Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Healthy Peanut Miso Dressing 健康花生味增酱

This week 4 years ago, I had my chemo number 16. The last of my chemotherapy treatment for my cancer. Since then, I have heaps of people watching what I eat. I have been told time and again not to eat this and that. Or to eat this and that.  In these few years, my steamer and blender have become my best friends. I have been using them to prepare and cook most of my healthy lunches. When I am just cooking for my dog and myself in the day, there's really not much I could do. Steaming fish and vegetables have almost become my staple. I'd rather spend more time and resources to cook dinner (when my husband comes home from work). This Healthy Peanut Miso Dressing 健康花生味增酱 is one condiment that is simple to make, healthy and easily perks up many of my bland dishes.

After the excessive eating during Chinese New Year, I reminded myself that it's time to eat clean. The Healthy Peanut Miso Dressing 健康花生味增酱 is a good medium for detoxing with garlic, onions and miso. Add lots of garlic if you are a garlic lover. It can be very tangy! Talking about detoxing, it usually make me sneeze quite a bit after consuming. As if it it clearing toxins from my body.

Ingredients (enough for 3/4 of a rice bowl) :

  • 2 to 5 cloves garlic (peeled and sliced)(subject to your preference, I find it too tangy to use 5 cloves)
  • 1 small-mid sized onion (peeled and sliced)(50% for dressing, 50% for garnishing and consume with dishes)
  • 3/4 to 1 tbsp miso paste (subject to your preference)(available from supermarkets)
  • 1-2 tsp sugar (to taste)(add more sugar to balance the taste if you use more miso paste)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp grounded roasted peanuts (subject to your preference)
  • few drops of sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup hot water 

(tsp = teaspoon; tbsp = tablespoon)    

Method : 
  1. Add all ingredients into blender and blend till dressing becomes a smooth texture.
  2. Add more hot water to blend if you find the texture too thick. Otherwise, transfer to a condiment plate or bowl if you are happy with the texture.
  3. Dressing ready to be used with salad or noodle.

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I had this Healthy Peanut Miso Dressing 健康花生味增酱 to go with my buckwheat soba (荞麦面) and pacific saury (秋刀鱼) for lunch today. I also made a separate portion of salad (using the last of my leftover Yu Sheng vegetables) with the same dressing. It has been a delicious meal for me. Besides, how more healthier can one get than this? 


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