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Warm French Lentils

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Sp Yang XU- Earth - Nina Gaglio Warm French Lentils Serves 4 to 6 2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup good olive oil 1 leek, white and light green parts, sliced ¼ inch thick. 2 carrots, scrubbed and ½ -inch-diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 cup French green Le Puy lentils 1 whole onion, peeled and stuck with 6 whole cloves 1 white turnip cut in half 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Lentils- Sweet, Neutral, […]

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“Wood” soup

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Wood Soup (4-6 servings) 2 bay leaves 6½ cups vegetable soup stock 1 leek: white and pale green portions only 2 celery stalks 1 cup eggplant 12 black or shitake mushrooms: soaked if dry, and slivered 4 tbsp sesame seeds ¼ cup pine nuts 1 tbsp roasted sesame oil ¼ cup rice vinegar 1 tbsp turmeric or 1/8 tsp saffron 1. Slice leek and celery, cut eggplant into cubes. 2. Add the vegetables and mushrooms to stock, simmer 30 minutes. 3. While simmering, toast the sesame seeds in a 350 […]

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Lamb, Sweet Potato and Leek Stew with Saffron Rice

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity

Lamb, Sweet Potato and Leek Stew with Saffron Rice 1 cup basmati rice. Neutral grain, easy for the stomach to digest, Basmati is qi moving. 2 cups water (or veggie or chicken broth for more flavor) ½ pound lamb meat, cubed. Sweet, warm, stomach spleen, kidney. Boosts kidney yang, warms middle jiao, nourishes blood. 1 medium sweet potato, cubed. Sweet neutral flavor that is easy on the spleen in moderate amounts. 1 cup chopped leek (or scallion or onion if leek is not available) (Warm, moving root veggie) 1 tsp. […]

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