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Grilled Carrots

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Grilled Carrots TCM: Move Liver qi This recipe helps move liver qi and can help reduce inflammation. It is good for the eyes, especially if they are red. It will help with menstrual bleeding especially due to liver qi stagnation. The recipe is also beneficial for the lungs. Many of the foods go to the lungs and can benefit the skin as well relieve cough. Therefore this formula can also be in the metal category. Ingredients 1 ½ to 2 pounds large carrots Olive oil Kosher or sea salt turmeric coriander 1 lemon, optional […]

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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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Minty Peach and Jicama Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Minty Peach and Jicama Salad 2 cups water 1 cup white rice 4 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp raw honey ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 2 medium peaches, diced 2 cups diced jicama 1 cup fresh chopped mint Cook rice in water. Mix lemon juice, oil, honey, salt, and pepper together to make a dressing. Add mint, peach, and jicama to cooked rice and toss. Pour dressing over salad. Serves 6. (Adapted from Cooking Light magazine). White rice: sweet, cool; SP, ST. Harmonizes […]

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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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Buckwheat Pasta, Fennel, and Roasted Vegetable Salad

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Buckwheat Pasta, Fennel, and Roasted Vegetable Salad Serves 4 Ingredients: Dressing 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp runny honey 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 lemon zest, finely grated 1 tbsp roasted pumpkin seed oil 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt Freshly ground black pepper Salad 2 bulbs fennel 200g dwarf leeks 250g soba (buckwheat) noodles Extra olive oil for grilling 3-4 courgettes 1 large red onion 1 tbsp finely sliced mint 200g feta cheese, roughly crumbled Method: 1.Preheat the grill or an oven-top grill pan. Whisk together […]

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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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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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Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Phlegm Dry, Raw, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint yield: Serves 6 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups strawberries, cleaned and quartered 3/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks 1 cup apples, cored and cut into chunks 1 cup pears, cored and cut into chunks 1/4 chopped finely cup mint Preparation In a mixing bowl, combine the cut fruit and toss. Add the fresh mint and stir gently. Serve in parfait dishes or small bowls. TCM ANALYSIS Strawberries — Sweet, sour, cold; Lu, St, UB; Moistens Lung, promotes fluids, promotes urination, clears heat. Pineapple — Sweet, sour, neutral; […]

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Meditative Mint, Ginger and Tangerine Tisane

Categories: Beverages, Stomach Food Retention

Meditative Mint, Ginger and Tangerine Tisane 1 to 2 servings 1-2 cups water 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped coarsely or 1 mint tea bag 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, minced 1 teaspoon dried or fresh tangerine or orange peel Honey (optional) Boil water in a small pot. Place mint, ginger and tangerine peel in the hot water, then lower the heat and simmer, covered for about 3 minutes. Turn off heat and let the brew steep for another 3 minutes. Remove the herbs by pouring the mixture through a strainer. […]

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Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Categories: Indian, Mediterranean, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Vacuity Heat, Yin Vacuity

Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad (also known as Raita) ingredients: 2 large cucumbers, washed well, quartered lengthwise and then sliced as thin as possible 1/2 cup greek yogurt 5-6 minced fresh mint leaves pinch salt optional: 1/2 tsp rosewater mix all ingredients well in a large bowl. can be served with torn fresh lettuce or as a side or condiment. makes about 3 cups. analysis: cucumbers are cooling and sweet and relieve stomach inflammation. yogurt is sweet and neutral and nourishes yin and quenches fire. mint is cool and pungent; […]

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