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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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Chicken Noodle Soup for the Common Cold

Categories: Asian, Chicken, Gluten-free, Soup, Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP FOR THE COMMON COLD serves 4 2 tbs coconut oil ¼ lb chicken, shredded ¼ c preserved mustard greens, soaked, rinsed, and shredded 4 slices ginger, shredded 2 green onions, sliced thinly 1-2 tbs fermented black beans, soaked, rinsed, and chopped 4 c chicken stock 1 tbs soy sauce 2 tsp sesame oil 2 oz rice vermicelli, presoaked in hot water until soft, drained Fresh perilla leaves (or substitute with cilantro or basil) 1) Heat oil until smoking. Add chicken for 30 seconds. Add ginger, onions, greens, […]

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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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Egg-Drop Soup

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

Egg-Drop Soup Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 medium carrot 6 shiitake mushrooms ½ bunch of spinach 1 quart chicken broth 1 Tbsp white miso 2 eggs 2 green onions Instructions: Mince garlic, and chop carrot into thin coins. Remove mushroom stems, and chop caps. Wash spinach and pat dry. In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic for 1 minute, just long enough to become fragrant. Add carrots and mushrooms. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring so mushrooms don’t stick to the pan. […]

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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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Cold Winter Congee

Categories: 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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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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Chinese Duck and Shiitake Dumplings

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Lung Qi Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Chinese Duck and Shiitake Dumplings Yields about thirty-six 3-inch dumplings. For the dough: 6-3/4 oz. (1-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for kneading For the filling: Half a roast duck, preferably Beijing-style 8 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar 6 oz. spinach, washed and trimmed 1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts 2 medium scallions, thinly sliced 1-1/2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger 1 Tbs. soy sauce 1 tsp. cornstarch Freshly ground black pepper To finish the dumplings: Kosher salt, as needed (for boiled […]

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Miso Soup

Categories: Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs, Wind Heat Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

From http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/miso-soup-recipe.html Miso Soup Recipe Miso Choice: This time around I used an organic white miso, but I’d encourage you to experiment with a range of misos. 3 ounces dried soba noodles 2 – 4 tablespoons miso paste (to taste) 2 – 3 ounces firm tofu (2 handfuls), chopped into 1/3-inch cubes a handful of watercress or spinach, well washed and stems trimmed 2 green onions, tops removed thinly sliced a small handful of cilantro a pinch of red pepper flakes Cook the soba noodles in salted water, drain, run cold […]

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Ginger-Scallion-Mushroom Tea

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Gluten-free, Lung Phlegm Cold, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Ginger-Scallion-Mushroom Tea Here is a variation as many people don’t know what chinese dates are or where to get them….just use mushrooms instead….almost any kind will work to boost immune system (LU/KD) 6 slices ginger 3 stalks scallions 5 pieces of sliced button or shitake mushroom Cook ginger slices, chopped scallion and sliced mushroom pieces in 3 1/2 cups of water for about 5 minutes. Strain and drink 1 cup each time, 3x a day.  Eat the ingredients if possible but not necessary Serves: 3 Mitchell Harris L.Ac, MSTOM said: […]

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