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Mushroom, Celery and Garlic Soup

Categories: Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Stasis, Toxic Heat in the Blood

Mushroom, Celery and Garlic Soup Serves 4 4 ½ cups chopped mushrooms 4 celery stalks, chopped 3 garlic cloves 3 tbsp dry sherry or white wine 3 cups chicken stock 1 – 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce ½ – 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste celery leaves, to garnish Place mushrooms, celery, and garlic in a pan and stir in the sherry or wine. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add half the stock […]

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Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Categories: Gluten-free, Rice and Grains, Skin Problems, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish Ingredients: 1-2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, fenugreek and turmeric (you can get these bulk at Whole Foods for cheap) 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated or mashed 1 large bay leaf 1 celery stalk, diced 1 small handful of cilantro chopped 1-2 cups mung beans (presoaked over night–read below for tips on cooking dried beans) 1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in water to remove grit, then thinly sliced 1 cup brown rice, cooked separately according to package directions Fry the spices over medium heat […]

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Open sesame eggplant

Categories: Asian, Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Disease, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Spleen Damp Heat, Stomach Fire, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

OPEN SESAME EGGPLANT (2-3 servings) by Catherine Marquis Other Names: Solanum melongena, aubergine, qie zi Eggplant is a vegetable of wide international origins, appearing in the cuisines of Europe, the Middle East, South and East Asia, and North America. China and India are the world’s top eggplant producers today. It is related to the potato, pepper, and tomato, part of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, and grows in climates ranging from tropical to temperate. Eggplants come in many sizes, colors and shapes, (not only the pear-shaped dark purple variety) ranging from […]

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Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Categories: Cleanse, Rice and Grains, Skin Problems, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Here is the adaptation I made for a client with a current heat rash and underlying SP qi vacuity – Enjoy! Mitch Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish Ingredients: 1-2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, fenugreek and turmeric (you can get these bulk at Whole Foods for cheap) 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated or mashed 1 large bay leaf 1 celery stalk, diced 1 small handful of cilantro chopped 1-2 cups mung beans (presoaked over night; read below for tips on cooking dried beans) 1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in […]

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