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Walnut Sesame Clusters

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity

Walnut Sesame Clusters Ingredients: 2 C walnuts 2 Tbsp black sesame seeds 1-2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil honey Instructions: Toast walnuts and black sesame seeds in a saute pan with the sesame oil until the seeds stick to the nuts. Stir and flip nuts occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Pour honey over nuts and seeds. Spoon clumps onto wax paper to cool. Makes enough clusters to cover one dinner plate. TCM analysis: walnuts: sweet, warm; LU, LI, KD; tonifies KD and LU, lubricates LI, nourishes jing/marrow black sesame […]

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Zhi Ma Hu (Black Sesame Soup)

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

Zhi Ma Hu (Black Sesame Soup) China Treatment Principle: foster LV and KI yin Serves 4 Ingredients 8 tsp long-grain white rice ¾ cup black sesame seeds 5 cups water ¾ cup sugar Soak the rice for an hour, then drain but do not discard the water.  Clean the sesame seeds by hand and discard any grains of sand.  Then wash, drain and dry them.  Roast the sesame seeds in a dry wok for 5-10 minutes.  In a food processor, grind the roasted sesame seeds and rice with some of […]

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Gomashio

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity

Gomashio (Black Sesame Seeds and Salt) Japan Mix a 2:1 portion of dry roasted black sesame seeds and sea salt. Sprinkle on top of a bowl of rice as a condiment. Black Sesame: sweet neutral KI LV LI Actions: tonifies the LV and KI; augments the yin and blood; lubricates the Intestines. Indications: yin deficiency of the LV and KI; headaches, dizziness, and numbness due to blood or yin deficiency; for constipation due to dry Intestines or blood deficiency. Salt: salty neutral KI Actions: moistens dryness, softens hardness, benefits digestion, […]

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How much wood could a Pig

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity

How much wood could a Pig 1 Orange 1/8 C Black Sesame Seeds 1 C Broccoli 2 T Brown Sugar 1 Lb Pork TCM Analysis Orange: Sweet, Sour, Cool; LV, LU, ST, UB; Clears heat, Soothes LV, Nourish fluids; LV Qi Stagnation, Loss of Body Fluids, Cough with sputum Black Sesame: Sweet, Neutral; LV, KD, LU, LI; Nourish LV and KD, Moisten LI, Nourishes Jing and Marrow Broccoli: Sweet, Sl. Bitter, Acrid, Cool; SP, LV; Nourishes LV blood, Strengthens SP, Clears heat; Poor Digestion, Inflammation; Poor Vision Brown Sugar: Sweet, […]

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Health Bars

Categories: Gluten-free, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Qi Vacuity, Snacks, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Health Bars Lotus Seed, Cooked and chopped 1/2 cup Black seseme seeds 1/4 cup Dried cherries 1/2 cup Chestnuts, Cooked and chopped 1/2 cup Raisins 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1/2 cup Honey 1/2 cup Rolled Oats 3 cups Cinnamon 1 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Mix all ingredients in bowl. Adjust amount of brown sugar and honey for desired consistency. Spread into 9 x9 square baking dish, press down evenly. Bake for 20 to 30 min at 350 degrees. Let cool , cut into bar size pieces. KAYSIE LINGO TCM ANALYSIS […]

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Sesame-Mushroon Soba Noodles

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Noodles, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Yin Vacuity

Sesame-Mushroom Soba Noodles Ingredients: 3 TBL. Black sesame seeds 8 oz. Dried soba noodles 2 TBL. Olive oil 1 sm. Onion, cut into ¼ in. strips 4 cloves garlic, peeled & minced 22 (l lb) fresh Shitake mushrooms, sliced, discard stems ½ cup dashi, or other stock (vegetable/beef) ¼ cup mirin, or dry sherry 3 TBL. Soy sauce 1-2 TBL. Powdered kudzu, arrowroot, cornstarch or other thickener 2 green onions, chopped into ¼ in. pcs. Directions: 1. Toast the sesame seeds in a wide skillet over medium heat, shaking the […]

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Sticky Sesame & Walnut Balls

Categories: Desserts, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Vegetarian

Sticky Sesame & Walnut Balls Ingredients: 1/3 cup (2 ounces) black sesame seeds 1/3 to ½ cup of chopped walnuts 3-4 TBL. Honey Directions: 1. Roast the sesame seeds in a wide skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Fry until fragrant, 3-5 minutes. Transfer the seeds to a bowl & let cool for a couple of minutes. 2. In a food processor, whir together the sesame seeds, walnuts, & 3 TBL Honey. 3. Roll into ¾ in. balls. If the balls don’t stick together, add a little more honey & […]

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Black Sesame Asparagus

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Phlegm Heat, Side Dishes, Vegetables

Black Sesame Asparagus Ingredients: 1 Medium-size bunch asparagus (1 lb.) A pinch of salt 3 TBL. Black Sesame seeds 2 TBL. Mirin or sherry 1 TBL. Soy sauce 1 tsp. Lemon juice Directions: 1. Cut the asparagus into 2-in. pcs. 2. In medium-size pot, bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil; add salt & asparagus stalks, then after 1-2 minutes add the asparagus tips. Lower the heat & simmer for 2-3 minutes until the stalks are tender. 3. Drain the asparagus & rinse w/ cold water to preserve their […]

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