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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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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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Pork and Prune Tagine

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Mediterranean, Pork

PORK AND PRUNE TAGINE serves 4 3 tbs olive oil 1-1/2 or 2 lbs pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp cinnamon and ground ginger ½ tsp ground cumin and turmeric 1 organic lemon, thinly sliced Salt and pepper 1 c prunes, soaked in hot water until soft, 1 hour, and drained ¼ c honey 1 tbs orange flower water ¼ c sliced almonds, toasted Couscous 1) Heat 2 tbs oil, med high, and brown pork, 10 min. Remove and pour off […]

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Baked Pears with Almonds

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

Baked Pears with Almonds Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 pears 1 ½ cups of chopped almonds 1/3 cup honey ½ cup of maple syrup 1 tsp lemon juice ¼ cup of water Pinch of powdered ginger Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Leave stems on pears, but cut a slice from the blossom-end to form a flat surface will stand in baking dish. Mix all other ingredients, except syrup, and pour over pears. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for about 1 hr and 20 minutes to 1 and ½ hrs. Baste […]

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Amaranth-Almond Cereal

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat

Amaranth-Almond Cereal Ingredients: 1 C amaranth 1 ½ C water ½ cup almond milk handful almonds, chopped 1-2 Tbsp agave nectar Instructions: Combine water and amaranth. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and let simmer 20-25 minutes until the water is absorbed. Be careful to avoid burning at the end of cooking. In a bowl, combine amaranth, almond milk, chopped almonds, and agave nectar. Makes 2 servings. TCM breakdown: amaranth: bitter, sweet, cool; ST, ST, LU; dries damp, clears heat, benefits LU, tonifies qi almonds: sweet, neutral; LU, […]

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Honey Glazed Peach Tart

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, 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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Nutty Oatmeal Pancake

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Phlegm Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Nutty Oatmeal Pancake (Makes 6-8 pancakes) 2 cups buttermilk 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats Mix together, set aside. 1 1/2 cups chopped almonds 2 eggs 1/2-cup white rice flour 2 TB flaxseed meal 1 tsp. salt 1-cup fresh or frozen blueberries *Optional: top with 1 TB of honey Add the rest of the above ingredients to the buttermilk mixture. Drop by 1/4 cupful onto hot, oiled pan. Cook until firm enough to flip. Recipe makes about a dozen pancakes. TCM Analysis: Buttermilk: neutral, sweet, strengthens weakness, nourishes qi and blood […]

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Spiced Pears and Pomegranate

Categories: Gluten-free, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Phlegm Dry, Raw, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

Spiced Pears and Pomegranate 3 pears – peeled, cored and cut into wedges 1 pomegranate, skin and light-colored membrane removed 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds 4 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish The recipe feeds 4 so the serving size would be 1/4 of the recipe. by Marta TCM ANALYSIS Pears: Nourishes fluids, moistens lung, dissolves phlegm, clears heat Pomegranate: Promotes fluids, quenches thirst Lemon: Promotes fluids and reduces heat Brown Sugar: […]

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Honey-Balsamic Bean Salad

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Legumes, Qi Vacuity, Salad, Vegetarian

As I mention in the main post, the original recipe called for green beans, which are out of season here in San Francisco as I type this. I chopped up a head of structured, romaine lettuce instead. I also added and tweaked a few things, as I’m prone to do. If you’re trying to come up with a substitute for the green beans, imagine ingredients that might go nicely with the honey-balsamic vinegar. And I suspect it goes without saying, but you can certainly play around with the type of […]

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