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Sweet Potato Pie

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

Sweet Potato Pie 1 Recipe of your favorite pie crust. 2 cups cooked, mashed Sweet potatoes (yams). 3 beaten eggs ½ to ¾ cup brown sugar, barley malt, syrup, or honey. 1 tsp. cinnamon. ½ tsp. cloves. ¼ tsp. nutmeg. ½ tsp. allspice. 1 scant tsp. salt. 1 ½ cups evaporated milk (or mixed nonfat dry milk, goat milk, soy milk, or cashew milk). Whipped cream for topping (optional). Prepare crust and put into a 9 to 10 inch pie plate.  In a large bowl, beat together all the other […]

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Hong Dou Tang (Red Bean Soup)

Categories: Shen Calming, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Rebellious Qi

Hong Dou Tang (Red Bean Soup) China Treatment Principle: strengthens SP, regulates qi, dispels Phlegm, drains Damp, promotes urination. Serves 4 Ingredients 2/3 cup dried azuki beans 1/2 dried tangerine peel (chen pi) torn into pieces 3/4 cup of brown sugar or Chinese hong tang Soak the azuki beans overnight in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium low, add the tangerine peel, cover the pan and cook for 30 minutes. Add a further 4 cups of water and bring back to a boil. Reduce the […]

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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 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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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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Sauteed Asian Pears with Citrus Zest

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Sautéed Asian Pears With Citrus Zest *2 Asian Pears *1 TBS Butter *2 TBS Brown Sugar *1 TSP Orange Rind *1 TBS Orange Juice Preparation: Peel, core, and slice 2 Asian pears (or other variety). Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons brown sugar, stirring until melted. Add pear, 1 teaspoon grated orange rind, and 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice; cook 5 minutes or until pear is slightly tender. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon; divide among 4 plates. Allow pan juices to thicken; drizzle over pear. […]

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Donkey Hide Gelatin and Glutinous Rice Congee

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Donkey Hide Gelatin and Glutinous Rice Congee (4-6 servings) 30 g e jiao, crushed 50g glutinous rice 50g millet 50g purple rice 50g brown sugar 1. Put the glutinous rice, millet and purple rice in 6-8 cups of water (depending on preferred consistency). Bring to a boil and simmer for 40 minutes. 2. Add the brown sugar and the gelatin. Bring back to a boil, mix thoroughly, and serve. Analysis: E Jiao is sweet and neutral, it tonifies and nourishes blood, stops bleeding, and nourishes yin. Glutinous rice is sweet, […]

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Harmonizing Apple Cake

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Harmonizing Apple Cake by Emily Hildebrant ¾ cups maple syrup ½ cups brown sugar 4 coarsely chopped granny smith apples 1 cup butter, melted 18 grams Mei Gui Hua 18 grams Fo Shou 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour 1 ½ cups rice flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1tsp cinnamon ½ cup Da Zao, soaked overnight, chopped and pitted ½ cup walnuts ¹â„₃ cup maple syrup ¹â„₃ cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons) Preheat oven to 325° Melt butter in a saucepan and […]

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Lian zi Bai he Lian ao Tong shui

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Shen Calming, Vegan, Vegetarian

Lian zi Bai he Lian ao Tong shui Ingredients: Bai he: 30g Lian zi: 30g Lian ao: 50g Brown sugar: 20g water How to cook: 1.Wash all ingredients( don’t wash brown sugar) 2. Slice lian ao 3. boil water 4. add Lian zi and bai he 30 mins in 2 5. add Lian ao  and cook another 30 mins and add brown sugar at the very end ( this is lazy way to cook TONG SHUI) coz lots people will cook brown sugar and water separate instead add at the […]

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