In Winter our bodies prefer to store energy. For this season a black bean soup is perfect. Not just because of the delicious flavors, but also because is has a function in this season. To regenerate and nourish you.
Bitter is associated with the Fire element – Summer season – and the heart in Chinese medicine. The bitter flavour is not one that we have a lot in our diets and it is not properly appreciated. Bitter stimulates digestive juices. Bitter also has a cleansing effect of the heart and the arteries like the vegetable celery or olive oil.
Asparagus are a great example of true seasonal food. We have a veritable passion for this spring vegetable, both white as green, during its short growing season, only available for about two months. While the official asparagus season runs from April to June and we love the White Gold, we choose to share this time a recipe using green asparagus as the color associated with the Wood element,