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Chicken Grape Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Chicken Grape Salad 1 avocado (benefits LV, protects Yin) ¼ cup of parsley, minced. ½ teaspoon of thyme. ¼ teaspoon of garlic, minced. Pinch of sage, salt and black pepper. 4 cups of diced, cooked chicken breasts. (Nourishes blood to prevent wind) 2 cups of seedless grapes. (sour nature restrains liver qi, nourishes blood, relieves irritability) ½ cup of pistachios, toasted. (Tonifies LV) Mix herbs and spices with chicken, mix in mashed avocado until chicken is coated and then mix in Grapes and almonds. Serves 4

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Vegetarian Chili

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

Vegetarian Chili by Mike Clark 4 — 28 oz cans of Whole Peeled Tomatoes 1 Cup Black Beans 1 Cup Kidney Beans 8 Grapes 6 Carrots 4 Beets 1 Onion 33 Grams Gou Qi Zi 2 Cinnamon Sticks (Rou Gui) Prep and Cooking: Put both cups of beans in a colander and wash under cold water. Dump the beans into a large pot and soak in twice the level of beans in water for about 30 minutes. Drain the beans in the colander again and wash off (the soaking, draining, […]

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Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice

Categories: Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Heat, Raw, Stomach Fire, Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice for after a tough day in the garden, or as an anecdote to too much Mexican and Margaritas. To make a pitcher : 5 large stalks of Celery (cleaned, but don’t need to be trimmed) 4 Starfruit (Carambola) 3 cups of Grapes (cleaned with skins and seeds) 1 Lime (If possible, use mature, dark green limes that are kept at room temperature and rolled around on a hard surface before juicing. This will give you the most amount of juice and the best quality.) And a few […]

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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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Vegetable-Bean Medley

Categories: Legumes, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Vegetable-Bean Medley Serving Size for 1 Person Ingredients: Black Beans -½ cup cooked Aduki Beans -½ cup cooked Quinoa- 1 cup Carrots -½ cup Celery -½ cup Lime Juice -¼ cup Grapes -½ cup Cooking Instructions: This is simple. All you do is mix the quinoa with 2 cups of water and cook the same way as the rice. Mix the steamed veggies along with the already cooked beans, and the grapes. Sprinkle desired amount of lime juice to give flavor to the food. The grapes will provide a sweet […]

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Categories: Kidney & Urinary Bladder Qi Vacuity, Salad, Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

½  Watermelon 1 Bushel of Grapes 1 C Lotus Seeds (Soaked) 2 Carrots 1 Bag of Spinach   Soak the lotus seeds in water over night. Cut up the watermelon and grapes. Grate the carrots with a large handheld grater or use a vegetable peeler. Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and stir it up. Serve for your friends or family when the sun is out, temperature is up, and you want to get your thirst on!   TCM Analysis Watermelon: Sweet, Cold; ST, HT, UB; Clears […]

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