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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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Lamb and Bean Stew

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Lamb, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity

LAMB AND BEAN STEW serves 4-6 3 tbs coconut oil 2 onions, chopped 2 lbs Lamb chops or spareribs, chopped in large pieces (including bone) Bone broth 2 tsp curry powder 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 Thai chilies, minced 4 cups beans (black beans, kidney beans, or a combination of both) cooked in bone broth Juice of ½ lemon Salt 1) Heat the oil, medium high, and sauté the onions until golden, 8-10 minutes. 2) Add the Lamb pieces with about a ¼ cup of broth, cover, and simmer for […]

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Pork and Prune Tagine

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Mediterranean, Pork

PORK AND PRUNE TAGINE serves 4 3 tbs olive oil 1-1/2 or 2 lbs pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp cinnamon and ground ginger ½ tsp ground cumin and turmeric 1 organic lemon, thinly sliced Salt and pepper 1 c prunes, soaked in hot water until soft, 1 hour, and drained ¼ c honey 1 tbs orange flower water ¼ c sliced almonds, toasted Couscous 1) Heat 2 tbs oil, med high, and brown pork, 10 min. Remove and pour off […]

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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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Pork Jiao Zi Dumplings

Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Dryness, Pork, Summerheat

Chinese Dumplings 1 large or 2 small zucchini, diced 8 oz. mushrooms, diced 1 green onion, cut fine, include the tops (leeks) 1-2 tsp grated ginger toasted sesame oil ½ pound ground pork Salt & pepper to taste Wonton wrappers Dipping Sauce Tamari White Rice Vinegar Toasted Sesame Oil Minced Garlic (to taste) In a pan, brown ground pork in small amount of sesame oil and a little salt and pepper. Add zucchini, mushrooms and ginger. Cook until veggies have expressed water but are not mushy. Remove excess water. Add […]

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Shrimp with Goji Berries and Asparagus

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Seafood

Shrimp with Goji Berries and Asparagus 2 Tbsp goji berries 3 Tbsp rice wine 2 Tbsp sesame oil ½ piece ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 lb asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces 2 teaspoons thickener (cornstarch, kudzu, etc.) 1 ½ Tbsp water 1 Tbsp soy sauce Combine goji berries with the rice wine and marinate for 30 minutes. In a wok, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil over medium-high heat then add ginger and garlic to wok and cook for a minute. Add […]

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Lemon Chicken Tagine

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Chicken, Liver Overacting on Spleen, Mediterranean, Qi Vacuity

Lemon Chicken Tagine Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 90 mins Serves: 4-8 Ingredients 4 onions 2 lemons ½ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon five spice Few small pieces cinnamon bark Pinch saffron Handful fresh parsley- chopped Handful fresh coriander- chopped 8 pieces chicken (wings or legs) Handful green olives Method Slice the onions in rings and the lemons into eighths. Lay half of them in an ovenproof dish and sit 4 of the chicken pieces on top. Sprinkle with half the herbs and spices. Repeat the process to make a […]

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Earth Builder and Regulator

Categories: Fish, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Halibut and Broccoli Earth Builder and Regulator 1 C Rice ¼ C Sprouted Barley 2 C Broccoli 1 Lb Halibut 1 T Fennel Seeds 1 T Black Pepper Serves about 2 Pour 2.5 C of water into a large pot with the Rice and Sprouted Barely. Bring the water to a boil and then down to a simmer for about 30-45 minutes (or until the water is soaked up). Set over to the side. Grind or smash up the Fennel Seeds and Black pepper together in a grinder or herb […]

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Baked Chicken Supreme

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Chicken, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Qi Vacuity

Baked Chicken Supreme Serves 4 Ingredients 1 chicken, skinned and cut into pieces 1 green pepper, cut into strips 1 clove garlic, pressed 1/4 cup scallions, chopped 1 cup GF chicken stock 1 teaspoon tarragon 1/2 cup butter 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tsp salt Directions Sprinkle chicken with garlic and paprika and brown on in 1/4 cup of butter. Remove from pan. Add rest of butter and saute mushrooms, onions and green pepper. Return chicken to pan. Add chicken stock, tarragon, tomatoes and salt. Simmer […]

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Five-Spice Powder Chicken

Categories: Chicken, Cold in the Middle Jiao, Liver Qi Stagnation, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Five-Spice Powder Chicken 6 servings 1 large piece (0.15 ounces or 4 grams) dried tangerine peel (chen pi), or 1 tablespoon of shredded pieces (optional if unavailable) 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (wu xiang fen) 1/4 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns or other kind of pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons brown sesame seeds 1 (4- to 5-pound) roasting chicken, giblets removed Preheat oven to […]

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