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Curry Ice Cream

Categories: Desserts, Raw, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Curry Ice Cream 2 pitted dates, soaked for 2 hours ½ cup coconut meat ½ cup raisins 1 Tbsp agave nectar 1 ½ tsp curry powder Directions: Drain dates, reserving about 3 Tbsp of the soaked water. Transfer the dates and the reserved soaked water to a blender with all the remaining ingredients. Process on high speed until smooth and creamy, stopping occasionally to scrape down the blender jar. Pour into an ice cream maker until forms  a sturdy, creamy texture or follow manufactures instructions. Serving Size: 1 quart TCM […]

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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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Raspberry Soup

Categories: Gluten-free, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Raw, Soup, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Raspberry Soup Ingredients 4 cups raspberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup dry red wine 1 cup sour cream 1. Place raspberries, sugar, and wine in blender. Cover and blend until smooth. 2. Pour raspberry mixture into bowl, stir in sour cream. Cover and refrigerate 1/2 hours or until cold. 3. Serve topped wit dollop of additional sour cream and raspberries. Serves 6 by Ellee Carlson Raspberries are warm, sweet, and sour. They tonify the LV/KD and control urination and benefit jing. Red wine benefits the yang. Sugar is nourishing. This […]

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Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice

Categories: Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Heat, Raw, Stomach Fire, Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice for after a tough day in the garden, or as an anecdote to too much Mexican and Margaritas. To make a pitcher : 5 large stalks of Celery (cleaned, but don’t need to be trimmed) 4 Starfruit (Carambola) 3 cups of Grapes (cleaned with skins and seeds) 1 Lime (If possible, use mature, dark green limes that are kept at room temperature and rolled around on a hard surface before juicing. This will give you the most amount of juice and the best quality.) And a few […]

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Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Phlegm Dry, Raw, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint yield: Serves 6 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups strawberries, cleaned and quartered 3/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks 1 cup apples, cored and cut into chunks 1 cup pears, cored and cut into chunks 1/4 chopped finely cup mint Preparation In a mixing bowl, combine the cut fruit and toss. Add the fresh mint and stir gently. Serve in parfait dishes or small bowls. TCM ANALYSIS Strawberries — Sweet, sour, cold; Lu, St, UB; Moistens Lung, promotes fluids, promotes urination, clears heat. Pineapple — Sweet, sour, neutral; […]

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Avocado and Mushroom Salad

Categories: Heat, Large Intestine Dryness, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Raw, Salad, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Avocado and Mushroom Salad Ingredients 2 small firm, ripe avocados 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 1/3 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced Salt to taste Preparation Peel the avocados, and cut them in half. Remove and discard the pit. Cut the avocados into 1 1/2-inch lengths. Thoroughly blend the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic and parsley with a wire whisk in a salad bowl. Add the mushrooms, avocado and […]

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Watermelon Salsa

Categories: Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Watermelon Salsa Ingredients * 3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon, (about 2 1/4 pounds with the rind) (see Tip) * 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (see Ingredient note) * 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, (about 1/2 bunch) * 1/4 cup lime juice * 1/4 cup minced red onion, (about 1/2 small) * 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Preparation 1. Place watermelon, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and onion in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Analysis – This recipe is […]

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Cucumbers with lime and cilantro

Categories: Dryness, Heat, Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cucumbers with Lime and Cilantro 2 cucumbers, sliced. Lime juice from 3 limes, approximately ½ cup juice. ½ cup cilantro, chopped Salt Cut up cucumbers into a bowl, pour juice on top, add cilantro and salt and mix together. This can last for several days in the refrigerator. Serves 4. TCM ANALYSIS cucumber– Cool, sweet, diuretic, counteract toxins, cleanse blood, moistens lungs Lime juice–Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Cilantro– Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes qi flow. Salt– Salty, cold, Kd. Clears heat, cools blood, eases bowels, nourishes […]

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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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Raw BlueBerry Blaster Pie

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Desserts, Gluten-free, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Raw, Spleen Unable to Govern Blood, Vegan, Vegetarian

Raw BlueBerry Blaster Pie 2 C Raw Walnuts 1 C Unsweetened Shredded Dried Coconut ¼ t Salt ½ C Medjool Dates (pitted) + ¾ C Medjool Dates (pitted) 4 C Fresh Blueberries  (if you use frozen, thawed and well-drained) 1 T fresh lemon juice Serves 8-12 (Depending on the slicer) Crust Blend Walnuts, Coconut and Salt in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add 1/2 c dates and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and begins to stick together. Don’t over process/blend. (Any extra crust will store for about […]

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