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Sprouted Black Bean Soup

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Fire, Heart Qi Vacuity, Mexican, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

Sprouted Black Bean Soup 2 quarts water 2 cups dried black beans sprouted ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 bay leaves 2 cloves garlic ½ yellow onion chopped ½ green and ½ red bell pepper chopped 2 roma tomatoes, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 Tbsp chili powder 2 Tbsp ground cumin Sea Salt Directions: Pour water, beans, ¼ cup of oil, bay leaves and garlic into large soup pot on high heat. Bring to a boil. Immediately decrease heat. Simmer while preparing remaining ingredients. Heat […]

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Heart Blood Xu – Shen Gui Zhu Xin Tang

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity

Heart Blood Xu – Shen Gui Zhu Xin Tang zhu xin= pig heart Ingredients: dang shen 50g, dang gui 10g, pig heart*1, salt Fx : tonify heart blood and heart qi Sx: palpitation from heart qi xu, insomnia, lots dreams. Also good for postpartum Fx of herbs: Dang shen :tonify qi, nourish flood Dang gui: nourish and tonify blood How to cook 1. wash pig heart 2. put all ingredients in a ceramic pot and enough amount of water, then use low flame.  Cook until pig heart well done.  Then, add salt. serve […]

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Beet Raita

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming

Beet Raita Makes 3 cups (From 3 Bowls) ¾ c plain low-fat yogurt 2 T chopped fresh dill ½ t honey ½ t fresh lime juice 1 medium to large beet (about ½ pound), cooked, peeled, and grated 1. Whisk together the yogurt, dill, honey, and lime juice in a medium bowl. 2. Add the grated beet. Mix thoroughly. 3. Refrigerate and serve cold. (If you want a thicker raita, first drain the yogurt in a strainer lined with cheesecloth for 10 minutes.) TCM Analysis Yogurt: cool, sweet, sour; SP, ST, […]

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Cranberry and Goji Berry Chutney with Shu di Huang

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Siri Michel Fire Imbalance – Heart Blood Deficiency Cranberry and Goji Berry Chutney with Shu di Huang Ingredients 9 grams Shu di Huang 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger 12 ounces fresh cranberries 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup goji berries pinch cayenne pepper 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots pinch allspice 1 medium shallot, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup apple cider 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 2/3 cup white or brown sugar or 1 cup brown rice syrup one orange, Zest of 2 tablespoons maple syrup   Directions Combine cranberries, […]

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Beet and Apple Muffins

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Fire-heart blood/qi deficiency Frances Norris Beet and Apple Muffins Adapted from recipe on atasteofchallah.com Makes 30 muffins Ingredients 4 eggs-cool, sweet, nourishes yin, tonifies blood 1.5 cups light brown sugar-warm, sweet, strengthens digestion ¾ cup olive oil- neutral, sweet, sour, astringent ¾ cup orange juice-cool, sweet, sour, clears heat, soothes liver, strengthens spleen 3 cups whole wheat flour-sweet, slightly cool, nourish heart, calm shen 1 ½ tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 4 small green apples, peeled and shredded-cool, sweet, slightly sour, strengthens heart 1 tsp. cinnamon-pungent, sweet, warm, […]

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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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Nighty Night Tea: A snack & an herbal tea to nourish HT xue & help insomnia

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity

Nighty Night Tea: A snack & an herbal tea to nourish HT xue & help insomnia By Katie Fritz 1 Asian pear, fresh sliced & cored Pinch cinnamon (rou gui) 1 tbsp. Mulberry (dehydrated) 2 tbsp. Longan fruit/ long yan rou (dehydrated) 1/4 c. amaranth, toasted Lightly bake the asian pear in a baking pan covered w/ tinfoil. Add a pinch of cinnamon & eat a few hours before bed. Place 1/4 c. amaranth on a baking sheet & toast until slightly brown. Add mulberry, longan & amaranth to a […]

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Beet soup (Borscht)

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Beet soup (Borscht) Yield: 4 servings 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 rib celery, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ pounds fresh beets, peeled & diced 4 Cups low-sodium vegetable broth 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar 3 tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish 4 tbsp sour cream 1. Prep all ingredients. Heat butter in large pot over medium heat. When foam subsides, add onions, leeks, celery, carrot, garlic, beets & generous sprinkling of salt and […]

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Dave’s Mad Mixup- Red Rice Pilaf

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Dave’s Mad Mixup- Red Rice Pilaf– Serves 4-6 Use equal amounts of red rice (3/4 cup) and millet. Place in rice cooker with same volume of water. Toss in lotus seeds (2oz)-lily bulb (2oz) and poria (1oz). Add pinch of fennel and sesame oil if desired. Stirfry. Crush 1 oz of whole cumin and 1 oz of whole coriander. Pre heat wok and add cooking oil and sesame oil to taste. Toss in cumin and coriander and mix until their aroma comes out. Toss in firm tofu (8oz) and brown […]

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Liver Blood Xu-Bu Xue Dang Gui Ya

Categories: Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Blood Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Yang Vacuity

liver blood xu- bu xue dang gui ya Fx: regulate the qi, tonify and nourish the blood. Sx  dizziness, tired, fatigue, might have cold hands and feet ingredients: Dang gui 5g,Shu di 3g,Chaun xiong1g,Bai shao 2g,Dan shen 2g,Huang qi 2 g, Gou qi 5g,Gui zhi 1g,Duck*1 ( 3kg),Fresh ginger 1g, Fx of herbs Dang gui : moisten the bowel and tonify , nourish the blood Shu di :tonify blood, benefit yin Chaun xiong: move and nourish the blood Bai shao: nourish the blood Dan shen : active blood, break up blood […]

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