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Recipes

Leafy greens are an integral part of a healthy diet. Because of their green color and bitter flavor, they are especially supportive of the liver and heart.This section provides a series of recipes designed to help restore balance to the body. The recipes are not a substitute for medical care, but can be a fun and easy way to explore some new foods while getting healthier.

Some of the recipes are favorites, copied from favorite cookbooks. The source of these recipes is listed, with a page reference. You can find links to Amazon.com's pages for most of these books in the links section of this site. If you like the recipes here, I encourage you to buy the books and try out more.

Many of the recipes in this section are my own. Please be aware that I rarely use a measuring cup or measuring spoons in my own kitchen. I cook by adding a pinch of this and a handful of that, and judge doneness by how the dish looks and smells, skills I learned from my grandmothers who were both wonderful cooks. I have tried to give a description of the visual and olfactory cues I use to establish doneness as well as the approximate cooking time. I have also tried to give you guidelines for how much of each ingredient to use. These are by no means exact, and you may find that your preferences for quantities of spices or ratios of particular vegetables are different from mine. I know I erred on the side of using too little salt - in general, it is always better to start out with less and add more than to start out with too much.


Use these recipes as a guideline, but feel free to experiment with variations. This section is a work in progress. My husband will be making all of these recipes in the next few months, and I will be modifying them if we discover that my estimates of quantities of ingredients are way off. Meanwhile, I hope these are the start of a kitchen adventure that leads you to explore some new foods. Enjoy!

Recipes for a Loose Liver