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Beef Essence

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Beef Essence (2-4 servings) 1 pound lean beef, cut into thin strips 5 slices fresh ginger ¼ cup rice wine 5 ½ cups water 1. Place the beef and ginger in a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add the wine and the water and bring it to a simmer. Do not let it boil. 2. Cook over low heat for 2 hours, adding water if necessary. Cover and continue cooking another 2 hours over low heat or until broth is flavorful. 3. Strain and discard the beef. Serve the soup […]

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Chai

Categories: Asian, Beverages, Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Vegetarian

CHAI TEA makes 2 quarts Ingredients: 2 qts water 2 cinnamon sticks ¼ c green cardamom pods 1 heaping tsp black peppercorns ½ heaping tsp whole cloves Several slices of fresh ginger 1-2 black teabags (I like Darjeeling or Earl Gray) Honey Goat’s Milk nutmeg 1) Combine all ingredients except for the tea bags; bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 45 min.  Add the tea bags and continue to simmer for another 10-15 min.  Strain into a container to store. 2) To serve, reheat a desired amount […]

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Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Beans

Categories: Asian, Bi Syndrome Hot, Rice and Grains, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Bean  (6 – 8 servings)  Ingredients ¼ cup rice ½ cup job’s tears (coix, Chinese pearl barley, yi yi ren) ¼ cup mung beans ¼ cup adzuki beans fresh ginger, sliced (use a piece approximately the size of your thumb) 1 – 2 inch square piece of kombu or comparable amount of wakame 7-8 cups water Directions Soak the rice, job’s tears, mung beans, and adzuki beans in water overnight. Drain and place in a non-reactive cooking pot. Add the water and […]

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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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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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Morning Sickness Mush: A recipe to help ease nausea in expecting Mommies

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Rebellious Qi

Morning Sickness Mush: A recipe to help ease nausea in expecting Mommies By Katie Fritz This recipe is to be prepared the evening before and placed in a crockpot to cook overnight 1/4 c. green lentils 1/4 c. brown rice 1/2 c. millet 1 slice of ginger (sheng jiang) A slice of organic orange peel (sm. amount) Honey to taste A handful of fresh, organic strawberries Place lentils, brown rice, millet, orange peel & ginger in a crockpot and cover with 4 cups water. Cook in the crockpot on low overnight. […]

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Carrot squash soufflé

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Earth - Spleen yang xu, spleen qi xu Carrot squash soufflé The carrot squash soufflé is meant to help strengthen your digestion. It strengthens the spleen and large intestine, in order to stop diarrhea. The recipe is warm and nourishing, and will not be hard to digest. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to help your overall health. Ingredients 2 cups carrots, grated 3 cups squash puree 1 teaspoon grated ginger ½ teaspoon each coriander and cumin 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon sea salt ¼ cup ground almonds Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. […]

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Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce

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

Lung dryness with hard to expectorate phlegm Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce Daikon radish with a miso sauce can help transform phlegm, which will help clear the lungs. It also gently moistens the lungs to protect them from becoming dry. It is a colder recipe and can help with warm phlegm. This would be good for a person who is having trouble getting rid of an upper respiratory infection. This recipe is also good for the water element. It is very gentle on the kidney helping treat water metabolism issues such as edema. It […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup for the Common Cold

Categories: Asian, Chicken, Gluten-free, Soup, Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP FOR THE COMMON COLD serves 4 2 tbs coconut oil ¼ lb chicken, shredded ¼ c preserved mustard greens, soaked, rinsed, and shredded 4 slices ginger, shredded 2 green onions, sliced thinly 1-2 tbs fermented black beans, soaked, rinsed, and chopped 4 c chicken stock 1 tbs soy sauce 2 tsp sesame oil 2 oz rice vermicelli, presoaked in hot water until soft, drained Fresh perilla leaves (or substitute with cilantro or basil) 1) Heat oil until smoking. Add chicken for 30 seconds. Add ginger, onions, greens, […]

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