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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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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 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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Celery cooked with Tomato and Eggplant

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Water Overflow

Celery cooked with Tomato and Eggplant Use 100g of celery pieces 100g shredded eggplant 100g tomato pieces Put celery and eggplant into boiling water for a few minutes and then remove. Add tomato pieces, salt, olive oil, green onion and a little sugar. Combine all ingredients and it is ready to eat or serve over brown rice or with aduki beans for an additional damp draining effect! Indications: edema (from Kidney yang xu) Celery – sweet, bitter, cold. Liver, stomach. Clears heat resolves toxin; subdues liver yang and wind, drains […]

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Breakfast Quinoa

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Water Overflow, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Fluid Xu

Breakfast Quinoa Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 4 tablespoons dry milk (** you can omit this ingredient and just use 2 cups of milk to begin with, or just use water) zest and juice of 1/2 orange 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and cubed 1/3 cup dried cranberries pecans Rinse quinoa in a fine strainer. Add to a pot with water and dry milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the grain is cooked through. Combine quinoa with the rest […]

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Azuki Bean & Pork Soup (Chi Xiao Dao Pai Gu Tang)

Categories: Asian, Damp, Edema, Kidney Water Overflow, Soup

this is a translation from a chinese folk remedy tx CHI XIAO DAO PAI GU TANG (AZUKI BEAN PORK SOUP) INGREDIENTS: DONG GUA (Winter melon),  peeled and chopped, 60g CHI XIAO DAO (Azuki Beans),  rinsed, 6g CHEN PI (dried tangerine peel),  4 PCs PORK (Belly or Shoulder), chopped,   120g salt and a little sugar HOW TO COOK: 1. SUBMERGE  PORK IN BOILING WATER 1-2 MINS; REMOVE PORK AND SET ASIDE 2. DISCARD WATER 3. BRING 2 LITRES WATER TO A BOIL; ADD THE INGREDIENTS AND SIMMER UNTIL BEANS ARE […]

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