice, carrots, and peas in a steamer Combine stir-fried vegetables and shrimp. Plate steamed rice, peas, and carrots. Then, top with stir fry and shrimp. Enjoy!

Tofu Shrimp Stir Fry

Ingredients: Shrimps, sesame seed oil, bok choy, scallions, and soy sauce. Preparation: Add sesame oil to taste, and let the oil heat to medium temperature. Add bok choy, ginger, scallions, and stir fry mixture for 2 minutes. Then, add shrimp and stir fry till cooked, approximately 2 minutes. Bring 3 cups of water to a low boil and reduce heat. Add cubed tofu to the water and stir gently for 2 minutes. Remove tofu and pat dry. Add 2 tablespoons of corn starch to a small bowl. Next, add cubed tofu and soy sauce. Toss the mixture until the tofu is coated well. Then, stir fry tofu till brown on all sides. Add tofu to stir fry. Steam 1/2 cup of rice. Plate Enjoy!

Lemon Salmon

Lemon Salmon With Parmesan Noodles Ingredients: Salmon olive oil, broccoli, lemon, tea rub, pasta, cream, parmesan, and butter. Preparation: Add olive oil to taste, and let the oil heat to medium temperature. Coat salmon with tea rub. Place salmon in pan and sear each side for about 3 minutes or until cooked. Steam a cup of broccoli to taste. Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Once done, put the pasta into a pan—set temperature on low heat. Add 1/4 cup cream, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, and favorite seasonings to taste. Then, stir till combined. Squeeze lemon juice on salmon to taste. Plate pasta and broccoli. Top with salmon. Garnish with lemon. Enjoy!

Shrimp Udon

Ingredients: Shrimp, ginger, vegetable stock, scallions, mushrooms, bok choy, sesame seed oil, and udon noodle. Preparation: Prepare Udon according to package directions. Stir fry bok choy, scallions, ginger, and mushrooms on high heat in the pan for 2-3 minutes. Then, add shrimps and stir fry for another 2 minutes. Add vegetable stock to stir fry and let simmer till done Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Once done, put the pasta into in bowl—then spoon soup over noodles. Garnish with green scallions and sprouts. Enjoy!