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Mushroom, Celery and Garlic Soup

Categories: Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Stasis, Toxic Heat in the Blood

Mushroom, Celery and Garlic Soup Serves 4 4 ½ cups chopped mushrooms 4 celery stalks, chopped 3 garlic cloves 3 tbsp dry sherry or white wine 3 cups chicken stock 1 – 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce ½ – 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste celery leaves, to garnish Place mushrooms, celery, and garlic in a pan and stir in the sherry or wine. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add half the stock […]

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Polenta Pizza

Categories: Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Polenta Pizza Prep time 15 mins Cooking time 75 mins Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 cups cornmeal 5 cups water 2 tsp salt 6 tomatoes 2 large onions 1 small green pepper 4 cloves garlic 6 ounces olives 6 artichoke hearts, quartered 2 handfuls fresh basil 2-3 cups grated cheese Black pepper Method: To make the polenta, put 2 cups of the cornmeal in a heavy bottomed pot and slowly add the water. Stir carefully to avoid lumps. Add the salt and cook on a medium heat for 20-30 minutes. Stir […]

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Barley and Mushroom Pilaf

Categories: Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Rice and Grains, Spleen Damp Heat

Barley and Mushroom Pilaf Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 2 ounces fresh shitake mushrooms ½ pound field mushrooms 1 onion 2 carrots 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1-cup pot barley 3 cups chicken stock Handful of fresh parsley ½ cup walnuts Soy sauce Salt & Pepper Method Chop the mushrooms, onions and carrots into strips. Saute the mushrooms in a little of the olive oil and butter and set aside when browned.  Saute the onion and carrots in the rest of the […]

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Vegetable-Bean Medley

Categories: Legumes, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Vegetable-Bean Medley Serving Size for 1 Person Ingredients: Black Beans -½ cup cooked Aduki Beans -½ cup cooked Quinoa- 1 cup Carrots -½ cup Celery -½ cup Lime Juice -¼ cup Grapes -½ cup Cooking Instructions: This is simple. All you do is mix the quinoa with 2 cups of water and cook the same way as the rice. Mix the steamed veggies along with the already cooked beans, and the grapes. Sprinkle desired amount of lime juice to give flavor to the food. The grapes will provide a sweet […]

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Open sesame eggplant

Categories: Asian, Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Disease, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Spleen Damp Heat, Stomach Fire, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

OPEN SESAME EGGPLANT (2-3 servings) by Catherine Marquis Other Names: Solanum melongena, aubergine, qie zi Eggplant is a vegetable of wide international origins, appearing in the cuisines of Europe, the Middle East, South and East Asia, and North America. China and India are the world’s top eggplant producers today. It is related to the potato, pepper, and tomato, part of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, and grows in climates ranging from tropical to temperate. Eggplants come in many sizes, colors and shapes, (not only the pear-shaped dark purple variety) ranging from […]

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Categories: Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Ingredients 4 – 8 baby artichokes Juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 1 cup water 1 1/2 cups flat-leaf parsley, stems removed Salt Preparation  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.    Trim the artichokes by slicing off half an inch of the top, slicing off any stems and pulling off the tougher outer leaves.   Toss the artichokes with the lemon juice and olive oil in an oven-proof dish. Scatter the garlic on top and drizzle with three-fourths cup of water. Cover […]

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