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Horseradish Potato Salad

Categories: Dryness, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Dryness, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Salad, Vegetarian

Horseradish Potato Salad 3 pounds small (2-inch) potatoes 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1 cup sour cream (or 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup yogurt) 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Boil the potatoes until fork tender, cool them to room temperature and quarter them. In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients and fold over the potatoes. Adjust seasoning to taste. potatoes – sweet, neutral. […]

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Mushroom Curried Quinoa with Veggies & Pine Nuts

Categories: Dryness, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Dryness, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mushroom Curried Quinoa with Veggies & Pine Nuts Prep: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1 cup Quinoa 2 cups water or broth (vegetable or chicken) 3 ounce bag pine nuts (½ cup) 6-8 vine ripped cherry tomatoes ½ orange bell pepper ½ red bell pepper ½ medium onion Fresh mushrooms Fresh basil leaves Fresh Spinach leaves Seasoning: 1 tsp. Crushed garlic 1 tsp. Curry red powder ¼ tsp. Cumin or nutmeg ¼ tsp. Ground ginger ¼ tsp. Kelp seasoning or (sea salt) 2-3 TBS. Olive oil […]

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Quinoa w/ Pine Nuts

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Quinoa w/ Pine Nuts Serving Size 2 1/4 cup pine nuts 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water sea salt to taste 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped Toast the pine nuts briefly in a dry skillet over medium heat. This will take about 5 minutes, and stir constantly as they will burn easily. Set aside to cool. In a saucepan, combine the quinoa, water and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to […]

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Corn, Avocado and Black Bean Salad

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Dryness, Fluid Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

Corn, Avocado and Black Bean Salad Yield: 4 2/3 cups (Serving size: 2/3 cup) Ingredients 2 medium-size ripe avocados, cubed 1 (15.5-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15 1/4-oz.) can whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained 1/3 cup chopped red onion 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper Preparation Gently stir together all ingredients in a large bowl. This recipe is design for someone with Kidney Yin Xu, and Blood Xu. avocados, cubed- Tonifies Yin and Blood, moistens skin and intestines black […]

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Strawberry and Pear Delight

Categories: Desserts, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Fire, Vegan, Vegetarian

Strawberry and Pear Delight 1 pint fresh strawberries 1 pint pears, halved and cooked 2 cups mint tea or apple juice 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 bar agar-agar -Rinse agar-agar in cold water. Squeeze out excess water and tear into small pieces. -Simmer in tea or juice 15 minutes. Skim off foam. -Arrange pear halves on the bottom of a glass dish or mold. Cover with strawberries. -Pour agar-agar over fruit and let set until firm. Serves 6 TCM Analysis: Strawberry- sweet, cold, sour, LU/ST/UB, moistens LU, promotes fluids, promotes […]

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Cellophane noodle soup

Categories: Asian, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Qi Vacuity, Noodles, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

CELLOPHANE NOODLE SOUP 4 large dried shitake 15 g lily buds, dried ½ cucumber 2 garlic cloves, halved 90 g white cabbage,chopped 5 cups boiling water 4 oz cellophane noodles 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp palm sugar 3 ½ blocks silken tofu Fresh cilantro Soak shitake in warm water for 30 min. soak lily buds in a warm water soak for 30 min. Put cucumber, garlic, cabbage in a food processor and grind to a smooth paste. Scrape the mixture into a large pan and add the measured boiling […]

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Cucumber Raita

Categories: Dryness, Heart Fire, Heart Yin Vacuity, Indian, Large Intestine Heat, Liver Yang Rising, Lung Yin Vacuity, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vacuity Heat, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Cucumber Raita Prep time: 10 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1-teaspoon cumin seeds 2 cucumbers 1 ½ cups yogurt ¼ teaspoon salt Method: Dry roast the cumin seeds until they are slightly browned, then crush them with a rolling pin or mortar and pestle. Grate or finely shred the cucumber, combine with the other indigents and let the mixture sit for half an hour or so before serving. Cucumber is cooling, sweet and cleansing and will relieve heat throughout the body. Its moistening thirst-relieving nature will benefit dryness and it has […]

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Sunflower Seed Beet Pizza recipe

Categories: Constipation, Gluten-free, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Sunflower Seed Beet Pizza Crust 2 cups ground sunflower seeds 1 cup grated beet 1/4 cup coconut oil, hemp oil, or EFA Oil Blend (p. xxx) 1/2 tsp parsley Sea salt to taste Topping 1 tomato, sliced 1/2 Spanish onion, diced 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup grated carrot 1/2 cup chopped green onions Procedure: Preheat oven to 300°F. In a food processor, process all crust ingredients until mixture starts to ball up. Lightly oil the baking tray with coconut oil. Spread mixture on tray […]

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“LET IT FLOW” CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Categories: Constipation, Desserts, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

12 OZ Bittersweet Chocolate (chopped) 1/3 C Heavy Cream 1 t Vanilla Extract ¼ C Almonds (chopped) 9 Grams Da Huang   Yields about 35 truffles (enough for plenty of bowel fun!)   In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the Heavy Cream and Da Huang.  Bring to a boil then quickly down to a simmer. Cook for no more than 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add in the Chocolate and the Vanilla Extract.  Stir together until all of the chocolate is melted.  Pour into a small […]

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CUCUMBER LIME SALAD

Categories: Dryness, Salad, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

2 cucumbers, sliced.  Lime juice from 3 limes, approximately ½ cup juice.  Cilantro ½ cup, 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.   This is a nice recipe for summer heat with dryness and no damp.  It is cooling, moistening, and releases the exterior.  It is contraindicated for more pronounced damp signs or for spleen yang deficiency.

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