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Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat

Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce (Serves 3) 1 lb. thin asparagus 1 Tbsp peanut oil 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter Juice of 1/2 lime 1 tsp soy sauce Water Remove and discard bottom inch of asparagus stalk. Drizzle asparagus with oil, and sprinkle with garlic. Toss well so that all stalks are completely covered with oil, and then spread out on a baking sheet. Roast at 450, stirring asparagus occasionally, until it starts to brown (about 15 min). Mix remaining ingredients well, and add enough water so that it becomes […]

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Steak Stir-Fry

Categories: Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Collapsing & Sinking, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Steak Stir-Fry Prep: 20 minutes Marinate: 15 minutes Cook: 17 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1/2 lb skirt steak 2 garlic cloves 3 TBS lime juice 1 tsp olive oil 3 bell peppers 1 onion 2 1/2 cups diagonally cut asparagus 1 TBS grated peeled fresh ginger 1 TBS low-sodium soy sauce 2 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 cups cooked brown rice 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 TBS chopped cashews Cut 1/2 lb skirt steak crosswise into 1/4 thick strips. Toss together with 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, and 2 […]

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Zucchini Stew For UB Damp Heat

Categories: Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Erika Anderson Zucchini Stew for UB Damp Heat Ingredients: 4 Zucchini Cut Lengthwise and 1 inch Wide UB, K Cold Sweet, Sour Promotes Diuresis, Quenches Thirst 3 Tomatoes Cut into halves UB, K, SP ST Cold Sweet, Sour Promotes Urination, Clears Heat, Promotes Fluid, Supplements K 5 Asparagus Spears Cut into 1 inch Pieces LU, SP, K SL. Cool, Sl. Warm Sweet Reduces Dampness, Promotes Urination, Clears Heat, Promotes Blood Circulation 1 Onion Chopped ST, LU,LI Cold Sweet, Sour Clears Heat Transforms Damp ½ Tsp. Tumeric Cool 1 Tsp. Salt […]

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Cool Those Kidneys: A simple dish to enrich KD yin

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity

Cool Those Kidneys: A simple dish to enrich KD yin By Katie Fritz 2 strips of thick-cut bacon 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed & rinsed (chopped, if you desire) 1 tsp. black sesame seeds 1/4 onion, chopped Salt to taste Chop up bacon into small bits and place in a pan over medium heat. Once the bacon grease begins to coat the pan, toss in onion and cook until translucent. Then toss asparagus in pan. Sautee asparagus until tender (about 4-5 minutes). Remove from heat & sprinkle black sesame seeds over […]

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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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Grilled asparagus- Lung heat

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Grilled asparagus- Lung heat 1 pound asparagus, sweet, bitter, neutral. Lu, Sp, Kd. Clears heat, detoxifies, promotes blood circulation, clears lungs, reduces damp, promotes urination. Hypertension. 1 tbsp. Olive oil 1 tbsp. Soy sauce- salty, cold, sp, st, kd. Harmonizes middle jiao, clears heat. 1 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar, sour warm, sl bitter. Lv. Invigorates blood, clears toxin, astringes. Salt and pepper to taste. Soak asparagus for a half hour in rest of ingredients. Grill until tender but not charred. Serves 4 as a side dish. This is a great recipe […]

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Spring Seafood Stew

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Spring Seafood Stew Ingredients: 2 TBL. Olive Oil 1 lb. Of assorted fish, shrimp, sea scallops, & fish cut in 1-2 in. cubes 1 in. pc. Fresh ginger, peeled & minced 3 med. Size green onions, chopped into ¼ in. pcs., grouped in green & white parts ½ lb. Asparagus, cut into 1 in. pcs. 1 cup of white wine A pinch of sea salt 1 ½ TBL. Powdered kudzu (ge gen), arrowroot, cornstarch, or other thickener 3 TBL. Water Lemon wedges or lemon juice, opitional Directions: 1. Heat oil […]

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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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Black Sesame Asparagus

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Phlegm Heat, Side Dishes, Vegetables

Black Sesame Asparagus Ingredients: 1 Medium-size bunch asparagus (1 lb.) A pinch of salt 3 TBL. Black Sesame seeds 2 TBL. Mirin or sherry 1 TBL. Soy sauce 1 tsp. Lemon juice Directions: 1. Cut the asparagus into 2-in. pcs. 2. In medium-size pot, bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil; add salt & asparagus stalks, then after 1-2 minutes add the asparagus tips. Lower the heat & simmer for 2-3 minutes until the stalks are tender. 3. Drain the asparagus & rinse w/ cold water to preserve their […]

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