The Feng Shui Cookbook: Creating Health and Harmony in Your Kitchen

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Citadel Press, 1998 - Cooking - 226 pages
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Feeling a little stressed, hot, irritated -- too yang? Or perhaps fatigued, bored, unmotivated -- a victim of excess yin? Use this cookbook to rebalance your essential energy.

The Chinese art and science of feng shui reunites with its ancient partner, nutritional medicine, to show readers how to cook and design an eating environment for maximum qi, or life force. Based on the same yin-yang principles as the popular design practice, The Feng Shui Cookbook provides everything that's needed to achieve prosperity and health in the everyday acts of cooking and eating. Using an adapted version of the Feng Shui Ba Gua, the same octagon used by feng shui masters, readers will learn to arrange their kitchen and dining room, plan meals, and naturally achieve health through the simple and proven principle of balance.

Author Elizabeth Miles suggests Fire-Roasted Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom-Red Wine Sauce for those who seek motivation and peak performance. Or for someone fighting burnout, the yin energy contained in a serving of cool Gingered Sweet Potato Soup is recommended. A delectable slice of Eggplant, Tomato, and Chevre Tart brings out the feminine side of one's nature for contemplation and learning, while Chili-Honey Barbecued Baby Back Ribs unleash masculine, yang energy for daring endeavors or big challenges.

The Feng Shui Cookbook is a fresh look at obtaining optimum spiritual and physical nourishment. It includes
-- Over sixty delicious recipes organized into the three categories: yin, yang, and balanced
-- A yin-yang self-assessment test that identifies one's energy tendencies-both fundamental traits and daily mood -- so that the right foods can be chosen forrebalance
-- Charts detailing the yin and yang natures of various foods, the powers of the Five Elements and their Five Flavors, and the best cooking methods to achieve energy goals
-- Side notes to each recipe describing the dish's particular impact on qi, with shortcut options, vegetarian alternatives, complements to the meal, and explanations of how to present the food on the plate for proper feng shui alignment.

With The Feng Shui Cookbook readers can discover that spiritual harmony and total physical attunement is possible with themselves and their environment.

 

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Contents

The Enlightened Eating Environment
15
Salads and Seasonings
69
Main Courses
105
Recipes by Essential NatureYin Yang and Balanced
217
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About the author (1998)

Elizabeth Miles is an ethnomusicologist whose work on music, health, and mood appears in books, journals, encyclopedias and CD-ROMs.

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