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Mustard Greens

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Mustard Greens Ingredients: ½ C thinly sliced onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb. mustard greens, washed and torn into large pieces 2-3 Tbsp chicken broth ¼ tsp dark sesame oil Instructions: In a large saute pan, saute onions in olive oil over medium heat until the onions begin to brown and caramelize, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook a minute more, until fragrant. Add the mustard greens and broth and cook until the mustard greens are just barely wilted. Toss […]

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Daikon no Namasu (Carrot and Daikon Salad)

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Phlegm Heat, Spleen Damp

Daikon no Namasu (Carrot and Daikon Salad) Japan The color combination of white daikon and red carrot is regarded as a symbol of happiness. Serves four Ingredients 8 inch daikon 2 carrots 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar 4 ½ tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp white sesame seeds Cut the daikon into three pieces, and then thickly peel the skin. Peel the carrots and cut them into 2 inch pieces. Slice both vegetables very thinly lengthwise then across to make very thin matchsticks. Place the daikon and carrot […]

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Green Bean/Walnut salad

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

Green Bean/Walnut salad Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh chopped green beans 2 cups of chopped walnuts 1 clove of chopped garlic 4 tablespoons of olive oil 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan, heat up oil and add the chopped garlic and sautee garlic, then add fresh green beans and stir fry for 3 minutes, then add walnuts and stir fry for 5 minutes. Mix 2 tablespoons with 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and pour […]

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Grilled Carrots

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Grilled Carrots TCM: Move Liver qi This recipe helps move liver qi and can help reduce inflammation. It is good for the eyes, especially if they are red. It will help with menstrual bleeding especially due to liver qi stagnation. The recipe is also beneficial for the lungs. Many of the foods go to the lungs and can benefit the skin as well relieve cough. Therefore this formula can also be in the metal category. Ingredients 1 ½ to 2 pounds large carrots Olive oil Kosher or sea salt turmeric coriander 1 lemon, optional […]

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Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Frances Norris Yin Deficiency Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos - Adapted from recipe on naturallyella.com Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 avocado-sweet, cool, nourishes yin and blood ½ cup black beans-warm, sweet, nourishes yin ½ lime, juice and zest from- cool, sour, regulates qi, regenerates body fluids 2 tsp. honey-neutral, nourishes yin 1 tbsp. coriander seeds-slightly warm, benefit digestion 1 tsp. olive oil-neutral, sweet, sour, astringent, clears heat, promotes fluids ½ tbsp. cumin seeds- warm, strengthens spleen 4 flour tortillas- sweet, slightly cool, reduces thirst ¼ cup goat […]

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Lemony Quinoa with Artichokes and Sundried Tomatoes

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation

Frances Norris Wood-liver qi stagnation Lemony Quinoa with Artichokes and Sundried Tomatoes - Makes 6 servings Adapted from recipe on arootedlife.com Ingredients 2 cups uncooked quinoa-sweet, warming, tonifies qi 4 cups water 1 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes- slightly cool, sweet, sour, calms liver, clears heat, 2 15 oz. cans of artichoke hearts, packed in water- sweet, bitter, cooling, regulates liver qi, clears liver heat, benefits the LV/GB Juice of one lemon-cool, sour, regulates qi, benefits liver ½ cup olive oil-neutral, sweet, sour, astringent, clears heat 2 sprigs of fresh mint-cooling, moves liver qi […]

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Artichoke and Dandelion Frittata

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Mediterranean, Vegetables, Vegetarian

ARTICHOKE AND DANDELION FRITTATA serves 4 4 Artichokes, trimmed, hearts removed and reserved 1 bunch Dandelion Greens, rinsed and chopped 6 Eggs ½ c cream ¼ tsp Salt Pinches of nutmeg and black pepper 1 cup shredded fontina or Monterey jack cheese ½ cup parmesan cheese 1) Quarter the artichoke hearts and steam until tender, 5 minutes. Add the greens and steam until wilted, 2 min. spread the artichokes and greens evenly in a greased baking pan. 2) Beat eggs with the cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in shredded cheese. […]

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5 Element Soup

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

5 element Soup Ingredients: 8 oz (260g) Burdock root – benefits the lung, helps disperse wind heat and sore throat 8 oz (260g) 260g Radish – sweet pungent and cold going to lung and LI to move qi, blood and unblock bowel. 8 oz (260g) 260g Carrot – sweet and goes to liver spleen lung and heart, to tonify qi and blood 8 oz (260g) 50g Radish leave – enters spleen and stomach, and lung. Its bitter and pungent nature promotes qi flow and digestion. 8 oz (260g) 2-3 Shitake Mushroom – […]

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Lactation Cakes

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Shen Calming

Metal – Lactation Cakes: Lily flower with meat cake General/promote lactation Ingredients: ½ lb lean ground pork – benefit the kidney and lactation 1 stalk green onion 1 tspr – warming, upward moving, dispersing to benefit flow of breast milk 1 tsp Soy sauce 1⁄2 tsp salt 50 g (1.5 oz) lily flower ( Bai He) – clear heat, moisten dry and goes to heart channel to benefit lactation. Serves: 2 Directions: 1. Chop lily flower and mix with rest of ingredients, make into flat patty. 2. Steam for 15 […]

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Shrimp and Veggie Fettucini

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Wood: Dusten Nelson Shrimp and Veggie Fettucini Servings: 1 large or 2 small Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time:10 minutes Ingredients: “Fettuccini” ½ cup carrot: detoxifying and tonify qi ¾ cup zucchini: supports yin and fluids ¾ cup broccoli stalk (imperfections trimmed) 1 cup mushrooms: support free coursing of liver qi 4 oz of cooked and peeled shrimp: salty to soften hardness Olive oil Sauce: minimal amount, more for flavor but the sauce tends to be balanced with the warming and moving nature of the nutmeg, pepper and onion matched against […]

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