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Applesauce with Pears and Peaches

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Applesauce with pears & peaches Yields: 8 servings 2 lbs of apples, peeled, cored and chopped ½ lb of pears, peeled, pitted, and chopped ½ lb of peaches, peeled, cored and chopped 3 cups of water 1 cup of white sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice 1. Place all the fruit in a large saucepan and just barely cover with water. Simmer over medium-low heat until fruit is tender, 15-20 minutes. 2. Run cooked fruit through a food mill or blender. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat […]

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Guacamole

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

Guacamole 1 3/4 cups avocado, cut in chunks (about 2 medium-large avocados) 1-1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (or lime juice) 1/4 tsp sea salt In a bowl, combine avocado, 1 tbsp lemon(or lime) juice, salt. Mash to desired consistency. Season to taste with additional salt and remaining lemon (or lime) juice. Avocado: LU/LI, Sweet, bland, cool; Nourishes yin and blood, lubricates LU/LI, clears heat and promotes fluids Lemon/Lime juice: cool, sour; regenerates body fluids, harmonizes ST, regulates qi, quenches thirst salt: salty, deliciousness.

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Salmon Steamed in Napa Cabbage

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Salmon Steamed in Napa Cabbage Ingredients 12 leaves Napa cabbage 2 lbs salmon fillets, skinned 2 tb olive Oil 1 tb lemon juice 1 tsp minced garlic 1/4 c minced shallots or scallions 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme (1/4 tsp dried thyme) 1 tsp chopped fresh basil (1/4 tsp dried basil) FOR THE SAUCE 1/2 c Seafood stock 2 Red bell peppers roasted puree 1 1/2 tsp Lemon juice 1 tsp Anchovy paste or salt 1 pinch white pepper Instructions Bring water to a […]

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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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Lemony Quinoa with Artichokes and Sundried Tomatoes

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation

Frances Norris Wood-liver qi stagnation Lemony Quinoa with Artichokes and Sundried Tomatoes - Makes 6 servings Adapted from recipe on arootedlife.com Ingredients 2 cups uncooked quinoa-sweet, warming, tonifies qi 4 cups water 1 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes- slightly cool, sweet, sour, calms liver, clears heat, 2 15 oz. cans of artichoke hearts, packed in water- sweet, bitter, cooling, regulates liver qi, clears liver heat, benefits the LV/GB Juice of one lemon-cool, sour, regulates qi, benefits liver ½ cup olive oil-neutral, sweet, sour, astringent, clears heat 2 sprigs of fresh mint-cooling, moves liver qi […]

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Avocado Dressing

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity

Avocado Dressing (Yields 1 ½ cups) 1 avocado Juice of ½ of a lemon ½ cup water ½ tsp. dandelion ¼ tsp. sea salt Combine ingredients and blend until smooth. TCM Analysis: Avocado: cool, sweet, builds yin and blood, harmonizes LV, lubricates LU and intestines Lemon: cool, sour, astringent, benefits LV, encourages formation of bile, increases fluid production Dandelion: cool, bitter, cool LV heat Sea Salt: cold, salty, slightly sweet, harmonize and promote digestion, brightens eyes, strengthens KI, benefits bones, tendons and teeth

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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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Lychee Sorbet with Mint

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

Lychee Sorbet with Mint by Lizette Salazar (makes about 1 quart of sorbet) 2 16-oz cans of lychees in syrup — one with the syrup and one drained 
4-5 fresh mint leaves
 (optional) Juice of half a lemon 1 tbsp of honey In a food processor or blender, blend lychees with the syrup from just one can, mint, and lemon juice to a smooth consistency, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to an ice cream/sorbet maker and follow directions for making sorbet. Lychees: Warm/Sweet, astringent. Nourishes blood, calms spirit, soothes LV, regulates […]

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Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad

Categories: Stomach Fire

Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad (Serves 2-3) (For Stomach Fire) Ingredients: 2 lemon cucumbers, quartered then sliced into ¼ inch thick slices (If you can’t find lemon cucumbers, you can substitute regular cucumbers.) 1 handful of fresh dill (about 2/3 cup loosely packed) ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt 8 ounces nigari extra firm tofu ¼ cup pine nuts 2-3 cups of mung beans, prepared Preparation: Toss the cucumbers, dill, olive oil, lemon juice and salt together in a medium bowl. Let this […]

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Watermelon Mint Granite

Categories: Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Watermelon Mint Granite 10 cups of chopped watermelon (Cold, Sweet – clears heat) Juice from ½ lemon (Sour, Tonifies Lungs, moderates LV – Helps stop excessive sweating) 4 leaves of mint (Cool, acrid – Vents the exterior) 1T agave syrup (protects spleen) Put watermelon and mint in a blender and puree. Add lemon juice and agave syrup to taste and blend thoroughly. Pour in glass baking dish and freeze. Stir occasionally as ice starts to form. Serves 8

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