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“Wood” soup

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Wood Soup (4-6 servings) 2 bay leaves 6½ cups vegetable soup stock 1 leek: white and pale green portions only 2 celery stalks 1 cup eggplant 12 black or shitake mushrooms: soaked if dry, and slivered 4 tbsp sesame seeds ¼ cup pine nuts 1 tbsp roasted sesame oil ¼ cup rice vinegar 1 tbsp turmeric or 1/8 tsp saffron 1. Slice leek and celery, cut eggplant into cubes. 2. Add the vegetables and mushrooms to stock, simmer 30 minutes. 3. While simmering, toast the sesame seeds in a 350 […]

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Celery cooked with Tomato and Eggplant

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Water Overflow

Celery cooked with Tomato and Eggplant Use 100g of celery pieces 100g shredded eggplant 100g tomato pieces Put celery and eggplant into boiling water for a few minutes and then remove. Add tomato pieces, salt, olive oil, green onion and a little sugar. Combine all ingredients and it is ready to eat or serve over brown rice or with aduki beans for an additional damp draining effect! Indications: edema (from Kidney yang xu) Celery – sweet, bitter, cold. Liver, stomach. Clears heat resolves toxin; subdues liver yang and wind, drains […]

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Spring Sautee

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising

Spring Sautee: Serves 4 Ingredients: 8 oz block of tempeh cut into cubes 3 cups julienne vegetables Carrots Onion Daikon Celery Kale Mustard greens Turnip greens Dandelion 2 TBS Soy sauce 4 TBS mirin 4 TBS rice vinegar 3 tsps sesame oil 3 tsps gomashio Method: Steam tempeh for 20 minutes. Put a little water in wok and heat to medium heat. Cook onion first, cover until soft (5-8 min). Add vegetables except greens, stir-fry quickly for 5 min- they should be crunchy. Add the tempeh and greens cook for […]

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Huang Qi Broth To Regain Appetite

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Huang Qi Broth To Regain Appetite Erika Anderson Ingredients Channels Taste, Temp. Functions 30 grams Huang Qi Wrapped in Cheese Cloth SP, LU Sweet, Warm Tonifies Qi & Blood, Increases Appetite 3 pounds of Chicken Pieces SP, ST, K Sweet, Warm Tonifies Qi & Blood, Nourishes Kidneys Jing 10 Cups Cold Water (or enough water to cover the chicken) 7 Slices of Ginger LU, SP, ST Pungent Warm Stops Nausea, Disperses Cold 8 Green Onions, cut into 1 inch Pieces LU, ST, LI Pungent, Warm Warms The Lung and Stomach […]

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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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Soothing Sipping Broth

Categories: Heart Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming

Soothing Sipping Broth 1 to 2 servings 1 rounded teaspoon (about 12 grams) sour date seeds (suan zao ren) 3 stalks celery, cut into 3- to 4-inch lengths 3 cups water Toast the sour date seeds in a pan over medium-high heat until they crackle and pop and release a nutty fragrance, 3 to 5 minutes. Let the seeds cool, then crush them lightly with a rolling pin to further crack them open. Boil the water in a small pot, then add the sour date seeds and celery. Lower the heat […]

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Eggplant with Rice and Side Salad

Categories: Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity, Lung Phlegm Cold

Eggplant with Rice and Side Salad Serving Size for 1 person Ingredients: Eggplant ½ Eggplant Moves blood and breaks stasis, moves qi and opens chest Brown Rice ½ Cup Supplements Qi, Drains Dampness Water 1 Cup Black Pepper ¼ tablespoon Warms MJ, Invigorates blood, expels damp Celery ½ cup Subdues Liver Yang and wind, drains damp and transforms phlegm, calms shen Carrots ½ cup Strengthens Heart, Nourishes and Soothes Liver, Drains Damp Reishi Mushroom ½ cup Transforms phlegm, tonifies wei qi Butter 1 tablespoon Invigorates blood Rice Wine Vinegar 2 […]

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Celery Cherry Salad

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Celery Cherry Salad Serving Size 2-3 3/4 cup sliced celery- ton KD, Ton SP/ST 1/3 cup dried sweet cherries- Ton SP, Stim Appetite, Ton Yin 1/3 cup frozen green peas, thawed- Ton MJ, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley- Food Stagnation, Regulates Qi 1 tablespoon chopped pecans, toasted- Ton Qi, Ton LU, Ton KD 1 1/2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise- 1 1/2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice- Ton Yin, Reg LV, Harmon ST 1/8 teaspoon salt- Ton KD 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper- Helps with Diarreha This […]

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Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice

Categories: Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Heat, Raw, Stomach Fire, Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice for after a tough day in the garden, or as an anecdote to too much Mexican and Margaritas. To make a pitcher : 5 large stalks of Celery (cleaned, but don’t need to be trimmed) 4 Starfruit (Carambola) 3 cups of Grapes (cleaned with skins and seeds) 1 Lime (If possible, use mature, dark green limes that are kept at room temperature and rolled around on a hard surface before juicing. This will give you the most amount of juice and the best quality.) And a few […]

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Cranberry Relish

Categories: Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Side Dishes, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cranberry Relish Ingredients 20 oz Cranberries 2 cups Walnuts Rind of 1 Orange 4 stalks Celery Honey to taste Preparation Place the cranberries, walnuts, orange rind and celery in a blender or food chopper. Chop until ingredients are evenly mixed and diced. Remove from blender and add honey to taste. Properties The main ingredient, cranberry, is sour, cool and bitter. It drains damp-heat from the Lower Jiao, but its sour taste astringes physiological fluids, too. Cranberries also contain proanthocyanidins, which protect against toxins and poisons in the blood, and also […]

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