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Grilled Carrots

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Grilled Carrots TCM: Move Liver qi This recipe helps move liver qi and can help reduce inflammation. It is good for the eyes, especially if they are red. It will help with menstrual bleeding especially due to liver qi stagnation. The recipe is also beneficial for the lungs. Many of the foods go to the lungs and can benefit the skin as well relieve cough. Therefore this formula can also be in the metal category. Ingredients 1 ½ to 2 pounds large carrots Olive oil Kosher or sea salt turmeric coriander 1 lemon, optional […]

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Harvest Pumpkin Soup

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Earth-spleen qi/yang xu Frances Norris Harvest Pumpkin Soup Martha Stewart Ingredients 1 small pumpkin, halved, seeds and stringy fibers put aside-cool, sweet, dispels damp 6 tbsp. unsalted butter- sweet, neutral, supplements qi 3 cups chicken stock-sweet, warm, supplements qi 3 cups water 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 small parsnip, peeled and coarsely chopped-warm, pungent, dispels dampness 1 small Yukon gold potato, peeled and coarsely chopped-cool, sweet, strengthens SP, harmonizes ST 2 small shallots, minced-warm, pungent ½ cup dry white wine-pungent, sweet, warm, expels cold 3 tbsp. heavy cream-sweet, neutral, supplements […]

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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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Warm French Lentils

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Sp Yang XU- Earth - Nina Gaglio Warm French Lentils Serves 4 to 6 2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup good olive oil 1 leek, white and light green parts, sliced ¼ inch thick. 2 carrots, scrubbed and ½ -inch-diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 cup French green Le Puy lentils 1 whole onion, peeled and stuck with 6 whole cloves 1 white turnip cut in half 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Lentils- Sweet, Neutral, […]

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Roasted Squash and Turkey Soup

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

Earth Roasted Squash and Turkey Soup Servings: 4 large or 8 small Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time:40 minutes Prelude: Squash has recently become known as one of the healthiest veggies and its benefits include high fiber and a good profile of antioxidants. In this soup we pair the butternut variety with a host of spices and turkey to create an awesome flavor blend that you’re sure to enjoy. Ingredient energetics: 5 cups butternut squash – benefit the earth, spleen, stomach and tonifiy the middle jiao 1 cup Onion: moves and aids […]

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Sea Cucumber Soup

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Wood: Sea Cucumber Soup (Tonify Liver Blood) Dusten Nelson Ingredients: Sea Cucumber 2 oz (60g) – nourishes blood and yin, moistens dryness Chinese Red Date 4g – tonifies qi and blood and supports yin He Shou Wu 1 oz (25-30g) – tonify jing and move blood Serves: 1 Cooking Instruction: 1. Wash all ingredients and and cut sea cucumber into pieces 2. Blanch sea cucumber in boiling water for a few minutes; drain, rinse with cold water 3. Put all ingredients in a double layer steamer, add appropriate amount of […]

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Ginger Spiced Acorn Squash

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Earth: Tonify Spleen Qi   - Dusten Nelson Ginger spiced acorn squash: 1 acorn squash (or other winter squash) 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil 1 tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup 1 tsp (5 mL) garam masala 1/2 tsp (5 mL) ginger Pinch or two of salt, to taste Dash of curry powder, plus 1 tsp (or to taste) 1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) butter 1 medium onion, chopped Dash of nutmeg 2 apples, cubed (use tart or crisp apples like Gala or Granny Smith; avoid soft and sweet apples, like Macintoshes) […]

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Steak Stir-Fry

Categories: Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Collapsing & Sinking, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Steak Stir-Fry Prep: 20 minutes Marinate: 15 minutes Cook: 17 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1/2 lb skirt steak 2 garlic cloves 3 TBS lime juice 1 tsp olive oil 3 bell peppers 1 onion 2 1/2 cups diagonally cut asparagus 1 TBS grated peeled fresh ginger 1 TBS low-sodium soy sauce 2 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 cups cooked brown rice 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 TBS chopped cashews Cut 1/2 lb skirt steak crosswise into 1/4 thick strips. Toss together with 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, and 2 […]

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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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Date Puree – Bi Syndrome (Cold Damp Bi)

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Bi Syndrome (Cold Damp Bi) Date Puree yield: Makes 4 side-dish servings active time: 30 min total time: 1 hr 3 cups pitted dates (14 ounces) 1 (750-ml) bottle dry red wine 1 (3- to 4-inch) cinnamon stick 2 whole star anise Special equipment: parchment paper *The recipe goes well on Lamb Preparation Bring all ingredients to a simmer, covered directly with a round of parchment paper, in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, then reduce heat and simmer until dates are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and […]

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