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Curry Ice Cream

Categories: Desserts, Raw, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Curry Ice Cream 2 pitted dates, soaked for 2 hours ½ cup coconut meat ½ cup raisins 1 Tbsp agave nectar 1 ½ tsp curry powder Directions: Drain dates, reserving about 3 Tbsp of the soaked water. Transfer the dates and the reserved soaked water to a blender with all the remaining ingredients. Process on high speed until smooth and creamy, stopping occasionally to scrape down the blender jar. Pour into an ice cream maker until forms  a sturdy, creamy texture or follow manufactures instructions. Serving Size: 1 quart TCM […]

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Vegan Cassava Cake

Categories: Desserts, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vegan

Vegan Cassava Cake 2 lbs cassava grated 1 can coconut milk ½ lbs coconut meat 1 cup mangosteen juice handful of goji berries Directions: pre heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, mix all ingredients together until evenly dispersed in baking tray, place in oven for 60 minutes or until top becomes golden brown. Serving Size: 15 TCM Pattern: SP qi xu; ST yin xu TCM Evaluation: cassava is sweet and neutral and nourishing to SP and ST, clears heat; coconut milk is sweet and neutral, strengthens the body, reduces swelling; […]

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Green Coconut Rice

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity

Green Coconut Rice Ingredients: 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon peeled, minced fresh ginger 1 cup basmati rice 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt, divided 2 cups light coconut milk, divided 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 cups baby spinach 1 teaspoon sugar Preparation: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté ginger and 1 cup rice 30 seconds. Stir in 1 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 cup coconut milk; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 15 minutes, or until tender. Puree 1 cup coconut […]

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Creamy Millet Cereal

Categories: Stomach Yin Vacuity

Stomach Yin Xu CREAMY MILLET CEREAL ½ c. millet, soaked 6-24 hours and drained 2-2 &1/2 c. water pinch of salt (optional) Bring everything to a boil. Lower the heat to medium. Cook, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, stirring often, until done. Options: Add Longan, dates, walnuts, black sesame seeds, raspberries, goji berries, cinnamon, agave nectar, etc. For extra creamy millet that only takes 5-10 minutes to cook: Puree the drained millet and water in the blender before cooking. Ingredient analysis: Millet – Sweet, slightly salty, cool; Sp, St, Kd; Harmonizes […]

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Asparagus Soup with Saffron

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

Asparagus Soup with Saffron By Chirstina Paget Overall Function: Harmonize the Liver and Spleen, cool and drain heat, while supporting Lung and Kidney Yin. Ingredients: 4 1/2 cup Vegetable or chicken broth – (to 5 cups) 1 package of Saffron threads 3 1/2 lb Asparagus 1 large sweet Onion chopped fine 1/2 stick Butter (this can be completely omitted or subst. with olive oil) 2 cups Cubed potatoes – (1/2″ cubes) 1/2 cup or more Dry white wine Preparation: • In a small saucepan bring 1/2 cup broth to a […]

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Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Summerheat

Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: January 27, 2010 Though blueberries aren’t a tropical fruit, they go well with bright yellow or orange fruits from warm places. Papaya is high in potassium and contains enzymes that help break down proteins. 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon mild honey 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger 2 ripe papayas, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon slivered fresh mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish […]

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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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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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Baked pears

Categories: Desserts, Stomach Yin Vacuity

Baked Pears Serving Size 1-2 2 medium ripe pears, peeled and halved 4 teaspoons butter or margarine 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons honey 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 teaspoons orange marmalade Directions Place pear halves, cut side up, in a shallow 1-qt. baking dish. Place butter in the center of each; drizzle with lemon juice. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears. Top with marmalade. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. This recipe is design for someone with Stomach Yin Xu. […]

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Tofu Burger

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Sandwiches, Stomach Yin Vacuity

Posted by jenniferdrews From Tofu Burger Recipe Be sure to seek out the firmest tofu made from organic soybeans you can find. Also, I suspect you could grill these, they seem like they’d hold together. The next time around I’m going to try it. If anyone else gives that a go before I do, let me know, and I’ll update the recipe.   1 pound / 16 oz / 450 g extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry, then sliced2 large eggs 1/2 cup / 2 oz / 55 […]

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