Mo Gwa Soup for inflammation

Mo Gwa Soup for inflammation

I love to make soups every week. It is getting chilly. Nothing like a warm bowl of soup. My daughter needs to drink soup weekly to boost her gut health. And bone broth will help to continue to improve her skin condition and her food sensitivity. The bone broth is good for the gut. The broth gives iron, mineral, collage, and is full of nutrients. Do make mo gwa soup for inflammation or to have bone broth regularly.

Mo Gwa Soup for Inflammation Recipe


300g pork rib

1/2 hairy gourd

6 dried red dates6-8 cups of chicken broth or bone broth(homemade or store-bought)

salt and pepper

a small handful of barley

2 slices of ginger


  1. In a small saucepan, fill water. Bring water to a boil. Add pork bones. Allow the pork bones to boil. Turn off the stove. Toss the water.I
  2. In a large soup pot, add broth into the pot. Allow the broth to boil. Add pork bones into the pot. Let it boil.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the soup pot. Once the ingredients bubbles. Lower the temperature. Allow the soup to simmer.
  4. Do allow the soup to cook for 3 – 4 hours. Season with salt and pepper.
Mo Gwa Soup for inflammation

Know the Vegetable

Mo gwa is not a squash. It is a gourd. Did you know it is in the same family as winter melon? To remove the hair on the surface and the seeds on the inside. The center or the seeds can be quite tough. The gourd does not have a strong flavor. It is high in fiber. The soup has a sweet taste. Good for inflammations.

Better health with Mo Gwa Soup for Inflammation

Do have Mo gwa soup weekly. The Mo gwa soup is good for every season. Some Chinese soup is only good for winter or spring but you can have this soup all the time. This soup is great for everyone who has a weak body. If you feel dehydrated, this soup would help with this. Mo gwa can be cooked differently like cut into ring size steamed with ground pork on top. Do try Mo gwa soup.

If you want to strengthen your immunity, please try bone broth for your immunity recipe.

Next, I might try other immune-boosting soup recipes.

Fall Warm Comforting Lotus Root Soup

Fall Warm Comforting Lotus Root SoupFall Warm Comforting Lotus Root Soup

When I was little my Mom would always make lotus root soup. I love the flavor it is extremely tasty and a comforting soup. I feel warm, and cozy after having the soup.


The soup is cooling and it helps to remove body heat or balance the body. This balances the chi. The soup is soothing and nourishing.



2 pound pork bone

1 pound lotus root

2 slice of ginger

10 cup of water

salt and pepper for flavor

2 tbsp green bean

1/2 dried cuttlefish

1 tbsp red bean


  1. In a pot, boil a pot of water. This is used to blanch the meat. Once the water boils. Cook for another minute. Then, rinse the meat.
  2. Peel and cut the lotus root into chunks.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the boiling water. Let it cook. If the water gets low, add hot water to the pot of soup.
  4. Let the ingredients cook. After the ingredients boil, turn down the heat. Let the soup simmer. Cook the soup for 3 hours.
  5. Add salt and pepper for flavor.

Fall Warm Comforting Lotus Root Soup

Why do you blanch the meat?

This is to get rid of the blood clot and remove the pork smell. Once you change to a new pot of water, you remove the scum layer sitting on the surface.

About the Ingredient:

Green bean – add more flavor to the soup. This makes the soup sweeter.

Red Bean – This thickens the soup. Red bean has a high amount of fiber, protein, and antioxidant.

Lotus Root – This root is in season in the fall. This root is in high in fiber, vitamin, and mineral. It is good for blood circulation and helps to lower cholesterol.

Dried Cuttlefish – It is not a fish. A squid. It contains a large amount of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and zinc.

Fall Warm Comforting Lotus Root Soup

This soup is great all year round. Some Chinese soup recommend to be made in summer while other in the winter time but this one can be made all year round. What else can you use the lotus root, you can  stir fry it with vegetables. Lotus root has multiple purposes.


Soup for hot summer days

Soup for hot summer weather
winter melon










Winter melon is a large vine vegetable with a fuzzy surface. This vegetable is mostly used in Asia. It can be used in soups or in stews. The nutritional benefit from the vegetable has a high amount of vitamin C and vitamin B2, high dietary fiber, zinc, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and other vitamin and mineral. Soup for hot summer weather. It has many positive benefits to the soup.

Help to Improve Your Vision:

If you have the issue with your vision, there is not enough riboflavin. Winter melon gives you a high level of B2 or riboflavin. Therefore, if you receive more B2, it lowers issue with eye problems.

Help Improve Immunity:

There is an increasing amount in winter melon which helps to create more white blood cell and helps to prevent the healthy cell from mutating. It also increases the amount of zinc in your body.

Detoxify the Body:

Winter melon act as a diuretic. It removes any toxin, fat, salt and water from the body. This helps the liver and kidney to be in good condition.

Good for Digestion:

The melon helps to prevent a gastrointestinal problem such as constipation, bloating, cramping, and any other stomach issues.


Soup for hot summer weather
black silkie chicken with winter melon









Winter Melon and Pork Shank Soup

1lb pork bone

1/2 lb pork shank

1L water

3 slice ginger

1 black silkie chicken

1 bunch peanut

salt and pepper

300g winter melon(peeled, removed seed, cut into cubes


1.    Boil pot of water. Blanch pork shank and black silkie chicken. Note: blanching removes impurities). Pour out the water.

2.    Boil second pot of water. Add pork bone and black silkie chicken. Then, add ginger and peanut.

3.    After the water bubbles, let it simmer on low heat for 1 hr.

4.    Add winter melon. Let it cook for 30minutes.

5.    Add salt and pepper for taste.

6.    Let soup to cool.



Nutriton Soup for your Eyes

We are always in front of a screen. It can be very exhausting for your eyes. There can be a lot of strain on your eyes without knowing. My husband works a lot. He is always in front of a computer at work and when he returns home from work he is working on his teaching on his computer. When he takes a break; he is on his cell phone. We are quite used to our screen time sometimes forget about that. In our society, everything is on a screen we forget that we need to take care of our eyes. Or, how this can be exhausting for your eyes. Therefore, in spring and summer time, I try to make Gao Gei soup. My Mom grows Gau gei plant.  She always gives me some soup or gives me stems of gau gei so I can make soup at home. Gau gei comes from goji berry plant. The weather in British Columbia doesn’t produce goji berries. Gau gei is easy to plant. You just need to put the stem of the plant in some dirt and water regularly. Water twice a day. Also, the Gau gei plant needs a good amount of sunlight. The Gau gei soup helps to improve and maintain good eyesight. The process to make the soup is quick not like the typical Chinese soup where you are required to cook for four to five hours. If you don’t have a lot of time, this is a great soup.

Gau Gei Soup

10 stalk of gau gei

1 L water

1 salt egg


  1. Soak the stem and leaves. Peel all leaves and separate from stem.
  2. Fill the pot with water. Once the water boils. Add the stem and leaves in the pot. Boil for 1-2minutes. Remove leaves. You can eat the leaves.
  3. Add salt egg.
  4. Let it cook for 5 min.
  5. Cool to drink.


gau gei plant









Gau Gei Plant


Building Your Immunity with Soup

I find that being a mom you are always short on time. I spend the whole day taking care of the kids but near the end of the day, I have no idea what I did all day. I know I was busy but at the same time, I felt like I have done nothing all day. I have a todo list the only thing I accomplish is one thing on my list. When I was little my Mom would always make me Chinese soup; she would make it weekly. I learned that early on when I was growing up weekly soup helps to build up your immunity. There are times when your health is not the best or when you are exhausted. There is always a soup for whatever condition you are in. Having soup regularly, I did get sick very little, I do find that when I get sick it did not take me too long to recover from my cold. Now, I find I have very little time to make Chinese soup for my family. With Chinese soup, it is best to cook the soup for four to five hours. However, I am not all the time with taking the kids to school and activities I know I had to think of another way. I use my crockpot to make soup. I can use the soup to make noodle soup or to cook with something else like soup stock. It seems like sometimes we just need to make things happen but alternately.

     Chop all the ingredients.



2 Chicken breast                                              3 onion

2 stalk celery                                                     2 carrot

1/2 bunch parsley                                             1 tsp thyme

3 slice ginger                                                       whole chicken bone

1/2 pot water

  1. Add all the ingredients. Add the water.
  2. Cook for 10 hours.               s

Finished soup