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Breakfast potatoes and onions

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Gluten-free, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Breakfast Potatoes and Onions 6 red potatoes, scrubbed ¼ cup olive oil 2 yellow onions, chopped 2 Tbsp ground dried papaya seeds Sea Salt Directions: Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil, decrease the heat then simmer for about 15 minutes or until it’s tender. Drain and let the potatoes cool. Chop them into bite sized pieces. Heat the oil on medium skillet on medium heat. add onions and fry for 5 to 10 minutes or until onions start to brown. […]

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Applesauce with Pears and Peaches

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Applesauce with pears & peaches Yields: 8 servings 2 lbs of apples, peeled, cored and chopped ½ lb of pears, peeled, pitted, and chopped ½ lb of peaches, peeled, cored and chopped 3 cups of water 1 cup of white sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice 1. Place all the fruit in a large saucepan and just barely cover with water. Simmer over medium-low heat until fruit is tender, 15-20 minutes. 2. Run cooked fruit through a food mill or blender. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat […]

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Sauteed Daikon with Scallion and Carrot

Categories: Bi Syndrome Hot, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Phlegm Heat, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Sauteed Daikon with Scallion and Carrot 1 large daikon radish or 2-3 medium turnips, cleaned and cut into half-moons. 4 or more medium carrots, sliced diagonally into thin ovals. 2-3 scallions, minced. Sesame oil for frying. ¼ tsp salt. Soy sauce to taste. Heat a wok on high heat or a large skillet and add 1-2 tbsp. of oil. When it is hot, add the carrots and daikon and stir-fry for two to three minutes. Then add scallions and stir-fry for another 30-60 seconds. Stir in salt, soy sauce, and […]

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Lung Yin Xu Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

lung yin xu- asian pear tapioca dessert (kids will like this) Fx: nourish the lung stop coughing blood or dry cough Ingredient: asia pear*2, tapioca half cup, a little sugar and some water Fx of herbs Chinese pear: sweet, cold/ lu, li. St. Clear heat,Nourish fluids, decrease thirst, moisten lung, dissolve phlegm Tapioca: strengthen sp, harmonize MJ How to cook: 1. sock tapioca 15 minetus 2. one pear shred , one pear chopped 3. in another pot, boil water then add sugar and #1 , medium flame cooks until sugar melt and […]

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Watermelon Soup

Categories: Dryness, Fluid Vacuity, Gluten-free, Soup, Summerheat, Vegetarian

Watermelon Soup Recipe Ingredients 4 cups seeded watermelon cubes 1/3 cup pomegranate juice 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon honey (optional) 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt Preparation Process first 5 ingredients and honey, if desired, in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Cover and chill 1 hour. Serve in individual bowls with a dollop of yogurt. Serving Size: 1 Cup/4 servings per recipe by Nanci Bankier Watermelon soup could be used to […]

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Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Phlegm Dry, Raw, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint yield: Serves 6 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups strawberries, cleaned and quartered 3/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks 1 cup apples, cored and cut into chunks 1 cup pears, cored and cut into chunks 1/4 chopped finely cup mint Preparation In a mixing bowl, combine the cut fruit and toss. Add the fresh mint and stir gently. Serve in parfait dishes or small bowls. TCM ANALYSIS Strawberries — Sweet, sour, cold; Lu, St, UB; Moistens Lung, promotes fluids, promotes urination, clears heat. Pineapple — Sweet, sour, neutral; […]

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Pork Jiao Zi Dumplings

Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Dryness, Pork, Summerheat

Chinese Dumplings 1 large or 2 small zucchini, diced 8 oz. mushrooms, diced 1 green onion, cut fine, include the tops (leeks) 1-2 tsp grated ginger toasted sesame oil ½ pound ground pork Salt & pepper to taste Wonton wrappers Dipping Sauce Tamari White Rice Vinegar Toasted Sesame Oil Minced Garlic (to taste) In a pan, brown ground pork in small amount of sesame oil and a little salt and pepper. Add zucchini, mushrooms and ginger. Cook until veggies have expressed water but are not mushy. Remove excess water. Add […]

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Avocado and Mushroom Salad

Categories: Heat, Large Intestine Dryness, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Raw, Salad, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Avocado and Mushroom Salad Ingredients 2 small firm, ripe avocados 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 1/3 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced Salt to taste Preparation Peel the avocados, and cut them in half. Remove and discard the pit. Cut the avocados into 1 1/2-inch lengths. Thoroughly blend the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic and parsley with a wire whisk in a salad bowl. Add the mushrooms, avocado and […]

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Cucumbers with lime and cilantro

Categories: Dryness, Heat, Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cucumbers with Lime and Cilantro 2 cucumbers, sliced. Lime juice from 3 limes, approximately ½ cup juice. ½ cup cilantro, chopped Salt Cut up cucumbers into a bowl, pour juice on top, add cilantro and salt and mix together. This can last for several days in the refrigerator. Serves 4. TCM ANALYSIS cucumber– Cool, sweet, diuretic, counteract toxins, cleanse blood, moistens lungs Lime juice–Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Cilantro– Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes qi flow. Salt– Salty, cold, Kd. Clears heat, cools blood, eases bowels, nourishes […]

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Road Rage Release Tea

Categories: Beverages, Dryness, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Yang Rising

Road Rage Release Tea sang ye (Mulberry Leaf) 15g ju hua (Chrysanthemum Flower) 15g jue ming zi (Cassia Seed) 15g ku ding (Broadleaf Holly Leaf) 15g bo he (Peppermint Leaf) 15g Can be combined together as a group using 5g portions or mix and match to taste. Steep in teapot for 20 minutes. Transfer to thermos. You are ready to drive in Chicago. Indications: Red eyes, vertigo, dizziness, vexation, irritability, HBP. ju hua – acrid, sweet, bitter, slightly cold. Affects liver, lung. Disperses wind and clears heat; Benefits and soothes […]

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