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Friday, June 20, 2014

Quote of the Day 6/20/14

                                                           Quote of the Day

How grateful I am to share precious moments with you!

Dear Lovers,

            I am so happy to share a mouth-watering dish with you, today.  Shitake mushrooms are the super stars of this hearty recipe.  In Japan, shitake has been called the “king” or “monarch” of the mushrooms.  Shitake is the most popular and cultivated of all exotic mushrooms worldwide.  Shitake is a food of superior taste and quality.  It is of the water element so it adds to sexual vitality.  Studies have shown eating shitake reduces the level of cholesterol and lowers high blood pressure.  Seitan is the other main ingredient in this recipe.  It is a protein product often called, “wheat meat”.  Similar in taste and texture to meat, seitan creates strength and vitality as well.  As the shitake and seitan hug each other on the plate, let it remind you as a couple how embraceable you are!


Shitake Mushroom with Seitan

1½ tablespoons, sesame oil
2     cups onion, cut into half moons
2     pinches of sea salt
½    pound seitan, cut into ½ strips
1 ½ cups fresh shitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced
2    tablespoons sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
1½ cups water
1       tablespoon kuzu, dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
1       tablespoon shoyu


Heat the oil in a medium skillet over a low heat.  Add the onions and salt until onions are translucent.  Raise the heat to medium and add the seitan, shitake mushrooms, sauerkraut and water and continue to simmer about seven minutes.  Dissolve the kuzu in water and add to the skillet.   Stir constantly until the sauce thickens about two minutes.  Add the shoyu and continue to simmer another two minutes.
Serve hot over your favorite grain or noodle.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try it! Have been loving the recipes in your book.