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Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Beans

Categories: Asian, Bi Syndrome Hot, Rice and Grains, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Bean  (6 – 8 servings)  Ingredients ¼ cup rice ½ cup job’s tears (coix, Chinese pearl barley, yi yi ren) ¼ cup mung beans ¼ cup adzuki beans fresh ginger, sliced (use a piece approximately the size of your thumb) 1 – 2 inch square piece of kombu or comparable amount of wakame 7-8 cups water Directions Soak the rice, job’s tears, mung beans, and adzuki beans in water overnight. Drain and place in a non-reactive cooking pot. Add the water and […]

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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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Lian zi Bai he Lian ao Tong shui

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Shen Calming, Vegan, Vegetarian

Lian zi Bai he Lian ao Tong shui Ingredients: Bai he: 30g Lian zi: 30g Lian ao: 50g Brown sugar: 20g water How to cook: 1.Wash all ingredients( don’t wash brown sugar) 2. Slice lian ao 3. boil water 4. add Lian zi and bai he 30 mins in 2 5. add Lian ao  and cook another 30 mins and add brown sugar at the very end ( this is lazy way to cook TONG SHUI) coz lots people will cook brown sugar and water separate instead add at the […]

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Road Rage Release Tea

Categories: Beverages, Dryness, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Yang Rising

Road Rage Release Tea sang ye (Mulberry Leaf) 15g ju hua (Chrysanthemum Flower) 15g jue ming zi (Cassia Seed) 15g ku ding (Broadleaf Holly Leaf) 15g bo he (Peppermint Leaf) 15g Can be combined together as a group using 5g portions or mix and match to taste. Steep in teapot for 20 minutes. Transfer to thermos. You are ready to drive in Chicago. Indications: Red eyes, vertigo, dizziness, vexation, irritability, HBP. ju hua – acrid, sweet, bitter, slightly cold. Affects liver, lung. Disperses wind and clears heat; Benefits and soothes […]

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Ginseng, antler and sea cucumber soup

Categories: Asian, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Menopause, Soup

  Ginseng, antler and sea cucumber soup Ingredients Ginseng (6g) deer antler (1g) dried sea cucumber (250g) Soak the sea cucumber overnight, clean and cut into small cubes; slice the ginseng, and grind the deer antler. Bring to the boil 750ml water in a pot, add in the sea cucumber and cook for 15 minutes; discard floating foam and add in salt, millet wine and ginseng slices; cook for a further 30 minutes; add in deer antler powder and cook for 5 more minutes, add pepper and sesame oil to […]

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Gluten Containing Herbs – for Celiac Disease patients

Categories: Articles, Celiac Disease, Food Education, Food Safety, Inflammation, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

From:  http://www.jadeinstitute.com/chinese-herbs-and-potential-allergens.php Chinese Herbs Containing Gluten and Potential Allergens Although not frequently noted in the Chinese materia medica, there are a few herbs containing gluten that may be problematic for patients with food sensitivities, and especially for those with celiac sprue (also called gluten sensitive enteropathy or GSE). People with soy or nut allergies may also be advised to avoid certain herbs. As herbalists, our recommendations are often dependent on the degree to which an individual patient seeks to avoid exposure to a certain food. Gluten and Celiac Disease Gluten […]

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Why different foods are consumed each season and what are their health benefits?

Categories: Articles, Eastern Nutrition, Food Energetics

Why different foods are consumed each season and what are their health benefits?   Pulse taking According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the world is a harmonious and holistic entity where all living beings are viewed in relation to the surrounding environment. Since ancient times, the Chinese have tried to explain different complicated phenomena by creating yin yang or the five elements theories. Man is part of the holistic entity, and takes his cue from nature. He is influenced directly and indirectly by changes in weather and needs to make […]

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Guilinggao, also known as Tortoise Jelly or Turtle Jelly, is a jelly-like Chinese medicine, also sold as a dessert.

Categories: Articles, Asian, Desserts, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilinggao

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Kombucha Tea… is it the miracle home remedy drink?

Categories: Articles

We all are searching for more energy and rejuvenation. The kombucha tea is supposed to remedy many ailments. If this is true, why aren’t we all drinking this potent but delicious beverage that improves health? Our neighboring health food store sells kombucha, bottled and flavored and I’ve seen fellow students drinking it but was not sure what it was. KOMBUCHA (pronounced kom-Boo-cha) is a handmade Chinese mushroom tea that is delicately cultured for 30 days. The beverage contains microorganisms of lactic acid and related symbioses of bacteria and yeast, the […]

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Vitamin B12 for vegans -nutritional yeast or dang gui?

Categories: Articles, Eastern Nutrition, Western Medicine

High levels of Vitamin B12 tend to be found in animal products. How can vegetarians and vegans insure that they are getting adequate supplies of Vitamin B12? According to research, brewers yeast, spirulina, and seaweed do not have reliable sources! (Check chart below for more sources of B12) Red Star Nutritional Yeast, fortified cereals, dairy and eggs have B12. But alas! Maybe some dang gui will do the trick? In TCM we say it tonifies the blood. Apparently it does have Vitamin B12 in it! I have yet to find […]

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