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Split Pea and Barley Soup

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

Split Pea and Barley Soup (serves six) 14 cups of water 1 pound green split peas ½ cup barley, rinsed in a strainer 1 TBL olive oil 1 bay leaf 2 TBLS unsalted butter 2 medium onions, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 carrots finely diced 1 celery rib, finely diced 1 tsp fresh thyme, or ½ tsp dried 1 tsp salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste Instructions In a large stockpot combine water, split peas, barley, olive oil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Then […]

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Beet Soup

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Wood - Blood Stagnation Beet Soup This soup can help build blood, and help your blood move freely throughout the body.  It helps break up blood stagnation.  Beets are also beneficial for the eyes. This soup can help strengthen the eyes and improve vision.  The soup is also gentle on your digestive system. It can help drain damp, and strengthen the spleen and stomach. Ingredients 5-6 carrots 2-3 large beets 2 onions 2-4 stalks celery 3-4 cloves garlic 2 Tablespoon miso 2 Tablespoon Olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, […]

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Salmon and Black Beans

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

Tonify kidney yin, yang and jing Salmon and Black Beans Salmon and black beans are the main ingredients in this recipe.  They both help nourish the kidneys. Along with the onions, they can help relieve toxicity.  This is a great recipe to help tonify kidney yin, yang and jing. It can also help add a little energy and warmth to your day, while also helping to protect the middle jiao. 1/3 cup olive oil 5 garlic cloves (2 pressed, 3 minced) 1 tbsp dried thyme Pepper Salt 14 ozs salmon fillets 1 onion […]

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Barley soup

Categories: Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Spleen qi xu with dampness Barley soup The barley soup can help both drain damp and tonify the middle jiao. This is a good soup for someone who has a weak digestive system, and needs a filling dinner that will not aggravate their stomach. This soup might make a person urinate frequently because it is helping drain damp, as well as relieve toxicity. ½ onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 2 tbsp oil 8 cups water 1 cup pearled barley uncooked 1 cup mung bean, pre-soaked if dry ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp […]

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Spinach and Mango Salad

Categories: Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Liver Fire Rising

Spinach and Mango Salad (Serves 4) 6 cups of spinach 4 celery stalks 2 mangoes 1 cup of sunflower seeds (optional: toast lightly) Wash spinach and celery thoroughly. Chop celery into small pieces. Cut mango into small-medium chunks. Toss ingredients together in a large bowl and serve. TCM Analysis: Spinach: cool, sweet, strengthens all organs, lubricates intestines, promotes urination, ventilates chest, quenches thirst, nourish blood Celery: cool, sweet, slightly bitter, tonify KI, stop bleeding, strengthen SP & ST, clear heat, lower blood pressure, promote diuresis, benefits blood Mango: neutral, sweet, […]

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Beet soup (Borscht)

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Beet soup (Borscht) Yield: 4 servings 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 rib celery, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ pounds fresh beets, peeled & diced 4 Cups low-sodium vegetable broth 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar 3 tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish 4 tbsp sour cream 1. Prep all ingredients. Heat butter in large pot over medium heat. When foam subsides, add onions, leeks, celery, carrot, garlic, beets & generous sprinkling of salt and […]

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Barley Casserole

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Bi Syndrome Hot, Cleanse, Spleen Damp

Barley Casserole (Serves 6-8) Ingredients: 2 cups pearled barley 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 carrots, grated 2 celery stalks, diced 5 tablespoons shoyu 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Preparation: Preheat over to 350*F. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan; add the barley, and cook for approximately 55-60 minutes or until tender. Drain off any remaining water and set cooked barley aside. Heat the […]

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Chickpea Soup

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity

CHICK PEA SOUP: Main Action: Strengthens the Spleen 2-hour preparation time Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 1.5 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans) – neutral, sweet; HT, ST 1 medium carrot diced- neutral, sweet; LV, LU, SP & Improves Qi Circulation 1 onion diced — warm, pungent, LU, ST & promotes sweating 1 stalk of celery sliced-Bitter, sweet, cool, LV, ST — reduces damp & clears heat 5 cloves sliced garlic-acrid, warm/hot, sweet, salty, HT, LV, LU, SP — strengthens Yang, drains damp and phlegm 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 twigs rosemary- warm, sweet, […]

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Mushroom, Celery and Garlic Soup

Categories: Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Stasis, Toxic Heat in the Blood

Mushroom, Celery and Garlic Soup Serves 4 4 ½ cups chopped mushrooms 4 celery stalks, chopped 3 garlic cloves 3 tbsp dry sherry or white wine 3 cups chicken stock 1 – 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce ½ – 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste celery leaves, to garnish Place mushrooms, celery, and garlic in a pan and stir in the sherry or wine. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add half the stock […]

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Pearl Barley with Aduki Beans

Categories: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Erika Anderson Pearl Barley/Aduki Beans To Drain Damp in San Jiao/GallBladder/Liver Ingredients: 1 Cup Barley Cold Sweet, Sl. Salty SP, ST, UB Drains Damp,Tonifies SP, ST 3 Cups Stock ½ Onion Chopped Neutral Pungent LU, ST, LI Transforms Phlegm and Damp 1 Celery Stalk Neutral Sweet Liver, Stomach Drains Damp transforms phlegm, Clears Heat, Subdues Liver Yang 1 Carrot Chopped Neutral Sweet SP, LV, LU H Drains Damp, Clears Heat, Strengthen SP and H. 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil ½ of a 16 Ounce Can of Aduki Beans Neutral Sweet H, […]

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