A Recipe for Spring: Green Beans with Sesame Dressing
The energies of spring are all about growth, movement and expansion.
Nature is sprouting new growth and the colourful blossoms are coming out.
Your body is becoming more active after the colder and more sedentary months of winter.
Spring is ruled by the wood element, which is associated with the liver, an organ with an incredible capacity for regeneration. It is responsible for detoxifying, nourishing, replenishing and storing blood.
Spring is the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenation for overall health and well being. The liver and its complementary organ, the gallbladder, are usually the two primary organs for springtime cleansing and health regimes.
Other recommended foods during spring:
Warming, expansive or pungent flavours – fennel, garlic, ginger,marjoram, leeks.
Sour or tart flavours can help to regulate the liver energy – lemon, rhubarb.
Green vegetables that capture the energetics of spring – spinach, celery, mung bean sprouts.