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Sprouted Black Bean Soup

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Fire, Heart Qi Vacuity, Mexican, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

Sprouted Black Bean Soup 2 quarts water 2 cups dried black beans sprouted ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 bay leaves 2 cloves garlic ½ yellow onion chopped ½ green and ½ red bell pepper chopped 2 roma tomatoes, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 Tbsp chili powder 2 Tbsp ground cumin Sea Salt Directions: Pour water, beans, ¼ cup of oil, bay leaves and garlic into large soup pot on high heat. Bring to a boil. Immediately decrease heat. Simmer while preparing remaining ingredients. Heat […]

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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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Zanahorias en escabeche: Pickled Carrots, Mexican Style

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Fire Rising, Mexican, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Zanahorias en escabeche: Pickled Carrots, Mexican Style 1-2 quarts apple cider vinegar 8 large carrots, well scrubbed and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces 6 large bay leaves 4 allspice berries 1 T whole cumin seeds 2 tsp salt place the carrots in a large steel pot, add the seasonings and cover with vinegar. bring all ingredients to a boil, then turn off the heat. pour into a large glass jar and let cool to room temperature before refrigerating overnight. makes about 2 quarts. other vegetables such as jicama or celery […]

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