12 Hours Slow Cooked Bone Broth

I have been consuming bone broth slow cooked for at least 8 hours, daily for a while now. Being Cantonese, I have always drank homemade soup as my Mummy boils healthy soup  almost everyday since young.

 

Having this skin allergies and eczema, I have upped my game in drinking soup and my Mummy now makes soup which are boiled longer in the slow cooker. Slow cooking and boiling bones for long hours extracts the nutrients from the bones, making the soup even better for the body. It contains a lot of collagen.

 

I have been drinking fish bones for the past few months, yesterday my Mummy boiled a fresh batch of pig bones broth instead and it was boiled for 12 hours. Boiled for so long, even the cartilages could be easily eaten like chewy jelly. The fish bones broth have been doing wonders in terms of healing my skin and make it more elastic. Previously it was so dried out that I always joked it resembled a 100-year old’s skin. Having eczema makes us look like we have wrinkly skin.

 

My bones broth contains no salt, no sugar, no colouring, no artificial flavouring and no preservatives. It’s all natural. My golden liquid of goodness. I noticed that fish bones broth is naturally sweet after boiling for long hours even without any flavouring added. As for pig bones broth, it gives out a stronger broth smell when boiling but when drank, it tastes bland. In terms of the health benefits towards my body when drinking the pig bones broth as compared to fish bones broth, I will need to observe and see.

 

I was removing the unwanted fats from the soup earlier on. The broth was left to cool overnight and some ants crawled in to the soup. Have to remove those too. I don’t fancy having any ants in my soup as they have crawled around other places and makes my food dirty. Having some unwanted pest problems like insects crawling at my place. Not cool. Here’s my video of the pig bones broth  : https://youtu.be/2UYA_hT0OxI

 

Kenko – Healthy, Organic Japanese Restaurant in Penang

Kenko Japanese Restaurant Penang Sashimi Salad

Kenko is a Japanese concept restaurant in Penang. Their tag line is “Healthy Food, Organic, Cafe”. They serve mainly Japanese food, sushi rolls, healthy salad of vegetables and fruits, and a selection of drinks. They also sell some organic food products. Suitable for those looking for some healthier food options.

 

Here is the video I made about Kenko : https://youtu.be/yzbodhcfUBc

 

KENKO

94, Jalan Lim Lean Teng,

10460 Penang

(address correct as of publishing time and may be subject to changes if they move to a new location)

04-2402750

Open hours :

Weekdays  (11.30am – 2.30pm,

6pm – 9.30pm)

Weekends (11.30am – 3pm,

6pm – 10pm)

 

Guilingao Removed My Phlegm

I have been having a cold for the past few days. To see it positively is that my body is capable of falling sick and getting rid of toxins instead of keeping it in and the toxins built up being kept in my body, becoming something vile instead.

 

This cold came after I decided to step out of my home after being house-bound for 4 months or so. I was staying at home and didn’t step foot out of my home for months! I needed to do this to heal my chronic leg wound. Every time I go out, my leg wound would become worse with more weepy liquid seeping out and it causes my leg to become reddishly inflamed  previously. I’m seeing positive results after my decision to stay at home to not go out and my wound is much better on my feet. I’m happy. Sometimes it’s best to just follow your instincts and listen to what your body plus mind is telling you to heal yourself. Not any doctor’s words, not anyone’s advise or medicine can heal you. It’s yourself.

 

Just staying at home also has it’s bad side effects like breathing the same stale air and not seeing much of the sun or some new environment. Growing up, I’m very much a sporty, outdoor person who also likes the balance of having a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities. I guess at this moment I just need to do what I need to do to heal parts by parts of my body so I’m constantly on a change with my daily actions. By the time you’re reading this, I might have already moved on to a new habit. The only constant in life is change. People who say otherwise that no one changes, is just purely ignorant and delusional. 🙄

 


”The only constant in life is change”

 

I have also been consuming a lot of heaty food. Food like guava, cherry, fried food, a bit too much of cornflakes and some healthy purple yam cereal drink which has more heaty ingredients in it. Some of you might be thinking, “wait a minute, fruits also can be heaty?”. Yes, different food categories have their cooling and heaty types. The well-known heaty fruit is durian. To counter the heatiness, people will eat mangosteen. Both of these fruits, I like. Their texture, taste and also I like my balance like that – not too heaty, not too cooling. I like to eat durian since young but have stopped consuming for my good health as it is too heaty and causes inflammation.

 

So I needed some cooling food. I was drinking barley water. Then I decided to make guilingao. Guilingao is a Chinese herbal jelly made out of a few types of herbs and flower. Guilingao usually is quite bland in taste, with a bit of bitterness and flowery aromatic aftertaste. People will usually drizzle honey or sugar in the jelly to give it some sweetness. I ate mine just as it is, without sugar.

 

Guilingao before it sets in jelly form.

 

Not more than 10 minutes later, a huge phlegm was drawn out of my throat. It was a thick, green coloured phlegm. A bit icky but truth be told, all human bodies are capable of producing that, so you would have gone through this before in your lifetime. Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that green phlegm means the body is very heaty. Felt much better after that and could feel my mucous membranes flowing after that.

 

Guilingao is really effective in cooling my body down, even faster than barley. It is said to be good for skin complexion too if eaten on a regular basis. Guilingao will definitely be in my food like list.