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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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Delicious Chicken Feet for Bi Syndrome-Cold -type Arthritis

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold

Delicous Chicken Feet   Great for Bi Syndrome – Cold-type arthritis Yield 2 servings 12 Chicken feet, declawed and skinned 3 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp rice wine 3 slices ginger 3 green onions 1 tbsp barbecue sauce 1 tsp sugar star anise 1 piece of orange rind ¼ tsp pepper 1 pin water Directions: Combine all ingredients and simmer for 1 ½ hours. TCM analysis: Overall: KD yang tonifying. Cartilage of the chicken feet is great for arthritis! Chicken feet: sweet, warm, tonifies qi, nourishes blood, aids KD […]

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Date Puree – Bi Syndrome (Cold Damp Bi)

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Bi Syndrome (Cold Damp Bi) Date Puree yield: Makes 4 side-dish servings active time: 30 min total time: 1 hr 3 cups pitted dates (14 ounces) 1 (750-ml) bottle dry red wine 1 (3- to 4-inch) cinnamon stick 2 whole star anise Special equipment: parchment paper *The recipe goes well on Lamb Preparation Bring all ingredients to a simmer, covered directly with a round of parchment paper, in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, then reduce heat and simmer until dates are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and […]

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Eel with Dried Ginger, Garlic, and Chiles

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Wind Damp Obstructing Channels

Eel with Dried Ginger, Garlic, and Chiles Ingredients: 2 C basic tomato sauce 1 C dry red wine 1 tsp dried ginger 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes 2 lbs eel, skinned and gutted by your fishmonger, rinsed, patted dry, and cut into 4-inch-long pieces Salt and freshly ground black pepper Instructions: Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a large sauce pan, combine the tomato sauce, red wine, dried ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Meanwhile, season the eel […]

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Beef Congee

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

Beef Congee (Serves 8-10) Ingredients: 1 cup raw brown rice, ½ lb. ground beef, 2 TB olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 10 cups water, 1 ½ TB soy sauce, Toppings: scallions, cilantro, ginger Directions: Wash rice, drain, and repeat 3 more times until water runs clear. Marinate beef in soy sauce for 10 minutes. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat with 2 TB olive oil. When hot, add the ground beef and garlic. Fry until ground beef is browned. Add water, soy sauce and rice. Turn heat to […]

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Barley Casserole

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Bi Syndrome Hot, Cleanse, Spleen Damp

Barley Casserole (Serves 6-8) Ingredients: 2 cups pearled barley 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 carrots, grated 2 celery stalks, diced 5 tablespoons shoyu 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Preparation: Preheat over to 350*F. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan; add the barley, and cook for approximately 55-60 minutes or until tender. Drain off any remaining water and set cooked barley aside. Heat the […]

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Radish and Mutton Flank Soup

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity

Radish and Mutton Flank Soup Mutton Flank-1.5 lb. (warming to hot, sweet, sl. bitter, supplements KD and SP YANG) Radish-the more, the better, but they can be very strong! (cool, acrid, very moving) Ginger-4 slices (warming to hot, acrid, sl. sweet, loosens phlegm, esp. cold) Green onion-2 (warming and acrid, opens ST and LU) 1. Wash, peel and rough chop radish. 2. Wash mutton flank, cut into 2″ cubes and put in boiling water for a couple of minutes to rinse. Remove and drain. 3. Put all ingredients in a […]

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Curry Favor Pumpkin Soup

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Cold Damp Distressing Spleen, Diabetes, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold

Curry Favor Pumpkin Soup 2 servings 10-12 ounces pumpkin or winter squash, such as Japanese kabocha (about 2 cups when cubed) 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as canola or olive 1 small onion, diced 1-2 teaspoons curry powder Pinch of salt Pinch of pepper Chop the pumpkin pieces into 1-inch cubes, seeded and peeled. (Some pumpkins are quite tough and most easily handled by chopping the pumpkin into two, seeding it, then cutting it into wedges before peeling. A large, sharp cleaver can be […]

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Beef Congee

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Cold Damp Distressing Spleen, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Beef Congee (Serves 8-10) Ingredients: 1 cup raw brown rice, ½ lb. ground beef, 2 TB olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 10 cups water, 1 ½ TB soy sauce, Toppings: scallions, cilantro, ginger Directions: Wash rice, drain, and repeat 3 more times until water runs clear. Marinate beef in soy sauce for 10 minutes. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat with 2 TB olive oil. When hot, add the ground beef and garlic. Fry until ground beef is browned. Add water, soy sauce and rice. Turn heat to […]

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Spiced Wine

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Blood Stasis, Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity

8 cups Cabernet Sauvignon ½ cup sugar 8 sticks of cinnamon 4 slices of orange 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice 12 whole cloves Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. This recipe should not be used in excess, but this would be a very blood invigorating, warming recipe to get stagnancy moving- particularly if the patient is also experiencing cold symptoms. Wine goes to the heart, stomach and liver. It expels cold, invigorates blood and stops pain. The cloves and cinnamon would add to […]

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