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Oriental diet

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Oriental diet

Oriental diet guidelines:

   Rice, fruits, vegetables and a dash of Asian philosophy. Protein dishes (fish, seafood, meat, soy, eggs and lean dairy products) should be eaten every day, preferably around midday, combined with vegetables and juicy fruits (apples, kiwi, citrus, strawberries, raspberries). Carbohydrate food (rice, pasta, bread and fresh fruit - bananas, dried figs, raisins) should also be eaten every day but at evening, never together with proteins. The third group are neutral products that you may eat with proteins, and carbohydrates: vegetables, oils, butter, nuts, mushrooms, milky products and spices.

   The creators of this diet have joined the American physician Hay with traditional Far Eastern philosophy of Yin-Yang. Yin and Yang are present in every living being and every thing (including meals), and the ideal is a balance between them. Yang represents the masculine, the sun, the left hemisphere of the brain responsible for logical and abstract thinking, Yang is the courage, concentration, endurance. We need Yang in the morning and at noon, so we will have the strength for all day's work. Yin - the feminine - the soul, the moon, peace, right brain in charge of intuition, imagination. Yin is useful in the evening, when the body and soul hungry for regenerating power of rest. Oriental diet reportedly gives effects after a few days: weight decrease, fatigue passing, gives susceptibility to flu and colds, headaches and bad mood passing. Using oriental diets allows to lose weight about 2-3 kg per week (the higher the output load, the greater the decrease in weight) and well-regenerate - without starving and without counting calories. During the diet you should drink at least 6 glasses of mineral water per day, preferably still. For meals drinking of dry red wine and beer is allowed in reasonable quantities.

Products recommended in oriental diet:

- soy tofu (can be substituted with meat such as beef),
- soy sprouts, as well as any other sprouts, self-grown or purchased,
- fresh ginger root (ginger powder),
- chinese dried mushrooms (also domestic dried mushrooms),
- fish sauce (you can use soy sauce),
- chili sauce (can substitute with chili seasoning powder mixed with oil),
- sesame oil (can substitute with regular oil such as sunflower or rapeseed)
- light soy sauce (can be replaced by easily accessible dark soy sauce)
- hot pepper pods, chili (can substitute with chili powder),
- soy pasta (plain vermicelli-type noodles).

   Oriental spices can be purchased at health food stores and in most large supermarkets. In addition to tasty diet three exercises of Tibetan monks are suggested, which need to be repeated 12 times a day. Exercises firm the muscles, stimulate metabolism, reduce appetite, calm, and even said to inhibit the aging process.

Example of oriental diet:

Fruit breakfasts:

Day starts with a freshly brewed cup of tea - black, green or jasmine. Then we daily eat fruits (except bananas and figs, which can not be combined with other fruits), fresh or frozen, or juice freshly squeezed from them. It is allowed to eat as much fruit as it is necessary to feel satiety. Choose between in according to your liking: apples, pears, plums, nectarines, apricots, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, mango, raspberries, blackberries.

Snacks throughout the day: (according to taste and appetite, your choice)

In the morning and at noon: 1 small apple, one pear, half a cup of buttermilk, half a cup of unsweetened fruit juice.
In the afternoon and evening: a handful of raisins, 30g of dried fruits, 1 small banana.
Throughout the day: a piece of cucumber, a small kohlrabi, a piece of celery, 20 g of any nuts, a cup of vegetable stock, half a glass of tomato juice, half a glass of kefir, 200g of berries.

Protein dinners:

Fish in foil with vegetables

Ingredients: fillet of cod (150 g), 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of fish sauce, 1 carrot, 1 kohlrabi, 100 g of soy germ, 4 Chinese dried mushrooms, 1 onion, 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil, a piece of root ginger, slice of the chili pepper pod, 3 tablespoons of tomato juice, a teaspoon of vinegar.

Recipe: Mix lemon juice and fish sauce, pour over chicken and let stand for half an hour. Soak mushrooms. Fish wrap in aluminum foil and bake for about 15 minutes at 225 ° C. Carrots, kohlrabi and soaked mushrooms, cut into very thin strips (called julienne). Boil in lightly salted water to middle soft, then drain. Spring onions, cut into small cubes, fry in oil, add tomato juice, grated ginger and chopped chillies, cook together briefly, then add vinegar and boil. Serve sprinkled with fish sauce, vegetables and clearing.

Beef with vegetables

Ingredients: 125 g of beef, a few drops of sesame oil, a piece of root ginger, 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil, 2 onions, 200 g of eggplant, zucchini, pumpkin, or cooked beans, 1 teaspoon of fish sauce, half cup of vegetable stock, salt, pepper, fresh or dried basil.

Recipe: the meat cut into thin strips, sprinkle with grated ginger and drizzle with sesame oil, set aside, covered for 5 minutes. Heat oil in a frying pan, fry the meat. Add the chopped onions and eggplant, season with salt, pepper and fish sauce, pour in broth. Cook covered for 10 minutes over very low heat. Before serving sprinkle with basil.

Tofu with Basil

Ingredients: 250 g of tofu, teaspoon of chopped fresh or half teaspoon of dried basil, 1 clove of garlic, 200 g of white beans (canned or fresh soaked overnight and cooked in middle soft), 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil, salt.

Recipe: Heat oil in large frying pan, chop or mash the garlic and fry briefly, add beans and cook 3 minutes stirring. Add tofu, drained of oil and diced, and cook another 2 minutes, season with fish sauce and salt. Simmer about 3 minutes. Before serving sprinkle with basil and stir.

Thai salad

Ingredients: 150 g chicken breast meat, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, 1teaspoon of sunflower oil, 1 spring onion, 1 chili pod, a few leaves of lettuce, 1 spoon of light soy sauce, salt, pepper, lemon juice.

Recipe: meat rub with two kinds of oil, salt and pepper. Put into a small pot, pour a few tablespoons of water and simmer on low heat until soft. Then cut the meat into thin strips. Chop the spring onions and chilli, add the meat, season with soy sauce, lemon juice and pepper. Serve on lettuce leaves.

Sweet & sour veal

Ingredients: 100 g of veal, 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce, a few drops of sesame oil, 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil, 1 tomato, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 spring onion, half a green pepper pod, 2 slices of fresh or canned pineapple, salt and pepper.

Recipe: cut the meat into small cubes, sprinkle with soy sauce, sesame oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, let stand for 10 min. Then fry in oil over high heat, add tomato (parboiled in boiling water, skins peeled and cuted into small pieces), lemon juice and cook together 10 minutes on low heat. Add the finely chopped spring onions and pineapple, heat.

Carbohydrate suppers:

Vegetables with spicy sauce

Ingredients: 250 g of vegetables to choose from (bamboo sprouts, green beans, eggplant, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, carrots), 25 g of soy pasta, 1 egg yolk, fish sauce, sunflower oil, half a cucumber, 4 tablespoons of chili sauce, 1 onion, 1 clove of garlic.

Recipe: vegetables cut into small pieces, cook middle soft on a steam (in the filter set on a pot of boiling water, carrots and green beans have to be pre boiled before in salted water). Mix egg yolk with a tablespoon of fish sauce, dip vegetables in the sauce and fry in very hot oil. Pasta pour with boiling water and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Mix the sauce ingredients: chopped spring onions, garlic, chili sauce and a tablespoon of fish sauce. Pour over pasta half of the sauce, in the rest of the  sauce dip vegetables.

Rice with vegetables

Ingredients: half a cup of rice, 1 cup of water, a pod of red and green pepper, 1 onion, 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil, 25 g of dried Chinese mushrooms, 2 tablespoons of vegetable stock, 2 tablespoons  of light soy sauce, a pinch of basil.

Recipe: Rice put on thick strainer, rinse with cold water. Place in a saucepan, add water and boil. Then cover and reduce heat. After 14 minutes stir, remove from heat and cool. Soak mushrooms. Chopped spring onions and finely chopped pepper fry in very hot oil, add the drained mushrooms cut into strips and rice, increase heat and cook stirring briefly. Season with broth, soy sauce and basil.

Vegetable Curry

Ingredients: 1 small cauliflower, 1 spring onion, 1 chili pod, a piece of ginger, 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 100g of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil, half a cup of rice, 1 cup of water, salt, chopped parsley, a pinch of cumin.

Recipe: add water to rice and cook, then cool. Cauliflower divide into small florets. Chop the spring onions and chili, fry, add grated ginger and cauliflower. Season with curry and cumin, add cream and mix. Cover and simmer over low heat about 10 minutes. Before serving sprinkle with parsley.

Lentils with spinach

Ingredients: 100 g of red lentils, a pinch of saffron (or turmeric curry), 1 spring onion, half a cup of vegetable broth, a piece of ginger, a piece of chili pod, 200 g of spinach (frozen), 1 teaspoon of oil, 100 g of sour cream, salt.

Recipe: the lentils cook with saffron and broth for 15 minutes on low heat, covered. Chopped spring onions, grated ginger, chili fry in very hot oil. Add spinach, cover and simmer until tender. Drain the lentils, add the spinach, season with salt. Before serving pour over cream

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