Everything you need for a wintertime pick-me-up is right here in this tasty, nourishing soup. Barley strengthens the blood and digestive system, while rosemary improves circulation and helps you feel calm, clear-headed, and alert. Protein-rich mushrooms absorb toxins and escort them out of the body.
Spicy and flavorful, this versatile soup can be made with different vegetables, depending on what’s available. I originally made it with green papaya, which grows right in our backyard in Hawaii. When I venture into colder climates, however, green papaya is not always a common find, so I’ll use potato or even Jerusalem artichoke instead. Enzyme-rich green papaya is simply unripe regular papaya. It has a mild and pleasant peppery flavor. If you find it in Chinatown, give it a try.
Delicious and dependable, this cold-weather favorite is easy to get going on the stove top when you arrive home from a busy day. It’s filled with energizing lentils, sweet nuggets of yam, and parsnip, and wholesome flavors that appeal to taste buds of all ages.
Lacy lotus root can make any dish beautiful. Combined with colorful veggies and hearty udon noodles in a light, tasty Asian broth, the result is a satisfying, low-fat soup with fresh, clean flavors. This lovely soup also benefits your lungs and immune system.
It’s hard to go wrong with this simply and sumptuous curry. Just be discriminating in choosing your curry powder. Some curry powders from the Far East use too much fenugreek, making a dish bitter and even unpleasant. The perfect curry has balanced flavors and isn’t dominated by any one, least of all the bitter flavor. Many curry powders from India and Pakistan are safe bets, especially a nice madras.
This rustic Southwestern vegetable soup is easy to throw together for everyday fare. It becomes more flavorful the longer it simmers. Try Wai Lana’s Favorite Soups- they’re nutritious and delicious.
This impressive mountain of fresh herbs, veggies, noodles, and scrumptious caramelized tofu is a beautiful sight to behold- especially when presented as your dinner. Inspired by a traditional Vietnamese soup, this spectacular meal-in-itself is fun to assemble and quite easy to make.
Elegant and attractive, rich yet refreshing, this is not your typical black bean soup. The secret ingredient is chocolate, which imparts a rich, subtly sweet flavor. The delicious Summer Salsa provides a lovely contrast in both color and texture; it’s the perfect crowning jewel.
Simple, flavorful, and healthy, Wai Lana’s palate-cleansing “Roasted Fennel Carrot Blend”, is the perfect appetizer because it won’t spoil your appetite.