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Egg Drop Soup

Categories: Heart Yin Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Egg Drop Soup * 4 cups chicken broth or stock (nourishes blood) * 2 eggs, lightly beaten (nourishes blood) * 1 -2 green onions, minced (warming) * 1/4 teaspoon white pepper * Salt to taste * A few drops of sesame oil (optional) In a wok or saucepan, bring the 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil. Add the white pepper and salt, and the sesame oil if using. Cook for about another minute. Very slowly pour in the eggs in a steady stream. To make shreds, stir the […]

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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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Oysters Steamed in Egg Custard

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Oysters Steamed in Egg Custard (4-6 servings) 1 pint shucked oysters 6 eggs 2 tsp soy sauce ½ tsp white pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sesame oil 1 scallion, green and white parts, minced 1. Drain the oysters well, reserving 3 tablespoons of the juice. 2. In a bowl, stir the eggs with the oyster juice to blend well. Do not beat the eggs with a fork, as no foam should form. Add the soy sauce, pepper and salt. Stir well. 3. Grease a heatproof pie dish with 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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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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Egg-Drop Soup

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Egg-Drop Soup Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 medium carrot 6 shiitake mushrooms ½ bunch of spinach 1 quart chicken broth 1 Tbsp white miso 2 eggs 2 green onions Instructions: Mince garlic, and chop carrot into thin coins. Remove mushroom stems, and chop caps. Wash spinach and pat dry. In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic for 1 minute, just long enough to become fragrant. Add carrots and mushrooms. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring so mushrooms don’t stick to the pan. […]

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Eggs and Tomatoes and Spinach Scramble

Categories: Stomach Fire

Erika Anderson Eggs and Tomatoes and Spinach Scramble Ingredients: 2 Eggs Neutral Sweet SP , ST Nourishes Yin and Blood, Tonifies SP/ST ½ Tomato Cold Sweet, Sour SP, ST, UB K Clears Heat Promotes urination, Promotes Fluids ¼ Cup Spinach Cold Sweet ST, LI Clears Heat 1 tsp. Olive Oil * Makes 1 Serving Directions: 1) Heat a small saute pan over medium heat. 2) Add the Oil. 3) Saute the Tomatoes. 4) Add the Spinach and cook until wilted. 5) Add the Eggs and stir until eggs are cooked. […]

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Banana Bread

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat, Shen Calming

Banana Bread by Alex Herman Ingredients: (makes 1 loaf) 2 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1 ¾ C Flour 1 ½ C Sugar 1 C Chopped Walnuts ½ C Vegetable Oil ¼ C + 1 Tbs buttermilk 1 Tsp Vanilla ½ Tsp salt 1 Tsp Baking Soda Grease and Flour a 9×5 inch pan Combine all ingredients and mix Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 20 minutes Do not double recipe Analysis: Banana: Cold and sweet, Clears heat, lubricates lungs and intestines, lowers blood pressure, helps alleviate alcohol intoxication. […]

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