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Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yang Vacuity, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee 3 to 4 servings In northern China, chestnuts are dubbed “the king of dried fruits” (gan guo zhi wang) 6 fresh, unshelled chestnuts 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup uncooked short-grain rice, rinsed and drained 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 4-5 cups water 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste 1-2 teaspoons honey or other natural sweetener, or to taste (optional) Boil chestnuts in a pot of water for 1/2 hour. Remove from water and cut in half (a serrated knife is helpful). Scoop out the firm flesh with a […]

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Health Bars

Categories: Gluten-free, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Qi Vacuity, Snacks, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Health Bars Lotus Seed, Cooked and chopped 1/2 cup Black seseme seeds 1/4 cup Dried cherries 1/2 cup Chestnuts, Cooked and chopped 1/2 cup Raisins 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1/2 cup Honey 1/2 cup Rolled Oats 3 cups Cinnamon 1 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Mix all ingredients in bowl. Adjust amount of brown sugar and honey for desired consistency. Spread into 9 x9 square baking dish, press down evenly. Bake for 20 to 30 min at 350 degrees. Let cool , cut into bar size pieces. KAYSIE LINGO TCM ANALYSIS […]

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Pumpkin and chestnut soup

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Soup, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Pumpkin and chestnut soup Ingredients: 2 onions 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium pumpkin or squash 2 pints vegetable stock 1 cup dried chestnuts, soaked 2 cloves garlic 1 bayleaf 1 teaspoon rosemary Splash of cider vinegar Parsley to garnish Pinch paprika Method: Presoak the chestnuts overnight or use fresh chestnuts if available. Chop the onions roughly and fry in the olive oil until softened. Chop the pumpkin, removing the skin and seeds, and sweat with the onions, turning occasionally until it starts to soften. Add the vegetable stock, chestnuts, […]

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