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Beef Essence

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Beef Essence (2-4 servings) 1 pound lean beef, cut into thin strips 5 slices fresh ginger ¼ cup rice wine 5 ½ cups water 1. Place the beef and ginger in a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add the wine and the water and bring it to a simmer. Do not let it boil. 2. Cook over low heat for 2 hours, adding water if necessary. Cover and continue cooking another 2 hours over low heat or until broth is flavorful. 3. Strain and discard the beef. Serve the soup […]

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Curry Ice Cream

Categories: Desserts, Raw, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Curry Ice Cream 2 pitted dates, soaked for 2 hours ½ cup coconut meat ½ cup raisins 1 Tbsp agave nectar 1 ½ tsp curry powder Directions: Drain dates, reserving about 3 Tbsp of the soaked water. Transfer the dates and the reserved soaked water to a blender with all the remaining ingredients. Process on high speed until smooth and creamy, stopping occasionally to scrape down the blender jar. Pour into an ice cream maker until forms  a sturdy, creamy texture or follow manufactures instructions. Serving Size: 1 quart TCM […]

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Vegan Cassava Cake

Categories: Desserts, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vegan

Vegan Cassava Cake 2 lbs cassava grated 1 can coconut milk ½ lbs coconut meat 1 cup mangosteen juice handful of goji berries Directions: pre heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, mix all ingredients together until evenly dispersed in baking tray, place in oven for 60 minutes or until top becomes golden brown. Serving Size: 15 TCM Pattern: SP qi xu; ST yin xu TCM Evaluation: cassava is sweet and neutral and nourishing to SP and ST, clears heat; coconut milk is sweet and neutral, strengthens the body, reduces swelling; […]

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Chai

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Vegetarian

CHAI TEA makes 2 quarts Ingredients: 2 qts water 2 cinnamon sticks ¼ c green cardamom pods 1 heaping tsp black peppercorns ½ heaping tsp whole cloves Several slices of fresh ginger 1-2 black teabags (I like Darjeeling or Earl Gray) Honey Goat’s Milk nutmeg 1) Combine all ingredients except for the tea bags; bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 45 min.  Add the tea bags and continue to simmer for another 10-15 min.  Strain into a container to store. 2) To serve, reheat a desired amount […]

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Barley Primavera

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegetarian

Barley Primavera 3 scallions, sliced thinly and diagonally 6 c. water ¼ c. canola oil 1 ¼ c. pearl barley 4 cloves garlic ¼ c. minced parsley ½ c. shiitake mushrooms 1 small zucchini, chopped 1 small yellow squash, chopped 1 medium carrot, grated 1 large red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 small yellow and green peppers, seeded and chopped ¼ c. raspberry vinegar 1 tsp. sea salt ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper Place the barley and water into a saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, cover the pan […]

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Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Beans

Categories: Asian, Bi Syndrome Hot, Rice and Grains, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Bean  (6 – 8 servings)  Ingredients ¼ cup rice ½ cup job’s tears (coix, Chinese pearl barley, yi yi ren) ¼ cup mung beans ¼ cup adzuki beans fresh ginger, sliced (use a piece approximately the size of your thumb) 1 – 2 inch square piece of kombu or comparable amount of wakame 7-8 cups water Directions Soak the rice, job’s tears, mung beans, and adzuki beans in water overnight. Drain and place in a non-reactive cooking pot. Add the water and […]

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Rice Pudding with Fresh Berries

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Rice Pudding with Fresh Berries 1/4 cup long grain rice (washed and drained) 4-5 cups milk 2-3 cardamom seeds (crushed) 2 tbsp almonds (blanched slivered) A pinch of saffron threads, soaked in a little hot milk 2-3 tbsp sugar or as desired 2 cups fresh berries (especially raspberries & blackberries) Put the rice, milk and cardamom in a pan, bring to boil and simmer gently until the rice is soft and the grains are starting to break up. Add almonds and saffron and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the sugar […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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