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Vegan Cassava Cake

Categories: Desserts, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vegan

Vegan Cassava Cake 2 lbs cassava grated 1 can coconut milk ½ lbs coconut meat 1 cup mangosteen juice handful of goji berries Directions: pre heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, mix all ingredients together until evenly dispersed in baking tray, place in oven for 60 minutes or until top becomes golden brown. Serving Size: 15 TCM Pattern: SP qi xu; ST yin xu TCM Evaluation: cassava is sweet and neutral and nourishing to SP and ST, clears heat; coconut milk is sweet and neutral, strengthens the body, reduces swelling; […]

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Cranberry and Goji Berry Chutney with Shu di Huang

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Siri Michel Fire Imbalance – Heart Blood Deficiency Cranberry and Goji Berry Chutney with Shu di Huang Ingredients 9 grams Shu di Huang 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger 12 ounces fresh cranberries 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup goji berries pinch cayenne pepper 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots pinch allspice 1 medium shallot, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup apple cider 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 2/3 cup white or brown sugar or 1 cup brown rice syrup one orange, Zest of 2 tablespoons maple syrup   Directions Combine cranberries, […]

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Fish Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

KD Yin Xu-Water - Nina Gaglio Fish Soup– Serves 3 to 4 1 (1-2 inch) piece of ginger, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic minced ¼ cup goji berries 2 tablespoons rice wine 5 cups water 1 pound fresh salmon (boned and cut into 1-2 inch chunks) ½, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces. 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil Overall TCM Functions: This dish strengthens Kidneys to counteract fatigue and insomnia.  It Nourishes yin and fluids. Salmon- sweet, neutral, SP/KD. Strengthens spleen, nourishes yin, blood, and KD jing. Ginger- pungent, […]

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Champion Chicken with Goji Berries

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

Champion Chicken with Goji Berries, modified  Ingredients 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 piece of ginger, (.5-1 inches long) 1 roasting chicken, skinned and cut up, or 3-4 lbs of skinless legs / breasts (ok to substitute chicken breasts) 2 medium green onions, chopped into ½ inch pieces, tips and roots discarded 3-4 tbsp. rice wine or dry sherry 2 tbsp soy sauce, or to taste 2 tbsp goji berries 1 ½ c. water or chicken stock 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1 medium sized […]

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Goji Berry and Fish Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising

Goji Berry and Fish Soup 4-6 servings (Adapted from http://www.gojiberries.us) 1-2 fillets of whitefish (or fish of choice) ½ c goji berries 1 c shiitake mushrooms 1 scallion, chopped 5 thin slices of fresh ginger 5 c low-sodium broth 1-2 T rice wine Mrs. Dash or other salt substitute ½ t Hoisin or plum sauce 1. Smear fish with 1 T of rice wine and a little Mrs. Dash/salt substitute, set aside. 2. Bring the broth to a boil in a large saucepan. 3. Place the seasoned fish into the saucepan […]

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Champion Chicken with Goji Berries

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Cold

Champion Chicken with Goji Berries 4 servings 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as canola or olive 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 (1/2- to 1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 roasting chicken, skinned and cut up, or 3 to 4 pounds of skinless legs and/or breasts 2 medium-sized green onions, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces, roots and tough tips discarded 3-4 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry 2 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste 2 tablespoons (30 grams) goji berries (gou qi zi) 1 1/2 cups water or vegetable […]

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Autumn Millet Bake

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity

Autumn Millet Bake Serves 4 to 6. INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus oil for the dish 3/4 cup millet 1 medium butternut or other winter squash or 1 small pumpkin, peeled seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes ¾ cup fresh mullberies ¼ cup goji berries Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon minced sage leaves or 1 teaspoon dried 3 whole cloves 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey 1 cup vegetable stock or water, warmed 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 375F and […]

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Steamed Corn Bread

Categories: Liver Yang Rising

STEAMED CORN BREAD Main Action: Liver Yang Rising Serves 6 people INGREDIENTS: 1 C grated apple — Cool, sweet and slightly sour. Strengthens HT, tonifies qi, quenches thirst, resolves mucus and lubricates LU 2 C pineapple-coconut juice — Pineapple = warm, sweet and sour. Aids digestion, stops diarrhea, dispels summer heat. Coconut = warm and sweet. Strengthens the body, reduces swelling, stops bleeding, kills worms and activates heart function 1 medium banana —Cold and sweet. Clears heat, lubricates lungs, lubricates intestines, lowers blood pressure, helps alleviate alcohol intoxication. 1/3 C […]

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Cheerful Cherry-Berry Beverage

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming

Cheerful Cherry-Berry Beverage Ingredients: 8 Fresh Cherries-if fresh is not available try dried cherries, cut in half. 1 TBL. (10 grams) longan fruit (long yan rou). 1 TBL. Goji berries (gou qi zi-10 gm). 1-2 Cups water. Directions: 1. Combine the cherries, longan fruit, goji berries, & water in a small pot & bring to a boil. 2. Lower the heat & simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally andcrushing the cherries against the side of the pot to help coax the juice out. 3. Strain out the fruit, if desired […]

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Fig and Grape Couscous Pudding

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Desserts, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Fig and Grape Couscous Pudding Ingredients: 2 figs 2 cups of red grapes ½ cup of raisins or goji berries 1 cup of couscous 2 tbsp raw honey 1 tsp sea salt 1 ½ cups water. Preparation: Blend figs and grapes together until they form a thick soup. Bring water to a boil and add couscous and blended fruits. Reduce heat to low and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in raw honey, sea salt, and raisins/goji berries. Cover and let sit for five minutes, then spoon […]

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