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Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained (or 1-1/2 cups cooked black beans) 1 15-oz.can diced tomatoes with green chilies, (or a can of tomatoes plus 3 tablespoons of diced green chilies from a can, or 1-2 finely chopped fresh jalapenos) 1/2 cup sliced green onions, white and green parts 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro (opt.) 1/4 teaspoon salt (if needed) fresh ground pepper, lots 1 small […]

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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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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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Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Frances Norris Yin Deficiency Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos - Adapted from recipe on naturallyella.com Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 avocado-sweet, cool, nourishes yin and blood ½ cup black beans-warm, sweet, nourishes yin ½ lime, juice and zest from- cool, sour, regulates qi, regenerates body fluids 2 tsp. honey-neutral, nourishes yin 1 tbsp. coriander seeds-slightly warm, benefit digestion 1 tsp. olive oil-neutral, sweet, sour, astringent, clears heat, promotes fluids ½ tbsp. cumin seeds- warm, strengthens spleen 4 flour tortillas- sweet, slightly cool, reduces thirst ¼ cup goat […]

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Avocado Dressing

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Avocado Dressing (Yields 1 ½ cups) 1 avocado Juice of ½ of a lemon ½ cup water ½ tsp. dandelion ¼ tsp. sea salt Combine ingredients and blend until smooth. TCM Analysis: Avocado: cool, sweet, builds yin and blood, harmonizes LV, lubricates LU and intestines Lemon: cool, sour, astringent, benefits LV, encourages formation of bile, increases fluid production Dandelion: cool, bitter, cool LV heat Sea Salt: cold, salty, slightly sweet, harmonize and promote digestion, brightens eyes, strengthens KI, benefits bones, tendons and teeth

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Chicken Grape Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Chicken Grape Salad 1 avocado (benefits LV, protects Yin) ¼ cup of parsley, minced. ½ teaspoon of thyme. ¼ teaspoon of garlic, minced. Pinch of sage, salt and black pepper. 4 cups of diced, cooked chicken breasts. (Nourishes blood to prevent wind) 2 cups of seedless grapes. (sour nature restrains liver qi, nourishes blood, relieves irritability) ½ cup of pistachios, toasted. (Tonifies LV) Mix herbs and spices with chicken, mix in mashed avocado until chicken is coated and then mix in Grapes and almonds. Serves 4

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Pesto Avocado Portoburger

Categories: Lung Yin Vacuity

Pesto Avocado Portoburger makes 2 sandwiches 2 portobello mushrooms 1 ripe avocado handful of crisp greens, such as lettuce or watercress
 1 tablespoon basil pesto
 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
 salt and freshly ground pepper 2 Kaiser rolls, halved Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe Makes 1 cup INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup pine nuts 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Special equipment needed: A food processor […]

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Chicken or Sardine Sandwich With Black Beans and Avocado

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: May 7, 2010 This spicy sandwich is inspired by one often served in the city of Xalapa in the Mexican state of Veracruz. It’s called pambazo, which is also the name of the flaky roll it’s made with. The bread is spread with pureed black beans and traditionally filled with shredded chicken, chorizo or sardines (the sardine version is not easy to find today), as well as lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion and pickled chipotles. Since tomatoes aren’t yet […]

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Avocado and Mushroom Salad

Categories: Heat, Large Intestine Dryness, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Raw, Salad, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Avocado and Mushroom Salad Ingredients 2 small firm, ripe avocados 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 1/3 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced Salt to taste Preparation Peel the avocados, and cut them in half. Remove and discard the pit. Cut the avocados into 1 1/2-inch lengths. Thoroughly blend the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic and parsley with a wire whisk in a salad bowl. Add the mushrooms, avocado and […]

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Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad ingredients: 6-8 large ribs of celery, well washed and sliced horizontally about 1/4 inch thick 4 large pieces organic romaine, washed well and torn into bite sized pieces 1 large avocado, mashed 2 large limes, juiced pinch of salt combine all ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl. serve as a side or eat as a snack. serves 4. analysis: celery and lettuce are cool, sweet and bitter and drain fire. avocado is sweet and heavy and nourishes yin and cools the digestive tract; its heavy […]

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