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Mustard Greens

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Mustard Greens Ingredients: ½ C thinly sliced onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb. mustard greens, washed and torn into large pieces 2-3 Tbsp chicken broth ¼ tsp dark sesame oil Instructions: In a large saute pan, saute onions in olive oil over medium heat until the onions begin to brown and caramelize, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook a minute more, until fragrant. Add the mustard greens and broth and cook until the mustard greens are just barely wilted. Toss […]

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Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing Six Servings -2 lbs large shrimp (16-20 per lb), shelled and deveined (or tempeh if vegetarian) -6 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed -3 small, fresh red Thai chiles, ends trimmed, seeds removed, and cut into thin slices -1/4 cup rice wine or sake -1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil -6 skewers for grilling Chile Dressing: *3-4 small, fresh red Thai chiles or cherry peppers *1/2 cup clear rice vinegar *1/4 cup virgin olive oil *1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil *1/2 tsp salt […]

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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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Beet, Broccoli, and Blue Cheese Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity

Beet, broccoli, and blue cheese salad 4 beets, trimmed, leaving 1 inch of stems attached 4 cloves garlic, chopped, divided 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 cups of broccoli florets 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese Serves 3-4 Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place the beets, 1/4 of the chopped garlic, and the olive oil on a piece of heavy aluminum foil; fold the foil around the beets into a sealed packet. 2. Roast beets in the preheated oven until easily pierced […]

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Green Bean and Walnut Salad

Categories: Blood Stasis, Kidney Jing Vacuity

Green Bean and Walnut salad Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh chopped green beans 2 cups of chopped walnuts 1 clove of chopped garlic 4 tablespoons of olive oil 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan.  Heat up oil and add the chopped garlic and sautee it.  Then, add fresh green beans and stir fry for 3 minutes.  Add the walnuts and stir fry for 5 minutes.  Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil with 4 tablespoons of […]

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Green Bean/Walnut salad

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Green Bean/Walnut salad Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh chopped green beans 2 cups of chopped walnuts 1 clove of chopped garlic 4 tablespoons of olive oil 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan, heat up oil and add the chopped garlic and sautee garlic, then add fresh green beans and stir fry for 3 minutes, then add walnuts and stir fry for 5 minutes. Mix 2 tablespoons with 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and pour […]

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Salmon Steamed in Napa Cabbage

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Salmon Steamed in Napa Cabbage Ingredients 12 leaves Napa cabbage 2 lbs salmon fillets, skinned 2 tb olive Oil 1 tb lemon juice 1 tsp minced garlic 1/4 c minced shallots or scallions 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme (1/4 tsp dried thyme) 1 tsp chopped fresh basil (1/4 tsp dried basil) FOR THE SAUCE 1/2 c Seafood stock 2 Red bell peppers roasted puree 1 1/2 tsp Lemon juice 1 tsp Anchovy paste or salt 1 pinch white pepper Instructions Bring water to a […]

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Honeyed Spinach

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity

Honeyed Spinach 4 servings (From The Chinese Herbal Cookbook) 12 oz fresh baby spinach 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 t soy sauce 4 t honey 2 oz pine nuts 1 T black sesame seeds 2 T sesame oil 4 oz raisins Salt/pepper to taste 1. Wash the spinach well. Cut into shreds. Set aside. 2. Mix the garlic, soy cause, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside. 3. Heat a wok or frying pan and dry-fry the pine nuts and sesame seeds for 2 minutes being careful not to burn […]

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Lamb with Sweet Potatoes

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

Lamb with Sweet Potatoes 6 servings (Modified from A Spoonful of Ginger) 1 t oil 8 cloves garlic, sliced thinly 8 scallions, trimmed in 1 inch sections 8 slices fresh ginger 1 t hot chili paste 2 sticks cinnamon 1 t anise seed 5 c water ½ c low-sodium soy sauce 3 T rice wine 1 T sugar 3 lbs lamb stew meat, cut in 1½ inch cubes 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed ½ lb fresh spinach, washed and drained 1. Heat a Dutch oven, add the oil, heat until […]

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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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