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Green Bean and Walnut Salad

Categories: Blood Stasis, Kidney Jing Vacuity

Green Bean and Walnut salad Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh chopped green beans 2 cups of chopped walnuts 1 clove of chopped garlic 4 tablespoons of olive oil 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan.  Heat up oil and add the chopped garlic and sautee it.  Then, add fresh green beans and stir fry for 3 minutes.  Add the walnuts and stir fry for 5 minutes.  Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil with 4 tablespoons of […]

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Salmon Steamed in Napa Cabbage

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Salmon Steamed in Napa Cabbage Ingredients 12 leaves Napa cabbage 2 lbs salmon fillets, skinned 2 tb olive Oil 1 tb lemon juice 1 tsp minced garlic 1/4 c minced shallots or scallions 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme (1/4 tsp dried thyme) 1 tsp chopped fresh basil (1/4 tsp dried basil) FOR THE SAUCE 1/2 c Seafood stock 2 Red bell peppers roasted puree 1 1/2 tsp Lemon juice 1 tsp Anchovy paste or salt 1 pinch white pepper Instructions Bring water to a […]

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Split Pea and Barley Soup

Categories: Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Split Pea and Barley Soup (serves six) 14 cups of water 1 pound green split peas ½ cup barley, rinsed in a strainer 1 TBL olive oil 1 bay leaf 2 TBLS unsalted butter 2 medium onions, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 carrots finely diced 1 celery rib, finely diced 1 tsp fresh thyme, or ½ tsp dried 1 tsp salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste Instructions In a large stockpot combine water, split peas, barley, olive oil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Then […]

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Oven Roasted Carrots with Mideast Spice Blend

Categories: Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Siri Michel Earth Imbalance – Spleen Qi Deficiency; Spleen Yang Deficiency Oven Roasted Carrots with Mideast Spice Blend (Serves 4 as a side dish) Ingredients 1 lb carrots – cut on diagonal into ½ inch thick pieces 1 – 2 T olive oil 1.5 to 2 tsp cumin (optional 1/2 – 1 tsp whole cumin) 1/8 to ¼ tsp cinnamon 1/8 to ¼ tsp cayenne ½ tsp kosher or sea salt black pepper to taste   Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sliced carrots in a large bowl. Drizzle the […]

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Beet Soup

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Wood - Blood Stagnation Beet Soup This soup can help build blood, and help your blood move freely throughout the body.  It helps break up blood stagnation.  Beets are also beneficial for the eyes. This soup can help strengthen the eyes and improve vision.  The soup is also gentle on your digestive system. It can help drain damp, and strengthen the spleen and stomach. Ingredients 5-6 carrots 2-3 large beets 2 onions 2-4 stalks celery 3-4 cloves garlic 2 Tablespoon miso 2 Tablespoon Olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, […]

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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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Beet and Apple Muffins

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Fire-heart blood/qi deficiency Frances Norris Beet and Apple Muffins Adapted from recipe on atasteofchallah.com Makes 30 muffins Ingredients 4 eggs-cool, sweet, nourishes yin, tonifies blood 1.5 cups light brown sugar-warm, sweet, strengthens digestion ¾ cup olive oil- neutral, sweet, sour, astringent ¾ cup orange juice-cool, sweet, sour, clears heat, soothes liver, strengthens spleen 3 cups whole wheat flour-sweet, slightly cool, nourish heart, calm shen 1 ½ tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 4 small green apples, peeled and shredded-cool, sweet, slightly sour, strengthens heart 1 tsp. cinnamon-pungent, sweet, warm, […]

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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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Warm French Lentils

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Sp Yang XU- Earth - Nina Gaglio Warm French Lentils Serves 4 to 6 2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup good olive oil 1 leek, white and light green parts, sliced ¼ inch thick. 2 carrots, scrubbed and ½ -inch-diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 cup French green Le Puy lentils 1 whole onion, peeled and stuck with 6 whole cloves 1 white turnip cut in half 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Lentils- Sweet, Neutral, […]

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Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

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EARTH - Julie Johnson Bear Don’t Walk / Eastern Nutrition / Fall 2013 Mushroom Quinoa Risotto http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/quinoa-risotto-with-mushrooms-and-thyme • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion • 1 garlic clove, pressed • 1 8-ounce package sliced crimini (baby bella) mushrooms • 6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided • 1 cup dry white wine • Grated Parmesan cheese -sheep pecorino Instructions: • Bring 2 cups salted water to boil in medium saucepan. Add quinoa, reduce heat to […]

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