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Artichoke and Dandelion Frittata

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Mediterranean, Vegetables, Vegetarian

ARTICHOKE AND DANDELION FRITTATA serves 4 4 Artichokes, trimmed, hearts removed and reserved 1 bunch Dandelion Greens, rinsed and chopped 6 Eggs ½ c cream ¼ tsp Salt Pinches of nutmeg and black pepper 1 cup shredded fontina or Monterey jack cheese ½ cup parmesan cheese 1) Quarter the artichoke hearts and steam until tender, 5 minutes. Add the greens and steam until wilted, 2 min. spread the artichokes and greens evenly in a greased baking pan. 2) Beat eggs with the cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in shredded cheese. […]

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Pork and Prune Tagine

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Mediterranean, Pork

PORK AND PRUNE TAGINE serves 4 3 tbs olive oil 1-1/2 or 2 lbs pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp cinnamon and ground ginger ½ tsp ground cumin and turmeric 1 organic lemon, thinly sliced Salt and pepper 1 c prunes, soaked in hot water until soft, 1 hour, and drained ¼ c honey 1 tbs orange flower water ¼ c sliced almonds, toasted Couscous 1) Heat 2 tbs oil, med high, and brown pork, 10 min. Remove and pour off […]

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Mufarraka

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Gluten-free, Liver, Mediterranean, Paleo

Mufarraka A great, high-cholesterol liver dish from an ancient Middle Eastern cookbook has been translated by Betty Cook. Note the inclusion of wonderful spices, not normally associated with liver. 14 ounces chicken livers 14 ounces chicken gizzards 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 egg yolks 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin 3/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sesame oil for frying 1/4 cup lemon juice Bring 3 cups water to a boil with 1/8 teaspoon salt, add gizzards and simmer 50 minutes. Near the end of this […]

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Lemon Chicken Tagine

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Chicken, Liver Overacting on Spleen, Mediterranean, Qi Vacuity

Lemon Chicken Tagine Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 90 mins Serves: 4-8 Ingredients 4 onions 2 lemons ½ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon five spice Few small pieces cinnamon bark Pinch saffron Handful fresh parsley- chopped Handful fresh coriander- chopped 8 pieces chicken (wings or legs) Handful green olives Method Slice the onions in rings and the lemons into eighths. Lay half of them in an ovenproof dish and sit 4 of the chicken pieces on top. Sprinkle with half the herbs and spices. Repeat the process to make a […]

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Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Categories: Indian, Mediterranean, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Vacuity Heat, Yin Vacuity

Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad (also known as Raita) ingredients: 2 large cucumbers, washed well, quartered lengthwise and then sliced as thin as possible 1/2 cup greek yogurt 5-6 minced fresh mint leaves pinch salt optional: 1/2 tsp rosewater mix all ingredients well in a large bowl. can be served with torn fresh lettuce or as a side or condiment. makes about 3 cups. analysis: cucumbers are cooling and sweet and relieve stomach inflammation. yogurt is sweet and neutral and nourishes yin and quenches fire. mint is cool and pungent; […]

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Tabbouleh

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian

Tabbouleh Preparation time: 20 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1-cup bulgur wheat 3 bunches parsley 1 handful mint Pinch of thyme 8 spring onions ½ cucumber 2 tomatoes 4 tablespoons lemon juice 4 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper Method: Soak the bulgur wheat for about 15-20 minutes in enough water to just cover it. Meanwhile chop the herbs finely and cut the spring onions, tomatoes and cucumber into small pieces. Combine the chopped ingredients with the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a salad bowl. Gently squeeze out any […]

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Mediterranean & Asian Foods & Recipes

Categories: Asian, Cooking tips, Mediterranean

http://www.mediterrasian.com/food.htm

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Middle Eastern food blog

Categories: Blogs, Cooking tips, Mediterranean

http://mimicooks.com/ great site for those interested in middle eastern food. Good inspiration for some recipe ideas.

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