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Winter Melon Soup

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

Winter Melon Soup 3-4 Servings Winter melon, or wax gourd, is a fruit that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable due to its flavor. 1 cup winter melon (1/2 pound) 2 cups chicken broth 4 Chinese dried black mushrooms 2 – 3 slices fresh ginger 1/4 cup cooked ham, diced 1 green onion (green part only) cut into 1-inch pieces Salt and pepper to taste 1. Wash the winter melon, remove the green skin, seeds, and the pulp. Cut into 2-inch pieces. 2. Reconstitute the Chinese dried mushrooms by […]

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Beef Pumpkin Soup

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

Very interesting, tasty looking recipe. How would you explain the use of beer in this to help promote digestion and aid rather than create dampness? Due to fermentation and balance in recipe…? Cheryl Kujawinski said: Beef Pumpkin Soup Serves 8Ingredients: 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into one-inch cubes 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1cup onion, diced 2cups peeled pie pumpkin, cut into cubes 2 cups carrot, peeled and diced 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 quarts beef stock 1 12-oz bottle (Red Stripe) Lager Beer 2 teaspoons kosher […]

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Curry Favor Pumpkin Soup

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Cold Damp Distressing Spleen, Diabetes, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold

Curry Favor Pumpkin Soup 2 servings 10-12 ounces pumpkin or winter squash, such as Japanese kabocha (about 2 cups when cubed) 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as canola or olive 1 small onion, diced 1-2 teaspoons curry powder Pinch of salt Pinch of pepper Chop the pumpkin pieces into 1-inch cubes, seeded and peeled. (Some pumpkins are quite tough and most easily handled by chopping the pumpkin into two, seeding it, then cutting it into wedges before peeling. A large, sharp cleaver can be […]

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Beef Congee

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Cold Damp Distressing Spleen, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Beef Congee (Serves 8-10) Ingredients: 1 cup raw brown rice, ½ lb. ground beef, 2 TB olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 10 cups water, 1 ½ TB soy sauce, Toppings: scallions, cilantro, ginger Directions: Wash rice, drain, and repeat 3 more times until water runs clear. Marinate beef in soy sauce for 10 minutes. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat with 2 TB olive oil. When hot, add the ground beef and garlic. Fry until ground beef is browned. Add water, soy sauce and rice. Turn heat to […]

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