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Green Bean and Walnut Salad

Categories: Blood Stasis, Kidney Jing Vacuity

Green Bean and Walnut salad Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh chopped green beans 2 cups of chopped walnuts 1 clove of chopped garlic 4 tablespoons of olive oil 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan.  Heat up oil and add the chopped garlic and sautee it.  Then, add fresh green beans and stir fry for 3 minutes.  Add the walnuts and stir fry for 5 minutes.  Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil with 4 tablespoons of […]

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Shiitake and Shan Zha Congee

Categories: Heart Blood Stagnation, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention, Wei Qi Vacuity

Shiitake and Shan Zha Congee   Spleen Qi Vacuity with high cholesterol Function: strengthen SP, help digestion, regulate qi and relieve stagnation.  It could use for sp/st xu with blood stasis and to lower LDL. Ingredients : shan zha 15g, shiitake 10g, Geng mi 50g, sugar 1/2 tbs ,Water – enough amount to create congee Serves: 3-5 people How to cook: 1. soak shan zha, shiitake in warm water about 30 minutes then drain out water 2. in another pot make shan zha and shitake as tea , then add geng mi […]

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Natta (Fermented Soy Beans)

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Natta (Fermented Soy Beans) Japan Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 package natta (about 1/3 cup) 1/8 tspn karashi (Japanese mustard) 1/4 tspn soy sauce 1 tbsp scallion (white portion) Mix together and serve. May be used as a condiment for rice. Natta: bitter sweet neutral HT SP KI Actions: invigorates the blood, tonifies KI jing, harmonizes middle jiao, smooths the skin. Indications: high cholesterol, thrombosis, excessive immune reactions, dysentery, weak bones, osteoporosis, hair loss. Mustard: acrid warm LU Actions: penetrates to the yin to restore movement to the yang, regulates qi, […]

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Beet Soup

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Wood - Blood Stagnation Beet Soup This soup can help build blood, and help your blood move freely throughout the body.  It helps break up blood stagnation.  Beets are also beneficial for the eyes. This soup can help strengthen the eyes and improve vision.  The soup is also gentle on your digestive system. It can help drain damp, and strengthen the spleen and stomach. Ingredients 5-6 carrots 2-3 large beets 2 onions 2-4 stalks celery 3-4 cloves garlic 2 Tablespoon miso 2 Tablespoon Olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, […]

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Ratatouille

Categories: Blood Stasis

Frances Norris Blood stasis Ratatouille - Adapted from recipe on eatyourvegetable.com Ingredients 1 eggplant, cubed into 1 inch pieces-cool, sweet, removes blood stagnation 2 tomatoes, cut into eighths-slightly cool, sweet, sour, promotes fluids 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped-hot, pungent, removes stagnant blood 1 onion, chopped-warm, pungent Olive oil-neutral, sweet, sour, astringent, promotes production of body fluids Dry oregano Dry basil-warm, pungent Salt-cold, salty, slightly sweet, harmonizes digestion Pepper-pungent, warm, warms the MJ Directions Preheat oven to 375 Toss vegetables, a few splashes of olive oil, and spices in a cast iron pot […]

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Curried Eggplant

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Lower Jiao Blood Stasis

Curried Eggplant 1 eggplant – Cool, moves blood 1 onion chopped- Warm, moves qi 1 cup of water ½ cup coconut milk – Warm, provides taste and ensures other ingredients are not drying. 1 tsp chopped ginger or .5 tsp. dried ginger -Warm, helps alleviate menstrual cramps. 1 tsp. chopped garlic- Warm, moves qi .5 tsp. turmeric (or to taste),- Warm, moves blood, excellent herb for menstruation .5 tsp cumin (or to taste),- Warm, helps move qi 1 tbsp. olive oil or ghee For flavor 1 tsp. salt (or to […]

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Hong Dou Tang (Red Bean Soup)

Categories: Blood Stasis, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Hong Dou Tang (Red Bean Soup) via China Treatment Principle: strengthens SP, regulates qi, dispels Phlegm, drains Damp, promotes urination. Serves 4 Ingredients 2/3 cup dried azuki beans 1/2 dried tangerine peel (chen pi) torn into pieces 3/4 cup of brown sugar or Chinese hong tang Soak the azuki beans overnight in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium low, add the tangerine peel, cover the pan and cook for 30 minutes. Add a further 4 cups of water and bring back to a boil. Reduce […]

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Hong Dou Sha (Red Bean Sand aka Red Bean with Rice and Sugar)

Categories: Blood Stasis, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Hong Dou Sha (Red Bean Sand) China Treatment Principle: strengthens SP, promotes urination, drains Damp. Serves 4 Ingredients 2/3 cup dried azuki beans 1/4 cup long-grain white rice 3/4 cup of white sugar Soak the azuki beans overnight in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium low, cover the pan and cook for 30 minutes. Add a further 4 cups of water and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 15 minutes. Add the rice and cook for […]

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Natto (Fermented Soy Beans)

Categories: Blood Stasis, Heart Blood Stagnation, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Natto (Fermented Soy Beans) Japan Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 package natto (about 1/3 cup) 1/8 tspn karashi (Japanese mustard) 1/4 tspn soy sauce 1 tbsp scallion (white portion) Mix together and serve. May be used as a condiment for rice. Natto: bitter sweet neutral HT SP KI Actions: invigorates the blood, tonifies KI jing, harmonizes middle jiao, smooths the skin. Indications: high cholesterol, thrombosis, excessive immune reactions, dysentery, weak bones, osteoporosis, hair loss. Mustard: acrid warm LU Actions: penetrates to the yin to restore movement to the yang, regulates qi, […]

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Goji Berry and Fish Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising

Goji Berry and Fish Soup 4-6 servings (Adapted from http://www.gojiberries.us) 1-2 fillets of whitefish (or fish of choice) ½ c goji berries 1 c shiitake mushrooms 1 scallion, chopped 5 thin slices of fresh ginger 5 c low-sodium broth 1-2 T rice wine Mrs. Dash or other salt substitute ½ t Hoisin or plum sauce 1. Smear fish with 1 T of rice wine and a little Mrs. Dash/salt substitute, set aside. 2. Bring the broth to a boil in a large saucepan. 3. Place the seasoned fish into the saucepan […]

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