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SPRING AND THE TREE ELEMENT

In this new post I´d like to look again at the ancient Theory of Five Transformations of Eastern and Chinese medicine. Since spring is already here, let me take advantage and focus on the Tree stage within the Cycle of 5 Transformations. INTRODUCTION In spring it is important to discharge excesses accumulated during the winter (more quantity…

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APPLE CARROT CAKE

Presenting this delicious cake for your guilt-free Sunday evening cravings. It is quite nutritious, with natural sweetness from the apples and the carrots. You won´t have to resort to sugar or other artificial sweeteners that ruin your sense of taste and your pancreas. On the other hand, if you use rice or almond drink or…

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WINTER AND THE WATER ELEMENT

There is stillness in the air. Everything is “silent” and latent. Waiting. The energy of winter is dormant waiting for spring. It is a stable energy, which flows like water. But, within that calmness already lies the potentiality of the resurgence of life. In winter we must take special care with our kidneys and bladder.…

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RED BERRIES TARTLETS

INGREDIENTS For the dough 1 cup of white flour 1 cup of whole flour ½ cup of sunflower or sesame oil, ½ cup of apple concentrate. For the filling Fruits of the forest to taste (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc) 1 c.c. from kuzu 1/2 c.c. agar-agar Mint or fresh peppermint leaves 1/2 cup of organic…

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AUTUMN AND METAL ELEMENT: LUNGS AND LARGE INTESTINE

In our latest entry we looked at how Eastern cosmology regards the perpetual change between yin and yang, to which life is subject, as we experience things. And we reviewed how in that way of understanding the world the ancient Chinese recognized different stages of transformation, say, five “elements” by which chi moves, the subtle…

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Chickpea and carrot “nituké” with mustard sauce

I´m sure it has often happened to you too… you arrive home and you don’t know what to cook, but surprise, surprise! You were prudent and you have chickpeas (or any other bean) cooked in the fridge. What are you going to do? Get down to work and give wings to your imagination. That´s it!…

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