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Pork Jiao Zi Dumplings

Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Dryness, Pork, Summerheat

Chinese Dumplings 1 large or 2 small zucchini, diced 8 oz. mushrooms, diced 1 green onion, cut fine, include the tops (leeks) 1-2 tsp grated ginger toasted sesame oil ½ pound ground pork Salt & pepper to taste Wonton wrappers Dipping Sauce Tamari White Rice Vinegar Toasted Sesame Oil Minced Garlic (to taste) In a pan, brown ground pork in small amount of sesame oil and a little salt and pepper. Add zucchini, mushrooms and ginger. Cook until veggies have expressed water but are not mushy. Remove excess water. Add […]

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Mexican Salsa

Categories: Appetizers, Blood Stasis, Blood Vacuity, Mexican, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mexican Salsa 1 medium tomato, diced 1 clove garlic, pressed 3 green chilies, minced 2-3 green onions, chopped 6 springs coriander or cilantro leaves, finely chopped juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed sea salt to taste 1/4 cup water Mix together and serve. TCM Analysis: Tomato- sweet, sour, cold, promotes fluids, clears heat, promotes urination, supplements KD Garlic- warm, acrid, kills parasites, relieves toxicity, prevents influenza, promotes circulation Green Chilies- warm, acrid, moving, promotes circulation, analgesic Green Onions- warm, acrid, LU/LI, releases exterior wind cold, invigorates blood, drains damp Coriander- […]

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Quesadillas with Cheese and Mushrooms

Categories: Appetizers, Mexican, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Quesadillas de Queso y Hongos Quesadillas with Cheese and Mushrooms 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound mushrooms, such as trumpet royale ¼ cup fresh epazote leaves salt 8 ounces Queso Oaxaca or other Mexican melting cheese 1 pound masa (corn flour) 1 cup warm water  Thinly slice the mushrooms and sautee with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.  When the mushrooms are soft and starting to brown, toss in the epazote leaves and continue to cook until just wilted. Set aside. Shred the Queso Oaxaca and set aside. […]

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Black bean salsa

Categories: Appetizers, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Mexican, Side Dishes, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Black Bean Salsa Ingredients: 2 cups fresh, halved grape or cherry tomatoes 1 Artichoke, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cubed bell pepper 2-4 slices jalapeno pepper ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 clove garlic, minced 1 14oz can drained, rinsed black beans ¼ teaspoon cumin Sea salt to taste (3/4-1 teaspoon) 1 freshly squeezed lime juice Preparation: Place halved tomatoes, thin sliced artichoke & cubed bell peppers in a food processor & pulse briefly, until chunky. Add jalapeno pepper, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, lime juice, salt & cumin & pulse, […]

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Strawberry butter

Categories: Appetizers, Lung Yin Vacuity, Snacks, Vegetarian

Strawberry Butter 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon strawberry preserves Mix together in a bowl well put on a lid to be refrigerated for later use. This meal is for a Lung Yin xu Pattern with Stagnant Blood butter- Disperses Stagnant Blood honey- Tonifies Yin strawberry-  Lubricates Lungs, Tonifies Yin  

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Liver Paté

Categories: Appetizers, Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity

The website provides this intriguing recipe for liver paté from Scandinavia. Unlike the French versions, Scandinavian patés don’t usually contain alcohol or garlic andthey have a smoother texture. 8-10 Portions 300 g calf’s liver or pig’s liver 300 g lean pork meat, such as pork fillet 300 g pork fat 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons unbleached white flour 300 ml milk 1 egg pinch ground cloves pinch ground all spice sea salt and freshly ground pepper Note: 300 grams is slightly less than 3/4 pound or and 300 ml […]

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Walnut-Mushroom Pate

Categories: Appetizers, Gluten-free, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi, Shen Calming, Vegan, Vegetarian

My husband and I made this recipe for our family(s) at Thanksgiving. 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced yellow onion 3 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 3/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound cremini mushrooms, chopped 1 cup lightly toasted walnuts 3/4 cup cooked cannellini beans 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Up to 1/4 cup cold vegetable broth Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sautee for 3 to 5 minutes until […]

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