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 I originally made it with green papaya, which grows right in our backyard in Hawaii.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.
In every culture, people like to end a hectic day with a soothing drink. Here’s one that actually works and is good for you too. Mellow and delicious, this cooling juice helps calm your nervous system and curb your appetite.
Naturally relaxing because of their color, green drinks are especially nice in the evening. This magnesium-rich potion calms your nerves and helps alleviate headaches and nausea. It also possesses silicon, sulfur, and potassium, which help slow the aging process. Silicon is necessary for calcium metabolism and helps strengthen arteries, joints, and connective tissues.
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.
Packed with vitamin C and bioflavonoids. This lively citrus blend boosts your immune system and helps keep your skin looking radiant.
Simple, flavorful, and healthy, Wai Lana’s palate-cleansing “Roasted Fennel Carrot Blend”, is the perfect appetizer because it won’t spoil your appetite.
Warm your homes with this gorgeous garlicky Italian broth from “Wai Lana’s Favorite Soups”.