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Beet, Broccoli, and Blue Cheese Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity

Beet, broccoli, and blue cheese salad 4 beets, trimmed, leaving 1 inch of stems attached 4 cloves garlic, chopped, divided 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 cups of broccoli florets 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese Serves 3-4 Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place the beets, 1/4 of the chopped garlic, and the olive oil on a piece of heavy aluminum foil; fold the foil around the beets into a sealed packet. 2. Roast beets in the preheated oven until easily pierced […]

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Beet Raita

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming

Beet Raita Makes 3 cups (From 3 Bowls) ¾ c plain low-fat yogurt 2 T chopped fresh dill ½ t honey ½ t fresh lime juice 1 medium to large beet (about ½ pound), cooked, peeled, and grated 1. Whisk together the yogurt, dill, honey, and lime juice in a medium bowl. 2. Add the grated beet. Mix thoroughly. 3. Refrigerate and serve cold. (If you want a thicker raita, first drain the yogurt in a strainer lined with cheesecloth for 10 minutes.) TCM Analysis Yogurt: cool, sweet, sour; SP, ST, […]

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Beet Soup

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Wood - Blood Stagnation Beet Soup This soup can help build blood, and help your blood move freely throughout the body.  It helps break up blood stagnation.  Beets are also beneficial for the eyes. This soup can help strengthen the eyes and improve vision.  The soup is also gentle on your digestive system. It can help drain damp, and strengthen the spleen and stomach. Ingredients 5-6 carrots 2-3 large beets 2 onions 2-4 stalks celery 3-4 cloves garlic 2 Tablespoon miso 2 Tablespoon Olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, […]

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Beet and Apple Muffins

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Fire-heart blood/qi deficiency Frances Norris Beet and Apple Muffins Adapted from recipe on atasteofchallah.com Makes 30 muffins Ingredients 4 eggs-cool, sweet, nourishes yin, tonifies blood 1.5 cups light brown sugar-warm, sweet, strengthens digestion ¾ cup olive oil- neutral, sweet, sour, astringent ¾ cup orange juice-cool, sweet, sour, clears heat, soothes liver, strengthens spleen 3 cups whole wheat flour-sweet, slightly cool, nourish heart, calm shen 1 ½ tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 4 small green apples, peeled and shredded-cool, sweet, slightly sour, strengthens heart 1 tsp. cinnamon-pungent, sweet, warm, […]

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Roasted Beet, Artichoke, and Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

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WOOD Roasted Beet, Artichoke, and Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette http://www.acouplecooks.com/2010/12/roasted-beet-sunchoke-and-arugula-salad- with-orange-vinaigrette/ Serves about 4 Ingredients 4 to 6 small beets 12-15 artichoke hearts Around 8 cups arugula and/or mixed greens Small red onion Goat cheese crumbles (optional) 1 orange White wine vinegar Olive oil Honey Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper Instructions: 1 Preheat the oven to 400°F. 2 Roast the beets: Cut off the tops of the beets and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Place in the oven and roast until tender when pierced with a fork, about […]

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Beet soup (Borscht)

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Beet soup (Borscht) Yield: 4 servings 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 rib celery, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ pounds fresh beets, peeled & diced 4 Cups low-sodium vegetable broth 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar 3 tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish 4 tbsp sour cream 1. Prep all ingredients. Heat butter in large pot over medium heat. When foam subsides, add onions, leeks, celery, carrot, garlic, beets & generous sprinkling of salt and […]

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Roasted Red Beets and Ground Fennel Seeds

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Rebellious Qi

ROASTED RED BEETS & GROUND FENNEL SEEDS Yields: 4 servings 3-4 medium beets, washed and stems removed, peeled and sliced ¼ inch [cool, sweet, nourish blood, Tonify HT, calm spirit, lubricate intestines, cleanse the LV] 2 tsp of ground fennel seeds [warm, pungent, unblocks and regulates qi, strengthens ST, dispels cold, stops pain] 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 1 whole myers lemon, squeezed plus the grated zest [cool, sour, regenerate body fluids, harmonize ST, regulate Qi, quenches thirst, benefits LV] Method: 1. Pre-heat oven dish, […]

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Summer Borscht

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Shen Calming

Summer Borscht (makes about 6-8 servings) INGREDIENTS: about 5 medium-sized beets, boiled or roasted until tender, peeled and diced 
about 2 English cucumbers, diced
 about 3-4 medium tomatoes, diced
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth (chilled or room temperature) 
2 cups plain yogurt 
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (or more to taste) 
1 small bunch fresh dill, chopped
 salt and pepper to taste
 fresh lemon juice and zest to taste DIRECTIONS: 1. Reserve any juices from the beets, tomatoes and cucumbers while chopping and combine them in a large pot or […]

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Blood building Kvass

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity

David Hatfield Blood building Kvass 2/3 larger organic beets, chopped coarsely – Do not grate beets ( they start fermenting) Properties- sweet neutral- SP ST HT LV- Nourishes liver blood- strengthens the MJ 1 Cup whey (see below for instructions on preparing whey) 1 Tbls sea salt Spring water Put beets, whey, & salt in 2-quart glass container (I use a large 1/2 gallon mason jar). Add water to fill the container. Stir well & cover securely. Keep at room temperature 2 days before transferring to refrigerator. When most of […]

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Vegetarian Chili

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Vegetarian Chili by Mike Clark 4 — 28 oz cans of Whole Peeled Tomatoes 1 Cup Black Beans 1 Cup Kidney Beans 8 Grapes 6 Carrots 4 Beets 1 Onion 33 Grams Gou Qi Zi 2 Cinnamon Sticks (Rou Gui) Prep and Cooking: Put both cups of beans in a colander and wash under cold water. Dump the beans into a large pot and soak in twice the level of beans in water for about 30 minutes. Drain the beans in the colander again and wash off (the soaking, draining, […]

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