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Spinach and Mango Salad

Categories: Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Liver Fire Rising

Spinach and Mango Salad (Serves 4) 6 cups of spinach 4 celery stalks 2 mangoes 1 cup of sunflower seeds (optional: toast lightly) Wash spinach and celery thoroughly. Chop celery into small pieces. Cut mango into small-medium chunks. Toss ingredients together in a large bowl and serve. TCM Analysis: Spinach: cool, sweet, strengthens all organs, lubricates intestines, promotes urination, ventilates chest, quenches thirst, nourish blood Celery: cool, sweet, slightly bitter, tonify KI, stop bleeding, strengthen SP & ST, clear heat, lower blood pressure, promote diuresis, benefits blood Mango: neutral, sweet, […]

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Cellophane Noodles with Chinese Celery and Flowering White Cabbage

Categories: Heart Disease, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Cellophane Noodles with Chinese Celery and Flowering White Cabbage Ingredients: 8 oz of cellophane noodles (mung bean threads) ¼ cup of tree ears 6 dried black mushrooms ½ lb of flowering white cabbage (choi sum) 1 small bunch of Chinese celery (about ½ lb) 1 large carrot 2 tbsp soybean oil 2 minced garlic cloves 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 8 oz bean curd, cubed 2/3 cup vegetable broth 1 tbsp sesame oil Directions: 1. Soak the cellophane noodles and mushrooms in separate bowls in warm water for 15 min. […]

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Open sesame eggplant

Categories: Asian, Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Disease, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Spleen Damp Heat, Stomach Fire, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

OPEN SESAME EGGPLANT (2-3 servings) by Catherine Marquis Other Names: Solanum melongena, aubergine, qie zi Eggplant is a vegetable of wide international origins, appearing in the cuisines of Europe, the Middle East, South and East Asia, and North America. China and India are the world’s top eggplant producers today. It is related to the potato, pepper, and tomato, part of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, and grows in climates ranging from tropical to temperate. Eggplants come in many sizes, colors and shapes, (not only the pear-shaped dark purple variety) ranging from […]

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