Get healthy from the cells of Chinese medicine pharmacist Ai Okubo
October's food recipes

[October 2023]
Choosing autumn salmon over sweets: ``Intestinal care recipe''

The warm weather of autumn makes you feel happy. It's the season of the year when the weather feels like a reward, but in reality, being careless can be your enemy. This is also the time of year when there is a large difference in temperature between day and night, with temperatures sometimes reaching 15 degrees Celsius.
As a result, people whose bodies have difficulty adapting to changes in climate may have their autonomic nervous system disturbed and feel unwell throughout their body.
Autumn is when your appetite increases and you eat more delicious foods, but try to restrain your urge to indulge in all kinds of sweets, and if you feel unwell, take care of your intestines to maintain your autonomic nervous system.

◆This month's key ingredients


The familiar salmon is an excellent ingredient called a superfood. It activates autophagy, which is essential for keeping cells healthy, and contains a large amount of astaxanthin, a red pigment that is useful as an antioxidant. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, heme iron, and protein, so it is useful not only for anti-aging care but also for regulating the autonomic nervous system.

◆Recipe introduction

Soy milk soup with flaked salmon and seaweed that soothes the mind and moisturizes from within.

The isoflavones contained in soy milk increase collagen and elastin, which give the skin elasticity, so it's perfect for seasons when you want moisture. Take care of your autonomic nervous system and beauty from the inside out with salmon. October's food and medicine recipes to energize your cells from Chinese medicine pharmacist Ai Okubo →Check out how to make it in the video

Ingredients: 15-30g raw salmon (loose meat) (half the amount for 1 slice)
1 sheet of grilled seaweed (15cm square) 200ml unadjusted soy milk
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon mirin
1 tablespoon ground sesame seeds
Appropriate amount of olive oil (linseed oil or coconut oil is also OK)

How to make ① Loosen the grilled salmon.
② Tear the roasted seaweed by hand, put the ingredients in a heat-resistant container, and heat in a 600W microwave for about 1 and a half minutes.
③ Finish by sprinkling with olive oil.

*If using salted salmon, adjust the amount of soy sauce.
*If you have leftover salmon, it is convenient to fry it, then fluff it up, wrap it in plastic wrap in small portions, and freeze it.

Intestinal Care & Detox Salmon and Cabbage Steamed with Miso

Accumulation of harmful substances and waste products has a negative impact on energy metabolism and metabolism. A recipe full of cabbage, which contains sulforaphane, vitamin C, vitamin U, dietary fiber, etc., and is useful for detoxification and intestinal care. October's food and medicine recipes to energize your cells from Chinese medicine pharmacist Ai Okubo →Check out how to make it in the video

Ingredients: 2 slices of raw salmon, 6 slices of cabbage, 1 pack of maitake mushrooms, 1 tablespoon each of miso and mirin
2 tablespoons each of water and alcohol

How to make ① Cut the raw salmon into easy-to-eat pieces. Tear the cabbage and maitake mushrooms by hand.
② Spread the cabbage and maitake mushrooms on a frying pan and top with the salmon.
③ Mix all the seasonings, pour over ②, cover and steam. Completed in about 10 minutes.

*If using salted salmon, please adjust the amount of miso.


Ai Okubo

October's food and medicine recipes to energize your cells from Chinese medicine pharmacist Ai Okubo

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Pharmacist, Chinese herbal medicine counselor. She studied Chinese medicine, medicinal cuisine, and oriental beauty at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and became the first Japanese to receive an international TCM cosmetology qualification. After managing herbal medicine pharmacies, dispensing pharmacies, beauty salons, etc., she became involved in product development, writing, and corporate consulting as a medical and beauty expert, including Chinese medicine and medicinal foods.

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