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Artichoke and Dandelion Frittata

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

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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. Pour the egg and cheese mixture over the vegetables.

3) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake frittata uncovered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle parmesan over the top and place back in oven for 5-8 minutes more until the frittata is puffed and browned on the top.

Artichoke: cool, sweet, bitter; regulates Liver Qi, benefits Liver and Gallbladder, clears heat

Dandelion Greens: cool, bitter, slightly sweet; clears heat, detoxifies Liver, subdues Liver Yang

Eggs: cool, sweet; nourishes Yin, tonifies Blood

Cream/Cheeses: neutral, sweet; strengthens weakness, tonifies Qi and Blood, lubricates

LIVER YIN DEFICIENCY WITH LIVER YANG RISING

This recipe will help with symptoms of Liver Yin Deficiency with Yang Rising like dizziness, blurred or impaired vision, headache, tinnitus, insomnia, and dry mouth and throat. It would also be useful with symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, and hot hands and feet. Even though the recipe contains ingredients like egg yolks and dairy, dietary cholesterol doesn’t necessarily contribute to overall cholesterol imbalance in the body, and therefore, could still be beneficial for biomedical correlates of Yang Rising like high blood pressure, cholesterol, and conjunctivitis.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Yang Deficiency or Damp constitution

ARTICHOKES IN PARSLEY SAUCE

Categories: Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Ingredients

4 – 8 baby artichokes
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups flat-leaf parsley, stems removed
Salt

Preparation

  •  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

 

  •  Trim the artichokes by slicing off half an inch of the top, slicing off any stems and pulling off the tougher outer leaves.

 

  • Toss the artichokes with the lemon juice and olive oil in an oven-proof dish. Scatter the garlic on top and drizzle with three-fourths cup of water. Cover and bake about 30 minutes, until the artichokes are tender.
  • Transfer the cooking liquid and garlic to a blender and add the parsley. Add the remaining one-fourth cup of water or stock. Puree. Season to taste with salt.

 

  • Toss the artichokes with the parsley mixture and serve warm or at room temperature.

YIELD

6 servings

Originally published with FOOD; Parsley Takes

http://events.nytimes.com/recipes/5661/1996/04/14/Artichokes-in-Parsley-Sauce/recipe.html