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Shiitake and Shan Zha Congee

Categories: Heart Blood Stagnation, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention, Wei Qi Vacuity

Shiitake and Shan Zha Congee   Spleen Qi Vacuity with high cholesterol Function: strengthen SP, help digestion, regulate qi and relieve stagnation.  It could use for sp/st xu with blood stasis and to lower LDL. Ingredients : shan zha 15g, shiitake 10g, Geng mi 50g, sugar 1/2 tbs ,Water – enough amount to create congee Serves: 3-5 people How to cook: 1. soak shan zha, shiitake in warm water about 30 minutes then drain out water 2. in another pot make shan zha and shitake as tea , then add geng mi […]

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Sweet Potato Soup

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Stomach Food Retention

Sweet Potato Soup (8 servings) 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes 3 cups chicken stock 1 head garlic, peeled 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 ½ tbsp curry powder 2 tsp minced ginger 1 cup cream (or nonfat evaporated milk) 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the potatoes and roast them in the oven for 40 minutes or until tender. 2. Bring the stock to a boil and blanch the garlic for 5 minutes; remove garlic from the stock with a slotted spoon. 3. Scoop the potato pulp out of […]

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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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Creamy Root Vegetable Soup with Oats

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Creamy Root Vegetable Soup with Oats 6-8 servings Laurie Misener class recipe ½ c old-fashioned rolled oats ½ t dried rosemary, crumbled 3 small parsnips, peeled, cut into ½-in cubes 3 large carrots, peeled, cut into ½-in cubes 2 medium turnips, peeled, cut into ½-in cubes ½ medium rutabaga, peeled, cut into ½-in cubes 2 t sea salt 1. Bring 1 ¼ c water to a boil in a medium saucepan. 2. Add the oats, reduce heat to low, simmer until tender and thickened, 15-20 minutes 3. Remove from heat. […]

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Earth Builder and Regulator

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Earth Builder and Regulator 1 C Rice ¼ C Sprouted Barley 2 C Broccoli 1 Lb Halibut 1 T Fennel Seeds 1 T Black Pepper Serves about 2 Pour 2.5 C of water into a large pot with the Rice and Sprouted Barely. Bring the water to a boil and then down to a simmer for about 30-45 minutes (or until the water is soaked up). Set over to the side. Grind or smash up the Fennel Seeds and Black pepper together in a grinder or herb mortar. Rub all […]

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Earth Builder and Regulator

Categories: Fish, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Halibut and Broccoli Earth Builder and Regulator 1 C Rice ¼ C Sprouted Barley 2 C Broccoli 1 Lb Halibut 1 T Fennel Seeds 1 T Black Pepper Serves about 2 Pour 2.5 C of water into a large pot with the Rice and Sprouted Barely. Bring the water to a boil and then down to a simmer for about 30-45 minutes (or until the water is soaked up). Set over to the side. Grind or smash up the Fennel Seeds and Black pepper together in a grinder or herb […]

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Meditative Mint, Ginger and Tangerine Tisane

Categories: Beverages, Stomach Food Retention

Meditative Mint, Ginger and Tangerine Tisane 1 to 2 servings 1-2 cups water 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped coarsely or 1 mint tea bag 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, minced 1 teaspoon dried or fresh tangerine or orange peel Honey (optional) Boil water in a small pot. Place mint, ginger and tangerine peel in the hot water, then lower the heat and simmer, covered for about 3 minutes. Turn off heat and let the brew steep for another 3 minutes. Remove the herbs by pouring the mixture through a strainer. […]

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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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Black bean salsa

Categories: Appetizers, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Mexican, Side Dishes, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Black Bean Salsa Ingredients: 2 cups fresh, halved grape or cherry tomatoes 1 Artichoke, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cubed bell pepper 2-4 slices jalapeno pepper ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 clove garlic, minced 1 14oz can drained, rinsed black beans ¼ teaspoon cumin Sea salt to taste (3/4-1 teaspoon) 1 freshly squeezed lime juice Preparation: Place halved tomatoes, thin sliced artichoke & cubed bell peppers in a food processor & pulse briefly, until chunky. Add jalapeno pepper, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, lime juice, salt & cumin & pulse, […]

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Quinoa w/ Pine Nuts

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Quinoa w/ Pine Nuts Serving Size 2 1/4 cup pine nuts 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water sea salt to taste 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped Toast the pine nuts briefly in a dry skillet over medium heat. This will take about 5 minutes, and stir constantly as they will burn easily. Set aside to cool. In a saucepan, combine the quinoa, water and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to […]

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