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Smooth Move Smoothie

Categories: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Smooth Move Smoothie L.I. shi heat leading to constipation By Katie Fritz 1 apple, cored/sliced 1 pear, cored/sliced 1 plum, pitted/sliced 2 bananas 1/2 avocado 1/2 c. silken tofu 1-2 c. green tea (depending upon your preference of consistency) 1-2 tbsp. Maple syrup (to taste) Cinnamon, to taste Place the apple, pear, plum, bananas, avocado & tofu in your blender. Boil 8-16 oz. of water and add to 1-2 heaping tsp. of green tea leaves, steep for about 5 minutes. Once steeped to your liking, add green tea (w/o leaves) […]

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Toasted Tahini and Almond Butter Sandwich with Pears and Apples

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

Metal-lung dryness/phlegm Frances Norris Toasted Tahini and Almond Butter Sandwich with Pears and Apples Adapted from recipe on Serves 1 Ingredients 2 slices Ezekiel bread (wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans, spelt-all sprouted)-sweet, cool, sl. Salty, harmonize/strengthen MJ, drain damp, moisten dryness Tahini-sl. warming, tonifying, moistening Almond butter-neutral, sweet, ventilates lung, relieves cough and asthma, transforms phlegm Sliced apple-cool, sweet, slightly sour, lubricates lung, resolves mucus Sliced pear-cold, sweet, lubricates lung, lubricates throat, stops cough, dissolves mucus Butter for browning- sweet, neutral, supplements qi   1. Spread the tahini on […]

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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Salad, Vegetarian

BEET AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD serves 4 4 beets, peeled 4-1/2 oz goat cheese 1 tbs chives Salt/pepper Several handfuls of young arugula ½ apple, julienned 2 tbs turbinado/brown sugar 2 tbs rice vin 2 tbs soy sauce Extra virgin olive oil Black sesame seeds 1) Bring water and beets to a boil, simmer until tender, 30 min. Drain and cool. Cut each beet into 8 wedges. 2) Blend cheese and chives and season with s & p. 3) Combine sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. Beat dressing with enough olive oil […]

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Watermelon Champagne Sangria

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation

Watermelon Champagne Sangria Makes 6 servings. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups chopped seedless watermelon 1 seedless orange, peeled and broken into sections¨ 1 apple, wedged 1 Asian pear, wedged 1 cup seedless grapes, cut into halves 1 bottle dry champagne of choice DIRECTIONS: Toss the fruit together in a bowl or pitcher. Pour the champagne over and let sit for at least 2 hours or more. TCM analysis: Watermelon: Sweet, cold. ST, HT, UB. Clears heat toxin, quenches thirst, relieves irritability, promotes urination. Orange: Sweet, sour, cool. LV, LU, ST, UB. Clears […]

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Cream of Wheat with Apples and Mulberries

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Qi Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Cream of Wheat with Apples and Mulberries Serves 2 1 apple chopped ¼ cup mulberries 2 cups water 2 cups milk (the more fat in the milk, the creamier it will be) 1/2 teaspoon salt honey (to taste) 1 cup cream of wheat (also known as farina) 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (good to sprinkle on top) (optional) In a saucepan, combine 2 cups water with milk and salt; bring to a boil. Gradually whisk in cream of wheat, and continue to whisk constantly until the mixture thickens (this will […]

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Corn Spoon Bread Pudding

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yang Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Corn Spoon Bread Pudding 3 cups corn meal (tonifies the heart) 5 cups water 2 1/2 cup cubed butternut squash (diuretic, helps with edema) 1 1/2 tsp. salt 3 grated apples (Strengthens HT) 3 T. almond butter ( Benefits Lungs) 1/2 cup honey (nourishing to Spleen for post-natal qi) 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (nourishes HT) 2 T soy flour 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (Strengthens Ht, according to Shang han lun) 1 T. grated orange peel (moves qi) Place corn meal, water, squash, and salt in pot, bring to boil. […]

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Roast Duck with Apple Dressing

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity

Roast Duck with Apple Dressing: (Serves 4) (For Kidney yin vacuity) Ingredients: 1 (4 pound) whole duck Pepper to taste 1-teaspoon poultry seasoning ½ tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons chopped onion 5 stalks celery, chopped 3 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple 3 cups cornbread crumbs 1-tablespoon olive oil Preparation: Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Rinse duck and pat dry, rub with pepper and poultry seasoning. Melt better in a small skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onions and celery in butter until tender. In a medium bowl, combine with […]

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Apple and Raw Beet Slaw

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity

Apple and Raw Beet Slaw 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 pound beets, peeled 1 large Granny Smith apple, or similar flavored and textured apple 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1/2 teaspoon coarse grain salt 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil In a medium sized salad bowl, using your microplane grater (or the smallest holes of a cheese grater) grate fresh ginger directly into bowl, about one teaspoon. Grate beets and apples, add them to the bowl with the ginger, and toss until ginger is evenly […]

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Breakfast Quinoa

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Water Overflow, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Fluid Xu

Breakfast Quinoa Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 4 tablespoons dry milk (** you can omit this ingredient and just use 2 cups of milk to begin with, or just use water) zest and juice of 1/2 orange 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and cubed 1/3 cup dried cranberries pecans Rinse quinoa in a fine strainer. Add to a pot with water and dry milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the grain is cooked through. Combine quinoa with the rest […]

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Steamed Corn Bread

Categories: Liver Yang Rising

STEAMED CORN BREAD Main Action: Liver Yang Rising Serves 6 people INGREDIENTS: 1 C grated apple — Cool, sweet and slightly sour. Strengthens HT, tonifies qi, quenches thirst, resolves mucus and lubricates LU 2 C pineapple-coconut juice — Pineapple = warm, sweet and sour. Aids digestion, stops diarrhea, dispels summer heat. Coconut = warm and sweet. Strengthens the body, reduces swelling, stops bleeding, kills worms and activates heart function 1 medium banana —Cold and sweet. Clears heat, lubricates lungs, lubricates intestines, lowers blood pressure, helps alleviate alcohol intoxication. 1/3 C […]

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