Monday, September 26, 2011

Frogtown artwalk

Last saturday night, I was at the Frogtown artwalk. It was such a interesting event. I never knew about Frogtown. It's near Silverlake and is a very artchy district. 4 photos of mine are in a gallery called, Starchriot. I have been to many artwalk in LA but this one really I felt I can belong there. Interesting and sophisticated works are there. music, Dj, food, people watching, dancing...great time.

Warren Kramer's cookig class

I assisted Warren's cooking class last weekend. He is a long time macrobiotic teacher and counselor. I always learn so much with him. Macobiotics is a life study, never stop learning!
This photo is from his Sushi making class. We prepped so many things can go inside sushi. After he showed how to make it, everybody tried making sushi. He sometimes uese tahini, almond butter inside sushi. As a Japanese, I would never think of it. Very cool. new idea! After the delicious lunch, we had a lecture about visual diagnosis.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Autumn has come!

We have lots of sun in LA. Still in the air, I feel the presence of Autumn now. It is the time to adjust our body and prepare for the winter season. My best friend has been under the weather, coughing a lot. It is true this is the time our body discharge. I made this soup for her. It's lotus root soup. It is medicinal and it's good! It helps Lungs to clear toxins. I hope she gets better!
Lotus root soup:

4 cups of water
1 cup of grated lotus root
1/2 medium yellow onion diced
1 tsp of sesami oil
salt and soy source to season

In a souo pot, heat oil and sauté onions until it becomes translucent. Add broth or water then let it boil. Add grated lotus root, let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add the seasoning. Serve with chopped green onions.