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Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Frances Norris Yin Deficiency Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos - Adapted from recipe on naturallyella.com Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 avocado-sweet, cool, nourishes yin and blood ½ cup black beans-warm, sweet, nourishes yin ½ lime, juice and zest from- cool, sour, regulates qi, regenerates body fluids 2 tsp. honey-neutral, nourishes yin 1 tbsp. coriander seeds-slightly warm, benefit digestion 1 tsp. olive oil-neutral, sweet, sour, astringent, clears heat, promotes fluids ½ tbsp. cumin seeds- warm, strengthens spleen 4 flour tortillas- sweet, slightly cool, reduces thirst ¼ cup goat […]

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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Salad, Vegetarian

BEET AND GOAT CHEESE SALAD serves 4 4 beets, peeled 4-1/2 oz goat cheese 1 tbs chives Salt/pepper Several handfuls of young arugula ½ apple, julienned 2 tbs turbinado/brown sugar 2 tbs rice vin 2 tbs soy sauce Extra virgin olive oil Black sesame seeds 1) Bring water and beets to a boil, simmer until tender, 30 min. Drain and cool. Cut each beet into 8 wedges. 2) Blend cheese and chives and season with s & p. 3) Combine sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. Beat dressing with enough olive oil […]

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Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Cold, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad SERVES: 6 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 small head of radicchio, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces 1 bunch of arugula (4 ounces) 1 small fennel bulb-halved lengthwise, cored and sliced paper thin crosswise 1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (optional) In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until golden brown, about […]

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Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising

Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad SERVES: 6 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 small head of radicchio, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces 1 bunch of arugula (4 ounces) 1 small fennel bulb-halved lengthwise, cored and sliced paper thin crosswise 1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (optional) In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until golden brown, about […]

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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Salad, Vegetarian

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad (serves 2): Ingredients: * 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar * 1.5 tablespoons shallots, thinly sliced * 1/2 tablespoon honey * 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil * Salt and freshly ground black pepper * 3 medium beets, cooked and quartered * 3 cups fresh arugula * 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped * 1/8 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries * 1/4 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed * 1.5 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, coarsely crumbled Preparation: 1. Line a baking sheet with foil. Preheat the oven […]

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