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Natto (Fermented Soy Beans)

Categories: Blood Stasis, Heart Blood Stagnation, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Natto (Fermented Soy Beans) Japan Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 package natto (about 1/3 cup) 1/8 tspn karashi (Japanese mustard) 1/4 tspn soy sauce 1 tbsp scallion (white portion) Mix together and serve. May be used as a condiment for rice. Natto: bitter sweet neutral HT SP KI Actions: invigorates the blood, tonifies KI jing, harmonizes middle jiao, smooths the skin. Indications: high cholesterol, thrombosis, excessive immune reactions, dysentery, weak bones, osteoporosis, hair loss. Mustard: acrid warm LU Actions: penetrates to the yin to restore movement to the yang, regulates qi, […]

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Hai Ji Tang (Black-Boned Chicken Soup)

Categories: Kidney & Urinary Bladder Qi Vacuity, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Hai Ji Tang (Black-Boned Chicken Soup) via China Serves 4 (about 2 quarts) Ingredients 1 1-lb silkie chicken (wu gu ji: black-boned chicken) head and feet discarded, cleaned and rinsed 20 pieces long yan rou (Longan Arillus) 1/4 cup yi mi (Coicis Semen) 2 large, thick, solid, heavy rhizomes huang jing (Polygonati Rhizoma) 1/4 cup gou qi zi (Lycii Fructus) 3-4 very large slices he shou wu (Polygoni multiflori Radix preparata) 4 pieces dang shen (Codonopsis Radix) 40 pieces lian zi (Nelumbinis Semen) salt light Chinese soy sauce Rinse all […]

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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity

Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon INGREDIENTS (Nutrition) 8 (4 ounce) fillets salmon 1/2 cup peanut oil 4 tablespoons soy sauce 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 tablespoons green onions, chopped 3 teaspoons brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS Place salmon filets in a medium, nonporous glass dish. In a separate medium bowl, combine the peanut oil, soy sauce, vinegar, green onions, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil and salt. Whisk […]

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Supplement Blood Soup

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Supplement Blood Soup 1 oz cooked Shu Di Huang 1/2 oz Chuan Xiong 2 oz Gou Ji berry 1 oz longan fruit 12 red dates 1 inch fresh ginger 1/2 cup black beans 7-8 cups vegetable or chicken stock 6 shitake mushrooms, slivered (soak if dried) 1/2 cup peanuts w. skin 1/2 cup pine nuts 4 Tbsp rice vinegar Rinse black beans, simmer them in 3 cups boiling water for 1 hour. Combine cooked beans and bean water with herbs (except red dates) and simmer them in stock for 1 […]

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Appetizer Mussels

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Appetizer Mussels Serves 3 Ingredients 3/4 cup white wine 3/4 cup tomato and clam juice cocktail 3 cloves garlic – peeled and sliced 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 pound mussels, cleaned and debearded 3 tablespoons butter Directions 1.In a stock pot, combine the wine, juice cocktail, garlic and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and add mussels. 2.Cover and continue to boil for about 4 to 6 minutes or until all the mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that haven’t opened. 3.Remove mussels from liquid and keep warm. […]

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Tomato Crab Soup

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Tomato Crab Soup 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (6 ounce) can crabmeat 1 pint half-and-half cream In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook garlic and onion in oil until softened. Stir in tomato soup, tomatoes and crabmeat and heat through. Stir in half-and-half and cook until bubbly. Analysis: Tomato – sweet. Sour, cold, promotes fluids, clears heat, promotes urination, supplements kidney. Crab- Salty, cold, clears heat drains damp, […]

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Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yang Vacuity, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee 3 to 4 servings In northern China, chestnuts are dubbed “the king of dried fruits” (gan guo zhi wang) 6 fresh, unshelled chestnuts 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup uncooked short-grain rice, rinsed and drained 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 4-5 cups water 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste 1-2 teaspoons honey or other natural sweetener, or to taste (optional) Boil chestnuts in a pot of water for 1/2 hour. Remove from water and cut in half (a serrated knife is helpful). Scoop out the firm flesh with a […]

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Beef Congee

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Cold Damp Distressing Spleen, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Beef Congee (Serves 8-10) Ingredients: 1 cup raw brown rice, ½ lb. ground beef, 2 TB olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 10 cups water, 1 ½ TB soy sauce, Toppings: scallions, cilantro, ginger Directions: Wash rice, drain, and repeat 3 more times until water runs clear. Marinate beef in soy sauce for 10 minutes. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat with 2 TB olive oil. When hot, add the ground beef and garlic. Fry until ground beef is browned. Add water, soy sauce and rice. Turn heat to […]

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Huang Qi Broth To Regain Appetite

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Huang Qi Broth To Regain Appetite Erika Anderson Ingredients Channels Taste, Temp. Functions 30 grams Huang Qi Wrapped in Cheese Cloth SP, LU Sweet, Warm Tonifies Qi & Blood, Increases Appetite 3 pounds of Chicken Pieces SP, ST, K Sweet, Warm Tonifies Qi & Blood, Nourishes Kidneys Jing 10 Cups Cold Water (or enough water to cover the chicken) 7 Slices of Ginger LU, SP, ST Pungent Warm Stops Nausea, Disperses Cold 8 Green Onions, cut into 1 inch Pieces LU, ST, LI Pungent, Warm Warms The Lung and Stomach […]

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Black-Bone Chicken

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

Black-Bone Chicken 1 black-bone chicken, whole* 1 bunch scallions, cut into 5 or 6 pieces (white and green parts) 1 tablespoon rice wine 5 to 6 slices gingerroot Salt to taste 1. Combine all the ingredients, except salt, in a slow cooker or large pot. Cover with water. 2. Simmer on low heat for 3 to 4 hours, until chicken is tender and meat begins to come off the bone. 3. Serve chicken meat seasoned with salt, and a little of the cooking juice, if desired. *Black-bone chicken, sometimes sold […]

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