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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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nira reba

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Japanese

Nira Reba The Japanese consider liver an important food for pregnant women. The following recipe is adapted from one posted at Serves 4 1/2 pound pork liver 1 bunch nira (Chinese chives) 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder 1 tablespoon grated ginger 2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon sake (rice wine) 1 tablespoon water and 1 teaspoon potato starch lard for frying Cut liver into bite-sized pieces and marinate in a mixture of soy sauce, sake and ginger for 20 minutes. Remove liver from the sauce, pat dry and dredge in arrowroot. […]

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Dirty Rice

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Side Dishes, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Unable to Govern Blood

  Dirty Rice 3/4 pound liver, rinsed and trimmed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups uncooked long-grain brown rice 4 cups chicken stock 1 tablespoon gelatin (optional) sea salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1 cup thinly sliced green onions (optional) Grate or mince liver. Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan. Saute onion, liver and garlic, stirring constantly, about 8 – 10 minutes. Add rice and stir until […]

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Nice explanation of Blood Building Foods

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Eastern Nutrition, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine The term blood building foods is commonly used in alternative medicine, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Blood building foods are those foods that contain high quantities of specific nutrients thought to encourage the production of new blood cells in the body. The most important ingredient in a blood building food is iron, but vitamin B12 and folic acid are also key. Although many choose simply to strengthen the blood by taking iron pills or liquid iron supplements, eating a diet high in blood building foods can be equally […]

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Great post about Liver nourishing foods and ideas

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Heart Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Meat From Nourished magazine. Also mentions this cool site Lynn Razaitis, Leader of the Atlanta, Georgia Chapter of the Weston A Price Foundation, has found some wonderful medieval European recipes. She recommends, where participants provide translations and comments on recipes in old cookbooks. She says, Ancient cookbooks even describe the use of liver to thicken sauces, apparently by pressing raw pureed liver through a fine strainer and adding it to sauce that was then carefully heated but not boiled. (During Lent, fish livers served to thicken sauces!) As long […]

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Liver Paté

Categories: Appetizers, Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity

The website provides this intriguing recipe for liver paté from Scandinavia. Unlike the French versions, Scandinavian patés don’t usually contain alcohol or garlic andthey have a smoother texture. 8-10 Portions 300 g calf’s liver or pig’s liver 300 g lean pork meat, such as pork fillet 300 g pork fat 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons unbleached white flour 300 ml milk 1 egg pinch ground cloves pinch ground all spice sea salt and freshly ground pepper Note: 300 grams is slightly less than 3/4 pound or and 300 ml […]

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Liver with Sour Cream

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Meat

A delicious liver recipe from Russia is found at     Serves 4 2 1/2 pounds liver (calf, pork or beef), sliced 2 onions, chopped 1 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons butter 2 cup beef stock 2 tablespoons dill, freshly chopped 2 tablespoons unbleached white flour sea salt and pepper to taste Wash, pat dry, and sprinkle each piece of liver with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, fry on each side in butter and remove. Saute the onions until golden brown and then layer both liver and onions in […]

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