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Honey Glazed Peach Tart

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Honey Glazed Peach Tart Crust ( you can use pre-made pie dough from the grocery store) * 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (clears heat) * 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (tonifies Mother of LU) * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (moistens dryness) * 3 1/2 tablespoons (about) ice water Filling * 1/4 cup sugar * 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (clears heat) * 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (regulates qi) * 6 ripe medium peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, cut into […]

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Walnut Sesame Clusters

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity

Walnut Sesame Clusters Ingredients: 2 C walnuts 2 Tbsp black sesame seeds 1-2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil honey Instructions: Toast walnuts and black sesame seeds in a saute pan with the sesame oil until the seeds stick to the nuts. Stir and flip nuts occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Pour honey over nuts and seeds. Spoon clumps onto wax paper to cool. Makes enough clusters to cover one dinner plate. TCM analysis: walnuts: sweet, warm; LU, LI, KD; tonifies KD and LU, lubricates LI, nourishes jing/marrow black sesame […]

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Beet Raita

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

Beet Raita Makes 3 cups (From 3 Bowls) ¾ c plain low-fat yogurt 2 T chopped fresh dill ½ t honey ½ t fresh lime juice 1 medium to large beet (about ½ pound), cooked, peeled, and grated 1. Whisk together the yogurt, dill, honey, and lime juice in a medium bowl. 2. Add the grated beet. Mix thoroughly. 3. Refrigerate and serve cold. (If you want a thicker raita, first drain the yogurt in a strainer lined with cheesecloth for 10 minutes.) TCM Analysis Yogurt: cool, sweet, sour; SP, ST, […]

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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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Avocado Custard

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Avocado Custard Overall Recipe: Nourishes yin, moistens dryness, clears deficient heat. Avocado: cool, sweet. Builds yin and blood, harmonizes LV, lubricates LU and intestines Lemon: cool, sour, astringent. Clears heat, increases production of body fluids, benefits LV. Honey: sweet, neutral. Strengthens middle jiao, moistens dryness. Emily Hildebrand said: Avocado Custard Serves 2 avocado juice from 1/2 a lemon maple syrup or raw honey to taste Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.

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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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Pear Bai He Tea

Categories: Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Phlegm Misting the Heart, Shen Calming

Siri Michel Metal Imbalance; Lung Yin Deficiency; Hot Phlegm in Lung Pear Bai He Tea Ingredients ½ cup dried unsweetened pears, diced (or 1 fresh pear, diced) 12 grams bai he (if fresh, one lily bulb) 1 bag green tea 1 – 3 tsp honey 3 cups water Directions Put the pear, bai he and water in a non-reactive saucepan. Let soak for 30 minutes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook at simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off heat. Remove lid and add the green tea bag. Let […]

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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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Baked Pears with Almonds

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

Baked Pears with Almonds Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 pears 1 ½ cups of chopped almonds 1/3 cup honey ½ cup of maple syrup 1 tsp lemon juice ¼ cup of water Pinch of powdered ginger Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Leave stems on pears, but cut a slice from the blossom-end to form a flat surface will stand in baking dish. Mix all other ingredients, except syrup, and pour over pears. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for about 1 hr and 20 minutes to 1 and ½ hrs. Baste […]

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Arugula, Fennel, and Orange Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising

Arugula, Fennel, and Orange Salad INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 1 bunch arugula 2 orange, peeled and segmented 1 bulb fennel bulb, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons sliced black olives DIRECTIONS Whisk together the honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; slowly add the olive oil while continuing to whisk. Place the arugula in the bottom of a salad bowl; scatter the orange segments, fennel slices, and olives over the arugula; drizzle the dressing over the salad […]

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