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The enzyme vinegar during fermentation

The enzyme after 2 weeks

Lemon, lime and orange together would strengthen your immune system. If you have flu or running nose, try drinking these fruit juice. It will relieve the symptoms as well as prevent the progress of most infection. Why is it so? Because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lemon, orange and lime acts as a blood purifier and improves the body’s ability to get rid of toxins. They are excellent in fighting disease that's related to infection.


This enzyme is good for the throat. If you always have a lot of phlegm and your throat always irritate you, try this enzyme.


Ingredients:



2 big oranges


2 lemon


15 lime


15 tbsp oligo sugar


250 ml honey


500 ml brown rice vinegar

Method:
1. Wash and dry all the fruits. Slice lemon and oranges thinly into 9 pieces Cut lime into halves.


2. Divide into 3 portions and arrange the ingredients in a glass jar or bottle.


3. Repeat the process until all the ingredients are used up.


4. Cover the bottle with a piece of cloth or cling wrap.


5. Place the lid on top.


6. Keep rotating the bottle everyday so that they are well mixed.


7. Keep in a cool dry place for 2 weeks.


8. When it is ready to consume, strain the enzyme in a bottle and store in the refrigerator.


9. To serve, add 2 tbsp of the enzyme with a cup of water.



Note: This enzyme is good for the throat. If you always have a lot of phlegm and your throat always irritate you, try this enzyme.

Squeeze out the juice of the enzyme in a strainer or fruit juicer before serving. Keep in the refrigerator once the enzyme is ready.


The enzyme vinegar can be fermented for 2-3 months if you want it to be better.

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Tomatoes contain vitamins and minerals. It prevents many types of cancers. These include colon, prostate and also breast cancers. The mineral found inside tomatoes can help to ward off these cancers.
Vitamins C and A are also present in tomatoes. Vitamin C can protect us from viruses and other illnesses we don't want. Vitamin A on the other hand plays a role in helping to improve our eyesight, as well as helping to strengthen our immunity from cold and flu. One cup of a natural tomato provides you with over 50 percent of vitamin C .


Tomato contains Potassium. It is a mineral that our body needs in order to live. This mineral also strengthens our body's muscles. Our risk of hypertension is also lessened when eating food rich in potassium.


Tomatoes contains chromium too. Chromium is a mineral which helps to lower our blood sugar levels as well as certain types of migraine .

Lemon is another fruit that would strengthen your immune system. If you have flu or cold, try drink lemon juice. It will relieve the symptoms as well as prevent the progress of most infection. Why is it so? Because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Lemon acts as a blood purifier and improves the body’s ability to get rid of toxins. Lemon fruit is excellent in fighting disease that's related to infection



Ingredients:



300 g tomatoes


1 lemon


250 ml honey


100 g oligo sugar



Method:

1. Wash and dry all the fruits. Slice lemon thinly into about 9 pieces.
2. Divide into 3 portions and arrange the ingredients in a glass bottle.
3. Repeat the process until all the ingredients are used up.
4. Cover the bottle with a piece of cloth or cling wrap.
5. Place the lid on top.
6. Keep rotating the bottle everyday so that they are well mixed.
7. Keep in a cool dry place for 2 weeks.
8. When it is ready to consume, strain the enzyme in a bottle and store in the refrigerator.
9. To serve, add 2 tbsp of the enzyme with a cup of water.


Note: The fruits can be put in a fruit juicer to extract more juice. It can be mixed with the enzyme.

After extracting the fruit juice, the leftovers from the fruit can be put in your garden as fertilizer.

I was told that your plants would be healthier.

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Sambal belacan is one of the famous Malaysian condiments. It is usually eaten with white rice together with other dishes. It makes the food nicer (or should i say spicier) and more appetizing. Also, the use of sambal belacan does not stops here. You can also use as one of the ingredients for your cooking to replace plain chillies. It will add more taste and flavour to the dish.



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Traditional Sambal Belacan


Now, let's learn how to make sambal belacan the traditional way from scratch. Firstly, you'll need to have a stone mortar (like the one in the picture below). If you don't have one, don't fret, you can alternatively use food processor or a blender. It will do the task just as well. But then again, some old folks would tell you that using stone mortar will make all the difference. The taste and texture of the sambal belacan using stone mortar is far superior compared to the any electrical device. So if you've got the time, go find yourself a stone mortar:P



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Things you'll need to prepare


Sambal Belacan Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 8 fresh chillies
  • 1 inch cube shrimp paste (belacan)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 fresh kalamansi lime (limau kasturi)

Method:

1. Fry belacan in a kuali with a little oil.

2. Put fried belacan in a stone mortar and pound it together with salt and chillies.

3. Pound till all the seeds are fine. Optional, you can remove the seeds before pounding. Pound till the chillies are fine.

4. Squeeze 2 fresh kalamansi lime juice to the sambal belacan paste.

5. It is ready to be serve and eaten :D





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Yummy, sambal belacan :)





Preparation time: 10 mins

Tips:
a) To prevent the chillies from splashing all over the place during pounding, put a piece of plastic on top of the stone mortar or use your hand to cover the top opening of the mortar.
b)For storage, put the sambal belacan paste in a clean container in the refridgerator. It can last about a week.
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To do this enzyme, you need a special yeast. Ask around from those who make enzyme, maybe they have this special yeast. It is like jelly, soft and spongy.
The fermentation of this tea takes 12–14 days. After fermentation, new batches can be easily made from the existing culture. According to my friend this enzyme is very good for cough and sore throat. When I had sore throat, I took that in the morning or after my meal … hey … it works! My friend also told me that if you have diarrhoea, take 4 tablespoons of the Chinese tea enzymes 3 times a day. It helps to lessen your diarrhoea. Gradually your diarrhoea will improve. Give it a try or you will never know the result.

Ingredients:
25 gram sample: 2000 Long Yuan Hao - Yi Wu Mountain Raw Pu-erh teaHealth Best Sugar Brown, 15-Ounce Units (Pack of 6)

3 - 4 tbsp Chinese tea (pu'er)

100 g brown sugar/ cane sugar

3 liter water

1 small piece of the special yeast

Method:

1. Boil water with Chinese tea for 20 minutes. Let it cool down.
2. Strain the Chinese tea leaves and add cane sugar in a glass bottle. Put in the special yeast.
3. Let it ferment for about 21 days.
4. Every 1 - 2 days shake the bottle so that everything is well mixed.
5. After 21 days, strain the pu'er tea enzyme and keep in the refrigerator.
6. Take about 4 tbsp of the enzyme everyday or when needed.

Note: Store the fermented yeast in the refrigerator with some of the Chinese tea enzyme. It can be used again when needed. You do not have to use the whole piece of yeast. Just cut a quarter of the yeast and add to the new tea if you are doing another Chinese tea enzyme..
During fermentation the yeast will grow bigger. If it doesn't grow it means that that yeast are dead and have to be replaced with a new one. Usually if you take care of the yeast it will not die easily.
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Apple is an ideal fruit for the dieter, trying to shed those excess pounds. It fills you up, makes you feel less hungry, and it provides you all the nutrients for health and beauty.


Kiwi fruit contains vitamin C and also a great source of fiber. Kiwi contains enzymes similar to fresh pineapple.
It's one of the most popular fruits today. Kiwi fruit is high in anti oxidant, vitamin C and a good source of fiber, vitamin E and potassium. It is fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free.
Apples and kiwi fruits are used to tenderise meat. It contains a lot of enzymes.

Lemons too have a lot of uses:

For sore throat, dilute lemon juice with water and gargle frequently. Dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water. It is even better to use concentrated lemon juice. The apple, kiwi and lemon enzymes would be a better choice for all ailments.

Ingredients:
4 green apples
250 ml honey
2 kiwi fruits
2 lemons
3 pieces block brown sugar


Method:

1. Rinse all the fruits and let it dry. Skinned the fruits and slice thinly.

2. Divide the ingredients into three portions.

3. Arrange the ingredients in a glass bottle in sequence: green apples, kiwi fruits, lemon and brown sugar followed by honey. Repeat the process with the other portions.

4. Cover the bottle with a piece of plastic cling wrap. Put the bottle lid on top of it.

5. Keep turning the bottle everyday so that all the ingredients are all mixed.

6. Let it stand in a cool dry place for at least 2 week.

7. To serve, mix 2 tbsp of enzyme with a cup of water.

Note: We cover the bottle with cling wrap to prevent fruit fly from contaminating the fruit. Once the enzymes are ready, take away the cling wrap. Cover the bottle with the lid.

You can use ordinary brown sugar or the block brown sugar where you can buy from Chinese medicine shop. Oligo sugar is preferred because it is a friendly booster bacteria. This sugar can in bought in any organic shop. It is not too sweet and so it is recommended for diabetics.
















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Lime is used to get rid of phlegm and prevent the respiratory tract from infection such as flu and asthma. It also improves the heart function.


Grapes are a powerful antioxidant. Grapes act as a diuretic (reduce water retention). Interestingly, grape seeds are also of nutritional benefit. They act as antioxidants. Grapes has the magical power to fight diseases.


Fresh grapes are believed to prevent diseases such as cancer and heart.

Ingredients:
  • 15 fresh limes

  • 300 g green grapes

  • 3 pieces brown sugar

  • 1/4 bottle honey
Method:

1. Wash and dry all fruits. Cut lime into halves.

2. Divide into 3 portions and arrange the ingredients.

3. Repeat the process until all the ingredients are used up.

4. Cover the bottle with a piece of cloth or cling wrap.

5. Place the lid on top.

6. Keep rotating the bottle everyday so that they are well mixed.

7. Keep in a cool dry place for 2-3 weeks.

8. When it is ready to consume store in the refrigerator.

9. To serve, add 2 tbsp of the enzyme with a cup of water.






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Dragon fruit contains a lot of nutrients and also is an antioxidant. It protects us from diseases.Taking this fruit enzyme frequently will delay premature aging and also gives a glowing complexion. The seductive red color dragon fruit is in fact good for anemia. It has the properties of expulsion of toxin against cancer's function, regeneration and boots metabolism , enhances body cell, improves and cleans the blood and helps to reduce bad cholesterol, as well as improves blood circulation and helps in digestion.


Ingredients:
Melissas' Fresh Dragon Fruits, set of 3


600 g dragon fruit (Skinned and sliced)
400 g red grapes
3 pieces brown sugar/cane sugar/oligo sugar
200 ml honey

Method:

1. Rinse all the fruits and let it dry.

2. Divide the ingredients into three portions.

3. Arrange the ingredients in a glass bottle in sequence: dragon fruit, grapes, brown sugar followed by honey. Repeat the process with the other portions.

4. Cover the bottle with a piece of plastic cling wrap. Put the bottle lid on top of it.

5. Keep turning the bottle everyday so that all the ingredients are all mixed.

6. Let it stand in a cool dry place for at least 2 week.

7. To serve, mix 2 tbsp of enzyme with a cup of water.



Note:There will be bubbles in the bottle during fermentation. It is the carbon dioxide gas. Release it by flipping the plastic cling wrap slowing.

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Nowadays jelly moon cake is very popular. Children will love this jelly moon cake because it is light and refreshing. Try making this simple recipe which I have tried making. You can also give away and pack in give away container. I'm sure your friends would enjoy and compliment your moon cake.

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 50 g lotus seed paste
  • 200 ml thin coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp agar- agar powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 60 g brown sugar
  • 1 pandan leave

Jelly Skin:

  • 60 g castor sugar
  • 400 ml thin coconut milk
  • 2 tsp agar-agar powder
  • 2 tsp instant jelly
  • 1 pandan leave
Method:

1. Prepare the filling. Mix all the ingredients in a pot. Let it boil over medium heat. Once boil, put of fire. Pour into patty tins . Let it cool. Put in the refrigerator until use.

2. Prepare the jelly moon cake skin. Mix all the ingredients in a pot. Let it boil over medium heat. Once boil, put of the fire. Let it cool down for 5 minutes.

3. Pour mixture into a plastic mould. Put in chilled filling in the centre of the moon cake. Put in the refrigerator and let it set for at least an hour. When set, remove from mould and it is ready to be served.

serving: about 4- 5 moon cakes.
variations: Replace other types of fillings with the lotus seed filling if prefer.
If you like different types of coloured moon cakes, add in a few drops of thick pandan juice, cocoa powder or pureed fruits for the skin.

Coconut milk can be replaced with fresh milk, carnation milk, soya bean milk or anything you like.


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This dish is quite similar to my older post of spicy dried shrimps with cucumber. It is an appetising dish and easy to prepare. My friend told me that it is good for people whose knee joints are painful. Maybe it acts as a lubricant.

Ingredients:

Melissa's Fresh Key Limes, (5 lb)


7 ladies finger (bendi)

3 tbsp sambal belacan

3 ripe lime



Method:

1. Blanch ladies finger for a few minutes in pot.

2. Drain the water and cut about 3 cm in length.

3. Put sambal belacan on top with squeezed lime.

4. Serve on a plate.



serving 3-4 person

cooking time: 5 minutes.
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This vegetable has a thick leave. There are two types of this vegetable. One type is the baby chinese kale and the other type is the usual full grown leave. It all depends on what type you prefer. As for me I like the baby chinese kale as it is crunchier, less fibre and sweeter.

Ingredients:
  • 7-8 stalks chinese kale (cut into desired length)
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp oil

Method:
1. Heat up oil in a wok. Saute garlic, add chinese kale and stir fry for a few minutes.

2. Add in oyster sauce and stir for a minute.

3.Serve on a plate.


Cooking time : 5 minutes
Varieties: Any type of vegetables can be cooked using salted fish.


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Oyster is a type of shellfish. It seems that oyster has been enjoyed in Korea for a very long time.
Oyster has a unique taste and a soft texture compared to other shellfish It is best eaten raw if you can. Always consider its freshness when choosing oysters. Fresh oysters have clear, white colour and shiny. It is best to consume oysters as quickly as possible upon purchasing them. Store them at 10°C or below, but do not store for more than a week. Oyster is a highly nutritional and healthy food.


Ingredients:
  • 100 g sweet potato flour
  • 30 g fresh oyster
  • 250 ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 dash of pepper
  • 5 eggs (beaten with 1 tsp of light soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp sliced spring onion
  • 1 stalk Chinese celery
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • oil for frying

Method:

1. Wash oyster and add sweet potato flour solution. Put aside.
2. Mix sweet potato flour with water, salt and pepper.
3. Heat up the frying pan. When hot, fry a thin layer of sweet potato solution.
4. When it is cooked, spread some beaten egg on top of it. Add in a few drops of light soy sauce.
5. When cooked, flip over the other side, cut into small pieces with the frying ladle. Dish out and put aside.
6. Repeat step 3 - 5. When all has been fried, fry garlic on the frying pan. Put in all the fried mixture, add oyster and spring onions. Fry for 1- 2 minutes. Dish out and served with Chinese celery and cut lime on top.


Note: If you want it to be spicy, add some chilly paste after adding in the garlic.






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