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Calm Mover

Categories: Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Calm Mover ¼ C Longan Fruit (dried) 2 Carrots 1 Bottle Wine Open the wine bottle. Cut the carrots lengthwise (just the right size to squeeze through the neck of the wine bottle. Squeeze the carrot pieces and Longan Fruit into the neck of the wine bottle. Re-cork and let sit for about 3 months. Shake lightly periodically (every week or so). Serve for guests or when you need to kick back n’ relax! TCM Analysis Longan: Sweet, Warm; HT, SP; Nourish Qi and blood, Calm the shen, Strengthen SP […]

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Cream of Wheat with Apples and Mulberries

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Qi Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Cream of Wheat with Apples and Mulberries Serves 2 1 apple chopped ¼ cup mulberries 2 cups water 2 cups milk (the more fat in the milk, the creamier it will be) 1/2 teaspoon salt honey (to taste) 1 cup cream of wheat (also known as farina) 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (good to sprinkle on top) (optional) In a saucepan, combine 2 cups water with milk and salt; bring to a boil. Gradually whisk in cream of wheat, and continue to whisk constantly until the mixture thickens (this will […]

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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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Baby Spinach And Tangerines With Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Baby Spinach And Tangerines With Pomegranate Vinaigrette Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 10 oz bag of prewashed spinach ½ pound mixed baby greens (salad mix) 3 tangerines, Satsuma or other seedless variety ¼ cup red wine vinegar (good quality)* ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup fresh or bottled pomegranate juice 1 ½ tsp cornstarch 1 tsp sugar pinch of cinnamon ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Method: Wash the greens and spinach well and dry in a lettuce spinner. Chill the greens until just before […]

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Corn Spoon Bread Pudding

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yang Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Corn Spoon Bread Pudding 3 cups corn meal (tonifies the heart) 5 cups water 2 1/2 cup cubed butternut squash (diuretic, helps with edema) 1 1/2 tsp. salt 3 grated apples (Strengthens HT) 3 T. almond butter ( Benefits Lungs) 1/2 cup honey (nourishing to Spleen for post-natal qi) 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (nourishes HT) 2 T soy flour 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (Strengthens Ht, according to Shang han lun) 1 T. grated orange peel (moves qi) Place corn meal, water, squash, and salt in pot, bring to boil. […]

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Red Curry Carrot Soup

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Red Curry Carrot Soup 1 tablespoon canola oil 6 large carrots, peeled-4 thickly sliced and 2 cut into fine matchsticks 2 thin slices peeled fresh ginger 1 medium white onion, finely chopped 4 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth 2 cups water 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk 3/4 teaspoon red curry paste Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 scallion, cut into matchsticks 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil Directions Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the sliced carrots and ginger and cook over moderately […]

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Spiced Wine

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Blood Stasis, Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity

8 cups Cabernet Sauvignon ½ cup sugar 8 sticks of cinnamon 4 slices of orange 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice 12 whole cloves Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. This recipe should not be used in excess, but this would be a very blood invigorating, warming recipe to get stagnancy moving- particularly if the patient is also experiencing cold symptoms. Wine goes to the heart, stomach and liver. It expels cold, invigorates blood and stops pain. The cloves and cinnamon would add to […]

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Mulberry & Longan Granola Mix

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Shen Calming

Mulberry & Longan Granola Mix 6 cups rolled oats 1 cup raw honey 1 cup dried mulberries 1 cup longan 1 cup dried coconut shavings 1 cup da zao 1/3 cup coarsely ground flax seed 1 tsp ground cinnamon dash of salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oats, honey, coconut, da zao, longan, cinnamon, and salt in large mixing bowl. Spread the mixture out on a sheet pan and bake for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan and add mulberries and flax seed. Cool on a rack […]

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Brown Sugar Baked Apples

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yang Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Brown Sugar Baked Apples Makes 8 servings Ingredients: •8 large Golden Delicious apples •1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar •1 teaspoon ground cinnamon •1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg •6 tablespoons pure maple syrup •4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces •1 cup water •Chilled whipping cream (optional) Method: Peel skin off top quarter of each apple. Using melon baller, scoop out core, leaving bottom intact. Stand apples in 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Mix sugar and spices in bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture. Fill apple cavities with remaining sugar mixture. […]

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Apple Cherry Tart

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Apple Cherry Tart: CHERRY FILLING: 1/4 cup of water 3/4 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of red currant jelly 3 cups of fresh or frozen cheries (12 oz. pkg.) 1 apple, preferably Yellow Delicious, pared, cored and chopped (1 cup) TART SHELL: 1/2 cup of (1 stick) butter 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour 1/4 cups of sugar 2/3 cups of finely chopped or ground walnuts 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 egg yolks MERINGUE: 4 egg whites 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar 1/2 cups of sugar Prepare filling: combine water, […]

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