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Spicy Cumin Eggplant

Categories: Blood Stasis, Gluten-free, Indian, Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Qi Stagnation, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

SPICY CUMIN EGGPLANT 1 medium eggplant, peeled 1 bell pepper, chopped 4 tbsp sunflower oil ¾ tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp mustard seeds ½ tsp tumeric 1/8 tsp hing (asafetida) 1 tsp sea salt ½ cup chick pea flour 1 tbsp onion chopped ½ tsp chilli powder 2 tsp coriander powder wash and peel eggplant, cut into 1 inch cubes. In heavy skillet, heat oil, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds pop, add turmeric, hing, onion and pepper. Then add eggplant and salt, mix well. Cover […]

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Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Categories: Indian, Mediterranean, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Vacuity Heat, Yin Vacuity

Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad (also known as Raita) ingredients: 2 large cucumbers, washed well, quartered lengthwise and then sliced as thin as possible 1/2 cup greek yogurt 5-6 minced fresh mint leaves pinch salt optional: 1/2 tsp rosewater mix all ingredients well in a large bowl. can be served with torn fresh lettuce or as a side or condiment. makes about 3 cups. analysis: cucumbers are cooling and sweet and relieve stomach inflammation. yogurt is sweet and neutral and nourishes yin and quenches fire. mint is cool and pungent; […]

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Warming fennel lamb

Categories: Cold, Indian, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Lamb, Meat, Paleo, Qi Stagnation, Stomach Cold

Warming Fennel Lamb Ingredients: 1 lb. Lamb, cut into ¾ inch cubes 1 TBL. Ground cumin 2 tsp. Rice wine ½ Medium-size green onion, chopped into ¼ in. pcs. 2 TBL. Olive oil 1 inch or piece fresh ginger, peeled & minced Salt to taste 1 tsp. Fennel seeds 1 Ground chili pepper (fresh or dried) Directions: 1. Place the lamb in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the cumin, rice wine, & green onions as you stir the lamb. Mix well for a few minutes so that the lamb is […]

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Seasoned lamb

Categories: Indian, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Lamb

Seasoned Lamb Serving Size 4 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 5 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips Directions Place the yogurt, water, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, onion, and garlic into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the salt, black pepper, cumin, nutmeg, clove, mace, and cayenne pepper […]

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Cucumber Raita

Categories: Dryness, Heart Fire, Heart Yin Vacuity, Indian, Large Intestine Heat, Liver Yang Rising, Lung Yin Vacuity, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vacuity Heat, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Cucumber Raita Prep time: 10 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1-teaspoon cumin seeds 2 cucumbers 1 ½ cups yogurt ¼ teaspoon salt Method: Dry roast the cumin seeds until they are slightly browned, then crush them with a rolling pin or mortar and pestle. Grate or finely shred the cucumber, combine with the other indigents and let the mixture sit for half an hour or so before serving. Cucumber is cooling, sweet and cleansing and will relieve heat throughout the body. Its moistening thirst-relieving nature will benefit dryness and it has […]

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Curd, buttermilk and the Nobel Prize of 1908

Categories: Articles, Indian, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

Interesting article on pro and pre biotics, and a reminder of how variety, and a little bit of bacteria in our food is a good thing… (Granted, the dairy thing may not fly with TCM, but this is a food eaten with hot-spicy foods in a hot-dry climate, so there’s some balance there.) http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/article2299567.ece

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Ayervedic ideas for Fertility

Categories: Articles, Food Culture, Food Energetics, Indian, Infertility

I want to recommend you begin to cook with butter and ghee for fertility especially for wood overacting type clients. They is considered very nourishing to add more “cushion” and earth material to their system. Highly concentrated and healthy, natural fats are good for you at this time. I can’t imagine would be come overly obese so this is fine for them unless you have short term concerns for cholesterol. If you have any questions let me know. Otherwise enjoy! http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-ghee.htm I found this thread about fertility from an Indian […]

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Indian Cooking; Nutrition Info

Categories: Articles, Asian, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Indian, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

This is not how I normally like to look at food, through caloric and fat content counting, but it is useful info to look over to get an idea of what you are putting in your body. I eat mostly vegetarian (flexitarian really) and just a friend just moved to the Devon area. This is THE Indian and Pakistani area of Chicago and so I have been eating rich, delicious vegetarian Indian food just about every night. I hope to cook some tasty, nutritious meals in this style soon. Until […]

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