You are browsing the archive for Qi Vacuity Archives - Page 2 of 20 - Food from East.

Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert (kids will like this) Lung Yin Xu Function: nourish the Lung yin, stop coughing blood, or dry cough Ingredients:  2 asian pears, 1/2 cup tapioca, a little sugar and some water Function of herbs Chinese pear: sweet, cold; LU, LI, ST.  Clear heat, nourish fluids, decrease thirst, moisten lung, dissolve phlegm. Tapioca: strengthen SP, harmonize MJ How to cook: 1. soak tapioca for 15 minutes 2. Shred one pear.  Chop one pear. 3. In another pot, boil water.   Then, add sugar and tapioca.  Cook over medium flame […]

More ...

Heart Blood Xu – Shen Gui Zhu Xin Tang

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity

Heart Blood Xu – Shen Gui Zhu Xin Tang zhu xin= pig heart Ingredients: dang shen 50g, dang gui 10g, pig heart*1, salt Fx : tonify heart blood and heart qi Sx: palpitation from heart qi xu, insomnia, lots dreams. Also good for postpartum Fx of herbs: Dang shen :tonify qi, nourish flood Dang gui: nourish and tonify blood How to cook 1. wash pig heart 2. put all ingredients in a ceramic pot and enough amount of water, then use low flame.  Cook until pig heart well done.  Then, add salt. serve […]

More ...

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 […]

More ...

Dragon Eye Pudding

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Dragon Eye Pudding 1 13-oz. can Longans (sweetened) 3 T. Rice Flour 1 tsp. Brandy (flavored brandy or triple sec) Drain longans and reserve enough syrup to make two cups with added liquor and water if needed (add liquor first). Combine liquid with rice flour in a saucepan and bring it to a slow boil, stirring constantly, and cook until it thickens (about 10 to 12 minutes). Add longans and serve hot or warm in individual bowls. You may also substitute lichee fruits if you like. This takes about 15 […]

More ...

Mulberry Muffins

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

Mulberry Muffins INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 pinch salt 1/2 cup fat free sour cream 1/4 cup skim milk 2 tablespoons applesauce 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup mulberries DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).Grease 6 jumbo muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, milk, applesauce, egg and almond extract. Stir in flour […]

More ...

Sweet Potato Pie

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

Sweet Potato Pie 1 Recipe of your favorite pie crust. 2 cups cooked, mashed Sweet potatoes (yams). 3 beaten eggs ½ to ¾ cup brown sugar, barley malt, syrup, or honey. 1 tsp. cinnamon. ½ tsp. cloves. ¼ tsp. nutmeg. ½ tsp. allspice. 1 scant tsp. salt. 1 ½ cups evaporated milk (or mixed nonfat dry milk, goat milk, soy milk, or cashew milk). Whipped cream for topping (optional). Prepare crust and put into a 9 to 10 inch pie plate.  In a large bowl, beat together all the other […]

More ...

Lamb with Sweet Potatoes

Categories: Heart Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Lamb with Sweet Potatoes 6 servings (Modified from A Spoonful of Ginger) 1 t oil 8 cloves garlic, sliced thinly 8 scallions, trimmed in 1 inch sections 8 slices fresh ginger 1 t hot chili paste 2 sticks cinnamon 1 t anise seed 5 c water ½ c low-sodium soy sauce 3 T rice wine 1 T sugar 3 lbs lamb stew meat, cut in 1½ inch cubes 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed ½ lb fresh spinach, washed and drained 1. Heat a Dutch oven, add the oil, heat until […]

More ...

Sweet Potato Soup

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Stomach Food Retention

Sweet Potato Soup (8 servings) 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes 3 cups chicken stock 1 head garlic, peeled 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 ½ tbsp curry powder 2 tsp minced ginger 1 cup cream (or nonfat evaporated milk) 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the potatoes and roast them in the oven for 40 minutes or until tender. 2. Bring the stock to a boil and blanch the garlic for 5 minutes; remove garlic from the stock with a slotted spoon. 3. Scoop the potato pulp out of […]

More ...

Coconut Sweet Rice

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Coconut Sweet Rice (serves 4-6) 1 cup sweet rice 2 cups coconut milk Pinch of salt 1. Rinse the rice in 1 or 2 changes of water. 2. If making with salt, place the rice in a saucepan, add salt and coconut milk, then bring to a boil. Immediately turn down the heat and continue cooking, uncovered, until nearly all the coconut milk is absorbed and a layer or cream remains. Stir, cover, and let sit 5 minutes. Analysis: Sweet rice is sweet, neutral, and slightly binding. It supplements qi […]

More ...

Morning Sickness Mush: A recipe to help ease nausea in expecting Mommies

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Rebellious Qi

Morning Sickness Mush: A recipe to help ease nausea in expecting Mommies By Katie Fritz This recipe is to be prepared the evening before and placed in a crockpot to cook overnight 1/4 c. green lentils 1/4 c. brown rice 1/2 c. millet 1 slice of ginger (sheng jiang) A slice of organic orange peel (sm. amount) Honey to taste A handful of fresh, organic strawberries Place lentils, brown rice, millet, orange peel & ginger in a crockpot and cover with 4 cups water. Cook in the crockpot on low overnight. […]

More ...