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Fruit Smoothie

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Fruit Smoothie 1 Banana (clears heat, cools blood) 1 cup raspberries (Nourishes LV blood) 1/2 cup Grape Juice (tonifies Qi and Blood) 1/4 cup pureed aduki bean (Relieves toxins) 5 large ice cubes Puree all ingredients in blender and drink Serves 2

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Stuffed Lotus Root

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Shen Calming, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Stuffed Lotus Root Ingredients: 1 medium lotus root ½ C dry mung beans ½ C carrot, diced Instructions: Soak mung beans in water for 30 minutes. Chop off one end of the lotus root (about 1 inch). You will see several holes in the root. Fill the holes with mung beans and diced carrot. Press stuffing in with a fork or chopstick. Steam for 1 hour, or until the lotus root is thoroughly cooked. Check tenderness with a fork. Chop into thin slices and serve. Makes 3-4 small servings (as […]

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Coconut Sweet Rice

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Coconut Sweet Rice (serves 4-6) 1 cup sweet rice 2 cups coconut milk Pinch of salt 1. Rinse the rice in 1 or 2 changes of water. 2. If making with salt, place the rice in a saucepan, add salt and coconut milk, then bring to a boil. Immediately turn down the heat and continue cooking, uncovered, until nearly all the coconut milk is absorbed and a layer or cream remains. Stir, cover, and let sit 5 minutes. Analysis: Sweet rice is sweet, neutral, and slightly binding. It supplements qi […]

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Hong Dou Sha (Red Bean Sand)

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Shen Calming, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Hong Dou Sha (Red Bean Sand) China Treatment Principle: strengthens SP, promotes urination, drains Damp. Serves 4 Ingredients 2/3 cup dried azuki beans 1/4 cup long-grain white rice 3/4 cup of white sugar Soak the azuki beans overnight in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium low, cover the pan and cook for 30 minutes. Add a further 4 cups of water and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 15 minutes. Add the rice and cook for […]

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Lotus root stew

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Spleen Damp, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

HT and SI Fire- Fire – nina gaglio Serves 3 to 4 Lotus Root Stew 1 cup of white rice soaked over night 2 oz of fresh lotus root (sliced) 4 cups water 1 cup mung beans pinch of salt and peper Overall TCM Functions: Clear fire from HT and SI harmonize middle jiao. Rice- sweet, neutral, SP, ST. Supplements SP/ST, generates fluids. Lotus Root- sweet, cool, astringent, HT, SP, KD. Stabilize and bind essence. Mung Bean- sweet, cold, HT, ST, UB. Clears heat, relieves toxin, promotes urination.

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Watermelon Champagne Sangria

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation

Watermelon Champagne Sangria Makes 6 servings. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups chopped seedless watermelon 1 seedless orange, peeled and broken into sections¨ 1 apple, wedged 1 Asian pear, wedged 1 cup seedless grapes, cut into halves 1 bottle dry champagne of choice DIRECTIONS: Toss the fruit together in a bowl or pitcher. Pour the champagne over and let sit for at least 2 hours or more. TCM analysis: Watermelon: Sweet, cold. ST, HT, UB. Clears heat toxin, quenches thirst, relieves irritability, promotes urination. Orange: Sweet, sour, cool. LV, LU, ST, UB. Clears […]

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