Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. It’s still possible to indulge in your favorite foods, while nourishing your body at the same time. Here we share clean versions of delicious recipes that will leave you feeling and looking incredible. And not to mention, insanely satisfied!
Name: Zoey Gong
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Job description: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) food therapist, registered dietitian, and chef
Favorite dish to serve at a dinner party: Fruit poached in TCM herbs and red wine, with vanilla ice cream and burnt sage.
Favorite skin food ingredient and why: Tremella mushroom for hydration
Must-have cookbook: My cookbook! The Five Elements Cookbook: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine with Recipes for Everyday Healing
Three kitchen tools you can’t live without: Multi-functional soy milk maker, bamboo steamer, and Nutribullet high-speed blender.
Three things you always keep in your refrigerator: Bone broth, miso paste, and fresh green herbs.
Favorite online shop for kitchen supplies and / or specialty food items: Tak Shing Hong for TCM food ingredients, Umami Insider for very high-quality specialty Japanese grocery items, and Kim’C market for high-quality Korean items.
Go-to quick and healthy meal: Millet congee cooked with bone broth and a ton of vegetables.
Favorite healthy treat: Sweet and warm black sesame paste in mochi.
Skincare mantra: Simplicity and joy.
Eat this recipe for: A healthy digestive system.
Recipe: Multigrain Pumpkin Porridge with Tahini
-½ cup brown rice
-½ cup rolled oats
-⅓ cup millet
-1 cup pumpkin puree
-6 cups of plant-based milk
*for a high-protein and non-vegan option, use bone broth
-4 tbsp tahini
-1 bid handful of spinach
-sea salt, to taste
-4 additional tbsp tahini
-1-2 tbsp warm water
-1 tsp soy sauce
-4 tbsp mixed nuts
Soak brown rice overnight (you can skip soaking if you are using the porridge setting of a rice cooker).
In a pot, cook all grains, pumpkin puree, milk, and tahini together until it reaches a porridge consistency. Add more liquid if the porridge is too thick or still not cooked; cook for longer or add more oats if the porridge is too thin.
Season with sea salt and/or other preferred seasonings.
In a bowl, mix tahini with warm water, soy sauce, and your Elix Cycle Balance Tincture to make a topping for the porridge. Right before serving, add the spinach and cook for 1 more minute.
Top with nuts. Serve warm.