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Vegetable-Bean Medley

Categories: Legumes, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Vegetable-Bean Medley Serving Size for 1 Person Ingredients: Black Beans -½ cup cooked Aduki Beans -½ cup cooked Quinoa- 1 cup Carrots -½ cup Celery -½ cup Lime Juice -¼ cup Grapes -½ cup Cooking Instructions: This is simple. All you do is mix the quinoa with 2 cups of water and cook the same way as the rice. Mix the steamed veggies along with the already cooked beans, and the grapes. Sprinkle desired amount of lime juice to give flavor to the food. The grapes will provide a sweet […]

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Honey-Balsamic Bean Salad

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Legumes, Qi Vacuity, Salad, Vegetarian

As I mention in the main post, the original recipe called for green beans, which are out of season here in San Francisco as I type this. I chopped up a head of structured, romaine lettuce instead. I also added and tweaked a few things, as I’m prone to do. If you’re trying to come up with a substitute for the green beans, imagine ingredients that might go nicely with the honey-balsamic vinegar. And I suspect it goes without saying, but you can certainly play around with the type of […]

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tips for cooking beans

Categories: Cooking tips, Legumes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Tips on cooking beans: The Dried Bean Sort Measure out the beans you will cook. Use a white plate or bowl and sprinkle a few on the plate to search for dirty beans, tiny stones or damaged, wrinkled or broken beans that may be mixed in with the good beans. Remove any misshaped or damaged beans, dirt or stones. Yes, you must do this step or you could damage teeth when eating them later! Pour the checked beans into a large bowl. Cover the beans with water and remove any […]

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Cleansing Digestion Dish

Categories: Cleanse, Heart Blood Vacuity, Legumes, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Qi Stagnation, Qi Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

A student made this for a client and had her abdominal cramps much better within days. Based on Michael Tierra’s work Cleansing Digestion Dish By Sue Cook PCOM- Chicago 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 sweet potato, diced 1-2 cups lentils or mung beans (choose mung beans as they clear heat more for the skin) 1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in water to […]

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TCM style detox on this great eastern nutrition blog site

Categories: Articles, Asian, Food Education, Legumes Check out this good recipe for TCM style detox…

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How do canned and dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) compare in terms of nutritional value?

Categories: Articles, Food Education, Legumes, Nutritional Information

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Categories: Asian, Cold Congealing Blood in the Uterus, Diarrhea, Legumes, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Rebellious Qi, Vegetables

ingredients: 2 T organic butter or vegan butter substitute (preferably the flax-based type) 1 large purple onion, diced 2-3 cloves garlic, pounded to a paste or minced 2 inch piece fresh ginger, grated or 1 tsp dried ginger powder 2 large unbroken bay leaves 1 tsp each cumin and fenugreek seeds, powdered 1 tsp turmeric root, powdered 1 large sweet potato or yam, diced 2 cups dried red lentils water to cover 1 large ripe tomato, chopped salt or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos to taste directions: Heat a heavy-bottomed pot, using […]

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