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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 […]

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Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee

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

Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee 3 to 4 servings In northern China, chestnuts are dubbed “the king of dried fruits” (gan guo zhi wang) 6 fresh, unshelled chestnuts 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup uncooked short-grain rice, rinsed and drained 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 4-5 cups water 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste 1-2 teaspoons honey or other natural sweetener, or to taste (optional) Boil chestnuts in a pot of water for 1/2 hour. Remove from water and cut in half (a serrated knife is helpful). Scoop out the firm flesh with a […]

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Corn Spoon Bread Pudding

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

Corn Spoon Bread Pudding 3 cups corn meal (tonifies the heart) 5 cups water 2 1/2 cup cubed butternut squash (diuretic, helps with edema) 1 1/2 tsp. salt 3 grated apples (Strengthens HT) 3 T. almond butter ( Benefits Lungs) 1/2 cup honey (nourishing to Spleen for post-natal qi) 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (nourishes HT) 2 T soy flour 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (Strengthens Ht, according to Shang han lun) 1 T. grated orange peel (moves qi) Place corn meal, water, squash, and salt in pot, bring to boil. […]

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Brown Sugar Baked Apples

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yang Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Brown Sugar Baked Apples Makes 8 servings Ingredients: •8 large Golden Delicious apples •1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar •1 teaspoon ground cinnamon •1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg •6 tablespoons pure maple syrup •4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces •1 cup water •Chilled whipping cream (optional) Method: Peel skin off top quarter of each apple. Using melon baller, scoop out core, leaving bottom intact. Stand apples in 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Mix sugar and spices in bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture. Fill apple cavities with remaining sugar mixture. […]

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Lily and Rehmannia Egg Soup

Categories: Heart Yang Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming

Lily and Rehmannia Egg Soup (Sweet) PER SERVING: Dried lily bulb (bai he) – 40gm (sweet, sl. bitter, sl. cold, HT and LU YIN tonic) Processed rehmannia (shu di) – 40gm (sweet, bitter, cold, nourishes YIN and blood, clears HT fire) Egg – 2 (neutral, sweet, supplements blood and yin) 1. Rinse herbs. Boil eggs and remove shell. 2. Put all ingredients in a pot with adequate water (about 2.5 cups). 3. Cook with medium heat for one hour to one cup of water left. 4. Add a bit of […]

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