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Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Beans

Categories: Asian, Bi Syndrome Hot, Rice and Grains, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Bean  (6 – 8 servings)  Ingredients ¼ cup rice ½ cup job’s tears (coix, Chinese pearl barley, yi yi ren) ¼ cup mung beans ¼ cup adzuki beans fresh ginger, sliced (use a piece approximately the size of your thumb) 1 – 2 inch square piece of kombu or comparable amount of wakame 7-8 cups water Directions Soak the rice, job’s tears, mung beans, and adzuki beans in water overnight. Drain and place in a non-reactive cooking pot. Add the water and […]

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Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Categories: Gluten-free, Rice and Grains, Skin Problems, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish 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 celery stalk, diced 1 small handful of cilantro chopped 1-2 cups mung beans (presoaked over night–read below for tips on cooking dried beans) 1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in water to remove grit, then thinly sliced 1 cup brown rice, cooked separately according to package directions Fry the spices over medium heat […]

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Blueberry Flax Oatmeal

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Vegan, Vegetarian

Blueberry Flax Oatmeal (serves 2): Ingredients: * 2-1/4 cups water * dash salt * 1 cup regular rolled oats * 1/4 cup fresh blueberries * 1/4 cup chopped walnuts * 1 TBS flaxseeds * 1 TBS blackstrap molasses Preparation: 1. Combine the water and salt in a small saucepan and turn the heat to high. 2. When the water boils, turn the heat to low, add oatmeal, and cook, stirring, until the water is just absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add walnuts and flaxseeds. Stir, cover the pan, and turn off […]

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Barley and Mushroom Pilaf

Categories: Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Rice and Grains, Spleen Damp Heat

Barley and Mushroom Pilaf Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 2 ounces fresh shitake mushrooms ½ pound field mushrooms 1 onion 2 carrots 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1-cup pot barley 3 cups chicken stock Handful of fresh parsley ½ cup walnuts Soy sauce Salt & Pepper Method Chop the mushrooms, onions and carrots into strips. Saute the mushrooms in a little of the olive oil and butter and set aside when browned.  Saute the onion and carrots in the rest of the […]

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Mushroom Curried Quinoa with Veggies & Pine Nuts

Categories: Dryness, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Dryness, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mushroom Curried Quinoa with Veggies & Pine Nuts Prep: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1 cup Quinoa 2 cups water or broth (vegetable or chicken) 3 ounce bag pine nuts (½ cup) 6-8 vine ripped cherry tomatoes ½ orange bell pepper ½ red bell pepper ½ medium onion Fresh mushrooms Fresh basil leaves Fresh Spinach leaves Seasoning: 1 tsp. Crushed garlic 1 tsp. Curry red powder ¼ tsp. Cumin or nutmeg ¼ tsp. Ground ginger ¼ tsp. Kelp seasoning or (sea salt) 2-3 TBS. Olive oil […]

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Winter Root Stew

Categories: Diarrhea, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Winter Root Stew 1/2 cup whole oat groats, cooked 5-6 cups of water 1 leek, sliced into rounds 1 cup rutabaga, sliced 1 carrot, cut into wedges 1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt Directions: Blend oats in water until creamy. Saute leeks, rutabaga, and carrots for 8 minutes Add oat mixture and salt. Simmer 15 minutes until vegetables are tender. Serves 6 TCM Pattern: Spleen/Stomach Qi Deficiency TCM Analysis: Oats- Sweet, warm, supplements Spleen vacuity Water- Neutral Leeks- Pungent, astringent, counteracts diarrhea Rutabaga- Sweet, supplements qi deficiency Carrots- Neutral, sweet, relieves indigestion […]

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Quinoa w/ Pine Nuts

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Quinoa w/ Pine Nuts Serving Size 2 1/4 cup pine nuts 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water sea salt to taste 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped Toast the pine nuts briefly in a dry skillet over medium heat. This will take about 5 minutes, and stir constantly as they will burn easily. Set aside to cool. In a saucepan, combine the quinoa, water and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to […]

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Dirty Rice

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Side Dishes, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Unable to Govern Blood

  Dirty Rice 3/4 pound liver, rinsed and trimmed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups uncooked long-grain brown rice 4 cups chicken stock 1 tablespoon gelatin (optional) sea salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1 cup thinly sliced green onions (optional) Grate or mince liver. Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan. Saute onion, liver and garlic, stirring constantly, about 8 – 10 minutes. Add rice and stir until […]

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Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Categories: Cleanse, Rice and Grains, Skin Problems, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Here is the adaptation I made for a client with a current heat rash and underlying SP qi vacuity – Enjoy! Mitch Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish 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 celery stalk, diced 1 small handful of cilantro chopped 1-2 cups mung beans (presoaked over night; read below for tips on cooking dried beans) 1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in […]

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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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