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 I originally made it with green papaya, which grows right in our backyard in Hawaii.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.
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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.
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.
On hot, muggy days, Wai Lana’s Caribbean Dream Smoothie will help you cool off and stay energized. It also helps relieve water retention.
This recipe provides a boost of vitamin C, enzymes, and protein, supporting your immune and digestive systems. It also replenishes vital fluids and helps soothe sore throats, fevers, and arthritis.
Try making these two delicious pates with your left over pulps.
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.
Loaded with minerals, both cherry and watermelon juices flush and poisons, acids, and waste from the body, making this combination ideal for arthritis sufferers. Watermelon juice is a first-rate kidney and bladder cleanser.
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 pleasant blend of vegetables and sweet apple helps purify the urinary tract and optimize kidney and liver function. An effective combination of natural diuretics, this juice is excellent for relieving fluid retention.