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Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup six servings *8 whole scallions, ends trimmed, cut into 1.5 inch sections and smashed lightly with the flat side of a knife *8 cloves garlic, smashed lightly *8 slices of ginger, about the size of a quarter, smashed lightly *2 sticks of cinnamon *1 tsp anise seeds *1/2 cup soy sauce (or tamari sauce if wheat sensitive) *1/2 cup rice wine or sake *7 cups water -2 lbs chuck or beef stew meat, cut into 1.5 inch cubes (or adzuki beans with tempeh if vegetarian) -1 […]

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Split Pea and Barley Soup

Categories: Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Split Pea and Barley Soup (serves six) 14 cups of water 1 pound green split peas ½ cup barley, rinsed in a strainer 1 TBL olive oil 1 bay leaf 2 TBLS unsalted butter 2 medium onions, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 carrots finely diced 1 celery rib, finely diced 1 tsp fresh thyme, or ½ tsp dried 1 tsp salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste Instructions In a large stockpot combine water, split peas, barley, olive oil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Then […]

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Barley Casserole

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Bi Syndrome Hot, Cleanse, Spleen Damp

Barley Casserole (Serves 6-8) Ingredients: 2 cups pearled barley 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 carrots, grated 2 celery stalks, diced 5 tablespoons shoyu 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Preparation: Preheat over to 350*F. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan; add the barley, and cook for approximately 55-60 minutes or until tender. Drain off any remaining water and set cooked barley aside. Heat the […]

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Pearl Barley with Aduki Beans

Categories: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Erika Anderson Pearl Barley/Aduki Beans To Drain Damp in San Jiao/GallBladder/Liver Ingredients: 1 Cup Barley Cold Sweet, Sl. Salty SP, ST, UB Drains Damp,Tonifies SP, ST 3 Cups Stock ½ Onion Chopped Neutral Pungent LU, ST, LI Transforms Phlegm and Damp 1 Celery Stalk Neutral Sweet Liver, Stomach Drains Damp transforms phlegm, Clears Heat, Subdues Liver Yang 1 Carrot Chopped Neutral Sweet SP, LV, LU H Drains Damp, Clears Heat, Strengthen SP and H. 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil ½ of a 16 Ounce Can of Aduki Beans Neutral Sweet H, […]

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Earth Builder and Regulator

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Earth Builder and Regulator 1 C Rice ¼ C Sprouted Barley 2 C Broccoli 1 Lb Halibut 1 T Fennel Seeds 1 T Black Pepper Serves about 2 Pour 2.5 C of water into a large pot with the Rice and Sprouted Barely. Bring the water to a boil and then down to a simmer for about 30-45 minutes (or until the water is soaked up). Set over to the side. Grind or smash up the Fennel Seeds and Black pepper together in a grinder or herb mortar. Rub all […]

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Barley tea

Categories: Beverages, Japanese, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mugicha (Barley Tea) Made of whole grains of roasted barley, mugicha is drunk cold in the summer and after strenuous workouts. Add ½ – 1 cup mugicha to 8 ¾ cups of boiling water. Bring back to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain discarding the barley, transfer the mugicha to a pitcher and chill. Mugicha is also available in teabags. TCM ANALYSIS Barley and Barley Tea: sweet sl. salty cool SP ST UB Actions: strengthens SP and ST; supplements qi; leaches damp and promotes urination. Indications: bloating, […]

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Barley and Mushroom Pilaf

Categories: Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Rice and Grains, Spleen Damp Heat

Barley and Mushroom Pilaf Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 2 ounces fresh shitake mushrooms ½ pound field mushrooms 1 onion 2 carrots 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1-cup pot barley 3 cups chicken stock Handful of fresh parsley ½ cup walnuts Soy sauce Salt & Pepper Method Chop the mushrooms, onions and carrots into strips. Saute the mushrooms in a little of the olive oil and butter and set aside when browned.  Saute the onion and carrots in the rest of the […]

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Earth Builder and Regulator

Categories: Fish, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Halibut and Broccoli Earth Builder and Regulator 1 C Rice ¼ C Sprouted Barley 2 C Broccoli 1 Lb Halibut 1 T Fennel Seeds 1 T Black Pepper Serves about 2 Pour 2.5 C of water into a large pot with the Rice and Sprouted Barely. Bring the water to a boil and then down to a simmer for about 30-45 minutes (or until the water is soaked up). Set over to the side. Grind or smash up the Fennel Seeds and Black pepper together in a grinder or herb […]

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Barley With Vegetables

Categories: Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Barley with Vegetables 1 cup barley, soaked ½ c. diced onion ½ c. diced carrots, beets, celery, or vegetables of your choice 1/3 c. shiitake mushrooms, soaked and sliced 1 tsp. sesame oil 3 cups water ¼ tsp. sea salt Sautee vegetables. Oven toast the barley just until dry. Place barley and vegetables in pot with salt and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Serve with a parsley garnish. Serves 4. www.MaryZhang.com

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