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Winter Root Stew

Categories: Diarrhea, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Winter Root Stew 1/2 cup whole oat groats, cooked 5-6 cups of water 1 leek, sliced into rounds 1 cup rutabaga, sliced 1 carrot, cut into wedges 1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt Directions: Blend oats in water until creamy. Saute leeks, rutabaga, and carrots for 8 minutes Add oat mixture and salt. Simmer 15 minutes until vegetables are tender. Serves 6 TCM Pattern: Spleen/Stomach Qi Deficiency TCM Analysis: Oats- Sweet, warm, supplements Spleen vacuity Water- Neutral Leeks- Pungent, astringent, counteracts diarrhea Rutabaga- Sweet, supplements qi deficiency Carrots- Neutral, sweet, relieves indigestion […]

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Congee!!!

Categories: Diarrhea, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity

This evening I made a delicious yin-yang tonifying, damp draining congee, and just thought I’d share… 1/4 c aduki beans (dried) 1/4 c lian zi 1/4 c yi yi ren 1/4 c qian shi tsp salt -bring to a boil, then turn down to medium and simmer these ingredients 1 hour in large pot with lots water add: 4 large dried shitake mushrooms, broken into pieces 1 c shan yao (diced if fresh) (or 4 pieces dried broken into pieces) 1/4 c wakame dried seaweed 2-inch piece sheng jiang (diced) […]

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CURRIED SWEET POTATOES AND LENTILS

Categories: Asian, Cold Congealing Blood in the Uterus, Diarrhea, Legumes, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Rebellious Qi, Vegetables

ingredients: 2 T organic butter or vegan butter substitute (preferably the flax-based type) 1 large purple onion, diced 2-3 cloves garlic, pounded to a paste or minced 2 inch piece fresh ginger, grated or 1 tsp dried ginger powder 2 large unbroken bay leaves 1 tsp each cumin and fenugreek seeds, powdered 1 tsp turmeric root, powdered 1 large sweet potato or yam, diced 2 cups dried red lentils water to cover 1 large ripe tomato, chopped salt or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos to taste directions: Heat a heavy-bottomed pot, using […]

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