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Spring Roll Recipe with Ginger Peanut Dipping Sauce

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation

Jennifer Wade Spring 2010 Eastern Nutrition March 8, 2010 Spring Roll Recipe with Ginger Peanut Dipping Sauce 10 Rice spring roll wrappers 2.5 cups Rice vermicelli Lettuce Bunch of Cilantro Bunch of Basil 1 Cucumber 1 bunch green onion 20 Medium Shrimp or ½ pound of Tofu Sauce: 2 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tbsp. water 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 2 tsp. brown sugar ½ cup peanuts 2 tsp. lime juice 1 tbsp. tapioca starch 1 tsp. xanthum gum Pinch of stevia Spring Roll Preparation: Slice cucumber in […]

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Clean, Mean Burritos

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity

Clean, Mean Burritos (Serves 1) Ingredients: 1 Whole grain tortilla 1/2 cup cooked rice 1/2 cup cooked black beans 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (Add onion, cucumber, avocado, radish, and lettuce to your liking) Preparation: Warm the tortilla in a dry skillet until pliable, or wrap it in a dampened dish towel and heat in a 300 degree oven for 5-6 minutes. Place the rice in the center of the warmed tortilla, and mound the beans on top of the rice. Add vegetables, sprinkle with cilantro. Fold up tortilla and […]

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Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Fire

Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat 3 avocados — thermal cooling nature, sweet flavor 1 tbs. lime juice Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Sour astringes the lungs. ½ cup onions chopped and soaked in salt water to neutralize (can’t find any research about this but it is done in South America. Salt is cold so it makes sense that it takes the heat out of the onion) Pungent, neutral, LU, ST. Clears heat, relieves toxicity, transforms phlegm and damp. Cilantro – Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes […]

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Chicken Nam Sod

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

Chicken Nam Sod Ingredients 1 bunch chopped cilantro 2 ½ lbs raw ground chicken (or pork) 3 tablespoons fish sauce Juice from 6 limes 2 oz matchsticked fresh gingerroot 1 large thinly sliced onion Ground peanuts Romaine hearts 3 cloves chopped garlic Oil Directions Grind chicken in food processor. Sautee chicken in cooking oil with chopped garlic until the moisture from the chicken has evaporated. Put chicken aside. Sautee onion in oil. Combine chicken, cilantro, fish sauce, lime juice, ginger, sauteed onion in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight and serve at […]

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Tostadas To Tonify The Blood

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Erika Anderson Tostadas To Tonify The Blood Makes 6 Servings Ingredients: 1 lb. Ground Beef Warm Sweet SP ST K Nourish Qi + Blood Supplement SP/ST 1 Green Pepper Chopped Warm Pungent SP, H Invigorates Blood Warms MJ, Expels Cold 1 Cup of Red Beans Neutral Sweet H, SP, ST Percolates Damp Reduces Edema 1 Onion Chopped Neutral, Pungent LU, LI ST Clears Heat, Trans. Phlegm 2 Garlic Clove, Roughly Chopped Warm, Pungent 1 tsp. Cumin Warm, Pungent Salt and Pepper to taste 1 Medium Tomato Chopped Cold Sweet, Sour […]

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Squash and Potatoes

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity

Squash and Potatoes Locro — Sp qi vacuity 1 pound acorn or butternut squash cut into 2 inch squares —warm, sweet, tonifies sp, st, reduces inflammation. 2 potatoes cubed. Nuetral, sweet, tonifies sp, stomach qi. ½ cup peas Sweet, neutral. Sp. Harmonizes middle jiao and promotes urination. ½ cup corn kernals —Neutral, sweet, diuretic, nourishes heart, improves appetite, regulates digestion, improves kidneys. 1 onion Pungent, neutral, LU, ST. Clears heat, relieves toxicity, transforms phlegm and damp. 1 teaspoon Cumin- Warm, helps move qi ¼ cup Cilantro Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, […]

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Thai Style Cucumber Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation

Thai Style Cucumber Salad By Kylie Roach ½ of a seedless English cucumber, sliced (do not peel for more medicinal effect) 3 radishes, chopped 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped finely 1 green onion, chopped 2 Tbsp. Thai sweet chili spring roll sauce 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar Water Make the dressing first: combine spring roll sauce with vinegar and water and whisk together. Adjust the amount of spring roll sauce, vinegar and water to the taste you like. Once the dressing is ready stir in the cucumber, radish, cilantro and onion. […]

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Watermelon Salsa

Categories: Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Watermelon Salsa Ingredients * 3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon, (about 2 1/4 pounds with the rind) (see Tip) * 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (see Ingredient note) * 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, (about 1/2 bunch) * 1/4 cup lime juice * 1/4 cup minced red onion, (about 1/2 small) * 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Preparation 1. Place watermelon, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and onion in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Analysis – This recipe is […]

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Cucumbers with lime and cilantro

Categories: Dryness, Heat, Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cucumbers with Lime and Cilantro 2 cucumbers, sliced. Lime juice from 3 limes, approximately ½ cup juice. ½ cup cilantro, chopped Salt Cut up cucumbers into a bowl, pour juice on top, add cilantro and salt and mix together. This can last for several days in the refrigerator. Serves 4. TCM ANALYSIS cucumber– Cool, sweet, diuretic, counteract toxins, cleanse blood, moistens lungs Lime juice–Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Cilantro– Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes qi flow. Salt– Salty, cold, Kd. Clears heat, cools blood, eases bowels, nourishes […]

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Mexican Salsa

Categories: Appetizers, Blood Stasis, Blood Vacuity, Mexican, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mexican Salsa 1 medium tomato, diced 1 clove garlic, pressed 3 green chilies, minced 2-3 green onions, chopped 6 springs coriander or cilantro leaves, finely chopped juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed sea salt to taste 1/4 cup water Mix together and serve. TCM Analysis: Tomato- sweet, sour, cold, promotes fluids, clears heat, promotes urination, supplements KD Garlic- warm, acrid, kills parasites, relieves toxicity, prevents influenza, promotes circulation Green Chilies- warm, acrid, moving, promotes circulation, analgesic Green Onions- warm, acrid, LU/LI, releases exterior wind cold, invigorates blood, drains damp Coriander- […]

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