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Celery soup- for calm liver

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity

David Hatfield Celery soup– for calm liver INGREDIENTS: 8 stalks Fresh Chinese celery: slice into 3 x ¼ inch strips 10 Black mushrooms: soak dried mushrooms 1 hour, massage, slice into thirds 1 cup Wood Fungus: soak 1 hour and wash thoroughly 2 cups Eryngii Mushroom: slice into small pieces 2 cups Enoki Mushroom: cut off stalks 8 Clove garlic 2 TBS olive oil 1 TBS toasted sesame oil 2 TBS soy sauce 1 TBS fennel seeds to taste salt, pepper DIRECTIONS: Add 1 tablespoon of oil into a preheated […]

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How much wood could a Pig

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

How much wood could a Pig 1 Orange 1/8 C Black Sesame Seeds 1 C Broccoli 2 T Brown Sugar 1 Lb Pork TCM Analysis Orange: Sweet, Sour, Cool; LV, LU, ST, UB; Clears heat, Soothes LV, Nourish fluids; LV Qi Stagnation, Loss of Body Fluids, Cough with sputum Black Sesame: Sweet, Neutral; LV, KD, LU, LI; Nourish LV and KD, Moisten LI, Nourishes Jing and Marrow Broccoli: Sweet, Sl. Bitter, Acrid, Cool; SP, LV; Nourishes LV blood, Strengthens SP, Clears heat; Poor Digestion, Inflammation; Poor Vision Brown Sugar: Sweet, […]

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Brown Rice Porridge

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

Brown Rice Porridge 1 cup brown rice (coarsely ground) 2 cups water 1/2 cup gou qi zi 2 tbsp raw honey 2 tbsp unrefined, expeller pressed flaxseed oil In medium sauce pan, bring rice to a boil and reduce heat. Add gou qi zi and let simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. When a pasty consistency is achieved, remove from heat and add honey and flax oil. Serves 2 people. Brown rice: Sweet, sour, warm; SP/ST. Strengthens SP/ST, drains damp, relieves irritability, stops diarrhea, cold hands and feet and nervous […]

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Raspberry Soup

Categories: Gluten-free, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Raw, Soup, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Raspberry Soup Ingredients 4 cups raspberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup dry red wine 1 cup sour cream 1. Place raspberries, sugar, and wine in blender. Cover and blend until smooth. 2. Pour raspberry mixture into bowl, stir in sour cream. Cover and refrigerate 1/2 hours or until cold. 3. Serve topped wit dollop of additional sour cream and raspberries. Serves 6 by Ellee Carlson Raspberries are warm, sweet, and sour. They tonify the LV/KD and control urination and benefit jing. Red wine benefits the yang. Sugar is nourishing. This […]

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Shrimp with Goji Berries and Asparagus

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Seafood

Shrimp with Goji Berries and Asparagus 2 Tbsp goji berries 3 Tbsp rice wine 2 Tbsp sesame oil ½ piece ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 lb asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces 2 teaspoons thickener (cornstarch, kudzu, etc.) 1 ½ Tbsp water 1 Tbsp soy sauce Combine goji berries with the rice wine and marinate for 30 minutes. In a wok, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil over medium-high heat then add ginger and garlic to wok and cook for a minute. Add […]

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Sesame-Mushroon Soba Noodles

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Noodles, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Yin Vacuity

Sesame-Mushroom Soba Noodles Ingredients: 3 TBL. Black sesame seeds 8 oz. Dried soba noodles 2 TBL. Olive oil 1 sm. Onion, cut into ¼ in. strips 4 cloves garlic, peeled & minced 22 (l lb) fresh Shitake mushrooms, sliced, discard stems ½ cup dashi, or other stock (vegetable/beef) ¼ cup mirin, or dry sherry 3 TBL. Soy sauce 1-2 TBL. Powdered kudzu, arrowroot, cornstarch or other thickener 2 green onions, chopped into ¼ in. pcs. Directions: 1. Toast the sesame seeds in a wide skillet over medium heat, shaking the […]

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Black bean salsa

Categories: Appetizers, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Mexican, Side Dishes, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Black Bean Salsa Ingredients: 2 cups fresh, halved grape or cherry tomatoes 1 Artichoke, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cubed bell pepper 2-4 slices jalapeno pepper ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 clove garlic, minced 1 14oz can drained, rinsed black beans ¼ teaspoon cumin Sea salt to taste (3/4-1 teaspoon) 1 freshly squeezed lime juice Preparation: Place halved tomatoes, thin sliced artichoke & cubed bell peppers in a food processor & pulse briefly, until chunky. Add jalapeno pepper, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, lime juice, salt & cumin & pulse, […]

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Orange apricot crisp

Categories: Desserts, Liver Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Anna Strong ORANGE APRICOT CRISP 8 oranges 1 tbsp grated orange zest 2 cups dried apricots, thinly sliced ½ cup dried raisins ½ cup chopped candied ginger 1 cup brown rice flour ½ cup sugar 1 tsp salt 6 tbsp vegan margarine ½ tsp vanilla extract Pre heat oven to 350. Coat 9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Cut ends off oranges. Stand 1 orange on cutting board and slice away pitch and peel. Cut orange into quarters, cut quarters into ½ inch slices. Repeat with remaining oranges […]

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Vegetable-Bean Medley

Categories: Legumes, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Vegetable-Bean Medley Serving Size for 1 Person Ingredients: Black Beans -½ cup cooked Aduki Beans -½ cup cooked Quinoa- 1 cup Carrots -½ cup Celery -½ cup Lime Juice -¼ cup Grapes -½ cup Cooking Instructions: This is simple. All you do is mix the quinoa with 2 cups of water and cook the same way as the rice. Mix the steamed veggies along with the already cooked beans, and the grapes. Sprinkle desired amount of lime juice to give flavor to the food. The grapes will provide a sweet […]

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Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad ingredients: 6-8 large ribs of celery, well washed and sliced horizontally about 1/4 inch thick 4 large pieces organic romaine, washed well and torn into bite sized pieces 1 large avocado, mashed 2 large limes, juiced pinch of salt combine all ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl. serve as a side or eat as a snack. serves 4. analysis: celery and lettuce are cool, sweet and bitter and drain fire. avocado is sweet and heavy and nourishes yin and cools the digestive tract; its heavy […]

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