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Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce

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

Lung dryness with hard to expectorate phlegm Daikon Radish with Miso Sauce Daikon radish with a miso sauce can help transform phlegm, which will help clear the lungs. It also gently moistens the lungs to protect them from becoming dry. It is a colder recipe and can help with warm phlegm. This would be good for a person who is having trouble getting rid of an upper respiratory infection. This recipe is also good for the water element. It is very gentle on the kidney helping treat water metabolism issues such as edema. It […]

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Black Soybean and Kabocha Squash Stew

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Invasion (External)

Black Soybean and Kabocha Squash Stew (Serves 4) Ingredients: 1 cup dried black soybeans 1 inch piece kombu seaweed 2 tablespoons olive oil 2-3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 red onion, diced 1 teaspoon chili powder Fine Sea Salt Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes 1/2 kabocha squash, halved, seeded, and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup mirin 2 teaspoons white miso 2 celery stalks, diced 3-4 fresh cilantro sprigs, chopped Preparation: Rinse the soybeans, then turn them out […]

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Black Sesame Asparagus

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Phlegm Heat, Side Dishes, Vegetables

Black Sesame Asparagus Ingredients: 1 Medium-size bunch asparagus (1 lb.) A pinch of salt 3 TBL. Black Sesame seeds 2 TBL. Mirin or sherry 1 TBL. Soy sauce 1 tsp. Lemon juice Directions: 1. Cut the asparagus into 2-in. pcs. 2. In medium-size pot, bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil; add salt & asparagus stalks, then after 1-2 minutes add the asparagus tips. Lower the heat & simmer for 2-3 minutes until the stalks are tender. 3. Drain the asparagus & rinse w/ cold water to preserve their […]

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