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Chai

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Vegetarian

CHAI TEA makes 2 quarts Ingredients: 2 qts water 2 cinnamon sticks ¼ c green cardamom pods 1 heaping tsp black peppercorns ½ heaping tsp whole cloves Several slices of fresh ginger 1-2 black teabags (I like Darjeeling or Earl Gray) Honey Goat’s Milk nutmeg 1) Combine all ingredients except for the tea bags; bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 45 min.  Add the tea bags and continue to simmer for another 10-15 min.  Strain into a container to store. 2) To serve, reheat a desired amount […]

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Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup six servings *8 whole scallions, ends trimmed, cut into 1.5 inch sections and smashed lightly with the flat side of a knife *8 cloves garlic, smashed lightly *8 slices of ginger, about the size of a quarter, smashed lightly *2 sticks of cinnamon *1 tsp anise seeds *1/2 cup soy sauce (or tamari sauce if wheat sensitive) *1/2 cup rice wine or sake *7 cups water -2 lbs chuck or beef stew meat, cut into 1.5 inch cubes (or adzuki beans with tempeh if vegetarian) -1 […]

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Smooth Move Smoothie

Categories: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Smooth Move Smoothie L.I. shi heat leading to constipation By Katie Fritz 1 apple, cored/sliced 1 pear, cored/sliced 1 plum, pitted/sliced 2 bananas 1/2 avocado 1/2 c. silken tofu 1-2 c. green tea (depending upon your preference of consistency) 1-2 tbsp. Maple syrup (to taste) Cinnamon, to taste Place the apple, pear, plum, bananas, avocado & tofu in your blender. Boil 8-16 oz. of water and add to 1-2 heaping tsp. of green tea leaves, steep for about 5 minutes. Once steeped to your liking, add green tea (w/o leaves) […]

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Sweet Potato Pie

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

Sweet Potato Pie 1 Recipe of your favorite pie crust. 2 cups cooked, mashed Sweet potatoes (yams). 3 beaten eggs ½ to ¾ cup brown sugar, barley malt, syrup, or honey. 1 tsp. cinnamon. ½ tsp. cloves. ¼ tsp. nutmeg. ½ tsp. allspice. 1 scant tsp. salt. 1 ½ cups evaporated milk (or mixed nonfat dry milk, goat milk, soy milk, or cashew milk). Whipped cream for topping (optional). Prepare crust and put into a 9 to 10 inch pie plate.  In a large bowl, beat together all the other […]

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Cranberry and Goji Berry Chutney with Shu di Huang

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Siri Michel Fire Imbalance – Heart Blood Deficiency Cranberry and Goji Berry Chutney with Shu di Huang Ingredients 9 grams Shu di Huang 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger 12 ounces fresh cranberries 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup goji berries pinch cayenne pepper 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots pinch allspice 1 medium shallot, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup apple cider 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 2/3 cup white or brown sugar or 1 cup brown rice syrup one orange, Zest of 2 tablespoons maple syrup   Directions Combine cranberries, […]

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Oven Roasted Carrots with Mideast Spice Blend

Categories: Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Siri Michel Earth Imbalance – Spleen Qi Deficiency; Spleen Yang Deficiency Oven Roasted Carrots with Mideast Spice Blend (Serves 4 as a side dish) Ingredients 1 lb carrots – cut on diagonal into ½ inch thick pieces 1 – 2 T olive oil 1.5 to 2 tsp cumin (optional 1/2 – 1 tsp whole cumin) 1/8 to ¼ tsp cinnamon 1/8 to ¼ tsp cayenne ½ tsp kosher or sea salt black pepper to taste   Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sliced carrots in a large bowl. Drizzle the […]

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Whole Wheat Coconut Pancakes

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Shen Calming

Fire - Heart qi xu, calm shen Whole Wheat Coconut Pancakes The best way to calm your shen is through sweet whole-wheat coconut pancakes. Sweet coconut helps strengthen heart qi, while the whole wheat nourishes the heart and calms the shen. This recipe will also help nourish your blood and yin. It is a great breakfast to help start your day. • 2 cups whole wheat flour • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder • 2 tsp cinnamon • 2 tsp sugar • 2 large eggs • 2 cups + 2 tbsp coconut milk • […]

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Beet and Apple Muffins

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Fire-heart blood/qi deficiency Frances Norris Beet and Apple Muffins Adapted from recipe on atasteofchallah.com Makes 30 muffins Ingredients 4 eggs-cool, sweet, nourishes yin, tonifies blood 1.5 cups light brown sugar-warm, sweet, strengthens digestion ¾ cup olive oil- neutral, sweet, sour, astringent ¾ cup orange juice-cool, sweet, sour, clears heat, soothes liver, strengthens spleen 3 cups whole wheat flour-sweet, slightly cool, nourish heart, calm shen 1 ½ tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 4 small green apples, peeled and shredded-cool, sweet, slightly sour, strengthens heart 1 tsp. cinnamon-pungent, sweet, warm, […]

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Roasted Squash and Turkey Soup

Categories: Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Earth Roasted Squash and Turkey Soup Servings: 4 large or 8 small Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time:40 minutes Prelude: Squash has recently become known as one of the healthiest veggies and its benefits include high fiber and a good profile of antioxidants. In this soup we pair the butternut variety with a host of spices and turkey to create an awesome flavor blend that you’re sure to enjoy. Ingredient energetics: 5 cups butternut squash – benefit the earth, spleen, stomach and tonifiy the middle jiao 1 cup Onion: moves and aids […]

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Nighty Night Tea: A snack & an herbal tea to nourish HT xue & help insomnia

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity

Nighty Night Tea: A snack & an herbal tea to nourish HT xue & help insomnia By Katie Fritz 1 Asian pear, fresh sliced & cored Pinch cinnamon (rou gui) 1 tbsp. Mulberry (dehydrated) 2 tbsp. Longan fruit/ long yan rou (dehydrated) 1/4 c. amaranth, toasted Lightly bake the asian pear in a baking pan covered w/ tinfoil. Add a pinch of cinnamon & eat a few hours before bed. Place 1/4 c. amaranth on a baking sheet & toast until slightly brown. Add mulberry, longan & amaranth to a […]

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