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Hai Ji Tang (Black-Boned Chicken Soup)

Categories: Kidney & Urinary Bladder Qi Vacuity, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Hai Ji Tang (Black-Boned Chicken Soup) via China Serves 4 (about 2 quarts) Ingredients 1 1-lb silkie chicken (wu gu ji: black-boned chicken) head and feet discarded, cleaned and rinsed 20 pieces long yan rou (Longan Arillus) 1/4 cup yi mi (Coicis Semen) 2 large, thick, solid, heavy rhizomes huang jing (Polygonati Rhizoma) 1/4 cup gou qi zi (Lycii Fructus) 3-4 very large slices he shou wu (Polygoni multiflori Radix preparata) 4 pieces dang shen (Codonopsis Radix) 40 pieces lian zi (Nelumbinis Semen) salt light Chinese soy sauce Rinse all […]

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Cellophane noodle soup

Categories: Asian, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Qi Vacuity, Noodles, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

CELLOPHANE NOODLE SOUP 4 large dried shitake 15 g lily buds, dried ½ cucumber 2 garlic cloves, halved 90 g white cabbage,chopped 5 cups boiling water 4 oz cellophane noodles 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp palm sugar 3 ½ blocks silken tofu Fresh cilantro Soak shitake in warm water for 30 min. soak lily buds in a warm water soak for 30 min. Put cucumber, garlic, cabbage in a food processor and grind to a smooth paste. Scrape the mixture into a large pan and add the measured boiling […]

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Making Tamales with Black Beans and Hoja Santo in Banana Leaf

Categories: Cooking tips, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi

Tamales made with black beans and Hoja Santo are very traditional in southern Mexico. Hoja Santo (Piper auritum) is a plant with large, heart-shaped leaves that is used as a flavoring and medicinal. In Mayan, it is known as X’mak’ulan, and local healers use the plant for bronchitis and asthma. As this tamale combines black beans, which are nourishing for the Kidney and Hoja Santo, it would be the perfect dish for someone with Kidney qi insufficiency contributing to asthma or bronchitis. First the banana leaves are cut into squares […]

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Walnut-Mushroom Pate

Categories: Appetizers, Gluten-free, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi, Shen Calming, Vegan, Vegetarian

My husband and I made this recipe for our family(s) at Thanksgiving. 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced yellow onion 3 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 3/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound cremini mushrooms, chopped 1 cup lightly toasted walnuts 3/4 cup cooked cannellini beans 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Up to 1/4 cup cold vegetable broth Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sautee for 3 to 5 minutes until […]

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