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So yesterday I shared with you a quick and easy, yet tasty and very healthy dish that will help you get back on track after all the Holiday feasts we’ve been having.


Dr. Tae Yun Kim has many such recipes.  Today, I am sharing another one of her gems.  This is more for hot summer days, but I am thinking, if you are in a cold weather area like I am right now, and look outside and see snow in big piles, maybe you would want to re-create summer in your heart and stomach, and try this delicious beef-noodle salad that is sure to delight your taste buds and make you think of balmy summer afternoons.


So how do you make this beautiful salad?  Very simple!  If you have some leftover beef roast, or chicken, tear it into bite sized pieces. If you want to use eggs, boil a couple, peel and quarter.  Cut your veggies and fruits into bite sized pieces, smaller is better – tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, kale, cabbage, cucumbers or any other combination you like.  Add some berries, we had home grown blackberries and strawberries.  But apples, oranges, or pears work well, especially now in the winter when you may not have fresh berries available.

The noodles in the picture are Korean acorn noodles, they are superb with this dish.  Since they are not gluten free, substitute any gluten free pasta, or you can leave it out altogether.  I just happen to think pasta adds nice texture and flavor, and Dr. Tae Yun Kim explains that noodles are a symbol of long life, and who wouldn’t want that?

Now that you have your ingredients ready, make the dressing.  This is pretty spicy, so use as little or as much red pepper and garlic as you need. You start with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice, about 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and a few Tbsp lemon juice, add a teaspoon toasted, crushed sesame seeds, about a Tbsp raw sugar, red pepper flakes, and a touch of (gluten free) soy sauce , and add a bit of water and some olive oil.  Mix the sauce with the veggies first, then add the meat and the noodles.  Toss well, and put on plates and decorate with the cut up eggs. Enjoy!

Doesn’t that make you feel like digging out your bathing suit and going for a swim?

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It is officially Spring now, and so it is only fitting that I talk about spring cleaning.  Internal Spring cleaning that is!

After the winter months, as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains, when most people don’t move as much as they would do in the warmer times of the year, or even if you come to Jung Suwon every day – as a warrior should 🙂 – a good cleansing once a year will help our bodies and clear our minds.

There are many different ways to do this kind of cleansing.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim reminds us that we should always do things in moderation, and consult with your doctor, especially you have any health issues, before you start any exercise and/or diet program.  It is also important that you do some sort of exercise while cleansing, to get all the toxins being released, out. Jung Suwon classes are perfect for this, as no part of the body will be left out – you will sweat from every pore in your body!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim also points out that “you are one of a kind.”  This means, not every fasting and cleansing program is for everyone.  We are all different, and we require different ways to nourish and cleanse.



If you are new to this concept of internal cleansing, you could start by simply eating more salads and greens in your diet, and drinking more fresh vegetable and fruit juices.  You could try to eat new greens, things you never knew existed (or knew that you could eat them).

Or, you could have a few days where you only have fruits and juices.

Some people do a full fast for several days, but again, don’t do this on your own.  Check with your doctor first.

But whatever you decide to do, follow Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s advice to eat healthier foods, including more organic veggies and fruits!  You’ll feel yourself full of energy that you can apply at the upcoming Jung Suwon classes!

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