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Snow Fungus Pear Chicken Soup | Lung Nourishing Soup

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Snow Fungus Pear Chicken Soup | Lung Nourishing Soup

During this haze period, it is important to nourish our lungs and keep ourselves hydrated with lots of fluids in order to fight the haze with our health. Herbal soups are an easy way to nourish ourselves. Just need to prepare the ingredients and throw everything into a pot and boil for some time. No cooking skills needed so even those who can’t cook very well can easily prepare them.

Lung Nourishing Snow Fungus Pear Chicken Soup

Pears are known to be nourishing & moistens the lungs in TCM. Pears are also a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin C, various minerals such as copper, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium as well as B-complex vitamins. Apricot kernel helps to relieve coughs and sore throats. There are 2 kinds of apricot kernels – Northern Apricot Kernels (北杏仁) and Southern Apricot Kernels (南杏仁). The former is bitter while the latter is on the sweet side. The proportion of Northern to Southern kernels used is 1:2. Southern Apricot Kernels (南杏仁) also has nourishing skin benefits. Dried figs are neutral and known to moisten the lungs and relieve coughs. Snow fungus nourishes Yin and lungs, helps to tonify the spleen and increases appetite, healing dry coughs and clearing heat in the lungs. Snow fungus helps to nourish the body, lungs and stomach, it also helps with physical weakness after recovery from illness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Snow fungus is especially beneficial for its skin beautifying properties. It is a rich source of vitamins & collagen, it has superior water-retention properties compared with Hyaluronic acid. It draws moisture & nourishes the skin. It stimulates skin renewal and even inhibits melanin production to reduce pigmentation and wrinkles formation.

This Snow Fungus Pear Chicken soup not only nourishes our lungs but our skin as well. Sometimes with hazy conditions, some people may get more sensitive skin and rashes or eczema flare-up. This soup will help to strengthen their lungs, moisten their skin and improve their immunity. External moisturizers will also help to lock in the moisture and prevent dry and itchy skin or rashes and reduce the irritations caused by the haze. [Read more below on our new moisturizer!]

 

Lung Nourishing Snow Fungus Pear Chicken Soup

Ingredients材料 (4 servings)

  1. Chicken or Pork 300g ; 鸡肉或猪肉 300g
  2. Snow Pear 1- 2 ; 雪梨 1 -2个
  3. Snow Fungus 25-30g ; 雪耳 25-30g
  4. Carrot 1 ; 胡萝卜 1 个
  5. Apricot Kernels 2 tbsp ; 南北杏仁2汤匙
  6. Dried Figs 4 pcs; 無花果 4个
  7. Red Dates 6-8 pcs ; 红枣6-8颗
  8. Honey dates 1-2 pc ; 蜜枣 1-2个
  9. Wolfberries/Goji 10g ; 枸杞子10g
  10. Water 1.5L ; 清水1.5L

Pear Snow Fungus soup

Pear snow fungus chicken soup

Method做法

  1. Wash & soak the snow fungus in cold water till it becomes soft and translucent (around 30mins). Change the water once or twice. Drain, cut off the stem (hard yellowish part) and cut into smaller pieces. 雪耳用清水浸泡30,期间换一次水,泡发后剪去蒂部,撕成小块,沥干水分备用。
  2. Remove the skin and core of the pear and cut into smaller pieces, remove the skin of the carrot and cut into smaller pieces. 将梨和胡萝卜去皮,切小块。
  3. Rinse the honey dates , apricot kernels and Goji berries and set aside. 把蜜枣,杏仁,枸杞子洗净备用。
  4. Wash the red dates and remove the seeds and cut into half. 红枣洗净,去核沿着横截面切成一半。
  5. Cut the chicken or pork into small pieces. Blanch in boiling water first to remove any scum for clear soup. Set aside. 把肉洗净,在沸水中烫后取出。
  6. Boil the water in a pot and put in the ingredients. Bring it to a boil and simmer on low heat for 1.5- 2 hrs. Add the goji berries in the last 10mins & season with salt as needed. 把清水倒入锅里烧开,放入所有材料,加盖小火煮两小时。枸杞子到最后10分钟才加入。用盐调味。
  7. Serve warm. 可食用。

Snow fungus pear soup nourishing lungs and skin

Tips小诀窍

  • Use cool water to soak the snow fungus to prevent loss of nutrients. 浸泡雪耳要用冷水,别用热水,防止营养流失。

 

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