Red Bean Porridge (Pat Jook)

Red Beans are great sources of protein, iron, fiber, and antioxidants that support our body.

One tasty way to eat Red Beans is to make the Red Beans soup.

Have these ingredients prior to cooking:
  • 1 cup sweet red beans, soaked for 2 hours
  • 3/4 cup rice, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 8 cups water
  • sugar (to taste)
  • sweet rice balls (optional)

The Know-How:
  1. In a pot, parboil beans for a few minutes.
  2. Then, discard the water.
  3. Add 8 cups of water and boil until beans are completely soft, about 2-3 hours.
  4. Save about 2 cups of liquid and drain the rest of the beans into a strainer.
  5. Apply salt to beans and mash the beans in the strainer set on top of a bowl.
  6. Pour new water over beans and continue mashing, until you have about 7 cups of liquid.
  7. Discard skins in strainer.
  8. Add reserved boiled liquid to mashed bean liquid.
  9. Let the liquid stand undisturbed until bean solids settle.
  10. Add rice and most of bean liquid (without bean solids) to a pot.
  11. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to simmer.
  12. Cook about 8 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  13. Add bean solids to jook in spoonfuls, stirring often so that it does not burn.
  14. Serve hot bowls of jook with sugar so that diners can adjust it to their own sweetness level or salt for a savory porridge.

From and search red bean soup

by Paul Yoon




List three of your most craving snacks right now. And count how many of them are made out of “good stuff’.

I’m craving 1) Reduced Fat Oreos (because I feel less guilty) 2) Doritos (Ranch Flavor is a must) 3) Chocolate covered almonds. Should I be ashamed of my choices? Chocolate covered almonds seem to be the healthiest option but even that needed to be “chocolate covered”. So… you see I’ve got sweet tooth and I like snacks that excite my taste buds.Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 9.42.08 PM

About a year ago, I was watching videos on YouTube, and this beauty girl, juicystar07, was talking about how she keeps up with healthy snacks that win out all the bad snacks that she used to like and how much she feels better eating them. The snacks were from a subscription company called “NatureBox”. The name itself was very appealing so I went ahead and googled the company.

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NatureBox has a subscription program where customers can choose three snacks per month at different prices according to different plans (3 month: $17.95/month, 6-month: 16.95/month, 12-month: 15.95/month). Snacks are made by NatureBox and all of them are health promoting with natural, hearty ingredients. There are 127 snacks to choose from and I assume even the most meticulous person can find good snacks here.

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