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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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Winter Melon Soup

Categories: Asian, Gluten-free, Kidney Water Overflow, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Soup, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

            Winter Melon Soup 3 qt vegetable broth 3 c winter melon, peeled and chopped 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 1 onion 12 Chinese mushrooms, stems removed 6 oz tofu noodles or finely sliced baked tofu 1 tsp chives 1 tsp peanut oil 1 Tbsp tamari Directions: cook together until tender, about 25 minutes, season with chives, tamari and peanut oil. Serving Size: 4 TCM pattern: UB damp heat; KD water overflow TCM Evaluation:  winter melon is sweet, bland and cool, detoxifies and drains damp; […]

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Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing Six Servings -2 lbs large shrimp (16-20 per lb), shelled and deveined (or tempeh if vegetarian) -6 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed -3 small, fresh red Thai chiles, ends trimmed, seeds removed, and cut into thin slices -1/4 cup rice wine or sake -1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil -6 skewers for grilling Chile Dressing: *3-4 small, fresh red Thai chiles or cherry peppers *1/2 cup clear rice vinegar *1/4 cup virgin olive oil *1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil *1/2 tsp salt […]

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Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup six servings *8 whole scallions, ends trimmed, cut into 1.5 inch sections and smashed lightly with the flat side of a knife *8 cloves garlic, smashed lightly *8 slices of ginger, about the size of a quarter, smashed lightly *2 sticks of cinnamon *1 tsp anise seeds *1/2 cup soy sauce (or tamari sauce if wheat sensitive) *1/2 cup rice wine or sake *7 cups water -2 lbs chuck or beef stew meat, cut into 1.5 inch cubes (or adzuki beans with tempeh if vegetarian) -1 […]

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Walnut Sesame Clusters

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity

Walnut Sesame Clusters Ingredients: 2 C walnuts 2 Tbsp black sesame seeds 1-2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil honey Instructions: Toast walnuts and black sesame seeds in a saute pan with the sesame oil until the seeds stick to the nuts. Stir and flip nuts occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Pour honey over nuts and seeds. Spoon clumps onto wax paper to cool. Makes enough clusters to cover one dinner plate. TCM analysis: walnuts: sweet, warm; LU, LI, KD; tonifies KD and LU, lubricates LI, nourishes jing/marrow black sesame […]

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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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Cranberry and Goji Berry Chutney with Shu di Huang

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Siri Michel Fire Imbalance – Heart Blood Deficiency Cranberry and Goji Berry Chutney with Shu di Huang Ingredients 9 grams Shu di Huang 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger 12 ounces fresh cranberries 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup goji berries pinch cayenne pepper 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots pinch allspice 1 medium shallot, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup apple cider 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 2/3 cup white or brown sugar or 1 cup brown rice syrup one orange, Zest of 2 tablespoons maple syrup   Directions Combine cranberries, […]

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Salmon and Black Beans

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

Tonify kidney yin, yang and jing Salmon and Black Beans Salmon and black beans are the main ingredients in this recipe.  They both help nourish the kidneys. Along with the onions, they can help relieve toxicity.  This is a great recipe to help tonify kidney yin, yang and jing. It can also help add a little energy and warmth to your day, while also helping to protect the middle jiao. 1/3 cup olive oil 5 garlic cloves (2 pressed, 3 minced) 1 tbsp dried thyme Pepper Salt 14 ozs salmon fillets 1 onion […]

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Baked Oatmeal with Mixed Berries and Plums

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Water Overflow, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Frances Norris Water-kidney deficiency Baked Oatmeal with Mixed Berries and Plums - Makes 6 servings Adapted from recipe on makingmichaelpollenproud.com Ingredients 1 cup Blueberries-sour, sweet, warm, tonifies kidney ½ cup Cranberries-sour, cooling, strengthens kidney ½ cup Raspberries-slightly warm, sweet, sour, tonifies kidney 3 medium plums, sliced-slightly warm, sweet, sour, regulates body fluids 2 cups oats-sweet, warm, supplements vacuity, rejuvenates nervous and reproductive systems 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped, divided into ½ cup servings-slightly warm, sweet, tonifies kidney 1/3 cup brown sugar-warm, sweet, strengthens digestion, warms body 1 tsp. baking powder […]

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Lamb and Bean Stew

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Lamb, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity

LAMB AND BEAN STEW serves 4-6 3 tbs coconut oil 2 onions, chopped 2 lbs Lamb chops or spareribs, chopped in large pieces (including bone) Bone broth 2 tsp curry powder 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 Thai chilies, minced 4 cups beans (black beans, kidney beans, or a combination of both) cooked in bone broth Juice of ½ lemon Salt 1) Heat the oil, medium high, and sauté the onions until golden, 8-10 minutes. 2) Add the Lamb pieces with about a ¼ cup of broth, cover, and simmer for […]

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