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Steak Stir-Fry

Categories: Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Collapsing & Sinking, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Steak Stir-Fry Prep: 20 minutes Marinate: 15 minutes Cook: 17 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1/2 lb skirt steak 2 garlic cloves 3 TBS lime juice 1 tsp olive oil 3 bell peppers 1 onion 2 1/2 cups diagonally cut asparagus 1 TBS grated peeled fresh ginger 1 TBS low-sodium soy sauce 2 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 cups cooked brown rice 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 TBS chopped cashews Cut 1/2 lb skirt steak crosswise into 1/4 thick strips. Toss together with 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, and 2 […]

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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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Steamed Pumpkin with Gingered Honey

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Steamed Pumpkin with Gingered Honey Pumpkin is a sweet warming food that benefits spleen-pancreas and stomach 2 # pumpkin, cut into cubes ½ cup honey ¼ tsp sesame oil 2 T slivered Ginger Sesame seeds for garnish Steam pumpkin until tender Heat honey, oil and ginger, simmer for 5 — 10 minutes Drizzle syrup over pumpkin and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serves 6 Ingredient Analysis Pumpkin — Sweet, warm — supplements the Spleen, Stomach, and Pancreas. Honey — Sweet, neutral. Nourishes middle jiao Ginger — Warm, acrid. Warms the middle […]

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Baked Oatmeal

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

Baked Oatmeal In the early Fall when the weather first starts to get cooler, pop this recipe into the oven as soon as you wake up and get ready while it is cooking. You will be rewarded with a wonderful, nourishing dish before a busy day! Ingredients: • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar • 1/3 cup raisins • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk • 1/2 cup applesauce • 2 tablespoons butter, melted • 1 […]

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Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Cold, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad SERVES: 6 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 small head of radicchio, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces 1 bunch of arugula (4 ounces) 1 small fennel bulb-halved lengthwise, cored and sliced paper thin crosswise 1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (optional) In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until golden brown, about […]

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Champion Chicken with Goji Berries

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Cold

Champion Chicken with Goji Berries 4 servings 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as canola or olive 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 (1/2- to 1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 roasting chicken, skinned and cut up, or 3 to 4 pounds of skinless legs and/or breasts 2 medium-sized green onions, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces, roots and tough tips discarded 3-4 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry 2 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste 2 tablespoons (30 grams) goji berries (gou qi zi) 1 1/2 cups water or vegetable […]

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Blueberry Couscous Pudding

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Blueberry Couscous Pudding By scott Schultz Ingredients: 1 pint (16 oz.) blueberries 3 cups apple juice 1 cup couscous 1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange rind 1/4 teaspoon sea salt optional: dollop of whipped cream Preparation: Mix all ingredients together in a large pot Cover and simmer for 10 minutes Turn off heat and let sit undisturbed for 15 minutes Spoon onto a platter and arrange into a mound Garnish with fresh blueberries and strawberry leaves or whipped cream Serves approx. 6 people TCM Ingredient Analysis: Blueberries: cool, sweet, sour, […]

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Rajma Beans

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

Rajma Beans -Serves 4 by Lamya Kamel PCOM Chicago Ingredients: 14oz of cooked red kidney beans 1 medium sized onion (any variety, though I prefer red or sweet) 1 small piece of ginger (the size of about 5 quarters) Three cloves of garlic Two medium sized tomatoes 3 tbsp of olive oil 1 tsp of cumin seeds 1 tsp of turmeric powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/4 tsp chili powder 1 tsp of sugar 1 tbsp of lemon juice to taste Directions: Heat 3 tbsp of olive oil on high. […]

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White Bean Fennel Soup

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

White Bean Fennel Soup Kate Phillippi Serves: 5-7 Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced 1 TB olive oil 5 cups vegetable (or chicken) broth 2 cups of white kidney or cannellini beans, cooked (or 1-15oz. can) 2 cups fresh tomatoes, cut and peeled 1 tsp. dried thyme 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped ¼ tsp. pepper 1 bay leaf 3 cups shredded fresh spinach Directions In a large saucepan, sauté onion and fennel in oil until tender. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, thyme, pepper and […]

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Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

From Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe I used a red quinoa here, but you can use whatever kind you like, white/buff colored seems to be the most common. Also, a few notes and tips from the book: low-fat soy milk may replace the low fat milk, blueberries may replace the blackberries, dark honey may replace the agave nectar, and walnuts may replace the pecans. 1 cup organic 1% low fat milk 1 cup water 1 cup organic quinoa, (hs note: rinse quinoa) 2 cups fresh blackberries, organic preferred 1/2 […]

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