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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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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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Chai

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Vegetarian

CHAI TEA makes 2 quarts Ingredients: 2 qts water 2 cinnamon sticks ¼ c green cardamom pods 1 heaping tsp black peppercorns ½ heaping tsp whole cloves Several slices of fresh ginger 1-2 black teabags (I like Darjeeling or Earl Gray) Honey Goat’s Milk nutmeg 1) Combine all ingredients except for the tea bags; bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 45 min.  Add the tea bags and continue to simmer for another 10-15 min.  Strain into a container to store. 2) To serve, reheat a desired amount […]

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Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing Six Servings -2 lbs large shrimp (16-20 per lb), shelled and deveined (or tempeh if vegetarian) -6 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed -3 small, fresh red Thai chiles, ends trimmed, seeds removed, and cut into thin slices -1/4 cup rice wine or sake -1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil -6 skewers for grilling Chile Dressing: *3-4 small, fresh red Thai chiles or cherry peppers *1/2 cup clear rice vinegar *1/4 cup virgin olive oil *1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil *1/2 tsp salt […]

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Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup six servings *8 whole scallions, ends trimmed, cut into 1.5 inch sections and smashed lightly with the flat side of a knife *8 cloves garlic, smashed lightly *8 slices of ginger, about the size of a quarter, smashed lightly *2 sticks of cinnamon *1 tsp anise seeds *1/2 cup soy sauce (or tamari sauce if wheat sensitive) *1/2 cup rice wine or sake *7 cups water -2 lbs chuck or beef stew meat, cut into 1.5 inch cubes (or adzuki beans with tempeh if vegetarian) -1 […]

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Sweet Potato Soup

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Stomach Food Retention

Sweet Potato Soup (8 servings) 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes 3 cups chicken stock 1 head garlic, peeled 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 ½ tbsp curry powder 2 tsp minced ginger 1 cup cream (or nonfat evaporated milk) 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the potatoes and roast them in the oven for 40 minutes or until tender. 2. Bring the stock to a boil and blanch the garlic for 5 minutes; remove garlic from the stock with a slotted spoon. 3. Scoop the potato pulp out of […]

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Split Pea and Barley Soup

Categories: Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Split Pea and Barley Soup (serves six) 14 cups of water 1 pound green split peas ½ cup barley, rinsed in a strainer 1 TBL olive oil 1 bay leaf 2 TBLS unsalted butter 2 medium onions, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 carrots finely diced 1 celery rib, finely diced 1 tsp fresh thyme, or ½ tsp dried 1 tsp salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste Instructions In a large stockpot combine water, split peas, barley, olive oil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Then […]

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Oven Roasted Carrots with Mideast Spice Blend

Categories: Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Siri Michel Earth Imbalance – Spleen Qi Deficiency; Spleen Yang Deficiency Oven Roasted Carrots with Mideast Spice Blend (Serves 4 as a side dish) Ingredients 1 lb carrots – cut on diagonal into ½ inch thick pieces 1 – 2 T olive oil 1.5 to 2 tsp cumin (optional 1/2 – 1 tsp whole cumin) 1/8 to ¼ tsp cinnamon 1/8 to ¼ tsp cayenne ½ tsp kosher or sea salt black pepper to taste   Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sliced carrots in a large bowl. Drizzle the […]

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Harvest Pumpkin Soup

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Earth-spleen qi/yang xu Frances Norris Harvest Pumpkin Soup Martha Stewart Ingredients 1 small pumpkin, halved, seeds and stringy fibers put aside-cool, sweet, dispels damp 6 tbsp. unsalted butter- sweet, neutral, supplements qi 3 cups chicken stock-sweet, warm, supplements qi 3 cups water 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 small parsnip, peeled and coarsely chopped-warm, pungent, dispels dampness 1 small Yukon gold potato, peeled and coarsely chopped-cool, sweet, strengthens SP, harmonizes ST 2 small shallots, minced-warm, pungent ½ cup dry white wine-pungent, sweet, warm, expels cold 3 tbsp. heavy cream-sweet, neutral, supplements […]

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Brown Rice Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and Greens

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Brown Rice Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and Greens SP QI XU - Nina Gaglio Serves 4 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1-inch piece ginger, thinly sliced 1 cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (if substituting dried, pre-soak in hot water for 20 minutes) 1 cup long-grain brown rice, rinsed and drained 9 cups water 4 ounces greens, thinly sliced (can use kale, Chinese broccoli, broccoli raab, broccolini. 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Brown Rice- Sweet, Sl. Warm, SP, ST. Supplements qi, soothes stomach, drains damp. Shitake (Mushroom) – Sweet, Neutral, LU, […]

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