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Black Bean Soup Recipe for Cold Winter Days

In Winter our bodies prefer to store energy. For this season a black bean soup is perfect. Not just because of the delicious flavors, but also because is has a function in this season. To regenerate and nourish you.

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Bone Broth; the Ultimate Health Tonic in Winter

Bone broth was one of the biggest food trends last year. Anyone who has visited New York recently will have noticed that there are a lot of shops where you can buy warm broth drawn from bones, cartilage, marrow and meat. Don’t miss it and just make your own one (see recipe in this article).

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Daikon Winter Salad; courtesy of the Conservatorium Hotel

With courtesy of Schilo van Coevorden – Taiko | Conservatorium Hotel: Daikon salad with ginger dressing. Good strengthening foods for the winter season include miso, a salty soy bouillon. This winter salad with ingredients like daikon – winter radish -, ginger and soy is perfect for the season where our nose is still running, and can warm the metabolism.

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Dutch Pekel & Pickles Sandwich

Lunch with a very tasty Dutch sandwich? We like to introduce you to our Pekel & Pickles Sandwich which is listed as one of the favorites of ConsumingPassions. We love to eat in with a delicious artisan brewed Dutch beer.

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Spice up your Tea – Autumn flavors

WELLNESS TIP: Moving into colder and wet weather, we transition between being outdoors to being more indoors. We should drink hot fluids, more specifically, hot teas. We use spices as a flavor to a main dish, but we can also spice up our tea! Autumn is the perfect season for hot, spiced teas.

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Why do we like Bitter flavored Food in Summer?

Bitter is associated with the Fire element – Summer season – and the heart in Chinese medicine. The bitter flavour is not one that we have a lot in our diets and it is not properly appreciated. Bitter stimulates digestive juices. Bitter also has a cleansing effect of the heart and the arteries like the vegetable celery or olive oil.

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Green Asparagus Sticks – real Spring food

Asparagus are a great example of true seasonal food. We have a veritable passion for this spring vegetable, both white as green, during its short growing season, only available for about two months. While the official asparagus season runs from April to June and we love the White Gold, we choose to share this time a recipe using green asparagus as the color associated with the Wood element,