Grains and Legumes,  Recipes,  Salads,  Spring

Buckwheat with spring brynza and herbs

(unsuitable in case of damp shire, retan)

After a long winter, perhaps everyone is looking forward to a warm spring. I am adding a few recipes for inspiration. In the spring, suitable foods are fresh, light, and juicy, so that we can sufficiently nourish the yin of the liver and kidneys, especially people such as wood – tendons, and weight loss. This will reduce the increase in the internal wind of the liver. Suitable are, for example, celery, celery tubers, anise, black sesame, quality oils, gooseberries, fresh spinach leaves, and artichokes. For types with yang xu, cold-blooded, exhausted after winter, and often cold, we still add naturally sweeter dishes and heat slightly. Suitable are, for example, meat broths with short-boiled spring vegetables and cereals, and legumes with root vegetables with the addition of a small amount of sprouted seeds (alfalfa, radish).

Bryndza is a type of sheep’s milk cheese that originates from the Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia. This cheese has a strong, distinct flavour that is both salty and tangy. It is often used in traditional dishes such as bryndzové halušky (a type of dumpling) and bryndzové pirohy (a type of stuffed pastry).

Bryndza is a relatively young cheese, with the first recorded mention of it dating back to the early 19th century. It was originally made by shepherds in the mountains who would use sheep’s milk to make a variety of cheeses. Bryndza became popular in the latter half of the 20th century and is now enjoyed by people all over the world.

We need:

Buckwheat, bryndza, a piece of butter, green tops.


Boil buckwheat according to the instructions. Heat a small amount of butter in a pan and fry the buckwheat, crush the brynza on top and sprinkle with green leaves on the plate to taste.

Analysis according to TCM:

Buckwheat – cool nature, sweet taste, tropism – spleen, stomach, large intestine. Effects: digests food, harmonizes the stomach, strengthens the spleen, and removes moisture.
Brynza – warm nature, sweet taste, tropism – heart, stomach. Effects: strengthens the centre, warms the heart, and gives birth to fluids. (The cheese is concentrated, salty brynza, therefore only a reasonable amount, in excess it promotes the formation of hot mucus, beware of returns and gallbladder problems).

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