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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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Rice Pudding with Fresh Berries

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

Rice Pudding with Fresh Berries 1/4 cup long grain rice (washed and drained) 4-5 cups milk 2-3 cardamom seeds (crushed) 2 tbsp almonds (blanched slivered) A pinch of saffron threads, soaked in a little hot milk 2-3 tbsp sugar or as desired 2 cups fresh berries (especially raspberries & blackberries) Put the rice, milk and cardamom in a pan, bring to boil and simmer gently until the rice is soft and the grains are starting to break up. Add almonds and saffron and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the sugar […]

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Zhi Ma Hu (Black Sesame Soup)

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Zhi Ma Hu (Black Sesame Soup) China Treatment Principle: foster LV and KI yin Serves 4 Ingredients 8 tsp long-grain white rice ¾ cup black sesame seeds 5 cups water ¾ cup sugar Soak the rice for an hour, then drain but do not discard the water.  Clean the sesame seeds by hand and discard any grains of sand.  Then wash, drain and dry them.  Roast the sesame seeds in a dry wok for 5-10 minutes.  In a food processor, grind the roasted sesame seeds and rice with some of […]

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Gomashio

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

Gomashio (Black Sesame Seeds and Salt) Japan Mix a 2:1 portion of dry roasted black sesame seeds and sea salt. Sprinkle on top of a bowl of rice as a condiment. Black Sesame: sweet neutral KI LV LI Actions: tonifies the LV and KI; augments the yin and blood; lubricates the Intestines. Indications: yin deficiency of the LV and KI; headaches, dizziness, and numbness due to blood or yin deficiency; for constipation due to dry Intestines or blood deficiency. Salt: salty neutral KI Actions: moistens dryness, softens hardness, benefits digestion, […]

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Chocolate Coconut Pot de Creme

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Shen Calming

Chocolate Coconut Pot de Creme 6 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (Bitter,Tonifies KD) 1 1/3 cups Chocolate Almond Milk 2/3 cup Coconut Cream (Tonifies Yin) 7 large egg yolks (Tonifies Yin & Blood) 1 tablespoon sugar (Tonifies SP, Earth) Preheat oven to 300°F.  Put chocolate in a heatproof bowl.  Bring coconut cream, almond milk , and a pinch of salt just to a boil in a small heavy saucepan, then pour over chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Whisk together yolks, sugar, and a pinch […]

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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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Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained (or 1-1/2 cups cooked black beans) 1 15-oz.can diced tomatoes with green chilies, (or a can of tomatoes plus 3 tablespoons of diced green chilies from a can, or 1-2 finely chopped fresh jalapenos) 1/2 cup sliced green onions, white and green parts 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro (opt.) 1/4 teaspoon salt (if needed) fresh ground pepper, lots 1 small […]

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Sweet Potato Pie

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

Sweet Potato Pie 1 Recipe of your favorite pie crust. 2 cups cooked, mashed Sweet potatoes (yams). 3 beaten eggs ½ to ¾ cup brown sugar, barley malt, syrup, or honey. 1 tsp. cinnamon. ½ tsp. cloves. ¼ tsp. nutmeg. ½ tsp. allspice. 1 scant tsp. salt. 1 ½ cups evaporated milk (or mixed nonfat dry milk, goat milk, soy milk, or cashew milk). Whipped cream for topping (optional). Prepare crust and put into a 9 to 10 inch pie plate.  In a large bowl, beat together all the other […]

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Salmon Steamed in Napa Cabbage

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Salmon Steamed in Napa Cabbage Ingredients 12 leaves Napa cabbage 2 lbs salmon fillets, skinned 2 tb olive Oil 1 tb lemon juice 1 tsp minced garlic 1/4 c minced shallots or scallions 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme (1/4 tsp dried thyme) 1 tsp chopped fresh basil (1/4 tsp dried basil) FOR THE SAUCE 1/2 c Seafood stock 2 Red bell peppers roasted puree 1 1/2 tsp Lemon juice 1 tsp Anchovy paste or salt 1 pinch white pepper Instructions Bring water to a […]

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Avocado Custard

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Avocado Custard Overall Recipe: Nourishes yin, moistens dryness, clears deficient heat. Avocado: cool, sweet. Builds yin and blood, harmonizes LV, lubricates LU and intestines Lemon: cool, sour, astringent. Clears heat, increases production of body fluids, benefits LV. Honey: sweet, neutral. Strengthens middle jiao, moistens dryness. Emily Hildebrand said: Avocado Custard Serves 2 avocado juice from 1/2 a lemon maple syrup or raw honey to taste Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.

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