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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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Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Hummus ¾ – 1 cup chickpeas, soaked overnight juice of 2 – 3 lemons, or to taste 2-3 cloves of garlic salt (to taste) ½ cup tahini (sesame paste) GARNISH 1 tbsp olive oil 1tsp paprika 1tbsp finely chopped parsley Boil soaked chickpeas in fresh water for about 1 hour, or until they are soft. The cooking time will depend on their age and quality. Drain the chickpeas (RETAIN THE COOKING WATER) and put aside a few whole ones to garnish the dish. Use a food processor or blender to […]

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Root Vegetable Mash

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Root Vegetable Mash (Serves 4) Ingredients: • 1 lb carrot, cut into 1 inch chunks • 1 parsnip, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks • 1 Sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks • 2 teaspoons butter • 1 large vidalia onion, coarsely chopped • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional) • 1/4 teaspoon thyme • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper • 1 pinch nutmeg • 1 lb cooked chickpeas Directions: 1. Prepare the carrots, potatoes, and parsnips for cooking and add to a large […]

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Honey-Balsamic Bean Salad

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Legumes, Qi Vacuity, Salad, Vegetarian

As I mention in the main post, the original recipe called for green beans, which are out of season here in San Francisco as I type this. I chopped up a head of structured, romaine lettuce instead. I also added and tweaked a few things, as I’m prone to do. If you’re trying to come up with a substitute for the green beans, imagine ingredients that might go nicely with the honey-balsamic vinegar. And I suspect it goes without saying, but you can certainly play around with the type of […]

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How do canned and dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) compare in terms of nutritional value?

Categories: Articles, Food Education, Legumes, Nutritional Information

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