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Morning Sickness Mush: A recipe to help ease nausea in expecting Mommies

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Rebellious Qi

Morning Sickness Mush: A recipe to help ease nausea in expecting Mommies By Katie Fritz This recipe is to be prepared the evening before and placed in a crockpot to cook overnight 1/4 c. green lentils 1/4 c. brown rice 1/2 c. millet 1 slice of ginger (sheng jiang) A slice of organic orange peel (sm. amount) Honey to taste A handful of fresh, organic strawberries Place lentils, brown rice, millet, orange peel & ginger in a crockpot and cover with 4 cups water. Cook in the crockpot on low overnight. […]

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Brown Rice Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and Greens

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Brown Rice Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and Greens SP QI XU - Nina Gaglio Serves 4 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1-inch piece ginger, thinly sliced 1 cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (if substituting dried, pre-soak in hot water for 20 minutes) 1 cup long-grain brown rice, rinsed and drained 9 cups water 4 ounces greens, thinly sliced (can use kale, Chinese broccoli, broccoli raab, broccolini. 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Brown Rice- Sweet, Sl. Warm, SP, ST. Supplements qi, soothes stomach, drains damp. Shitake (Mushroom) – Sweet, Neutral, LU, […]

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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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Steak Stir-Fry

Categories: Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Collapsing & Sinking, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Steak Stir-Fry Prep: 20 minutes Marinate: 15 minutes Cook: 17 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1/2 lb skirt steak 2 garlic cloves 3 TBS lime juice 1 tsp olive oil 3 bell peppers 1 onion 2 1/2 cups diagonally cut asparagus 1 TBS grated peeled fresh ginger 1 TBS low-sodium soy sauce 2 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 cups cooked brown rice 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 TBS chopped cashews Cut 1/2 lb skirt steak crosswise into 1/4 thick strips. Toss together with 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, and 2 […]

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Beef Congee

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Beef Congee (Serves 8-10) Ingredients: 1 cup raw brown rice, ½ lb. ground beef, 2 TB olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 10 cups water, 1 ½ TB soy sauce, Toppings: scallions, cilantro, ginger Directions: Wash rice, drain, and repeat 3 more times until water runs clear. Marinate beef in soy sauce for 10 minutes. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat with 2 TB olive oil. When hot, add the ground beef and garlic. Fry until ground beef is browned. Add water, soy sauce and rice. Turn heat to […]

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Lentils with Brown Rice

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity

Lentils with Brown Rice 3 tbs of water 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 cup chopped up mushrooms 1 medium carrot, chopped 1 cup lentils 1 8 or 10 oz can tomato sauce 2 cups veggie stock 2 c water 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano Crumbles of goat cheese (optional) 1 cup brown rice (shortgrain) chopped parsley to taste – 2 tsp at least; I like about 1/3 cup. Serves 4-6 DIRECTIONS Rice Cooker: Put the onion into the rice cooker with the sherry […]

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Rice Porridge with Astragalus & Common Yam

Categories: Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Rice Porridge with Astragalus & Common Yam Boil one cup brown rice with 2 yams and 24g of Astragalus (huang qi) until they are all very soft. The final consistency should be of a thick soup, or congee. Do not eat the huang qi. Rest assured that the properties of this medicinal herb will have been transferred to the congee and absorbed by the other ingredients. Brown Rice- Sweet, warm. Affects Spleen and Stomach. Supplements qi, Soothes Stomach, Drains Damp. Huang qi – Sweet, Warm. Affects Spleen, lung. Tonify qi, […]

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Beef Congee

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Cold Damp Distressing Spleen, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Beef Congee (Serves 8-10) Ingredients: 1 cup raw brown rice, ½ lb. ground beef, 2 TB olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 10 cups water, 1 ½ TB soy sauce, Toppings: scallions, cilantro, ginger Directions: Wash rice, drain, and repeat 3 more times until water runs clear. Marinate beef in soy sauce for 10 minutes. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat with 2 TB olive oil. When hot, add the ground beef and garlic. Fry until ground beef is browned. Add water, soy sauce and rice. Turn heat to […]

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Brown Rice Porridge

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

Brown Rice Porridge 1 cup brown rice (coarsely ground) 2 cups water 1/2 cup gou qi zi 2 tbsp raw honey 2 tbsp unrefined, expeller pressed flaxseed oil In medium sauce pan, bring rice to a boil and reduce heat. Add gou qi zi and let simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. When a pasty consistency is achieved, remove from heat and add honey and flax oil. Serves 2 people. Brown rice: Sweet, sour, warm; SP/ST. Strengthens SP/ST, drains damp, relieves irritability, stops diarrhea, cold hands and feet and nervous […]

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Tomato-Lentil Soup with Spinach, Corn, and Brown Rice

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity

Tomato-Lentil Soup with Spinach, Corn, and Brown Rice Recipe 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ cups chopped yellow onion ¼ cup minced garlic 1 pound carrots, cut into ¼-inch pieces ¼ pound celery, cut into ¼-inch pieces 8 to 10 cups chicken stock Two 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes, with juice 1 pound green lentils Two 14.5-ounce cans tomato sauce ¾ cup uncooked long-grain brown rice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin Freshly ground black pepper 10 ounces baby spinach 1½ cups […]

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