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Dave’s Mad Mixup- Red Rice Pilaf

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Dave’s Mad Mixup- Red Rice Pilaf– Serves 4-6 Use equal amounts of red rice (3/4 cup) and millet. Place in rice cooker with same volume of water. Toss in lotus seeds (2oz)-lily bulb (2oz) and poria (1oz). Add pinch of fennel and sesame oil if desired. Stirfry. Crush 1 oz of whole cumin and 1 oz of whole coriander. Pre heat wok and add cooking oil and sesame oil to taste. Toss in cumin and coriander and mix until their aroma comes out. Toss in firm tofu (8oz) and brown […]

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Amaranth-Almond Cereal

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat

Amaranth-Almond Cereal Ingredients: 1 C amaranth 1 ½ C water ½ cup almond milk handful almonds, chopped 1-2 Tbsp agave nectar Instructions: Combine water and amaranth. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and let simmer 20-25 minutes until the water is absorbed. Be careful to avoid burning at the end of cooking. In a bowl, combine amaranth, almond milk, chopped almonds, and agave nectar. Makes 2 servings. TCM breakdown: amaranth: bitter, sweet, cool; ST, ST, LU; dries damp, clears heat, benefits LU, tonifies qi almonds: sweet, neutral; LU, […]

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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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Ginger Honey Pear

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

Ginger Honey Pear 2 servings This is a great dish to baby yourself when you want to soothe a dry throat. 2 medium-sized pears, peeled 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 3 tablespoons water Preheat over to 350 degrees. Cut off the top third of each pear and reserve. Cut out the core of the bottom part of the pear, making a hole but leaving the bottom and outside intact. Place pears and tops on a glass or ceramic dish. Combine honey, ginger and water in a small bowl. […]

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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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Banana Bread

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat, Shen Calming

Banana Bread by Alex Herman Ingredients: (makes 1 loaf) 2 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1 ¾ C Flour 1 ½ C Sugar 1 C Chopped Walnuts ½ C Vegetable Oil ¼ C + 1 Tbs buttermilk 1 Tsp Vanilla ½ Tsp salt 1 Tsp Baking Soda Grease and Flour a 9×5 inch pan Combine all ingredients and mix Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 20 minutes Do not double recipe Analysis: Banana: Cold and sweet, Clears heat, lubricates lungs and intestines, lowers blood pressure, helps alleviate alcohol intoxication. […]

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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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Pear and Watercress Soup

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

Pear and Watercress Soup Serves 6 1 bunch of watercress 4 pears, sliced 3 ¾ cups chicken stock, preferably homemade OR vegetable stock (if vegetarian or if there is much heat and dryness present in patient) ½ yogurt juice of 1 lime salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Place two-thirds of the watercress leaves and all stems in a pan with the pears, stock, and a little seasoning. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Reserving some of the watercress leaves for the garnish, add the rest to the soup […]

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Grilled asparagus- Lung heat

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Grilled asparagus- Lung heat 1 pound asparagus, sweet, bitter, neutral. Lu, Sp, Kd. Clears heat, detoxifies, promotes blood circulation, clears lungs, reduces damp, promotes urination. Hypertension. 1 tbsp. Olive oil 1 tbsp. Soy sauce- salty, cold, sp, st, kd. Harmonizes middle jiao, clears heat. 1 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar, sour warm, sl bitter. Lv. Invigorates blood, clears toxin, astringes. Salt and pepper to taste. Soak asparagus for a half hour in rest of ingredients. Grill until tender but not charred. Serves 4 as a side dish. This is a great recipe […]

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