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Mustard Greens

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Mustard Greens Ingredients: ½ C thinly sliced onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb. mustard greens, washed and torn into large pieces 2-3 Tbsp chicken broth ¼ tsp dark sesame oil Instructions: In a large saute pan, saute onions in olive oil over medium heat until the onions begin to brown and caramelize, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook a minute more, until fragrant. Add the mustard greens and broth and cook until the mustard greens are just barely wilted. Toss […]

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Beef Essence

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Beef Essence (2-4 servings) 1 pound lean beef, cut into thin strips 5 slices fresh ginger ¼ cup rice wine 5 ½ cups water 1. Place the beef and ginger in a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add the wine and the water and bring it to a simmer. Do not let it boil. 2. Cook over low heat for 2 hours, adding water if necessary. Cover and continue cooking another 2 hours over low heat or until broth is flavorful. 3. Strain and discard the beef. Serve the soup […]

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Beet, Broccoli, and Blue Cheese Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity

Beet, broccoli, and blue cheese salad 4 beets, trimmed, leaving 1 inch of stems attached 4 cloves garlic, chopped, divided 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 cups of broccoli florets 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese Serves 3-4 Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place the beets, 1/4 of the chopped garlic, and the olive oil on a piece of heavy aluminum foil; fold the foil around the beets into a sealed packet. 2. Roast beets in the preheated oven until easily pierced […]

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Rice Pudding with Fresh Berries

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

Rice Pudding with Fresh Berries 1/4 cup long grain rice (washed and drained) 4-5 cups milk 2-3 cardamom seeds (crushed) 2 tbsp almonds (blanched slivered) A pinch of saffron threads, soaked in a little hot milk 2-3 tbsp sugar or as desired 2 cups fresh berries (especially raspberries & blackberries) Put the rice, milk and cardamom in a pan, bring to boil and simmer gently until the rice is soft and the grains are starting to break up. Add almonds and saffron and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the sugar […]

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Zhi Ma Hu (Black Sesame Soup)

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Zhi Ma Hu (Black Sesame Soup) China Treatment Principle: foster LV and KI yin Serves 4 Ingredients 8 tsp long-grain white rice ¾ cup black sesame seeds 5 cups water ¾ cup sugar Soak the rice for an hour, then drain but do not discard the water.  Clean the sesame seeds by hand and discard any grains of sand.  Then wash, drain and dry them.  Roast the sesame seeds in a dry wok for 5-10 minutes.  In a food processor, grind the roasted sesame seeds and rice with some of […]

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Egg Drop Soup

Categories: Heart Yin Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Egg Drop Soup * 4 cups chicken broth or stock (nourishes blood) * 2 eggs, lightly beaten (nourishes blood) * 1 -2 green onions, minced (warming) * 1/4 teaspoon white pepper * Salt to taste * A few drops of sesame oil (optional) In a wok or saucepan, bring the 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil. Add the white pepper and salt, and the sesame oil if using. Cook for about another minute. Very slowly pour in the eggs in a steady stream. To make shreds, stir the […]

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Fruit Smoothie

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Fruit Smoothie 1 Banana (clears heat, cools blood) 1 cup raspberries (Nourishes LV blood) 1/2 cup Grape Juice (tonifies Qi and Blood) 1/4 cup pureed aduki bean (Relieves toxins) 5 large ice cubes Puree all ingredients in blender and drink Serves 2

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Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained (or 1-1/2 cups cooked black beans) 1 15-oz.can diced tomatoes with green chilies, (or a can of tomatoes plus 3 tablespoons of diced green chilies from a can, or 1-2 finely chopped fresh jalapenos) 1/2 cup sliced green onions, white and green parts 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro (opt.) 1/4 teaspoon salt (if needed) fresh ground pepper, lots 1 small […]

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Dragon Eye Pudding

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Dragon Eye Pudding 1 13-oz. can Longans (sweetened) 3 T. Rice Flour 1 tsp. Brandy (flavored brandy or triple sec) Drain longans and reserve enough syrup to make two cups with added liquor and water if needed (add liquor first). Combine liquid with rice flour in a saucepan and bring it to a slow boil, stirring constantly, and cook until it thickens (about 10 to 12 minutes). Add longans and serve hot or warm in individual bowls. You may also substitute lichee fruits if you like. This takes about 15 […]

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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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