Liver Friendly Foods



A few liver friendly foods are: sunchokes

artichokes

spelt

sweet potatoes

beautiful delicata squash, vegetable pasta

avocado

beets

radishes

lemons

citrus

cabbage

almonds
saffron


Fats useful for livers:  avocado, coconut, olive oil (limit to one ounce/day), almonds, chia, and hemp seed oil, hemp seed butter.

 
 

Sometimes cabbage is a bit pungent. To cut this try juicing an apple first, then the cabbage.

Cabbage juice

Use a juicer machine.

Cut and core an apple removing the seeds. Apple seeds contain strychnine. Put the apple slices through the juicer. Reserve this apple juice as a chaser for the cabbage juice. Without cleaning the juicer, slice a quarter of a cabbage so the pieces can easily fit through the juicer. This can be green or red cabbage. I find Savoy cabbage to be the most pleasant tasting. I put this through the juicer and then I put about 10 almonds through the juicer as well. I drink the cabbage almond juice first and follow it with the apple juice.


I was served the following salad last night with vegetable curry samosas. This salad was delicious.

Mixed organic greens salad with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, match stick carrots, zucchini, with raspberry vinaigrette

Handful of organic spring greens

Tablespoon of dried cranberries

Make matchstick carrots and zucchini

Scatter pumpkin seeds over the top

Lightly dress the salad with raspberry vinaigrette


Raspberry vinaigrette

3 tbsp raspberry vinegar

1/8 teaspoon Himalayan crystal sea salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 small shallot

1 tsp mustard

1 tsp tupelo honey

5 tbsp olive oil

Puree ingredients in blender


2 – 3 raspberries tossed whole into vinaigrette


Refrigerate. Shake before drizzling over greens.

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Vegetable curry

Make with onions, garlic, carrots, cabbage, zucchini, cut up peeled sunchokes, rutabagas or any other 4 combo of vegetables (excluding any tomato, potato, peppers, eggplant). Once the vegetables are cooked,  add turmeric to the veggies. I pour coconut milk flavored with a few saffron threads over the vegetables and serve this with brown rice or spelt chapattis.



Delicata squash

Baked delicata squash with paper wrapped miniature vegetables in a rice or almond cream sauce. Delicata is a long slender golden squash that tastes so sweet; when first tasted in Chicago, I questioned the chef if he had added any sugar or honey to the roasted squash? He told me no, that was exactly the flavor of the vegetables enhanced with freshly ground spice–a sprinkle of nutmeg. Slice it in half, scoop out the seeds (dry the seeds for planting at a later date), and lay it upside down and bake on a glass or stainless steel cookie sheet for about 30 minutes in a moderately hot oven about 375º

Steam little onions, little mini zucchini, cut up baby carrots, peas, or any other 4 vegetables that are readily available. Once the delicata squash has been roasted and when turned over the color appears golden and a bit caramelized, Place the wrapped and steamed veggies into the cavity of the squash; pour over it the juices trapped by steaming the veggies in patypar paper. Mix these juices with a little almond cream.



Avocado or Spinach Spelt Pasta

Make your own pasta by using a stainless steel pasta maker made in Italy. When you make your own pasta, the pasta in the king of the dish here and the flavor of the pasta dominants. Served with mushrooms, onions, and peas with a cream almond sauce.



Saffron mushroom apple risotto

Mushroom apple saffron risotto made with brown sticky risotto rice surrounded with roasted root vegetables fanned around the plate consisting of roasted sweet beets (especially good for the liver), carrots, parsnips, roasted onions, and roasted garlic.



Roasted beets, apples, onions casserole

This recipe is from Deborah Madison (my favorite chef and cookbook author). Roasting beets intensifies their sweetness. Roast the 3-4 (depending on their size) beets ahead of time for about 1 hour at high heat 425º over by placing them in a shallow glass dish and partially adding water. Allow the beets to cool and the skins will slip off. Chop the beets, (2) large gravenstein, or golden delicious apples, add to this a few slices of onion and put it all into a covered baking dish. Add a squeeze or two of fresh lemon. Allow it to meld together and bake about 45 minutes. Stir about half way through to pour the red juices over the dish

Liver Friendly Alkaline Recipes

Sprouted lentil lower in phosphorus