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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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Warm French Lentils

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Sp Yang XU- Earth - Nina Gaglio Warm French Lentils Serves 4 to 6 2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup good olive oil 1 leek, white and light green parts, sliced ¼ inch thick. 2 carrots, scrubbed and ½ -inch-diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 cup French green Le Puy lentils 1 whole onion, peeled and stuck with 6 whole cloves 1 white turnip cut in half 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Lentils- Sweet, Neutral, […]

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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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Cold Winter Congee

Categories: Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Cold Winter Congee 1 oz. astragalus root 1/2 cup long-grain white rice 8 cups of water or stock 12 black dates, soaked and pitted 1 large or 2 small carrots, diced 1 T fresh ginger, minced 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger 1 tsp. powdered cardamom seed Place all the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 to 2 hours until the congee is soft and the consistency of porridge. Remove the astragalus root. This congee can be served with a dash […]

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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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Rice Porridge with Astragalus & Common Yam

Categories: Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Rice Porridge with Astragalus & Common Yam Boil one cup brown rice with 2 yams and 24g of Astragalus (huang qi) until they are all very soft. The final consistency should be of a thick soup, or congee. Do not eat the huang qi. Rest assured that the properties of this medicinal herb will have been transferred to the congee and absorbed by the other ingredients. Brown Rice- Sweet, warm. Affects Spleen and Stomach. Supplements qi, Soothes Stomach, Drains Damp. Huang qi – Sweet, Warm. Affects Spleen, lung. Tonify qi, […]

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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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Ginseng, Dang-gui and Chicken Soup

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Ginseng, Dang-gui and Chicken Soup PER SERVING: Angelica (Dang Gui) head-40gm (sweet, bitter, acrid, warm, tonifies LV BLOOD) Korean ginseng (Ren Shen)-16gm (sweet, bitter, warm, tonifies Qi and generates fluids) Chicken-one whole (about 2 lb., use black-meat chicken for best effects) (warming, sweet, supplements blood and qi) Pitted red dates (Da Zao)-10 (sweet, neutral, nourish blood, tonify qi) Ginger-2 slices (warm/hot, acrid, sl. sweet, loosens phlegm, esp. from cold, good for digestion) 1. Wash chicken, cut into halves, remove skin and fat and put in boiling water to rinse for […]

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Chicken soup for lung qi xu

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Qi Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Chicken soup for lung qi xu INGREDIENTS 1 Black Silkie Chicken- LV KD/ sweet neutral- nourish LV KD 2 Silver Ear Fungus, LU ST —neutral sweet 60 GM Astragalus, 60 GM American Ginseng, 30 GM Solomon seal, .5 LB Dry Scallops 1 cup Lily Flower 1 cup Black mushroom 10 slice Fresh Ginger To taste Shaoxing wine or other high quality liquor DIRECTIONS: Soak all herbs overnight in water except for the ginger and gingko nut. Shell the gingko and remove the skin. Add all ingredients to the ginseng cooker […]

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Congee with an Autumn or Winter Mix

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Qi Vacuity, Shen Calming

Congee with an Autumn or Winter Mix By Mitch Harris Serves 2-4 Part 1 1 part (1 cup) congee: part buckwheat: neutral, sweet, descend qi, strengthen ST, lowers blood pressure part quinoa: warm, sweet, strengthen SP, warms yang part short cut oats: warm, sweet, strengthen SP/ST, harmonize qi 8 parts (cups) water (optional bone broth for more jing and blood tonification) Part 2 Per serving options of: Winter Season Mix Handful of Shitake Mushroom: neutral, sweet, strengthen stomach, detoxifies, strengthens immunity and promotes healing. Scallion: hot, pungent, expel external pathogen, […]

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