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Egg Drop Soup

Categories: Heart Yin Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Egg Drop Soup * 4 cups chicken broth or stock (nourishes blood) * 2 eggs, lightly beaten (nourishes blood) * 1 -2 green onions, minced (warming) * 1/4 teaspoon white pepper * Salt to taste * A few drops of sesame oil (optional) In a wok or saucepan, bring the 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil. Add the white pepper and salt, and the sesame oil if using. Cook for about another minute. Very slowly pour in the eggs in a steady stream. To make shreds, stir the […]

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Beet Raita

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

Beet Raita Makes 3 cups (From 3 Bowls) ¾ c plain low-fat yogurt 2 T chopped fresh dill ½ t honey ½ t fresh lime juice 1 medium to large beet (about ½ pound), cooked, peeled, and grated 1. Whisk together the yogurt, dill, honey, and lime juice in a medium bowl. 2. Add the grated beet. Mix thoroughly. 3. Refrigerate and serve cold. (If you want a thicker raita, first drain the yogurt in a strainer lined with cheesecloth for 10 minutes.) TCM Analysis Yogurt: cool, sweet, sour; SP, ST, […]

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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Salad, Vegetarian

BEET AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD serves 4 4 beets, peeled 4-1/2 oz goat cheese 1 tbs chives Salt/pepper Several handfuls of young arugula ½ apple, julienned 2 tbs turbinado/brown sugar 2 tbs rice vin 2 tbs soy sauce Extra virgin olive oil Black sesame seeds 1) Bring water and beets to a boil, simmer until tender, 30 min. Drain and cool. Cut each beet into 8 wedges. 2) Blend cheese and chives and season with s & p. 3) Combine sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. Beat dressing with enough olive oil […]

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American Ginseng and Abalone Soup

Categories: Heart Yin Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

American Ginseng and Abalone Soup PER SERVING: Lean pork-150gm (Cooling, sweet, fatty, supplements blood and YIN) Dried Abalone-one (120 to 150gm) (cold, salty, tonifies YIN) American ginseng-20gm (sweet, bitter, cooling, nourishes LU YIN and clears fire from LU Yin Xu) Dried lily bulb-20gm (sweet, bitter, cold, moistens the LU and clears heat) 1. Soak abalone overnight until soft, rinse well with warm water and cut into thin slices. If fresh abalone is used, only cut into slices after it is cooked. 2. Wash pork and cut into big pieces. Rinse […]

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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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Soothing Sipping Broth

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

Soothing Sipping Broth 1 to 2 servings 1 rounded teaspoon (about 12 grams) sour date seeds (suan zao ren) 3 stalks celery, cut into 3- to 4-inch lengths 3 cups water Toast the sour date seeds in a pan over medium-high heat until they crackle and pop and release a nutty fragrance, 3 to 5 minutes. Let the seeds cool, then crush them lightly with a rolling pin to further crack them open. Boil the water in a small pot, then add the sour date seeds and celery. Lower the heat […]

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Cucumber Raita

Categories: Dryness, Heart Fire, Heart Yin Vacuity, Indian, Large Intestine Heat, Liver Yang Rising, Lung Yin Vacuity, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vacuity Heat, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Cucumber Raita Prep time: 10 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1-teaspoon cumin seeds 2 cucumbers 1 ½ cups yogurt ¼ teaspoon salt Method: Dry roast the cumin seeds until they are slightly browned, then crush them with a rolling pin or mortar and pestle. Grate or finely shred the cucumber, combine with the other indigents and let the mixture sit for half an hour or so before serving. Cucumber is cooling, sweet and cleansing and will relieve heat throughout the body. Its moistening thirst-relieving nature will benefit dryness and it has […]

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Liver Paté

Categories: Appetizers, Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity

The website foodiesite.com provides this intriguing recipe for liver paté from Scandinavia. Unlike the French versions, Scandinavian patés don’t usually contain alcohol or garlic andthey have a smoother texture. 8-10 Portions 300 g calf’s liver or pig’s liver 300 g lean pork meat, such as pork fillet 300 g pork fat 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons unbleached white flour 300 ml milk 1 egg pinch ground cloves pinch ground all spice sea salt and freshly ground pepper Note: 300 grams is slightly less than 3/4 pound or and 300 ml […]

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Forbidden Rice Pudding with Blueberries & Longan Fruit

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity

by Kathy Deng Yield: Serves six ½ cup of Forbidden rice (Chinese black rice) 1 cup water ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup rice milk 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk ¼ cup honey 1 tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup blueberries ¼ cup longan dried fruit 1. Combine the rice, water and salt in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes, until all of the water is absorbed. 2. Add the milk, coconut milk and honey to the rice, and stir together. […]

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