Dr. Tae Yun Kim always celebrates New Year in a very special way. First, several days before, she starts by fasting and praying and purifying. She takes this very seriously and encourages others to do the same. It is a time of taking your own internal inventory and review the past year. Did you reach your goals last year? How about goals for the New Year? She reminds us, “The power is in us, it is our personal choice what we do in our lives!”
Then, to celebrate on New Years Eve, Dr. Tae Yun Kim makes very special foods. This year, for the first time ever, she invented a new recipe.
The actual recipe will be in her cook book, to be released in the near future. For now, enjoy the pictures and the story!
First, you need Korean sweet potatoes, easily found in Korean and general Asian stores. They are a nutritional powerhouse, with large amounts of vitamins, minerals, fiber and even protein. And although the name says “sweet” potato, they are actually helping maintain even blood sugar levels and are a very good food choice for diabetics.
By adding adzuki beans, the protein and fiber levels receive a major boost, and now you have an almost perfect food to break a fast, and to proved long-lasting energy.
The end result isn’t this brown color though – the actual jook, or gruel/thick soup, is a cheery yellow color speckled with dark maroon jewels, that make your taste buds jump with joy!
What did you have for New Years Eve dinner? Did you have something nutritious and delicious, or did you just overload on junk food?
It’s a New Year! Let’s start fresh and new! And if you are as looking forward to this new cookbook as I am, a cook book that won’t be like any other you have ever seen, please leave a response and we’ll add you to the list!