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Baked Oatmeal with Mixed Berries and Plums

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Water Overflow, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Frances Norris Water-kidney deficiency Baked Oatmeal with Mixed Berries and Plums - Makes 6 servings Adapted from recipe on makingmichaelpollenproud.com Ingredients 1 cup Blueberries-sour, sweet, warm, tonifies kidney ½ cup Cranberries-sour, cooling, strengthens kidney ½ cup Raspberries-slightly warm, sweet, sour, tonifies kidney 3 medium plums, sliced-slightly warm, sweet, sour, regulates body fluids 2 cups oats-sweet, warm, supplements vacuity, rejuvenates nervous and reproductive systems 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped, divided into ½ cup servings-slightly warm, sweet, tonifies kidney 1/3 cup brown sugar-warm, sweet, strengthens digestion, warms body 1 tsp. baking powder […]

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Indian Beef and Berry Soup

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

INDIAN BEEF AND BERRY SOUP Serves 4 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 pound tender beef steak 2 onions, finely sliced 2tbsp butter 1quart good beef stock or bouillon ½ tsp salt 1 cup fresh huckleberries, blueberries or blackberries, lightly smashed 1 tbsp honey Heat the oil in a heavy- bottomed saucepan until almost smoking. Add the steak and brown on both sides over medium-high heat. Remove the steak from the pan, set aside. Lower the heat to low and add the sliced onions and butter to the pan. Stir well, […]

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Blueberry Couscous Pudding

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Blueberry Couscous Pudding By scott Schultz Ingredients: 1 pint (16 oz.) blueberries 3 cups apple juice 1 cup couscous 1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange rind 1/4 teaspoon sea salt optional: dollop of whipped cream Preparation: Mix all ingredients together in a large pot Cover and simmer for 10 minutes Turn off heat and let sit undisturbed for 15 minutes Spoon onto a platter and arrange into a mound Garnish with fresh blueberries and strawberry leaves or whipped cream Serves approx. 6 people TCM Ingredient Analysis: Blueberries: cool, sweet, sour, […]

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Blueberry Flax Oatmeal

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Blueberry Flax Oatmeal (serves 2): Ingredients: * 2-1/4 cups water * dash salt * 1 cup regular rolled oats * 1/4 cup fresh blueberries * 1/4 cup chopped walnuts * 1 TBS flaxseeds * 1 TBS blackstrap molasses Preparation: 1. Combine the water and salt in a small saucepan and turn the heat to high. 2. When the water boils, turn the heat to low, add oatmeal, and cook, stirring, until the water is just absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add walnuts and flaxseeds. Stir, cover the pan, and turn off […]

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Nutty Oatmeal Pancake

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Phlegm Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Nutty Oatmeal Pancake (Makes 6-8 pancakes) 2 cups buttermilk 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats Mix together, set aside. 1 1/2 cups chopped almonds 2 eggs 1/2-cup white rice flour 2 TB flaxseed meal 1 tsp. salt 1-cup fresh or frozen blueberries *Optional: top with 1 TB of honey Add the rest of the above ingredients to the buttermilk mixture. Drop by 1/4 cupful onto hot, oiled pan. Cook until firm enough to flip. Recipe makes about a dozen pancakes. TCM Analysis: Buttermilk: neutral, sweet, strengthens weakness, nourishes qi and blood […]

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Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Summerheat

Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: January 27, 2010 Though blueberries aren’t a tropical fruit, they go well with bright yellow or orange fruits from warm places. Papaya is high in potassium and contains enzymes that help break down proteins. 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon mild honey 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger 2 ripe papayas, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon slivered fresh mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish […]

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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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Roasted Duck with Blueberry Sauce and Shiitake Wild Rice

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

Roasted Duck with Blueberry Sauce and Shiitake Wild Rice ingredients: 1 fresh duck 3 T brown sugar 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary one pint blueberries 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms 1 shallot, minced 1 cup brown/wild rice mix 3 cups water 1 tsp turmeric powder 2 T corn starch sea salt directions: preheat the oven to 350. rub the duck with the brown sugar, rosemary, and a pinch of sea salt mixed together, then place in a roasting pan. bake for about 40 minutes covered with foil, then remove […]

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Blueberry Flax Oatmeal

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Vegan, Vegetarian

Blueberry Flax Oatmeal (serves 2): Ingredients: * 2-1/4 cups water * dash salt * 1 cup regular rolled oats * 1/4 cup fresh blueberries * 1/4 cup chopped walnuts * 1 TBS flaxseeds * 1 TBS blackstrap molasses Preparation: 1. Combine the water and salt in a small saucepan and turn the heat to high. 2. When the water boils, turn the heat to low, add oatmeal, and cook, stirring, until the water is just absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add walnuts and flaxseeds. Stir, cover the pan, and turn off […]

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Raw BlueBerry Blaster Pie

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Desserts, Gluten-free, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Raw, Spleen Unable to Govern Blood, Vegan, Vegetarian

Raw BlueBerry Blaster Pie 2 C Raw Walnuts 1 C Unsweetened Shredded Dried Coconut ¼ t Salt ½ C Medjool Dates (pitted) + ¾ C Medjool Dates (pitted) 4 C Fresh Blueberries  (if you use frozen, thawed and well-drained) 1 T fresh lemon juice Serves 8-12 (Depending on the slicer) Crust Blend Walnuts, Coconut and Salt in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add 1/2 c dates and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and begins to stick together. Don’t over process/blend. (Any extra crust will store for about […]

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