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Sweet Potato Soup

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Stomach Food Retention

Sweet Potato Soup (8 servings) 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes 3 cups chicken stock 1 head garlic, peeled 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 ½ tbsp curry powder 2 tsp minced ginger 1 cup cream (or nonfat evaporated milk) 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the potatoes and roast them in the oven for 40 minutes or until tender. 2. Bring the stock to a boil and blanch the garlic for 5 minutes; remove garlic from the stock with a slotted spoon. 3. Scoop the potato pulp out of […]

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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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Chicken Noodle Soup for the Common Cold

Categories: Asian, Chicken, Gluten-free, Soup, Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP FOR THE COMMON COLD serves 4 2 tbs coconut oil ¼ lb chicken, shredded ¼ c preserved mustard greens, soaked, rinsed, and shredded 4 slices ginger, shredded 2 green onions, sliced thinly 1-2 tbs fermented black beans, soaked, rinsed, and chopped 4 c chicken stock 1 tbs soy sauce 2 tsp sesame oil 2 oz rice vermicelli, presoaked in hot water until soft, drained Fresh perilla leaves (or substitute with cilantro or basil) 1) Heat oil until smoking. Add chicken for 30 seconds. Add ginger, onions, greens, […]

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Pear and Watercress Soup

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Pear and Watercress Soup Serves 6 1 bunch of watercress 4 pears, sliced 3 ¾ cups chicken stock, preferably homemade OR vegetable stock (if vegetarian or if there is much heat and dryness present in patient) ½ yogurt juice of 1 lime salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Place two-thirds of the watercress leaves and all stems in a pan with the pears, stock, and a little seasoning. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Reserving some of the watercress leaves for the garnish, add the rest to the soup […]

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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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