Supplement Blood Soup

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Supplement Blood Soup

1 oz cooked Shu Di Huang
1/2 oz Chuan Xiong
2 oz Gou Ji berry
1 oz longan fruit
12 red dates
1 inch fresh ginger
1/2 cup black beans
7-8 cups vegetable or chicken stock
6 shitake mushrooms, slivered (soak if dried)
1/2 cup peanuts w. skin
1/2 cup pine nuts
4 Tbsp rice vinegar

Rinse black beans, simmer them in 3 cups boiling water for 1 hour. Combine cooked beans and bean water with herbs (except red dates) and simmer them in stock for 1 hour. Add the dates and mushrooms to the stock and simmer for another 30 min. Roast the peanuts until golden brown in a 350 degree oven (about 10 min), roast the pine nuts (about 5 min). Add the peanuts, pine nuts, vinegar to the herbal stew, and serve with white or brown rice.
Options: spinach can be added to the above o served as a side dish with steamed carrots.