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Breakfast potatoes and onions

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Gluten-free, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Breakfast Potatoes and Onions 6 red potatoes, scrubbed ¼ cup olive oil 2 yellow onions, chopped 2 Tbsp ground dried papaya seeds Sea Salt Directions: Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil, decrease the heat then simmer for about 15 minutes or until it’s tender. Drain and let the potatoes cool. Chop them into bite sized pieces. Heat the oil on medium skillet on medium heat. add onions and fry for 5 to 10 minutes or until onions start to brown. […]

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Southern Style Greens

Categories: Cold, Cold in Liver Channel, Qi Vacuity, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Southern Style Greens 2 ½ bunches (1 lbs) collard greens, stemmed and chopped ½ cup olive oil ¼ yellow onion chopped 1 Tbsp of nutritional yeast flakes 1 tsp hickory smoke powder Sea Salt Directions: Bring large pot of water to a boil on high heat. Add collard greens, oil, onion, nutritional yeast, hickory smoked powder. Stir and cover. Cook for 45 to 60 minutes or until collard greens are soft. Drain and season with salt. Serving Size: 4 TCM Pattern: LV qi xu, Stagnation of cold in LV channel […]

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Watermelon Salsa

Categories: Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Watermelon Salsa Ingredients * 3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon, (about 2 1/4 pounds with the rind) (see Tip) * 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (see Ingredient note) * 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, (about 1/2 bunch) * 1/4 cup lime juice * 1/4 cup minced red onion, (about 1/2 small) * 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Preparation 1. Place watermelon, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and onion in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Analysis – This recipe is […]

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Cucumbers with lime and cilantro

Categories: Dryness, Heat, Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cucumbers with Lime and Cilantro 2 cucumbers, sliced. Lime juice from 3 limes, approximately ½ cup juice. ½ cup cilantro, chopped Salt Cut up cucumbers into a bowl, pour juice on top, add cilantro and salt and mix together. This can last for several days in the refrigerator. Serves 4. TCM ANALYSIS cucumber– Cool, sweet, diuretic, counteract toxins, cleanse blood, moistens lungs Lime juice–Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Cilantro– Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes qi flow. Salt– Salty, cold, Kd. Clears heat, cools blood, eases bowels, nourishes […]

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Cranberry Relish

Categories: Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Side Dishes, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cranberry Relish Ingredients 20 oz Cranberries 2 cups Walnuts Rind of 1 Orange 4 stalks Celery Honey to taste Preparation Place the cranberries, walnuts, orange rind and celery in a blender or food chopper. Chop until ingredients are evenly mixed and diced. Remove from blender and add honey to taste. Properties The main ingredient, cranberry, is sour, cool and bitter. It drains damp-heat from the Lower Jiao, but its sour taste astringes physiological fluids, too. Cranberries also contain proanthocyanidins, which protect against toxins and poisons in the blood, and also […]

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Cornbread

Categories: Gluten-free, Qi Vacuity, Side Dishes, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegetarian

CORNBREAD 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup rice flour 1 tsp sea salt 21/2 tsp baking powder 4 tbsp sunflower oil 1 egg 1 tsp brown rice syrup 1 cup milk Heat oven to 400 degrees. Ligthly oil an 8 by 8 inch pan. Sift together dry ingredients. Whisk the egg and stir in the rest of the wet ingredients. Stir the 2 mixtures together. Put in pan and bake for 2-25 minutes. Cornmeal–sweet, neutral. Enters SP/ST/UB. Strengthens spleen and stomach. Rice flour–sweet, neutral. Enters SP/ST. Supplements Spleen and Stomach. Sea […]

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Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Categories: Indian, Mediterranean, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Vacuity Heat, Yin Vacuity

Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad (also known as Raita) ingredients: 2 large cucumbers, washed well, quartered lengthwise and then sliced as thin as possible 1/2 cup greek yogurt 5-6 minced fresh mint leaves pinch salt optional: 1/2 tsp rosewater mix all ingredients well in a large bowl. can be served with torn fresh lettuce or as a side or condiment. makes about 3 cups. analysis: cucumbers are cooling and sweet and relieve stomach inflammation. yogurt is sweet and neutral and nourishes yin and quenches fire. mint is cool and pungent; […]

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Black bean salsa

Categories: Appetizers, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Mexican, Side Dishes, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Black Bean Salsa Ingredients: 2 cups fresh, halved grape or cherry tomatoes 1 Artichoke, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cubed bell pepper 2-4 slices jalapeno pepper ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 clove garlic, minced 1 14oz can drained, rinsed black beans ¼ teaspoon cumin Sea salt to taste (3/4-1 teaspoon) 1 freshly squeezed lime juice Preparation: Place halved tomatoes, thin sliced artichoke & cubed bell peppers in a food processor & pulse briefly, until chunky. Add jalapeno pepper, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, lime juice, salt & cumin & pulse, […]

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Zanahorias en escabeche: Pickled Carrots, Mexican Style

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Fire Rising, Mexican, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Zanahorias en escabeche: Pickled Carrots, Mexican Style 1-2 quarts apple cider vinegar 8 large carrots, well scrubbed and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces 6 large bay leaves 4 allspice berries 1 T whole cumin seeds 2 tsp salt place the carrots in a large steel pot, add the seasonings and cover with vinegar. bring all ingredients to a boil, then turn off the heat. pour into a large glass jar and let cool to room temperature before refrigerating overnight. makes about 2 quarts. other vegetables such as jicama or celery […]

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Black Sesame Asparagus

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Phlegm Heat, Side Dishes, Vegetables

Black Sesame Asparagus Ingredients: 1 Medium-size bunch asparagus (1 lb.) A pinch of salt 3 TBL. Black Sesame seeds 2 TBL. Mirin or sherry 1 TBL. Soy sauce 1 tsp. Lemon juice Directions: 1. Cut the asparagus into 2-in. pcs. 2. In medium-size pot, bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil; add salt & asparagus stalks, then after 1-2 minutes add the asparagus tips. Lower the heat & simmer for 2-3 minutes until the stalks are tender. 3. Drain the asparagus & rinse w/ cold water to preserve their […]

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