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Honey Glazed Peach Tart

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Honey Glazed Peach Tart Crust ( you can use pre-made pie dough from the grocery store) * 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (clears heat) * 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (tonifies Mother of LU) * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (moistens dryness) * 3 1/2 tablespoons (about) ice water Filling * 1/4 cup sugar * 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (clears heat) * 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (regulates qi) * 6 ripe medium peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, cut into […]

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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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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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Guacamole

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Guacamole 1 3/4 cups avocado, cut in chunks (about 2 medium-large avocados) 1-1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (or lime juice) 1/4 tsp sea salt In a bowl, combine avocado, 1 tbsp lemon(or lime) juice, salt. Mash to desired consistency. Season to taste with additional salt and remaining lemon (or lime) juice. Avocado: LU/LI, Sweet, bland, cool; Nourishes yin and blood, lubricates LU/LI, clears heat and promotes fluids Lemon/Lime juice: cool, sour; regenerates body fluids, harmonizes ST, regulates qi, quenches thirst salt: salty, deliciousness.

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Avocado Custard

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Avocado Custard Overall Recipe: Nourishes yin, moistens dryness, clears deficient heat. Avocado: cool, sweet. Builds yin and blood, harmonizes LV, lubricates LU and intestines Lemon: cool, sour, astringent. Clears heat, increases production of body fluids, benefits LV. Honey: sweet, neutral. Strengthens middle jiao, moistens dryness. Emily Hildebrand said: Avocado Custard Serves 2 avocado juice from 1/2 a lemon maple syrup or raw honey to taste Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.

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Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Lung dryness with hard to expectorate phlegm Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce Daikon radish with a miso sauce can help transform phlegm, which will help clear the lungs. It also gently moistens the lungs to protect them from becoming dry. It is a colder recipe and can help with warm phlegm. This would be good for a person who is having trouble getting rid of an upper respiratory infection. This recipe is also good for the water element. It is very gentle on the kidney helping treat water metabolism issues such as edema. It […]

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Toasted Tahini and Almond Butter Sandwich with Pears and Apples

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Metal-lung dryness/phlegm Frances Norris Toasted Tahini and Almond Butter Sandwich with Pears and Apples Adapted from recipe on Food52.com Serves 1 Ingredients 2 slices Ezekiel bread (wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans, spelt-all sprouted)-sweet, cool, sl. Salty, harmonize/strengthen MJ, drain damp, moisten dryness Tahini-sl. warming, tonifying, moistening Almond butter-neutral, sweet, ventilates lung, relieves cough and asthma, transforms phlegm Sliced apple-cool, sweet, slightly sour, lubricates lung, resolves mucus Sliced pear-cold, sweet, lubricates lung, lubricates throat, stops cough, dissolves mucus Butter for browning- sweet, neutral, supplements qi   1. Spread the tahini on […]

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Pork and Prune Tagine

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Mediterranean, Pork

PORK AND PRUNE TAGINE serves 4 3 tbs olive oil 1-1/2 or 2 lbs pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp cinnamon and ground ginger ½ tsp ground cumin and turmeric 1 organic lemon, thinly sliced Salt and pepper 1 c prunes, soaked in hot water until soft, 1 hour, and drained ¼ c honey 1 tbs orange flower water ¼ c sliced almonds, toasted Couscous 1) Heat 2 tbs oil, med high, and brown pork, 10 min. Remove and pour off […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat

Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce (Serves 3) 1 lb. thin asparagus 1 Tbsp peanut oil 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter Juice of 1/2 lime 1 tsp soy sauce Water Remove and discard bottom inch of asparagus stalk. Drizzle asparagus with oil, and sprinkle with garlic. Toss well so that all stalks are completely covered with oil, and then spread out on a baking sheet. Roast at 450, stirring asparagus occasionally, until it starts to brown (about 15 min). Mix remaining ingredients well, and add enough water so that it becomes […]

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Avocado Dressing

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Avocado Dressing (Yields 1 ½ cups) 1 avocado Juice of ½ of a lemon ½ cup water ½ tsp. dandelion ¼ tsp. sea salt Combine ingredients and blend until smooth. TCM Analysis: Avocado: cool, sweet, builds yin and blood, harmonizes LV, lubricates LU and intestines Lemon: cool, sour, astringent, benefits LV, encourages formation of bile, increases fluid production Dandelion: cool, bitter, cool LV heat Sea Salt: cold, salty, slightly sweet, harmonize and promote digestion, brightens eyes, strengthens KI, benefits bones, tendons and teeth

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