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Dr. Kim's recipes for post-surgical feast


Time to celebrate !!!



Now that the surgical procedure is over, let's celebrate, and let your body heal and recover promptly. We might as well enjoy the food in the next few days...



What to eat:

  - food that requires minimal or no chewing

  - cold food

  - bland (not spicy) food

  - blended food

  - nutritional supplements (multi-vitamins, Ensure® - click for free sample)

  - please use spoons, eat little bits at a time, slowly, and to not chew on the affected area at all.


What not to eat:

  - hot food (temperature)

  - hot food (spicy)

  - chewy food

  - food that requires stretching of lips and cheeks

  - do not use straws (as this will cause unnecessary negative pressure in the mouth that provokes bleeding, swelling, loss of stitches etc.)

 this is not good!!!

Your stitches could be loosened, and the wound will be stretched... 


Here come the recipes... 


Hearty Soups



 Beef Mushroom Barley Soup



    - 1 pound cubed beef stew meat

    - 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    - 2 cups water

    - 2 tablespoons margarine

    - 2 large carrots, diced

    - 3 cloves garlic, minced

    - 1 onion, chopped

    - 2 stalks celery, chopped

    - 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

    - 6 cups water

    - 3 cubes beef bouillon cube

    - 1/4 cup pearl barley

    - 1/4 cup sour cream

1. Brown small cubes of stew mewt in vegetable oil over medium heat in vegetable oil over medium heat until juices become a rich brown color. Add 2 cups of water, and simmer meat while preparing the vegetables.

2. Melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Saute carrots, onion, garlic, celery, and mushrooms.

3. Add meat, 6 cups of water, boullon cubes, and barley to vegetable mix. Cook until barley is soft. Adjust liquid and seasoning as desired. Remove from heat, and stir in sour cream.




Hearthy Chicken Noodle Soup



    - 2 (10.75 ounce) cans Campbell's® Condensed Chicken Broth

    - 1 cup water

    - Generous dash ground black pepper

    - 1 medium carrot, sliced

    - 1 stalk celery, sliced

    - 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut up

    - 1/2 cup uncooked medium egg noodles

1. Mix broth, water, black pepper, carrot, celery and chicken in saucepan. Heat to a boil.

2. Stir in noodles. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until noodles are done. Enjoy!!



Congee or 'Jook'


Congee is an overcooked rice porridge enjoyed in Asian cuisine for breakfast or as remeidy for many ailments... This is perfect for post-surgical meals. 



Healthy Asian Congee


 Rice Congee Soup (Jook) from Cooking Light

    - 9 cups water

    - 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

    - 2  teaspoons  salt

    - 1  fresh turkey wing (about 1 pound)

    - 1  (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger (about 1/4 ounce)

    - Chopped green onions (optional)

    - Minced fresh parsley (optional)

    - Julienne-cut peeled fresh ginger (optional)

    - Low-sodium soy sauce (optional)


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large Dutch oven, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 1 1/2 hours or until soup has a creamy consistency, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; keep warm.

2. Discard ginger piece. Remove turkey from soup; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cool 10 minutes. Remove skin from turkey; discard. Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Chop meat into bite-sized pieces, and stir meat into soup. Divide soup evenly among 6 bowls; garnish with green onions, parsley, julienne-cut ginger, and soy sauce, if desired.



Abalone Jook (Korean Style)




    - 1 or 2 abalone

    - one cup calrose rice

    - small potato, 1/2 onion, small stick of carrot

    - one tablespoon sesame oil

    - 7 cups water

    - pinch of salt 


1. Clean the abalones by rubbing with salt, and separating from its shell. Remove the gut, and further clean using abrasiveness of table salt. Slice the abalone meat. Wash and soak rice in water.

2. Chop onion, carrots, and potato into very small cubes.

3. Saute abalone and rice with sesame oil until meat is cooked. Add vegetable cubes. Add the gut and water, simmer for at least 50 minutes.

4. Flavor with salt, and garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy.


Served as delicacy in the Korea cuisine, this is Dr. Kim's favorite recipe!!






Gum Healing Smoothie

   - 1 firm kiwi fruit -- peeled

   - 1/4 cantaloupe -- with skin

   - 1 ripe banana

Push kiwi fruit and cantaloupe through the hopper. Place juice and banana in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass, drink immediately and enjoy!!  This drink has soothing qualities and is perfect for the first day after periodontal surgery... Serves 1. 

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Healthy Smoothie

    - 2 cup yogurt (Plain)

    - 1 cup orange juice

    - 1 cup grapes (essential for sweetness)

    - 1 apple

    - 1 or 2 small bananas

    - 12  walnuts

    - 1 bale shredded wheat or 1/2 cup Grape Nuts

To these basic ingredients add/subtract: 2 C. sugar-free frozen fruit, 1 orange, 1 peach, 8 oz. dried apricots (can be soaked in the orange juice), 1 kiwi, cantaloupe/honeydew melon (in season). Place all in a blender and blend at high speed. Very Healthy!!!

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Healthy Green Smoothie

   - 3 cups of grapes

   - 2 handfuls of spinach

Add some ice, blend in highspeed. Simple yet very yummy and healthy.




Strawberry, Kiwi & Banana Smoothie

     - 5-8 large strawberries

     - one kiwi

     - one banana

     - strawberry yoghurt

     - 1/2 cup apple juice

Blended it all together, and enjoy...  Serves 2-3



More fascinating recipes for smoothies can be found on:




  Smoothies! The Original Smoothie Book: Volume 2

Dan Titus, author of 'The Original Smoothie Books,' better known as the 'Smoothie Guy' is a patient of Dr. Jin Kim. These books offer great smoothie ideas.


Please click the book image for more information on how to order these books.


 You are what you eat!!!  


 animated gif  Eat well,  Be healthy,  Enjoy life...


When not at the office or lecturing, Dr. Kim loves to spend time cooking, eating and watching food channel with the family.  If you come across recipes that could be shared, please email us, preferrably with photos, and a permission to publish!  Thank you.





Bon Appetit!!!


Call Dr. Kim's practices at:

714-898-9857   Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Cypress, Anaheim, Buena Park

909-861-3043   Diamond Bar, Chino, Roland Heights, Yorba Linda, Walnut areas

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