AMAZING SOUP MAKING AND KITCHENWARE FINDS on TEMU!
I’ve recently discovered Temu and the shopping experience is AMAZING! Their kitchenware, soup making, and cooking equipment is vast, affordable, and some innovation products! Come explore haul #1 with me. I’ve actually got more coming in the mail!
You can experience it here: https://temu.to/m/ucxllxz5ogm
One guiding principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the yin yang theory. In the natural world, there exists a balance between 2 opposing and co-existing forces and yet, they also exist in each other. Our bodies, minds, and souls are designed the same way in that to be healthy, we need to be in harmony between these 2 bipolar states. Yin is receptive and passive, calm and slow, embodying cold and damp qualities (when we are sleeping). Yang is its exact opposite in aggressive and active, embodying heat, dryness, and movement (when we are awake).
One of our mission at The Chinese Soup Lady is to bring these principles into the foods and drinks we consume in order to support harmony.
You can explore more about some Traditional Chinese Medicine theories in these posts.
Here’s a summary of this 1st Temu haul:
- Vacuum sealer. This compact, light-weight vacuum sealer is perfect for sealing my soup packs. To be honest, I sucked at wrapping these things. They were simply too big (my fault for putting way more ingredients, too greedy!! LOL) and in the end, I had to double wrap with saran wrap (AH, I also hate using non-recyclable or biodegrade-able products) so that the pieces weren’t falling out. I managed to seal one-side, but on the first attempt, couldn’t get the vacuum to work. I will try again!
- Adjustable sealable bags. This is great because it’s not a prefixed size. Yes yes, I am going to make soup packs that are little more… smaller. And yes, it’ll fit in a 3 cup rice cooker. I will try. I promise.
- Recyclable paper tea bags. Another cool find! I have so many tea ideas lately because it’s way easier to make teas and they still have the same benefits as some of the soups, if not more! Plus, I’m a huge fan of teas. It’s now my go to first thing in mornings and post exercise (depending on what I do!).
- You can explore Temu here: https://temu.to/m/ucxllxz5ogm
The great thing about understanding how yin and yang is balanced is that this also pairs with the cooking styles of Chinese soups!
You can follow this post on “How Different Styles of Chinese Soups are Made“.
To answer your questions on what equipment I'm using, I've built a section here where you can find and explore what I'm using to make soups. Ingredients are a little harder, but I will do my best as I source them around. However, you can always message me on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, or Facebook, and I will reply and try to point you in some direction!
A great help for fish or small bones in soups, including small ingredients such as barley, fox nuts, spices just to keep everything together.
A MUST HAVE in the kitchen! Energy saving, cost effective, and perfect for busy chefs! Check out my article here that explains it.
Another MUST HAVE in the kitchen for soups! It's so fine that it will scoop off the top oil and foam layer when using meats in your soup!
I use these types of stove top safe tea pots to make most of my herbal teas!