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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Salad, Vegetarian

BEET AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD serves 4 4 beets, peeled 4-1/2 oz goat cheese 1 tbs chives Salt/pepper Several handfuls of young arugula ½ apple, julienned 2 tbs turbinado/brown sugar 2 tbs rice vin 2 tbs soy sauce Extra virgin olive oil Black sesame seeds 1) Bring water and beets to a boil, simmer until tender, 30 min. Drain and cool. Cut each beet into 8 wedges. 2) Blend cheese and chives and season with s & p. 3) Combine sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. Beat dressing with enough olive oil […]

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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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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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Horseradish Potato Salad

Categories: Dryness, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Dryness, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Salad, Vegetarian

Horseradish Potato Salad 3 pounds small (2-inch) potatoes 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1 cup sour cream (or 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup yogurt) 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Boil the potatoes until fork tender, cool them to room temperature and quarter them. In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients and fold over the potatoes. Adjust seasoning to taste. potatoes – sweet, neutral. […]

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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Salad, Vegetarian

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad (serves 2): Ingredients: * 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar * 1.5 tablespoons shallots, thinly sliced * 1/2 tablespoon honey * 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil * Salt and freshly ground black pepper * 3 medium beets, cooked and quartered * 3 cups fresh arugula * 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped * 1/8 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries * 1/4 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed * 1.5 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, coarsely crumbled Preparation: 1. Line a baking sheet with foil. Preheat the oven […]

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Kohlrabi Salad With Cilantro

Categories: Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Salad, Stomach Fire, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Kohlrabi Salad With Cilantro 2 med. kohlrabi, peeled and shredded 1 cup Chinese cabbage, shredded 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, or parsley Sesame dressing to taste Directions: Lightly toss each group of vegetables with dressing Arrange vegetables in ribbons of color on a serving platter Serves 1 TCM Pattern: Stomach Heat TCM Analysis: Kohlrabi- Neutral, pungent, sweet, bitter, improves qi circulation Chinese Cabbage- Neutral, sweet, promotes ulcer healing Carrots- Neutral, sweet, relieves indigestion Cilantro- Cooling, reduces heat signs Sesame oil- Cool, counteracts heat, lubricates dryness

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Apple, Peanut, and Arame Stir Fry Salad

Categories: Blood Stasis, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Liver Yang Rising, Phlegm Accumulation in the Collaterals, Salad, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Apple, Peanut, and Arame Stir Fry Salad Treayor Smith Ingredients: 1/2 cup Arame (can use other forms of seaweed), chopped 1″ knob Ginger, minced or grated 1/4 cup Asparagus 1/4 cup White Mushrooms 1/4 cup snowpeas 1/4 cup + 2 TBS Olive Oil 1/4 cup Rice Wine Vinegar 1/4 head of Lettuce, chopped handful of Sunflower Seeds handful of Peanuts 1 Tomato, cut into wedges or sliced 1 TBS Lemon Juice 1 TBS Lime Juice 1 Apple, diced Directions: Serving Size: 1 ½ cup cut arame in pot full of […]

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Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad ingredients: 6-8 large ribs of celery, well washed and sliced horizontally about 1/4 inch thick 4 large pieces organic romaine, washed well and torn into bite sized pieces 1 large avocado, mashed 2 large limes, juiced pinch of salt combine all ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl. serve as a side or eat as a snack. serves 4. analysis: celery and lettuce are cool, sweet and bitter and drain fire. avocado is sweet and heavy and nourishes yin and cools the digestive tract; its heavy […]

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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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