According to traditional Chinese medicine, supportive Fire Element foods are used to processes Sadness and Joylessness

This is one of our favourite summer staples, and the kids especially love it! You can additionally add any type of protein to make it a filling meal, or can keep it as is for a delicious, refreshing but light side dish.

Bitter foods need to be moderated during summer, not too little and not too much. Bitter foods encourage the removal of dampness from the body which from a TCM theory perspective is attributed to reducing weight, improving digestion, and lowering high blood pressure.

Increasing your consumption of vegetables, summer fruits and grains will assist in dealing with the heat whilst also supporting the digestive functions of the Spleen during Summer time.



  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups bulgur, preferably medium or coarse
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • ½ cup red capsicum chopped
  • ½ cup chopped tomato (juice discarded)
  • 2 teaspoons grated or finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, or more to taste
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)



  • Heat oil in a large high-sided saucepan or broad shallow saucepan with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat until hot enough to sizzle a piece of onion. Add onion, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, 12 to 18 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add bulgur, turmeric and cumin and cook, stirring, until the bulgur is coated with oil, about 1 minute.
  • Add broth, carrot, ginger and salt and bring to a boil, stirring. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until all the broth is absorbed and there are “eyes” or indentations in the surface of the bulgur, about 15 minutes. (Do not stir the pilaf.) 5 minutes before removing from heat add the capsicum and tomato, cover for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Stir dill, mint, parsley and lemon juice into the pilaf. Serve topped with walnuts.

Need to know more about the traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  Fire Element?

The TCM Fire element pertains to an organ (Heart) / emotion (Joy / sad)/ physical symptoms associations and improving emotional and physical health and wellbeing? Read on…

The pertaining emotion to the Heart is Joy / sad. According to the Five Element theory excessive joy / sad causes stress to Heart functioning. The main function of the Heart, as explained in Chinese medicine, is to ensure mental clarity and a vibrant Shen (one’s essence and personality). The Heart is also responsible for the health functioning of the brain, along with the other internal organs. The brain is classified in TCM as an extraordinary Fu organ which is thought of as processing centre responsible for raw information. When the Heart can perform its function correctly, it is said the temple of the Mind and Shen is unwavering, the net result is good health and wellbeing.

When the Heart is in disharmony, it is said that the temple of the Mind and Shen becomes unstable and there is poor nourishment to the brain resulting in mental issues, over excitability or the absence of joy.

Ensuring that the Heart can carry out its function is essential. When a Heart disharmony occurs, an underlying principle of treatment, which must be addressed in all dis-ease states, is to regain balance between the TCM concepts of Yin and Yang. To assist the Heart in regaining balance in its function, particularly when emotional symptoms are present, is to harmonise the emotions. The quickest and easiest way for you to achieve this is to process the emotions of joy / sad, which directly disturb Heart function, using pro·m·emo Harmony. All you need is 3 drops (for mild emotional upset) to 5 drops (for sever emotional upset) as soon as you acknowledge you are feeling joy / sad (or one of the emotional variations associated with the Fire element as indicated in the Anatomy of Emotion chart).

By correctly processing the emotion of joy / sad results in less ‘stress’ on the Heart. This means that the Heart may continue functioning without disruption and that Heart can be used in a healthy way. Heart function can be further assisted by using acupuncture and Chinese herbs which target the Heart as well as modifying lifestyle behaviours such as mediation and exercise, to ensure healthy energy (Qi) flow through the Heart as well as the whole body.

By having your pro·m·emo elixir set within easy reach, which can be conveniently carried around with you in their environmentally sustainable smart carry cases, allows you to almost immediately, quickly and simply process any emotion, such as pro·m·emo Harmony to process joy / sad so that we maintain healthy Heart function thereby supporting ongoing health mental function, emotional and physical health and wellbeing.

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