Recipes

Early Summer

Early Summer is a time of maximal growth, energy and development. The cooking style reflects this energy of abundance as well. Nature is blooming all around us and it is fun to incorporate foods from the backyard or flowers that you pick on a walk. Early Summer is a time of maximal growth, energy and development. The cooking style reflects this energy of abundance as well. Nature is blooming all around us and it is fun to incorporate foods from the backyard or flowers that you pick on a walk. Early Summer is a time of maximal growth, energy and development. The cooking style reflects this energy of abundance as well. Nature is blooming all around us and it is fun to incorporate foods from the backyard or flowers that you pick on a walk. Early Summer is a time of maximal growth, energy and development. The cooking style reflects this energy of abundance as well. Nature is blooming all around us and it is fun to incorporate foods from the backyard or flowers that you pick on a walk. Early Summer is a time of maximal growth, energy and development. The cooking style reflects this energy of abundance as well. Nature is blooming all around us and it is fun to incorporate foods from the backyard or flowers that you pick on a walk.

Element: Fire

Organs: Heart, Small Intestine

Storage of: Ethereal Soul

TCM Viewpoint: Creative Drive, Power, Vision, Emotional Transformation, Growth

Color: Red

Emphasis: Nourishing and Protecting Yang

Avoid: baked, grilled foods

Incorporate: Sour and Bitter foods to nourish Yang Qi

Food Recommendations: Onion, Green peppers, Cucumber, Eggplant, Celery, Bell pepper, Green tea, Mung bean, Adzuki bean, Millet, Couscous, Buckwheat, Lentils, White Fish

Cooking recommendations: Steam, Quick Boil, Quick Saute, Light Braise, Stir Fry, Light Soups, Pickling

Herbal recommendations: Tremella Mushroom, Lily Bulb, Lotus Seed, Lotus Leaf, Astragalus, Mint, Chrysanthemum Flowers, Honeysuckle Buds

*(Health care with medicinal substances should adhere to syndrome differentiation used in the right time and at the right amount. Otherwise, it may cause harm to the organism. Consult with a licensed practitioner before administration of any food or herbal therapy.)*

Menu

BEVERAGES

Infused Mint & Melon Water

Schizandra & Rose Tea

Elderflower Lemonade

PORRIDGE

Damp Reducing and Yin Nourishing Porridge to Strengthen the Spleen and Stomach

SOUP

Shiro Miso Tremella Soup

DINNER

Wild Foraged Mushroom Risotto with Seasonal Grains and Edible Flowers

Steamed Wakame and Snow Pea Chawanmushi

DESSERT

Coconut Mung Bean Soup

Matcha Rice Balls