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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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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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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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Soul Food for Wind-Cold Invading Lungs: Grits and Greens

Categories: Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

Soul Food for Wind-Cold Invading Lungs: Grits and Greens By Sue Cook Ingredients: GREENS: 3 inch piece fresh ginger 2 bunches fresh mustard greens 1 large purple onion 5 Chinese dates (complicated version) or 1 T raw brown sugar (easy version) either 1 cup water plus 3 dried shiitakes (complicated version) or 2 T extra virgin olive oil plus 1 cup water tamari or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos GRITS: 1 c stone-ground yellow grits (polenta) 3 c water 1 tsp salt PREPARATION: easy level In a 2-4 quart saucepan with a […]

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String Beans With Ginger and Garlic

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Wind Invasion (External)

String Beans With Ginger and Garlic Ingredients * Salt * 2 1/2 pounds string beans (French-style slim haricots verts work especially well), trimmed * 4 tablespoons vegetable oil * 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger (about 6 inches ginger root, peeled) * 4 medium-size garlic cloves, minced Preparation 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and fill a large bowl with ice water. Working in two batches, boil beans until just tender but still crisp and bright green. Start testing after 4 minutes or so, being careful […]

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Miso Soup

Categories: Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs, Wind Heat Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

From Miso Soup Recipe Miso Choice: This time around I used an organic white miso, but I’d encourage you to experiment with a range of misos. 3 ounces dried soba noodles 2 – 4 tablespoons miso paste (to taste) 2 – 3 ounces firm tofu (2 handfuls), chopped into 1/3-inch cubes a handful of watercress or spinach, well washed and stems trimmed 2 green onions, tops removed thinly sliced a small handful of cilantro a pinch of red pepper flakes Cook the soba noodles in salted water, drain, run cold […]

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