Easy Nutritious Milk & Corn Soup

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Good afternoon, dear friends, 😀

Hehe, since I started my yoga lesson 2 days ago, I have decided also to cut down on my daily calories and eat healthier, nutritious food in my quest to lose some weight. 🙄 I have started a category “Dieting & Slimming” on the sidebar that you can see on the right of this page (lower down) and will later post on the various diet plans and ways of losing weight for your reading interest.

Fortunately, there is a cooking show on the Asian Food Channel here called “Dosanko Cooking”, which is hosted by Mrs. Sachiko Hoshizawa and features many healthy and simple home-style Japanese recipes and I will slowly post them here so that you can try these wonderful dishes yourself. 😉

Eating corn is good for anaemia, constipation and gout.

To treat gout :-

Boil 2 fresh cobs in 4 cups of water for 45 minutes, then strain and allow to cool. Place in the refrigerator. Drink one cup three times a day. Once there is relief, reduce your intake to one cup a day.

Corn bran is a heart protector, when eaten everyday it can lower cholesterol in the body. The soluble fiber in corn binds with cholesterol in bile from the liver. It then passes from the body taking the cholesterol with it.

Corn is good for the renal system and kidney functions.

Eat everyday a soft and boiled corn. For other kidney problem; boil 4 tsp. of cornsilk in 21/2 cups of water for 20 mins. Strain and allow to cool. Drink ½ cup every 4 hours.

Dosanko Cooking – Easy Nutritious Milk & Corn Soup (Serves 4)

Ingredients –

* 2 ears sweet yellow corn

* 2 cups water

* 2 cups low fat milk

* 4 dried scallops (or 1/2 cup diced back bacon)

* 1 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry (optional)

* cornstarch mixed with water for thickening soup

* salt and pepper to taste

Method –

1) Use a sharp knife and cut the kernels of corn off the cob. Be sure to scrape with the back of the knife the juicy, milky bits left on the cob as these are the most nutritional parts of the corn. Set aside.

2) Soak the dried scallops in 2 cups of warm water for 10 minutes and shred the meat.

3) Bring to a boil in a pan the water and dried scallops (or bacon), lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

4) Add in corn and simmer for a further 10 minutes,

5) Add in milk and wine, bring to a boil and thicken with cornstarch.

6) Turn off fire immediately and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot or refrigerate, and serve it cold.

Mrs Hoshizawa said that this soup is very nutritious and good to take during the hot summer. It soothes the throat very much. For the elderly people who can’t take much solid food, this soup would be ideal if it is put into a blender to be made into a cream soup, as this soup packs a lot of nutrition for them. 😉

Corn is a decent source of vitamin B1, B5, C, E, folic acid, magnesium and phosphorus. It is considered to be low in protein due to the minimal content of the amino acids, lysine and tryptophan….but it is a good source of complex carbohydrate, fiber and healthful essential fatty acids. Yellow corn is high in carotenoid and the lutein in the yellow corn can protect against heart disease and macular degeneration ( a condition of the eye which is typically seen in the older age.)


Bon Appetit, ladies and gentlemen! 😀

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12 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    This sounds great! I love great tasting and heatlhy foods…it is just the best combination!

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      KL Hooi said,

      Thank you very much for the Dosanko Cooking recipes on AFC channel. I just can’t find the recipes on AFC website.
      Glad that I found it here.
      Once again thank you very much.
      Hope you will post more of Mrs. Sachiko Hoshizawa recipes here.
      Her cooking is simple and easy.

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      • 3

        happyhomemaker88 said,

        Hello there and welcome, dear KL Hooi 😀

        Yes, Mrs Hoshizawa’s recipes are so simple to follow and are very healthy indeed. Heheh. I wrote down her recipe instructions as I watched her shows. Didn’t get to post many of them here though. 😳 😆

        Do have a wonderful weekend!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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  2. 4

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Yes, this is so simple and easy to make and yet, the soup packs a lot of nutrients for us. I like to watch Dosanko Cooking as Mrs Hoshizawa’s recipes are all very simple and nutritious. I will post more of Dosanko recipes as I catch more of her programmes on TV! 😉

    Much peace and joy to you,

    choesf 😀

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  3. 5

    Chindi Chitranna said,

    hey, thanks for great tip. how to lower food intake. what is asians food portions please. thanks

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  4. 6

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there and welcome, dear Chindi 😀

    Thank you for your kind comments. Regarding the food portions, I describe my family’s intake –

    1) the ladies would usually have 1 to 1/2 cups of rice, with 1 cup of vegetables, a palm sized portion of meat, a cup of tofu/egg omellete, and 3 cups of nutritious soups.

    2) the guys would have about 50 % more than the ladies.

    I think our Asian portions are probably half of the American portions. 😆

    Have a nice day!

    With peace and joy,

    choesf 😀

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    cal said,

    Thanks for the recipe! I watched that episode but wasn’t prepared to take down notes. So I really appreciate this! I’ve looked through the other recipes you have posted as well. Really helpful! Shall be referring to this a lot, thanks!

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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    You are most welcome, dear Cal 😀

    I really love the recipes on the Dosanko Cooking programmes because they are so easy, healthy and nutritious and therefore, I try to jot down the recipes quickly. 😆

    Thank you for your lovely comments and do drop by here when you are free – we can have a cup of virtual coffee or tea together!

    Happy Cooking!

    With peace and joy,

    choesf 😀

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    manila said,

    Interesting soup Choesf,

    I make it a point to eat boiled corn at least once a week. Also I use it for making soups. Your soup is very nice, I won’t have any dry scallops available here, so I will try it with bacon or something else. My daughter just loves to eat freshly boiled corn kernels removed from the cob .

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear manila 😀

      I think ham or bacon or some chicken meat will go very well with this soup, too. We have some variations of Chinese corn soups as well – like corn with potatoes, onions, carrots (all cut into large chunks) with pork ribs or chicken, simmered for 3 hours over a small fire. Or corn with a beet root, carrots and potatoes…boiled in the same way for 3 hours, too. Very nourishing to the health.

      Freshly boiled or steamed corn taste so good, especially with a little butter and a pinch of salt. Yummm..

      Do have a relaxing Sunday!

      With peace and joy,

      choesf 😀

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    June Tan said,

    Hi
    I happen to chance upon Dosanko Cooking Show of AFC today. It’s really great – simply and healthy cooking! Am sure glad to find this blog on all your sharing. Thank you.
    June

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