I made 100% plant-based, gluten-free Japanese lunch boxes to celebrate women's lunar new year last weekends. Here's the menu of the lunch box.
- Root vegetable chowder
- Stuffed cabbage roll with sweet vegetable soup
- Azuki and pumpkin stew
- Steamed broccoli salad with roasted sesame seeds
- Red cabbage salad
- Kiriboshi daikon (dried radish)
- potato salad with hand made chickpea mayo
- Sautéed spiral Konjac with savory soy sauce
- Steamed half polished brown rice with lotus seeds (colored by beets juice & Umesu)
Here's the info. about Umesu → https://wanowa.weebly.com/alternative-medicine/umesu-eliminator-for-toxin
- Sake kasu cheesecake (sake kasu is the lees left over from the refining process of Sake production. it is probiotic, and highly nutritious and has robust, aromatic flavor. )
I made the steamed rice with lotus seeds. Lotus seeds have been used as an herbal medicine since ancient times. They contain vitamins, calcium, potassium, and fibers. They are a stabilizer for your nervous system, female balance hormones to help menstrual disorders or menopausal disorders, slowing down the aging process, managing diabetes and many other symptoms.
It is very simple to cook lotus seeds. You can prewash them first, and soak them in the cold water for 6-8 hours prior to the cooking. Then, you can cook together with rice. I try to eat them a few times a month. They have a nutty, sweet flavor and very delicious. I buy them at a store called Heartland organic natural food in San Jose, but you can buy any local Chinese market about $10 or so.
Here's the information that I buy my lotus seed if you are interested.
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