It’s not too late!
Autumn…. This is not a time for hustling, though many of us, myself included, had to fight off the urge.
Autumn is a time to slow down, to take stock of where we are at. We can look at our life, see what we no longer need and be prepared to let it go.(Not always easy)
We don’t want to go into the season of winter with unnecessary clutter, either emotional or physical. It is a great time to declutter our cupboards, to throw out what we no longer want.
In Chinese medicine autumn relates to the metal energy, from which we gather strength, endurance and sturdiness. the energy of drawing in to create form: metal, rocks and crystals. In the body this relates to the organs of the Lung and the large intestine.
Lung is of course about breath; both the out (Yin, contraction) and in (Yang, expansion)
And the large intestine controls the transformation of digestive wastes from liquid to solid state and transports the solids outwards for excretion.
Diet is so important and each seasonal element has a food which supports it.
There is something primitive, organic, and honest about eating seasonal foods…There is a reason why people ate like this way back when before refrigerators and microwaves came along.
Metal relates to Pungent taste. This includes foods such as:
Rice, Navy and Soya beans, Almonds, Asparagus, Broccoli, Celery, Cucumber, Mustard Greens, Onion, Radish, Apricot, Banana, Pear, Pumpkins, Root vegetables, Hearty grains.
Check out one of our very own recipes which I am completely obsessed with Adzuki bean & pumpkin stew on the blog right now.
Perfect autumnal food!