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Quick Szechuan Pickles

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Quick Szechuan Pickles Thom Heil – PCOM Chicago makes enough to fill one large canning jar Ingredients: • • 1 daikon radish • 1 carrot • 1 cucumber • ½ lb. Napa cabbage • 4 dried chili peppers • 2 tsp whole Szechuan peppercorn • 3 Tbsp salt • 2 cups boiling water • 2 Tbsp rice wine • 1 cinnamon stick (2†long) • 3 slices ginger Preparation: 1. Put water on stove to boil. 2. Chop daikon, carrot, and cucumber. Do not peel. Tear the cabbage leaves into […]

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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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Cabbage Cucumber Dill Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Cabbage Cucumber Dill Salad (serves 2-3) Ingredients: ½ of a head of green cabbage, ½ of a cucumber, 5 sprigs of dill, 1 TB olive oil, 1 tsp. lemon juice, salt to taste Preparation: shred cabbage, preferably using a mandolin; chop cucumber into small cubes; chop dill then mix the above ingredients with salt, oil, and lemon juice. Serve chilled. Analysis of Recipe: Cabbage: cold, sweet, clears heat, lubricates intestines, promotes urination, diaphoretic Cucumber: cool, sweet, bland, clears heat, quenches thirst, relieves irritability, promotes diuresis Dill: neutral, acrid, slightly bitter, […]

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Day Lily Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Stomach Fire

Day Lily Salad 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 cups daylily buds (about 50 buds), sliced 1 cup torn lettuce 1/2 medium cucumber, sliced 1 medium tomato, diced 2 celery ribs, sliced 1/4 cup shredded red cabbage 3 radishes, sliced Salad dressing of your choice DIRECTIONS: In a large salad bowl, combine the daylily buds, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, celery, cabbage and radishes. Serve with dressing. Yield: 4-6 servings. TCM analysis: Day lily: Sweet, slightly cold. HT, LV. Clears liver and heart heat, cools blood, drains damp, nourishes LV and blood. Lettuce: Sweet, […]

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Clear Summer Borscht

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Clear Summer Borscht By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: August 6, 2008 This glistening, lemony summer borscht is infused with garlic and utterly refreshing, even thirst-quenching. If you enrich the soup with yogurt, the color will be dark pink. If you don’t, it will be a clear, dark red. Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times 2 pounds beets (8 medium, usually 2 bunches), peeled, cut in half and sliced in thin half-moons 7 cups water 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste 6 tablespoons strained fresh lemon juice (from 2 to […]

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Eggplant with Rice and Side Salad

Categories: Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity, Lung Phlegm Cold

Eggplant with Rice and Side Salad Serving Size for 1 person Ingredients: Eggplant ½ Eggplant Moves blood and breaks stasis, moves qi and opens chest Brown Rice ½ Cup Supplements Qi, Drains Dampness Water 1 Cup Black Pepper ¼ tablespoon Warms MJ, Invigorates blood, expels damp Celery ½ cup Subdues Liver Yang and wind, drains damp and transforms phlegm, calms shen Carrots ½ cup Strengthens Heart, Nourishes and Soothes Liver, Drains Damp Reishi Mushroom ½ cup Transforms phlegm, tonifies wei qi Butter 1 tablespoon Invigorates blood Rice Wine Vinegar 2 […]

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Cucumber Raita

Categories: Dryness, Heart Fire, Heart Yin Vacuity, Indian, Large Intestine Heat, Liver Yang Rising, Lung Yin Vacuity, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vacuity Heat, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Cucumber Raita Prep time: 10 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1-teaspoon cumin seeds 2 cucumbers 1 ½ cups yogurt ¼ teaspoon salt Method: Dry roast the cumin seeds until they are slightly browned, then crush them with a rolling pin or mortar and pestle. Grate or finely shred the cucumber, combine with the other indigents and let the mixture sit for half an hour or so before serving. Cucumber is cooling, sweet and cleansing and will relieve heat throughout the body. Its moistening thirst-relieving nature will benefit dryness and it has […]

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CUCUMBER LIME SALAD

Categories: Dryness, Salad, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

2 cucumbers, sliced.  Lime juice from 3 limes, approximately ½ cup juice.  Cilantro ½ cup, 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.   This is a nice recipe for summer heat with dryness and no damp.  It is cooling, moistening, and releases the exterior.  It is contraindicated for more pronounced damp signs or for spleen yang deficiency.

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