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Cold Winter Congee

Categories: Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Cold Winter Congee 1 oz. astragalus root 1/2 cup long-grain white rice 8 cups of water or stock 12 black dates, soaked and pitted 1 large or 2 small carrots, diced 1 T fresh ginger, minced 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger 1 tsp. powdered cardamom seed Place all the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 to 2 hours until the congee is soft and the consistency of porridge. Remove the astragalus root. This congee can be served with a dash […]

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Cinnamon-Currant Bread

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Cinnamon-Currant Bread One 9×5-in. loaf Laurie Misener Class recipe – PCOM Chicago Dry ingredients 2 c brown rice flour ¾ c wheat germ, toasted ½ c dried currants 2 ½ t baking powder 2 t ground cinnamon ½ t baking soda ½ t sea salt Wet ingredients 1 ½ c milk ¼ c canola oil ¼ c maple syrup 1 lg egg 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9x5x3-in loaf pan with oil or nonstick spray. 2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. 3. Whisk together […]

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Date Puree – Bi Syndrome (Cold Damp Bi)

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Bi Syndrome (Cold Damp Bi) Date Puree yield: Makes 4 side-dish servings active time: 30 min total time: 1 hr 3 cups pitted dates (14 ounces) 1 (750-ml) bottle dry red wine 1 (3- to 4-inch) cinnamon stick 2 whole star anise Special equipment: parchment paper *The recipe goes well on Lamb Preparation Bring all ingredients to a simmer, covered directly with a round of parchment paper, in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, then reduce heat and simmer until dates are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and […]

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Poached Pears in Cinnamon-Ginger Syrup

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Cold, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Poached Pears in Cinnamon-Ginger Syrup Mary Wetterstrand – PCOM Chicago 6 Servings 10 cups water 1½ cups sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 8 slices fresh, unpeeled ginger, ~quarter size, smashed lightly with edge of knife 6 slightly under-ripe Bosc or Anjou pears 2 lemons 1. In a large pot, combine the water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger. Heat until boiling, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 30 minutes. 2. Peel the pears and rub the outside with cut lemons to prevent them from turning brown. 3. Squeeze the […]

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Cold Winter Congee

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Cold Winter Congee 1 oz. astragalus root 1/2 cup long-grain white rice 8 cups of water or stock 12 black dates, soaked and pitted 1 large or 2 small carrots, diced 1 T fresh ginger, minced 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger 1 tsp. powdered cardamom seed Place all the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 to 2 hours until the congee is soft and the consistency of porridge. Remove the astragalus root. This congee can be served with a dash […]

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Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee

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

Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee 3 to 4 servings In northern China, chestnuts are dubbed “the king of dried fruits” (gan guo zhi wang) 6 fresh, unshelled chestnuts 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup uncooked short-grain rice, rinsed and drained 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 4-5 cups water 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste 1-2 teaspoons honey or other natural sweetener, or to taste (optional) Boil chestnuts in a pot of water for 1/2 hour. Remove from water and cut in half (a serrated knife is helpful). Scoop out the firm flesh with a […]

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Almond Horchata

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

Almond Horchata — Serves 8 2 quarts of Almond Milk 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 cup rice syrup Combine ingredients in a large pot and let it come to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot. Almond milk – neutral, sweet – ventilates lungs, relieves cough and asthma, transforms phlegm Cinnamon – hot, pungent, sweet – strengthens stomach, warms coldness, stops pain Rice Syrup – moistens dryness, Nourishes lung yin and tonifies lung qi

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Spiced Wine

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Blood Stasis, Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity

8 cups Cabernet Sauvignon ½ cup sugar 8 sticks of cinnamon 4 slices of orange 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice 12 whole cloves Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. This recipe should not be used in excess, but this would be a very blood invigorating, warming recipe to get stagnancy moving- particularly if the patient is also experiencing cold symptoms. Wine goes to the heart, stomach and liver. It expels cold, invigorates blood and stops pain. The cloves and cinnamon would add to […]

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Brown Sugar Baked Apples

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yang Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Brown Sugar Baked Apples Makes 8 servings Ingredients: •8 large Golden Delicious apples •1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar •1 teaspoon ground cinnamon •1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg •6 tablespoons pure maple syrup •4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces •1 cup water •Chilled whipping cream (optional) Method: Peel skin off top quarter of each apple. Using melon baller, scoop out core, leaving bottom intact. Stand apples in 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Mix sugar and spices in bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture. Fill apple cavities with remaining sugar mixture. […]

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Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

From http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/warm-and-nutty-cinnamon-quinoa-recipe.html Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe I used a red quinoa here, but you can use whatever kind you like, white/buff colored seems to be the most common. Also, a few notes and tips from the book: low-fat soy milk may replace the low fat milk, blueberries may replace the blackberries, dark honey may replace the agave nectar, and walnuts may replace the pecans. 1 cup organic 1% low fat milk 1 cup water 1 cup organic quinoa, (hs note: rinse quinoa) 2 cups fresh blackberries, organic preferred 1/2 […]

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