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Dragon Eye Pudding

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Dragon Eye Pudding 1 13-oz. can Longans (sweetened) 3 T. Rice Flour 1 tsp. Brandy (flavored brandy or triple sec) Drain longans and reserve enough syrup to make two cups with added liquor and water if needed (add liquor first). Combine liquid with rice flour in a saucepan and bring it to a slow boil, stirring constantly, and cook until it thickens (about 10 to 12 minutes). Add longans and serve hot or warm in individual bowls. You may also substitute lichee fruits if you like. This takes about 15 […]

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Nighty Night Tea: A snack & an herbal tea to nourish HT xue & help insomnia

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity

Nighty Night Tea: A snack & an herbal tea to nourish HT xue & help insomnia By Katie Fritz 1 Asian pear, fresh sliced & cored Pinch cinnamon (rou gui) 1 tbsp. Mulberry (dehydrated) 2 tbsp. Longan fruit/ long yan rou (dehydrated) 1/4 c. amaranth, toasted Lightly bake the asian pear in a baking pan covered w/ tinfoil. Add a pinch of cinnamon & eat a few hours before bed. Place 1/4 c. amaranth on a baking sheet & toast until slightly brown. Add mulberry, longan & amaranth to a […]

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Supplement Blood Soup

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Supplement Blood Soup 1 oz cooked Shu Di Huang 1/2 oz Chuan Xiong 2 oz Gou Ji berry 1 oz longan fruit 12 red dates 1 inch fresh ginger 1/2 cup black beans 7-8 cups vegetable or chicken stock 6 shitake mushrooms, slivered (soak if dried) 1/2 cup peanuts w. skin 1/2 cup pine nuts 4 Tbsp rice vinegar Rinse black beans, simmer them in 3 cups boiling water for 1 hour. Combine cooked beans and bean water with herbs (except red dates) and simmer them in stock for 1 […]

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Calm Mover

Categories: Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Calm Mover ¼ C Longan Fruit (dried) 2 Carrots 1 Bottle Wine Open the wine bottle. Cut the carrots lengthwise (just the right size to squeeze through the neck of the wine bottle. Squeeze the carrot pieces and Longan Fruit into the neck of the wine bottle. Re-cork and let sit for about 3 months. Shake lightly periodically (every week or so). Serve for guests or when you need to kick back n’ relax! TCM Analysis Longan: Sweet, Warm; HT, SP; Nourish Qi and blood, Calm the shen, Strengthen SP […]

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Cheerful Cherry-Berry Beverage

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

Cheerful Cherry-Berry Beverage Ingredients: 8 Fresh Cherries-if fresh is not available try dried cherries, cut in half. 1 TBL. (10 grams) longan fruit (long yan rou). 1 TBL. Goji berries (gou qi zi-10 gm). 1-2 Cups water. Directions: 1. Combine the cherries, longan fruit, goji berries, & water in a small pot & bring to a boil. 2. Lower the heat & simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally andcrushing the cherries against the side of the pot to help coax the juice out. 3. Strain out the fruit, if desired […]

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Forbidden Rice Pudding with Blueberries & Longan Fruit

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity

by Kathy Deng Yield: Serves six ½ cup of Forbidden rice (Chinese black rice) 1 cup water ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup rice milk 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk ¼ cup honey 1 tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup blueberries ¼ cup longan dried fruit 1. Combine the rice, water and salt in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes, until all of the water is absorbed. 2. Add the milk, coconut milk and honey to the rice, and stir together. […]

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