S.D. took on the task of preparing a dish that would combat Liver Qi Stagnation
(click the link to learn more about the signs and symptoms of this particular imbalance). Quite the cornbread culinary master, S.D. wanted to make something in a similar style, so he chose an orange buckwheat bread. True to his brave nature, he tackled this despite buckwheat’s reputation as being a fickle ingredient. Some of us took his creaetion and experimented even further, popping it in the oven and adding honey, which gave it a whole ‘nother healing dimension!
Orange Buckwheat bread
looks like a brownie, but it courses liver qi!
Buckwheat– Sweet flavor, cool nature. Enters spleen, stomach, and large intestine channel. Action is to send down counterflow qi, reinforce spleen, remove damp.
Orange– Sweet and sour in flavor, cool in nature. Action is to relieve stagnation, send down counterflow qi, harmonize stomach.
Sesame– Sweet in flavor, neutral in nature. Enters liver, kidney, large intestine channels. Action is to reinforce liver and kidney, replenish essence.
Other ingredients- Olive oil, filtered water, yeast.
Preparation– In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of buckwheat flour with adequate water to mix into dough. Add two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well. Add one packet of yeast to dough. mix well.
Peel two oranges, cut out cores. Dice flesh and pulp of oranges, and put these pieces with the juice into bowl with dough. Mix well.
Pour ingredients into an oiled pan, bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes.
Baking increases the yang nature of foods, and may decrease the cooling quality of foods.