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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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Eggs and Tomatoes and Spinach Scramble

Categories: Stomach Fire

Erika Anderson Eggs and Tomatoes and Spinach Scramble Ingredients: 2 Eggs Neutral Sweet SP , ST Nourishes Yin and Blood, Tonifies SP/ST ½ Tomato Cold Sweet, Sour SP, ST, UB K Clears Heat Promotes urination, Promotes Fluids ¼ Cup Spinach Cold Sweet ST, LI Clears Heat 1 tsp. Olive Oil * Makes 1 Serving Directions: 1) Heat a small saute pan over medium heat. 2) Add the Oil. 3) Saute the Tomatoes. 4) Add the Spinach and cook until wilted. 5) Add the Eggs and stir until eggs are cooked. […]

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Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad

Categories: Stomach Fire

Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad (Serves 2-3) (For Stomach Fire) Ingredients: 2 lemon cucumbers, quartered then sliced into ¼ inch thick slices (If you can’t find lemon cucumbers, you can substitute regular cucumbers.) 1 handful of fresh dill (about 2/3 cup loosely packed) ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt 8 ounces nigari extra firm tofu ¼ cup pine nuts 2-3 cups of mung beans, prepared Preparation: Toss the cucumbers, dill, olive oil, lemon juice and salt together in a medium bowl. Let this […]

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Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Fire

Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat 3 avocados — thermal cooling nature, sweet flavor 1 tbs. lime juice Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Sour astringes the lungs. ½ cup onions chopped and soaked in salt water to neutralize (can’t find any research about this but it is done in South America. Salt is cold so it makes sense that it takes the heat out of the onion) Pungent, neutral, LU, ST. Clears heat, relieves toxicity, transforms phlegm and damp. Cilantro – Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes […]

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Day Lily Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Stomach Fire

Day Lily Salad 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 cups daylily buds (about 50 buds), sliced 1 cup torn lettuce 1/2 medium cucumber, sliced 1 medium tomato, diced 2 celery ribs, sliced 1/4 cup shredded red cabbage 3 radishes, sliced Salad dressing of your choice DIRECTIONS: In a large salad bowl, combine the daylily buds, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, celery, cabbage and radishes. Serve with dressing. Yield: 4-6 servings. TCM analysis: Day lily: Sweet, slightly cold. HT, LV. Clears liver and heart heat, cools blood, drains damp, nourishes LV and blood. Lettuce: Sweet, […]

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Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Summerheat

Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: January 27, 2010 Though blueberries aren’t a tropical fruit, they go well with bright yellow or orange fruits from warm places. Papaya is high in potassium and contains enzymes that help break down proteins. 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon mild honey 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger 2 ripe papayas, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon slivered fresh mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish […]

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Italian White Beans with Balsamic and Zucchini

Categories: Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Fire

Italian White Beans with Balsamic and Zucchini By Kylie Roach 1 can cannellini or great northern beans, drained and rinsed 1 can stewed tomatoes, drained and diced (reserve liquid) ¼ cup onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 small or 1 medium zucchini, sliced 1 red bell pepper, sliced Basil, chopped Olive oil Balsamic vinegar Pinch of dried oregano Parmesan cheese Heat a medium skillet to medium/high and add enough olive oil to coat pan. Add minced garlic and fry for 30 seconds then quickly add in onion, red pepper […]

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Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice

Categories: Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Heat, Raw, Stomach Fire, Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice for after a tough day in the garden, or as an anecdote to too much Mexican and Margaritas. To make a pitcher : 5 large stalks of Celery (cleaned, but don’t need to be trimmed) 4 Starfruit (Carambola) 3 cups of Grapes (cleaned with skins and seeds) 1 Lime (If possible, use mature, dark green limes that are kept at room temperature and rolled around on a hard surface before juicing. This will give you the most amount of juice and the best quality.) And a few […]

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Kohlrabi Salad With Cilantro

Categories: Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Salad, Stomach Fire, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Kohlrabi Salad With Cilantro 2 med. kohlrabi, peeled and shredded 1 cup Chinese cabbage, shredded 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, or parsley Sesame dressing to taste Directions: Lightly toss each group of vegetables with dressing Arrange vegetables in ribbons of color on a serving platter Serves 1 TCM Pattern: Stomach Heat TCM Analysis: Kohlrabi- Neutral, pungent, sweet, bitter, improves qi circulation Chinese Cabbage- Neutral, sweet, promotes ulcer healing Carrots- Neutral, sweet, relieves indigestion Cilantro- Cooling, reduces heat signs Sesame oil- Cool, counteracts heat, lubricates dryness

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Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Categories: Indian, Mediterranean, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Vacuity Heat, Yin Vacuity

Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad (also known as Raita) ingredients: 2 large cucumbers, washed well, quartered lengthwise and then sliced as thin as possible 1/2 cup greek yogurt 5-6 minced fresh mint leaves pinch salt optional: 1/2 tsp rosewater mix all ingredients well in a large bowl. can be served with torn fresh lettuce or as a side or condiment. makes about 3 cups. analysis: cucumbers are cooling and sweet and relieve stomach inflammation. yogurt is sweet and neutral and nourishes yin and quenches fire. mint is cool and pungent; […]

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