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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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Salmon and Black Beans

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

Tonify kidney yin, yang and jing Salmon and Black Beans Salmon and black beans are the main ingredients in this recipe.  They both help nourish the kidneys. Along with the onions, they can help relieve toxicity.  This is a great recipe to help tonify kidney yin, yang and jing. It can also help add a little energy and warmth to your day, while also helping to protect the middle jiao. 1/3 cup olive oil 5 garlic cloves (2 pressed, 3 minced) 1 tbsp dried thyme Pepper Salt 14 ozs salmon fillets 1 onion […]

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Pork and Black Beans

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity

Pork ‘n black beans Yields 6 servings 2 cans of black beans 1/3 up packed brown sugar 1 small onion, chopped ¼ cup catsup 4-6 slices of bacon Directions: 1. Add all the ingredients into a 1½ quart casserole, top with slices of bacon and bake for 1 ½ hours at 350 degrees. TCM analysis: Overall tonifies KD yin. black beans: sweet, sour, neutral. Strengthens SP, benefits diabetes, counteracts toxins, reduces dampness, benefits KD brown sugar: sweet, warm. Strengthens digestion, lubricates LU, stops cough, warms up body. onion: pungent, warm. […]

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Supplement Blood Soup

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Supplement Blood Soup 1 oz cooked Shu Di Huang 1/2 oz Chuan Xiong 2 oz Gou Ji berry 1 oz longan fruit 12 red dates 1 inch fresh ginger 1/2 cup black beans 7-8 cups vegetable or chicken stock 6 shitake mushrooms, slivered (soak if dried) 1/2 cup peanuts w. skin 1/2 cup pine nuts 4 Tbsp rice vinegar Rinse black beans, simmer them in 3 cups boiling water for 1 hour. Combine cooked beans and bean water with herbs (except red dates) and simmer them in stock for 1 […]

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Black Bean and Kidney Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Qi Vacuity

BLack Bean and Kidney Soup 1 pound (2 1/2 cups) black beans, soaked for 4 hours and drained 5 cups water, or more if necessary 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, finely chopped 1 cup chopped canned or fresh tomatoes 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste Salt, to taste 1 cup whole milk yogurt, stirred well 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1. In a soup pot, combine the beans and water. Bring to a boil, skim the surface thoroughly, lower the heat, […]

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Kidney Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

Kidney Soup 1 pair of lamb’s kidneys, trimmed and chopped 4 cups water or less sodium chicken broth ½ cup black beans 10g. chopped spring onion 10g. minced ginger ½ tsp salt Boil black beans for 15 minutes, then add other ingredients and continue boiling for 20 minutes. Serves 1-2 people. Lamb’s kidneys: sweet, hot; KD. Tonifies KD qi/yang. Black bean: sweet, neutral; SP/KD. Nourishes KD yin and yang, promotes diuresis, resolves toxin. Spring onion: warm, acrid; activate yang, promote dieresis, regulate qi. Ginger: warm, acrid; SP/ST/LU. Activates yang. Overall, […]

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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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Black Bean Soup

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

Black Bean Soup (4 servings) 1 c. black beans 1 small onion 2 garlic cloves 3 TB tamari 1 tsp. ginger juice ½ red bell pepper 2 TB. Cilantro Soak beans overnight. Discard soak water, cover with fresh water and cook beans on medium-low heat for 30 minutes. You may need to add more water. During the last 20 minutes of cooking, add garlic, onions and red bell pepper. Mix tamari and ginger juice in at the end. Optional: blend to put over grains. TCM Analysis: Black beans: warm, sweet, […]

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Clean, Mean Burritos

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity

Clean, Mean Burritos (Serves 1) Ingredients: 1 Whole grain tortilla 1/2 cup cooked rice 1/2 cup cooked black beans 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (Add onion, cucumber, avocado, radish, and lettuce to your liking) Preparation: Warm the tortilla in a dry skillet until pliable, or wrap it in a dampened dish towel and heat in a 300 degree oven for 5-6 minutes. Place the rice in the center of the warmed tortilla, and mound the beans on top of the rice. Add vegetables, sprinkle with cilantro. Fold up tortilla and […]

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Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity

Vegetarian Black Bean Chilli (Serves12) Ingredients: • 3 onions, diced • 2 zucchini, diced • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato puree • 1/2 lb dried black beans • 1/4 lb dried white bean • 1/4 lb dried kidney beans • 3 jalapeno peppers, chopped finely • 8 garlic cloves, crushed • 1 (12 ounce) package vegetarian ground meat, or lean ground beef • 5 tablespoons cumin • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes • 1 teaspoon black pepper • 1 tablespoon chili powder Directions Soak […]

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