START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Delicious Detox Recipes

  • 1 of 2
Delicious Detox Recipes

After a summer of expansive foods including sugar, dairy, flour, and alcohol, your body may begin to show signs of strain with lung and sinus congestion, aching limbs, fatigue, insomnia, constipation and/or diarrhea, chronic nasal drip, bloating, gas, and consistent acid reflux. Time to clean out and tune-up the body.

According to the Chinese Five Element system autumn is the season of Metal element, governed by Lung/Large Intestine. This sets up the conditions for flu or head cold, which comes from an internal deepening as your body throws off excess mucus, toxins, and inferior oils. Foods with a sour taste help with this elimination, apple cider vinegar, lemons, limes, grapes, sauerkraut, pickles, and sourdough breads. Dairy can be in the form of goat or sheep’s yogurt, but in moderation and eaten with other foods.

Pungent foods such as spices, ginger, and black pepper support the Metal element. These stimulate the appetite and help with the assimilation of food. Include pungent taste with seasonal fall foods such as apples, grapes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, grapes, kale, pears, persimmons, pumpkins, winter squash, and yams.

Here are a few recipes to help get you started.

Edamame Tempeh Salad
Serves 4
3 small heads broccoli cut into florets
1 8-ounce package tempeh, cut into small cubes
˝ cup arame sea vegetable, soaked in water
˝ cup frozen corn
2 cups frozen edamame soybeans

Dressing: 3 tablespoons tamari soy sauce * 3 tablespoons sesame seed oil * 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil * 2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar * 1 tablespoon Mirin rice wine * 1 teaspoon Ume Plum vinegar.

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the broccoli.
2. Return the water to boil and add the tempeh.
3. Return to boil and add the arame.
4. Return to boil and add the corn,
5. Return to boil and add the Edamame.
6. Return to boil and simmer another 6 minutes.
7. Remove from heat and strain, then run cool water over the ingredients to stop the cooking.
8. Meanwhile, whisk together the dressing and pour over the salad tossing to combine. Set aside to absorb the dressing, tossing another time before serving.

Next: Recipes for Kale Shitake Sweet Potato Soup and Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • 1 of 2

Read more: Basics, Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Food, Rejuvenate your Body with Delia Quigley, , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: brcleanse.blogspot.com and. To view her website go to www.deliaquigley.com

111 comments

+ add your own
11:58PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Thanks.

11:57PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Thanks.

11:27PM PST on Dec 15, 2010

I love edamames as being served in Sushi Jo! in London (just a little salt and new onion...) delicious!!!!!!!!!!!

6:11PM PDT on Oct 20, 2010

Please explain what tempeh is and arame sea veg are Next time==I had to look up the web-I was from Malyaysia and did not know

5:18AM PDT on Sep 27, 2010

thanks

7:27PM PDT on Sep 23, 2010

Thanks.

6:47PM PDT on Sep 22, 2010

It is time for me to detox. Thanks for the recipes to get me started.

4:02AM PDT on Sep 22, 2010

tanx

4:01AM PDT on Sep 22, 2010

i had insomnia too

7:22PM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

They sound great. Thank you

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Karen T. Is A Phony Lying {-----......A Name For A Female Dog}!

A few more that will help save your water and your Bill, especially in areas of drought: A. When …

one in five Americans would rather give up sex for a month than haggle over the price of a car????? …

Thanks for sharing.

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.