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Sweet Potato Soup

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Stomach Food Retention

Sweet Potato Soup (8 servings) 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes 3 cups chicken stock 1 head garlic, peeled 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 ½ tbsp curry powder 2 tsp minced ginger 1 cup cream (or nonfat evaporated milk) 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the potatoes and roast them in the oven for 40 minutes or until tender. 2. Bring the stock to a boil and blanch the garlic for 5 minutes; remove garlic from the stock with a slotted spoon. 3. Scoop the potato pulp out of […]

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Artichoke and Dandelion Frittata

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Mediterranean, Vegetables, Vegetarian

ARTICHOKE AND DANDELION FRITTATA serves 4 4 Artichokes, trimmed, hearts removed and reserved 1 bunch Dandelion Greens, rinsed and chopped 6 Eggs ½ c cream ¼ tsp Salt Pinches of nutmeg and black pepper 1 cup shredded fontina or Monterey jack cheese ½ cup parmesan cheese 1) Quarter the artichoke hearts and steam until tender, 5 minutes. Add the greens and steam until wilted, 2 min. spread the artichokes and greens evenly in a greased baking pan. 2) Beat eggs with the cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in shredded cheese. […]

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Cold Sour Cherry Soup

Categories: Blood Stasis, Blood Vacuity, Qi Stagnation, Qi Vacuity, Soup, Vegetarian

Cold Sour Cherry Soup Serves 6 Ingredients 3 cups cold water 1 cup sugar 1 cinnamon stick 4 cups pitted sour cherries 1 tablespoon arrowroot ¼ cup heavy cream, chilled ¾ cup dry red wine, chilled Combine the water, sugar and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil and add the cherries. Partially cover and simmer over low heat for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick. Mix the arrowroot and two tablespoons of cold water into a paste, then beat into the cherry soup. Stirring constantly, bring the soup […]

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“LET IT FLOW” CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Categories: Constipation, Desserts, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

12 OZ Bittersweet Chocolate (chopped) 1/3 C Heavy Cream 1 t Vanilla Extract ¼ C Almonds (chopped) 9 Grams Da Huang   Yields about 35 truffles (enough for plenty of bowel fun!)   In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the Heavy Cream and Da Huang.  Bring to a boil then quickly down to a simmer. Cook for no more than 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add in the Chocolate and the Vanilla Extract.  Stir together until all of the chocolate is melted.  Pour into a small […]

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