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Honey Glazed Peach Tart

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Honey Glazed Peach Tart Crust ( you can use pre-made pie dough from the grocery store) * 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (clears heat) * 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (tonifies Mother of LU) * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (moistens dryness) * 3 1/2 tablespoons (about) ice water Filling * 1/4 cup sugar * 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (clears heat) * 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (regulates qi) * 6 ripe medium peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, cut into […]

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Harvest Pumpkin Soup

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Earth-spleen qi/yang xu Frances Norris Harvest Pumpkin Soup Martha Stewart Ingredients 1 small pumpkin, halved, seeds and stringy fibers put aside-cool, sweet, dispels damp 6 tbsp. unsalted butter- sweet, neutral, supplements qi 3 cups chicken stock-sweet, warm, supplements qi 3 cups water 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 small parsnip, peeled and coarsely chopped-warm, pungent, dispels dampness 1 small Yukon gold potato, peeled and coarsely chopped-cool, sweet, strengthens SP, harmonizes ST 2 small shallots, minced-warm, pungent ½ cup dry white wine-pungent, sweet, warm, expels cold 3 tbsp. heavy cream-sweet, neutral, supplements […]

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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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Honey Glazed Peach Tart

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Honey Glazed Peach Tart Crust ( you can use pre-made pie dough from the grocery store) * 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (clears heat) * 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (tonifies Mother of LU) * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (moistens dryness) * 3 1/2 tablespoons (about) ice water Filling * 1/4 cup sugar * 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (clears heat) * 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (regulates qi) * 6 ripe medium peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, cut into […]

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Jumbo Shrimp with Chive Butter

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity

Kidney Yang Xu JUMBO SHRIMP WITH CHIVE BUTTER Ingredients 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted 6 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 36 uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, butterflied Whole chives Preparation Preheat broiler. Place mustard in bowl; whisk in lemon juice, then melted butter. Add chopped chives. Season with pepper. Arrange shrimp, cut side up, on broiler pan. Brush with some of butter mixture. Broil until just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Arrange on plates and garnish with whole chives. Serve, passing […]

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Beet-Walnut Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Blood Vacuity

Beet-Walnut Salad Overall Recipe: Nourishes heart blood, moves blood to build blood, moistens intestines Beets: sweet, neutral. Nourishes heart blood, moves blood, regulates menstruation, moistens intestines. Onions: acrid, warm. Warms interior, moves qi and blood. Butter: sweet, neutral. Tonifies deficiency, engenders fluids, moistens intestines. Walnuts: sweet, warm. Supplements kidneys, moistens intestines. Mustard: acrid, warm. Releases exterior, courses qi. Vinegar: sour, bitter warm. Scatters stasis, stops bleeding. Spinach: sweet, cool. Nourishes blood, stops bleeding, moistens dryness. Emily Hildebrand said: Beet-Walnut Salad Serves 4-62 onions, sliced 1 Tbsp butter or olive oil […]

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Strawberry butter

Categories: Appetizers, Lung Yin Vacuity, Snacks, Vegetarian

Strawberry Butter 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon strawberry preserves Mix together in a bowl well put on a lid to be refrigerated for later use. This meal is for a Lung Yin xu Pattern with Stagnant Blood butter- Disperses Stagnant Blood honey- Tonifies Yin strawberry-  Lubricates Lungs, Tonifies Yin  

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of butter and ghee when it comes to cooking?

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Food Education, Western Medicine

From a nutritional standpoint, both butter and ghee are basically made from the fats of whole milk. Although butter in the United States is almost always made from cow’s milk, the ghee used for cooking in India is often made from buffalo milk. Both ghee and butter are usually 80% milk fat or greater in terms of their composition, and about two-thirds of that fat is saturated fat. How Butter Is Made Butter is made by separating cream from milk. Since the fat-based cream portion of the milk is lighter […]

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Indian Cooking; Nutrition Info

Categories: Articles, Asian, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Indian, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

This is not how I normally like to look at food, through caloric and fat content counting, but it is useful info to look over to get an idea of what you are putting in your body. I eat mostly vegetarian (flexitarian really) and just a friend just moved to the Devon area. This is THE Indian and Pakistani area of Chicago and so I have been eating rich, delicious vegetarian Indian food just about every night. I hope to cook some tasty, nutritious meals in this style soon. Until […]

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