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Breakfast potatoes and onions

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Gluten-free, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Breakfast Potatoes and Onions 6 red potatoes, scrubbed ¼ cup olive oil 2 yellow onions, chopped 2 Tbsp ground dried papaya seeds Sea Salt Directions: Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil, decrease the heat then simmer for about 15 minutes or until it’s tender. Drain and let the potatoes cool. Chop them into bite sized pieces. Heat the oil on medium skillet on medium heat. add onions and fry for 5 to 10 minutes or until onions start to brown. […]

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Honey Glazed Peach Tart

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Honey Glazed Peach Tart Crust ( you can use pre-made pie dough from the grocery store) * 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (clears heat) * 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (tonifies Mother of LU) * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (moistens dryness) * 3 1/2 tablespoons (about) ice water Filling * 1/4 cup sugar * 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (clears heat) * 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (regulates qi) * 6 ripe medium peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, cut into […]

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Applesauce with Pears and Peaches

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Applesauce with pears & peaches Yields: 8 servings 2 lbs of apples, peeled, cored and chopped ½ lb of pears, peeled, pitted, and chopped ½ lb of peaches, peeled, cored and chopped 3 cups of water 1 cup of white sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice 1. Place all the fruit in a large saucepan and just barely cover with water. Simmer over medium-low heat until fruit is tender, 15-20 minutes. 2. Run cooked fruit through a food mill or blender. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat […]

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Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert (kids will like this) Lung Yin Xu Function: nourish the Lung yin, stop coughing blood, or dry cough Ingredients:  2 asian pears, 1/2 cup tapioca, a little sugar and some water Function of herbs Chinese pear: sweet, cold; LU, LI, ST.  Clear heat, nourish fluids, decrease thirst, moisten lung, dissolve phlegm. Tapioca: strengthen SP, harmonize MJ How to cook: 1. soak tapioca for 15 minutes 2. Shred one pear.  Chop one pear. 3. In another pot, boil water.   Then, add sugar and tapioca.  Cook over medium flame […]

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Guacamole

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

Guacamole 1 3/4 cups avocado, cut in chunks (about 2 medium-large avocados) 1-1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (or lime juice) 1/4 tsp sea salt In a bowl, combine avocado, 1 tbsp lemon(or lime) juice, salt. Mash to desired consistency. Season to taste with additional salt and remaining lemon (or lime) juice. Avocado: LU/LI, Sweet, bland, cool; Nourishes yin and blood, lubricates LU/LI, clears heat and promotes fluids Lemon/Lime juice: cool, sour; regenerates body fluids, harmonizes ST, regulates qi, quenches thirst salt: salty, deliciousness.

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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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Honeyed Spinach

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity

Honeyed Spinach 4 servings (From The Chinese Herbal Cookbook) 12 oz fresh baby spinach 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 t soy sauce 4 t honey 2 oz pine nuts 1 T black sesame seeds 2 T sesame oil 4 oz raisins Salt/pepper to taste 1. Wash the spinach well. Cut into shreds. Set aside. 2. Mix the garlic, soy cause, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside. 3. Heat a wok or frying pan and dry-fry the pine nuts and sesame seeds for 2 minutes being careful not to burn […]

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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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Pear Bai He Tea

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Phlegm Misting the Heart, Shen Calming

Siri Michel Metal Imbalance; Lung Yin Deficiency; Hot Phlegm in Lung Pear Bai He Tea Ingredients ½ cup dried unsweetened pears, diced (or 1 fresh pear, diced) 12 grams bai he (if fresh, one lily bulb) 1 bag green tea 1 – 3 tsp honey 3 cups water Directions Put the pear, bai he and water in a non-reactive saucepan. Let soak for 30 minutes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook at simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off heat. Remove lid and add the green tea bag. Let […]

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Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Lung dryness with hard to expectorate phlegm Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce Daikon radish with a miso sauce can help transform phlegm, which will help clear the lungs. It also gently moistens the lungs to protect them from becoming dry. It is a colder recipe and can help with warm phlegm. This would be good for a person who is having trouble getting rid of an upper respiratory infection. This recipe is also good for the water element. It is very gentle on the kidney helping treat water metabolism issues such as edema. It […]

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