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Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert (kids will like this) Lung Yin Xu Function: nourish the Lung yin, stop coughing blood, or dry cough Ingredients:  2 asian pears, 1/2 cup tapioca, a little sugar and some water Function 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. soak tapioca for 15 minutes 2. Shred one pear.  Chop one pear. 3. In another pot, boil water.   Then, add sugar and tapioca.  Cook over medium flame […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup for the Common Cold

Categories: Asian, Chicken, Gluten-free, Soup, Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP FOR THE COMMON COLD serves 4 2 tbs coconut oil ¼ lb chicken, shredded ¼ c preserved mustard greens, soaked, rinsed, and shredded 4 slices ginger, shredded 2 green onions, sliced thinly 1-2 tbs fermented black beans, soaked, rinsed, and chopped 4 c chicken stock 1 tbs soy sauce 2 tsp sesame oil 2 oz rice vermicelli, presoaked in hot water until soft, drained Fresh perilla leaves (or substitute with cilantro or basil) 1) Heat oil until smoking. Add chicken for 30 seconds. Add ginger, onions, greens, […]

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Tropical Smoothie

Categories: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Stomach Fire, Summerheat

Fire Tropical Smoothie Servings: 1 large or 2 small Prelude: Enjoy the tastes of the tropics with a thick, rich and healthy smoothie. It’s packed with fruits so make sure to pick seasonal varieties – they’re higher in vital nutrients and they taste so much better. However, if it’s the dead of winter, frozen fruits will get the job done too. Ingredients: ½ cup pineapple (chilled or frozen) – clears heat and promotes fluids ½ cup mango (chilled or frozen) – ½ cup watermelon (chilled or frozen) – relieves irritability […]

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Black Soybean and Kabocha Squash Stew

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Invasion (External)

Black Soybean and Kabocha Squash Stew (Serves 4) Ingredients: 1 cup dried black soybeans 1 inch piece kombu seaweed 2 tablespoons olive oil 2-3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 red onion, diced 1 teaspoon chili powder Fine Sea Salt Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes 1/2 kabocha squash, halved, seeded, and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup mirin 2 teaspoons white miso 2 celery stalks, diced 3-4 fresh cilantro sprigs, chopped Preparation: Rinse the soybeans, then turn them out […]

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Eel with Dried Ginger, Garlic, and Chiles

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Wind Damp Obstructing Channels

Eel with Dried Ginger, Garlic, and Chiles Ingredients: 2 C basic tomato sauce 1 C dry red wine 1 tsp dried ginger 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes 2 lbs eel, skinned and gutted by your fishmonger, rinsed, patted dry, and cut into 4-inch-long pieces Salt and freshly ground black pepper Instructions: Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a large sauce pan, combine the tomato sauce, red wine, dried ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Meanwhile, season the eel […]

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Poached Pears in Cinnamon-Ginger Syrup

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Poached Pears in Cinnamon-Ginger Syrup Mary Wetterstrand – PCOM Chicago 6 Servings 10 cups water 1½ cups sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 8 slices fresh, unpeeled ginger, ~quarter size, smashed lightly with edge of knife 6 slightly under-ripe Bosc or Anjou pears 2 lemons 1. In a large pot, combine the water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger. Heat until boiling, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 30 minutes. 2. Peel the pears and rub the outside with cut lemons to prevent them from turning brown. 3. Squeeze the […]

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Mung Bean Sprout Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Wind Heat Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

Mung Bean Sprout Salad Overall recipe: Releases exterior, resolves toxin, clears heat. Mung Bean Sprouts: sweet, cool. Clears heat, resolves toxins, disperses summer-heat. Scallion: acrid, warm. Releases exterior, resolves toxin Sesame Seed: sweet, neutral. Moistens interior, supplements liver and kidney. Sesame Oil: sweet cool. Detoxifies, moistens dryness, promotes bowel movement. Ginger: acrid, slightly warm. Disperses cold, releases exterior, transforms phlegm, stops vomit. Vinegar: sour, bitter, warm. Resolves toxin, kills worms, scatters stasis. Garlic: acrid, warm. Courses qi, resolves toxin, kills parasites. Honey: sweet, neutral. Resolves toxin, moistens dryness, strengthens the […]

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Watermelon Mint Granite

Categories: Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Watermelon Mint Granite 10 cups of chopped watermelon (Cold, Sweet – clears heat) Juice from ½ lemon (Sour, Tonifies Lungs, moderates LV – Helps stop excessive sweating) 4 leaves of mint (Cool, acrid – Vents the exterior) 1T agave syrup (protects spleen) Put watermelon and mint in a blender and puree. Add lemon juice and agave syrup to taste and blend thoroughly. Pour in glass baking dish and freeze. Stir occasionally as ice starts to form. Serves 8

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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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Green Tea and Lychee Smoothie

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Shen Calming, Summerheat

Green Tea and Lychee Smoothie by Kylie Roach 2 C. filtered water 3 green tea bags ½ can of Lychees in syrup (about 8 lychees and their juice) Make the tea: Boil 2 cups of water and add the 3 tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes. Let tea cool slightly then pour into an ice cube tray (fills about 1 tray). Freeze the green tea cubes. Soak the bottom of the ice cube tray in warm water for a few seconds when ready to make the smoothie. In a blender […]

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