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Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Lung dryness with hard to expectorate phlegm Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce Daikon radish with a miso sauce can help transform phlegm, which will help clear the lungs. It also gently moistens the lungs to protect them from becoming dry. It is a colder recipe and can help with warm phlegm. This would be good for a person who is having trouble getting rid of an upper respiratory infection. This recipe is also good for the water element. It is very gentle on the kidney helping treat water metabolism issues such as edema. It […]

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Toasted Tahini and Almond Butter Sandwich with Pears and Apples

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Metal-lung dryness/phlegm Frances Norris Toasted Tahini and Almond Butter Sandwich with Pears and Apples Adapted from recipe on Food52.com Serves 1 Ingredients 2 slices Ezekiel bread (wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans, spelt-all sprouted)-sweet, cool, sl. Salty, harmonize/strengthen MJ, drain damp, moisten dryness Tahini-sl. warming, tonifying, moistening Almond butter-neutral, sweet, ventilates lung, relieves cough and asthma, transforms phlegm Sliced apple-cool, sweet, slightly sour, lubricates lung, resolves mucus Sliced pear-cold, sweet, lubricates lung, lubricates throat, stops cough, dissolves mucus Butter for browning- sweet, neutral, supplements qi   1. Spread the tahini on […]

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Baked Pears with Almonds

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Lung Yin Vacuity

Baked Pears with Almonds Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 pears 1 ½ cups of chopped almonds 1/3 cup honey ½ cup of maple syrup 1 tsp lemon juice ¼ cup of water Pinch of powdered ginger Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Leave stems on pears, but cut a slice from the blossom-end to form a flat surface will stand in baking dish. Mix all other ingredients, except syrup, and pour over pears. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for about 1 hr and 20 minutes to 1 and ½ hrs. Baste […]

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Soba Noodles with Mustard Greens

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Lung Qi Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Soba Noodles with Mustard Greens (serves 2) ½ pound soba noodles ½ pound mustard greens 3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable) 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp sake 1 slice fresh ginger 1 scallion, minced ¼ teaspoon pepper 1.Cook the soba noodles in boiling water until just done, about 5 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water. Wash the mustard greens well, and cut into pieces. 2.Heat the broth, add the soy sauce, sake and ginger. Simmer 10 minutes or until the broth is flavored. Remove the ginger slice and discard. […]

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Poached Pears in Cinnamon-Ginger Syrup

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Poached Pears in Cinnamon-Ginger Syrup Mary Wetterstrand – PCOM Chicago 6 Servings 10 cups water 1½ cups sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 8 slices fresh, unpeeled ginger, ~quarter size, smashed lightly with edge of knife 6 slightly under-ripe Bosc or Anjou pears 2 lemons 1. In a large pot, combine the water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger. Heat until boiling, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 30 minutes. 2. Peel the pears and rub the outside with cut lemons to prevent them from turning brown. 3. Squeeze the […]

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Stir-fry for LU qi xu w/ phlegm in LU

Categories: Lung Phlegm Cold, Lung Qi Vacuity

Love Your Lungs: A Stir-fry for LU qi xu w/ phlegm in LU By Katie Fritz 1 medium sized daikon radish, chopped to your liking 2-3 carrots, chopped to your liking 1 handful of shitake mushrooms, sliced 1/2 c. onion, chopped 1/4 c. raw almonds, chopped 2 c. mustard greens, chopped 2 c. cooked white rice Peanut oil for stir-frying Rice vinegar to taste Salt to taste In a rice cooker (or on the stovetop) place together 1 c. white rice, 2 c. water & a pinch of salt. If […]

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Almond Horchata

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Qi Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity

Almond Horchata — Serves 8 2 quarts of Almond Milk 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 cup rice syrup Combine ingredients in a large pot and let it come to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot. Almond milk – neutral, sweet – ventilates lungs, relieves cough and asthma, transforms phlegm Cinnamon – hot, pungent, sweet – strengthens stomach, warms coldness, stops pain Rice Syrup – moistens dryness, Nourishes lung yin and tonifies lung qi

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Eggplant with Rice and Side Salad

Categories: Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity, Lung Phlegm Cold

Eggplant with Rice and Side Salad Serving Size for 1 person Ingredients: Eggplant ½ Eggplant Moves blood and breaks stasis, moves qi and opens chest Brown Rice ½ Cup Supplements Qi, Drains Dampness Water 1 Cup Black Pepper ¼ tablespoon Warms MJ, Invigorates blood, expels damp Celery ½ cup Subdues Liver Yang and wind, drains damp and transforms phlegm, calms shen Carrots ½ cup Strengthens Heart, Nourishes and Soothes Liver, Drains Damp Reishi Mushroom ½ cup Transforms phlegm, tonifies wei qi Butter 1 tablespoon Invigorates blood Rice Wine Vinegar 2 […]

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Ginger-Scallion-Mushroom Tea

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Gluten-free, Lung Phlegm Cold, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Ginger-Scallion-Mushroom Tea Here is a variation as many people don’t know what chinese dates are or where to get them….just use mushrooms instead….almost any kind will work to boost immune system (LU/KD) 6 slices ginger 3 stalks scallions 5 pieces of sliced button or shitake mushroom Cook ginger slices, chopped scallion and sliced mushroom pieces in 3 1/2 cups of water for about 5 minutes. Strain and drink 1 cup each time, 3x a day.  Eat the ingredients if possible but not necessary Serves: 3 Mitchell Harris L.Ac, MSTOM said: […]

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Grits and Greens

Categories: Lung Phlegm Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Soul Food for Wind-Cold Invading Lungs: Grits and Greens By Sue Cook Ingredients: GREENS: 3 inch piece fresh ginger 2 bunches fresh mustard greens 1 large purple onion 5 Chinese dates (complicated version) or 1 T raw brown sugar (easy version) either 1 cup water plus 3 dried shiitakes (complicated version) or 2 T extra virgin olive oil plus 1 cup water tamari or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos GRITS: 1 c stone-ground yellow grits (polenta) 3 c water 1 tsp salt PREPARATION: easy level In a 2-4 quart saucepan with a […]

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