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Breakfast potatoes and onions

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Gluten-free, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Breakfast Potatoes and Onions 6 red potatoes, scrubbed ¼ cup olive oil 2 yellow onions, chopped 2 Tbsp ground dried papaya seeds Sea Salt Directions: Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil, decrease the heat then simmer for about 15 minutes or until it’s tender. Drain and let the potatoes cool. Chop them into bite sized pieces. Heat the oil on medium skillet on medium heat. add onions and fry for 5 to 10 minutes or until onions start to brown. […]

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Winter Melon Soup

Categories: Asian, Gluten-free, Kidney Water Overflow, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Soup, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

            Winter Melon Soup 3 qt vegetable broth 3 c winter melon, peeled and chopped 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 1 onion 12 Chinese mushrooms, stems removed 6 oz tofu noodles or finely sliced baked tofu 1 tsp chives 1 tsp peanut oil 1 Tbsp tamari Directions: cook together until tender, about 25 minutes, season with chives, tamari and peanut oil. Serving Size: 4 TCM pattern: UB damp heat; KD water overflow TCM Evaluation:  winter melon is sweet, bland and cool, detoxifies and drains damp; […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup for the Common Cold

Categories: Asian, Chicken, Gluten-free, Soup, Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP FOR THE COMMON COLD serves 4 2 tbs coconut oil ¼ lb chicken, shredded ¼ c preserved mustard greens, soaked, rinsed, and shredded 4 slices ginger, shredded 2 green onions, sliced thinly 1-2 tbs fermented black beans, soaked, rinsed, and chopped 4 c chicken stock 1 tbs soy sauce 2 tsp sesame oil 2 oz rice vermicelli, presoaked in hot water until soft, drained Fresh perilla leaves (or substitute with cilantro or basil) 1) Heat oil until smoking. Add chicken for 30 seconds. Add ginger, onions, greens, […]

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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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Orange Pan-glazed Tempeh

Categories: Asian, Gluten-free, Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Orange Pan-glazed Tempeh Recipe HS note: This recipe is equally good made with tofu. I made a couple minor tweaks to the recipe based on American ingredients/measurements. You can make a meal out of this by pairing it with some lightly sauteed seasonal vegetables, or in this case I simple served if over some left-over cooked wheat berries that I heated with a bit of chopped kale. 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (3-4 large juicy oranges) 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 teaspoons tamari (or soy sauce) 1 1/2 […]

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Ginger-Scallion-Mushroom Tea

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Gluten-free, Lung Phlegm Cold, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Ginger-Scallion-Mushroom Tea Here is a variation as many people don’t know what chinese dates are or where to get them….just use mushrooms instead….almost any kind will work to boost immune system (LU/KD) 6 slices ginger 3 stalks scallions 5 pieces of sliced button or shitake mushroom Cook ginger slices, chopped scallion and sliced mushroom pieces in 3 1/2 cups of water for about 5 minutes. Strain and drink 1 cup each time, 3x a day.  Eat the ingredients if possible but not necessary Serves: 3 Mitchell Harris L.Ac, MSTOM said: […]

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Mufarraka

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Gluten-free, Liver, Mediterranean, Paleo

Mufarraka A great, high-cholesterol liver dish from an ancient Middle Eastern cookbook has been translated by Betty Cook. Note the inclusion of wonderful spices, not normally associated with liver. 14 ounces chicken livers 14 ounces chicken gizzards 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 egg yolks 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin 3/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sesame oil for frying 1/4 cup lemon juice Bring 3 cups water to a boil with 1/8 teaspoon salt, add gizzards and simmer 50 minutes. Near the end of this […]

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Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Categories: Gluten-free, Rice and Grains, Skin Problems, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish Ingredients: 1-2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, fenugreek and turmeric (you can get these bulk at Whole Foods for cheap) 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated or mashed 1 large bay leaf 1 celery stalk, diced 1 small handful of cilantro chopped 1-2 cups mung beans (presoaked over night–read below for tips on cooking dried beans) 1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in water to remove grit, then thinly sliced 1 cup brown rice, cooked separately according to package directions Fry the spices over medium heat […]

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Spiced Pears and Pomegranate

Categories: Gluten-free, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Phlegm Dry, Raw, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

Spiced Pears and Pomegranate 3 pears – peeled, cored and cut into wedges 1 pomegranate, skin and light-colored membrane removed 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds 4 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish The recipe feeds 4 so the serving size would be 1/4 of the recipe. by Marta TCM ANALYSIS Pears: Nourishes fluids, moistens lung, dissolves phlegm, clears heat Pomegranate: Promotes fluids, quenches thirst Lemon: Promotes fluids and reduces heat Brown Sugar: […]

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Lian zi Bai he Lian ao Tong shui

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Shen Calming, Vegan, Vegetarian

Lian zi Bai he Lian ao Tong shui Ingredients: Bai he: 30g Lian zi: 30g Lian ao: 50g Brown sugar: 20g water How to cook: 1.Wash all ingredients( don’t wash brown sugar) 2. Slice lian ao 3. boil water 4. add Lian zi and bai he 30 mins in 2 5. add Lian ao  and cook another 30 mins and add brown sugar at the very end ( this is lazy way to cook TONG SHUI) coz lots people will cook brown sugar and water separate instead add at the […]

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