This warming dessert is soothing and restorative—perfect for autumn. Pears, honey, and tofu are true TCM staples for the autumn months. Autumn is the season of metal. The air is accordingly dry and sharp during this time, making the Lungs vulnerable to dryness and excess fire. Foods like pear, honey, and tofu are powerful Yin restoratives, and inclusion of these into the diety will do wonders for dryness (including throat, nose, and skin) and respiratory problems.
We've also added ginger and cinnamon to this recpie, as well as Elix Healing's Ginger Aid Tincture. These are warming, helping the body stay strong and boosting the immune system for the cold months ahead.
Honey-Ginger Poached Pear with Elix Tofu Cream
Vegan | Fluten-free | Nut-free
Pear and silken tofu nourish Lung Yin to help with respiratory problems such as coughing and dry throat.
Ginger and cinnamon warm the body for winter.
Honey moistens the Lungs and Large Intestines to relieve dryness symptoms.
1 medium bosc pear
5 pieces of ginger
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 stick of cinnamon
4 tbsp honey or brown sugar
½ cup silken tofu
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
5 drops Elix Ginger Aid Tincture
Carefully peel the bosc pear.
In a pot, add the pear, fresh ginger, thyme, cinnamon stick, and sweetner. Add enough water to cover.
Bring the pot to a boil and then simmer with lid closed for 20 minutes, or until the pear is soft to your liking.
In a blender, blend silken tofu, sweetener, and Elix Ginger Aid Tincture until smooth.
Serve the poached pear warm with tofu cream.