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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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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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Artichoke and Dandelion Frittata

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Mediterranean, Vegetables, Vegetarian

ARTICHOKE AND DANDELION FRITTATA serves 4 4 Artichokes, trimmed, hearts removed and reserved 1 bunch Dandelion Greens, rinsed and chopped 6 Eggs ½ c cream ¼ tsp Salt Pinches of nutmeg and black pepper 1 cup shredded fontina or Monterey jack cheese ½ cup parmesan cheese 1) Quarter the artichoke hearts and steam until tender, 5 minutes. Add the greens and steam until wilted, 2 min. spread the artichokes and greens evenly in a greased baking pan. 2) Beat eggs with the cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in shredded cheese. […]

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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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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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Champion Chicken with Goji Berries

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

Champion Chicken with Goji Berries, modified  Ingredients 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 piece of ginger, (.5-1 inches long) 1 roasting chicken, skinned and cut up, or 3-4 lbs of skinless legs / breasts (ok to substitute chicken breasts) 2 medium green onions, chopped into ½ inch pieces, tips and roots discarded 3-4 tbsp. rice wine or dry sherry 2 tbsp soy sauce, or to taste 2 tbsp goji berries 1 ½ c. water or chicken stock 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1 medium sized […]

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Lotus Root Soup

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity

Lotus Root Soup Serves 4 Traditionally these soups are best cooked in a soup clay pot over charcoal fire, but now a day not many families are still using charcoal stove. Hence cooking over gas stove or slow cooker is also ok. Ingredients 1.2-3 section of lotus root 2.5 dried red dates 3.1 honey date 4.200 grams pork ribs 5.2 dried scallop 6.4 dried oyster 7.1 tablespoon wolfberry optional 8.2 liters water (some will dry up during cooking) 9.Salt Method 1.Wash the lotus root and remove the skin, slice into […]

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Avocado Dressing

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Avocado Dressing (Yields 1 ½ cups) 1 avocado Juice of ½ of a lemon ½ cup water ½ tsp. dandelion ¼ tsp. sea salt Combine ingredients and blend until smooth. TCM Analysis: Avocado: cool, sweet, builds yin and blood, harmonizes LV, lubricates LU and intestines Lemon: cool, sour, astringent, benefits LV, encourages formation of bile, increases fluid production Dandelion: cool, bitter, cool LV heat Sea Salt: cold, salty, slightly sweet, harmonize and promote digestion, brightens eyes, strengthens KI, benefits bones, tendons and teeth

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Minty Peach and Jicama Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Minty Peach and Jicama Salad 2 cups water 1 cup white rice 4 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp raw honey ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 2 medium peaches, diced 2 cups diced jicama 1 cup fresh chopped mint Cook rice in water. Mix lemon juice, oil, honey, salt, and pepper together to make a dressing. Add mint, peach, and jicama to cooked rice and toss. Pour dressing over salad. Serves 6. (Adapted from Cooking Light magazine). White rice: sweet, cool; SP, ST. Harmonizes […]

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Lychee Sorbet with Mint

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity

Lychee Sorbet with Mint by Lizette Salazar (makes about 1 quart of sorbet) 2 16-oz cans of lychees in syrup — one with the syrup and one drained 
4-5 fresh mint leaves
 (optional) Juice of half a lemon 1 tbsp of honey In a food processor or blender, blend lychees with the syrup from just one can, mint, and lemon juice to a smooth consistency, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to an ice cream/sorbet maker and follow directions for making sorbet. Lychees: Warm/Sweet, astringent. Nourishes blood, calms spirit, soothes LV, regulates […]

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