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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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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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Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat

Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce (Serves 3) 1 lb. thin asparagus 1 Tbsp peanut oil 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter Juice of 1/2 lime 1 tsp soy sauce Water Remove and discard bottom inch of asparagus stalk. Drizzle asparagus with oil, and sprinkle with garlic. Toss well so that all stalks are completely covered with oil, and then spread out on a baking sheet. Roast at 450, stirring asparagus occasionally, until it starts to brown (about 15 min). Mix remaining ingredients well, and add enough water so that it becomes […]

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Steak Stir-Fry

Categories: Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Collapsing & Sinking, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Steak Stir-Fry Prep: 20 minutes Marinate: 15 minutes Cook: 17 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1/2 lb skirt steak 2 garlic cloves 3 TBS lime juice 1 tsp olive oil 3 bell peppers 1 onion 2 1/2 cups diagonally cut asparagus 1 TBS grated peeled fresh ginger 1 TBS low-sodium soy sauce 2 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 cups cooked brown rice 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 TBS chopped cashews Cut 1/2 lb skirt steak crosswise into 1/4 thick strips. Toss together with 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, and 2 […]

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Green Coconut Rice

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity

Green Coconut Rice Ingredients: 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon peeled, minced fresh ginger 1 cup basmati rice 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt, divided 2 cups light coconut milk, divided 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 cups baby spinach 1 teaspoon sugar Preparation: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté ginger and 1 cup rice 30 seconds. Stir in 1 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 cup coconut milk; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 15 minutes, or until tender. Puree 1 cup coconut […]

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Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Fire

Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat 3 avocados — thermal cooling nature, sweet flavor 1 tbs. lime juice Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Sour astringes the lungs. ½ cup onions chopped and soaked in salt water to neutralize (can’t find any research about this but it is done in South America. Salt is cold so it makes sense that it takes the heat out of the onion) Pungent, neutral, LU, ST. Clears heat, relieves toxicity, transforms phlegm and damp. Cilantro – Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes […]

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Chicken Nam Sod

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

Chicken Nam Sod Ingredients 1 bunch chopped cilantro 2 ½ lbs raw ground chicken (or pork) 3 tablespoons fish sauce Juice from 6 limes 2 oz matchsticked fresh gingerroot 1 large thinly sliced onion Ground peanuts Romaine hearts 3 cloves chopped garlic Oil Directions Grind chicken in food processor. Sautee chicken in cooking oil with chopped garlic until the moisture from the chicken has evaporated. Put chicken aside. Sautee onion in oil. Combine chicken, cilantro, fish sauce, lime juice, ginger, sauteed onion in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight and serve at […]

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Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Summerheat

Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: January 27, 2010 Though blueberries aren’t a tropical fruit, they go well with bright yellow or orange fruits from warm places. Papaya is high in potassium and contains enzymes that help break down proteins. 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon mild honey 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger 2 ripe papayas, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon slivered fresh mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish […]

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Watermelon Salsa

Categories: Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Watermelon Salsa Ingredients * 3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon, (about 2 1/4 pounds with the rind) (see Tip) * 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (see Ingredient note) * 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, (about 1/2 bunch) * 1/4 cup lime juice * 1/4 cup minced red onion, (about 1/2 small) * 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Preparation 1. Place watermelon, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and onion in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Analysis – This recipe is […]

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Mexican Salsa

Categories: Appetizers, Blood Stasis, Blood Vacuity, Mexican, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mexican Salsa 1 medium tomato, diced 1 clove garlic, pressed 3 green chilies, minced 2-3 green onions, chopped 6 springs coriander or cilantro leaves, finely chopped juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed sea salt to taste 1/4 cup water Mix together and serve. TCM Analysis: Tomato- sweet, sour, cold, promotes fluids, clears heat, promotes urination, supplements KD Garlic- warm, acrid, kills parasites, relieves toxicity, prevents influenza, promotes circulation Green Chilies- warm, acrid, moving, promotes circulation, analgesic Green Onions- warm, acrid, LU/LI, releases exterior wind cold, invigorates blood, drains damp Coriander- […]

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