Natalie Mitlyansky, DC, ND, MD | Article

Healing Powers of Natural Foods-Recipes

These recipes from the book that I like very much and try to use in everyday life. The book-"Foods That Heal" by Dr. Bernard Jensen is a real quide to understanding and using the healing powers of natural foods.

Quinoa with Leeks and mushrooms

Simple, light and nourishing leeks are the favorite of French chefs.
½ cup quinoa
2 medium leeks
1Tsp oil
1tsp tarragon
1cup sliced mushrooms
Sea salt to taste
Wash and drain quinoa, clean the leeks and chop them. Heat the oil in a large skillet, add tarragon and the chopped leeks, stir them for couple seconds, add quinoa and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add mushrooms, salt and boiling water. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes.
Serve with big green salad.

Lemon –Tamari Dressing

This dressing tastes good and has only 10 calories per Tsp.
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
1-2 Tsp tamari
1-2 cloves garlic pressed
1-2 tsp Dijon mustard
Place all ingredients in a small glass jar, cover tightly and shake well.
You can use this dressing on green salads, marinated vegetables, even over hot vegetables.

Celery – Rice Curry

2 Tsp oil
3 cups chopped celery
1 medium onion chopped 1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin 1 tsp grated ginger
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp mustard powder
1 cup long grain brown rice or basmati rice
1 ¾ cup boiling water
Sea salt (optional)
1/3 cup cashews, chopped and lightly roasted
1/3 cup raisins

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the celery, onion, and spices. Stir over medium –high heat for 2-3 minutes. Wash and drain the rice and add it to vegetables. Pour the boiling water over vegetables-rice mixture, add salt, cover and cook for 40 minutes on low heat. When the rice is done add the nuts and raisins, fluff the rice with fork and serve.
Natalie Mitlyansky D.C., N.D.