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Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry 8 oz rump (round) or sirloin steak 4 oz cellophane noodles, soaked for 20 minutes in hot water to cover 4 Chinese dried mushrooms, soaked for 30 minutes in warm water 1-1/2 tbsp sunflower oil 2 eggs, separated 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks 1 onion, sliced 2 zucchini, cut into sticks ½ red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips 4 button (white) mushrooms, sliced 3 oz (1 cup) bean sprouts 1 tbsp light soy sauce Salt Ground pepper Sliced green onions Sesame seeds 1. Put […]

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Cellophane Noodles with Chinese Celery and Flowering White Cabbage

Categories: Heart Disease, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Cellophane Noodles with Chinese Celery and Flowering White Cabbage Ingredients: 8 oz of cellophane noodles (mung bean threads) ¼ cup of tree ears 6 dried black mushrooms ½ lb of flowering white cabbage (choi sum) 1 small bunch of Chinese celery (about ½ lb) 1 large carrot 2 tbsp soybean oil 2 minced garlic cloves 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 8 oz bean curd, cubed 2/3 cup vegetable broth 1 tbsp sesame oil Directions: 1. Soak the cellophane noodles and mushrooms in separate bowls in warm water for 15 min. […]

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Cellophane noodle soup

Categories: Asian, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Qi Vacuity, Noodles, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

CELLOPHANE NOODLE SOUP 4 large dried shitake 15 g lily buds, dried ½ cucumber 2 garlic cloves, halved 90 g white cabbage,chopped 5 cups boiling water 4 oz cellophane noodles 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp palm sugar 3 ½ blocks silken tofu Fresh cilantro Soak shitake in warm water for 30 min. soak lily buds in a warm water soak for 30 min. Put cucumber, garlic, cabbage in a food processor and grind to a smooth paste. Scrape the mixture into a large pan and add the measured boiling […]

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How to enjoy Hot Pot!

Categories: Asian, Cold, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Meat, Soup

Kitchen Window by Maureen Pao Friends, Family and a Feast: A Hot Pot How-To Maureen Pao, NPR Beef, mushrooms, tofu, spinach, cabbage and shrimp simmer in this Chinese hot pot. If you live in warmer climes, fear not. My hot pot-loving little sister, who lives with her family in Florida, simply cranks up the air-conditioning to enjoy huoguo year-round. About the Author Maureen Pao is an associate producer at, where she helps edit Kitchen Window. Listen her commentary on Chinese New Year and cooking for her parents. After cleaning […]

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