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Pear and Watercress Soup

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

Pear and Watercress Soup Serves 6 1 bunch of watercress 4 pears, sliced 3 ¾ cups chicken stock, preferably homemade OR vegetable stock (if vegetarian or if there is much heat and dryness present in patient) ½ yogurt juice of 1 lime salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Place two-thirds of the watercress leaves and all stems in a pan with the pears, stock, and a little seasoning. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Reserving some of the watercress leaves for the garnish, add the rest to the soup […]

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Prickly Pear Cactus, Radish, Carrot, and Chayote Squash Salad

Categories: Cleanse, Cold Phlegm Accumulating in Lung, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Damp Heat

Ensalada de Nopales, Rabano, Zanahoria, y Chayote Prickly Pear Cactus, Radish, Carrot, and Chayote Squash Salad 1 30 ounce jar of prepared nopales (Prickly Pear Cactus) 1 bunch of radishes 2 large carrots 2 chayote squashes 3 limes salt  Drain and rinse the nopales in cold water.  Slice the radishes into thin half moons.  Peel the carrots, then slice into ribbons using a peeler.  Cut the chayote into quarters, as you would with a pear, then cut out the center seed and tough white layer. Then […]

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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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Cucumbers with lime and cilantro

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

Cucumbers with Lime and Cilantro 2 cucumbers, sliced. Lime juice from 3 limes, approximately ½ cup juice. ½ cup cilantro, chopped Salt Cut up cucumbers into a bowl, pour juice on top, add cilantro and salt and mix together. This can last for several days in the refrigerator. Serves 4. TCM ANALYSIS cucumber– Cool, sweet, diuretic, counteract toxins, cleanse blood, moistens lungs Lime juice–Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Cilantro– Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes qi flow. Salt– Salty, cold, Kd. Clears heat, cools blood, eases bowels, nourishes […]

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Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad ingredients: 6-8 large ribs of celery, well washed and sliced horizontally about 1/4 inch thick 4 large pieces organic romaine, washed well and torn into bite sized pieces 1 large avocado, mashed 2 large limes, juiced pinch of salt combine all ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl. serve as a side or eat as a snack. serves 4. analysis: celery and lettuce are cool, sweet and bitter and drain fire. avocado is sweet and heavy and nourishes yin and cools the digestive tract; its heavy […]

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CUCUMBER LIME SALAD

Categories: Dryness, Salad, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

2 cucumbers, sliced.  Lime juice from 3 limes, approximately ½ cup juice.  Cilantro ½ cup, chopped Salt     Cut up cucumbers into a bowl, pour juice on top, add cilantro and salt and mix together.  This can last for several days in the refrigerator. Serves 4.   This is a nice recipe for summer heat with dryness and no damp.  It is cooling, moistening, and releases the exterior.  It is contraindicated for more pronounced damp signs or for spleen yang deficiency.

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