Thursday, October 15, 2009

Staying Warm

The weather is getting chilly here in NY. Warm up with a steaming pot of soup or stew! Try the following easy dishes that will warm you up in more ways than one or just snuggle up with your honey, or do both:

Carrot Ginger Soup - The zing from the ginger adds extra warmth to the soup.

Turkey Chili
- The chili powder and chipotle in this dish will warm up the back of your throat.

Shabu Shabu or Hot Pot
- What's better than cooking whatever you want in a boiling pot of broth with friends and family? This is hands down my favorite way of staying warm.

Better yet, just brew a pot of tea! You'll feel warmer in less than 10 minutes! Try:
  • Jasmine (香片 or 茉莉)
  • Narcissus (水仙)
  • Iron Buddha (鐵觀音)
  • Pu-erh (普洱)
The first two above are more delicate and have a floral note; the last two are relatively stronger in flavor. Pu-erh is darker and has a more herbal note, sorta similar to Chinese medicine.

Stay warm!

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