Eating for healing is an exciting way to nurture your body. Foods are selected for their energetic abilities to enhance the body.
CELEBRATORY DINNERHonor your cravings. The body is guiding you. Every food carries an energetic essence that brings support to the body. Don't doubt your cravings. Use them as your guide. What are you in the mood for?ROASTED NUTSRoasting nuts releases a healing essence. Unroasted nuts are considered raw and take energy for the body to digest.ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTSBrussel sprouts support Liver function. Roasted or pan fried, these delicious veggies can be complimented by adding roasted nuts or red pepper.
ROASTED BUTTERNUT, GINGER AND SHALLOT SOUPROASTED BEET SALADBeets are great to detox and cool the Liver. Noted to help with irritability, and constipation beets contain anti-cancer properties. Don't throw away the tops! The beet greens pack a lot of nutritional value too. Eat them sauteed or add to your soups.
SAVORY ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUPSweet and savory, this butternut squash soup provides all of the perfect elements to nurture Stomach energy. ROASTED FALL VEGETABLESParsnips, carrots, and Brussels sprouts are the perfect complement to your Fall menu. From a TCM perspective, these vegetables help support the functioning of your Lung/Large Intestine, Liver and digestive system.BAKED ASPARAGUSAsparagus root has been used as an herb for centuries. Its healing properties make it a wonderful food choice to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as support Kidney function.VEGETABLE BROTHThis simple, warming vegetable broth is extremely versatile and can be made with virtually any vegetables you have in the refrigerator. If you only like to eat broccoli crowns, use the stems in the soup. If you have tomatoes, chop them up and toss them in. If you don't like mushrooms, leave them out. The recipe listed here is only a guide.BEEF BONE BROTHThe Kidney is the powerhouse of the body, supplying reserve energy to any organ running low on Qi. The season associated with the Kidney is the Winter so it’s especially important to conserve energy during this time of the year. The bone is the tissue associated with the Kidney, so eating or drinking bone broths will give your body a much-needed boost.RAINBOW ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLESIt’s always been said, “A healthy plate is a colorful plate.” This combination of colors do more than just whet your appetite, they also serve healing purposes. Red beets and red peppers support your Heart, and yellow peppers support your Stomach and Spleen. Green string beans and peas benefit your Liver, while garlic and lemon give your Liver an added boost. BEETS ROASTED WITH MACADAMIA NUTS AND WATERMELON RINDIt may sound like an unusual combination, but these flavors work amazingly well together. The watermelon rind takes on the flavor of what’s around it, so you’re left with the tenderness of the beets and the subtle crunch of the nuts. The combination of ingredients in this recipe support your Liver (garlic), Heart (red beets), and Kidneys (nuts). The watermelon rind helps decrease internal heat, relieve thirst, and assist the body in releasing toxins.SIMPLE ROASTED CORNThis dish is simple to prepare and can be made with either fresh corn on the cob or frozen corn. Corn is beneficial to your digestive system.