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Banana Bread

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat, Shen Calming

Banana Bread by Alex Herman Ingredients: (makes 1 loaf) 2 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1 ¾ C Flour 1 ½ C Sugar 1 C Chopped Walnuts ½ C Vegetable Oil ¼ C + 1 Tbs buttermilk 1 Tsp Vanilla ½ Tsp salt 1 Tsp Baking Soda Grease and Flour a 9×5 inch pan Combine all ingredients and mix Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 20 minutes Do not double recipe Analysis: Banana: Cold and sweet, Clears heat, lubricates lungs and intestines, lowers blood pressure, helps alleviate alcohol intoxication. […]

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Almond Banana Pancakes

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Blood Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Almond Banana Pancakes 2 ripe bananas 1 egg 1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter Mash the bananas, add the egg and mix well. Stir in the almond butter, adding more than a tablespoon if you want a more pancake-like texture. Warm butter in a pan and pour batter into small cakes. Brown on each side and serve warm. Bananas — sweet, cold, clears heat, cools blood, lubricates LI, moistens Lungs, detoxifies Eggs-sweet, neutral, nourishes yin and blood, supplements SP/ST, calms the shen Almonds- sweet, neutral, moistens LU and LI, supplements […]

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Raw Persimmon Pie

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Shen Calming

Raw Persimmon Pie 9 very ripe persimmons 24 dates (wet) 6 very ripe bananas with outsides brown 24 blueberries Directions: Cut dates in half, remove pits, spread on pie plate Peel bananas, set on top of dates Mash bananas with fork until custard consistency Remove skins of persimmons and spread over the bananas Place blueberries on top. Analysis of recipe 2B: Persimmons: cold, sweet, obstructive/astringent. Softens masses. Quenches thirst, empiric for lowering blood pressure. Banana: cold, sweet. Clears heat, lubricates, lowers blood pressure. Dates: sweet, warm. Tonifies spleen and stomach. […]

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