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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 Broccoli Dish

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

LV Blood Xue- Wood – nina gaglio Beet Broccoli Dish– serves 3 to 4 1 medium beet (roasted until soft) sliced 1-inch cubes 2 cups broccoli – chopped 1 cup brown rice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil Overall TCM Functions: Nourishes LV blood, harmonizes SP/ ST Beet- sweet, neutral, SP, ST, LV. HT. Nourishes LV blood, strengthens middle jiao, calms the shen. Broccoli- sweet, sl. bitter, acrid, cold. LV, SP. Nourishes LV blood, strengthens SP. Brown Rice- sweet, sl. warm, SP/ST. Supplements qi, soothes ST, drains damp. Soy […]

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Shrimp and Veggie Fettucini

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

Wood: Dusten Nelson Shrimp and Veggie Fettucini Servings: 1 large or 2 small Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time:10 minutes Ingredients: “Fettuccini” ½ cup carrot: detoxifying and tonify qi ¾ cup zucchini: supports yin and fluids ¾ cup broccoli stalk (imperfections trimmed) 1 cup mushrooms: support free coursing of liver qi 4 oz of cooked and peeled shrimp: salty to soften hardness Olive oil Sauce: minimal amount, more for flavor but the sauce tends to be balanced with the warming and moving nature of the nutmeg, pepper and onion matched against […]

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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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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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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming

ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH SHRIMP & BROCCOLI 8 1/4-inch medium shrimp 3 large garlic cloves 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper 6 tablespoons olive oil 6 tablespoons butter 1 bunch of broccoli, cut up 8 oz. whole wheat angel hair Marinade: Toss together: Shrimp, garlic, salt and pepper, 4 tablespoons olive oil. Marinate the shrimp for 3 hours in the refrigerator. After marinating, remove the garlic pieces. Add 3 tablespoons butter. Pasta: In a large saucepan, add broccoli and bring to a boil. Drain and return to saucepan; cover. Heat 2 […]

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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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Broccoli could aid breast cancer fight

Categories: Articles, Western Medicine

Broccoli could aid breast cancer fight Submitted by Drew Kaplan   The vegetable, already hailed as a so-called “superfood”, contains a chemical capable of targeting the cells which fuel the growth of tumours.  A component of broccoli called sulforaphane targets and kills cancer stem cells as well as preventing new tumours from growing, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. Current chemotherapies do not work against cancer stem cells.  Researchers believe that eliminating the cancer stem cells is key to controlling cancer. The study, published in the journal Clinical […]

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The effect of cooking on Brassica vegetables: Steaming wins…

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips

By Sissi Wachtel-Galor and Colleague The brassica family of vegetables includes: broccoli, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, pak choi and kohlrabi. It is one of the healthiest and most nutritious vegetable groups. Recent research has highlighted its strong anti-cancer benefits. Assessing antioxidant intake requires a food antioxidant database. However, cooking may affect antioxidant content due to antioxidant release, destruction or creation of redox-active metabolites. Here, effects of boiling, steaming and microwaving of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and choy-sum (Chinese cabbage) were explored by measuring antioxidant contents of raw […]

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