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Mustard Greens

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Mustard Greens Ingredients: ½ C thinly sliced onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb. mustard greens, washed and torn into large pieces 2-3 Tbsp chicken broth ¼ tsp dark sesame oil Instructions: In a large saute pan, saute onions in olive oil over medium heat until the onions begin to brown and caramelize, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook a minute more, until fragrant. Add the mustard greens and broth and cook until the mustard greens are just barely wilted. Toss […]

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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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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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Barley soup

Categories: Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Spleen qi xu with dampness Barley soup The barley soup can help both drain damp and tonify the middle jiao. This is a good soup for someone who has a weak digestive system, and needs a filling dinner that will not aggravate their stomach. This soup might make a person urinate frequently because it is helping drain damp, as well as relieve toxicity. ½ onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 2 tbsp oil 8 cups water 1 cup pearled barley uncooked 1 cup mung bean, pre-soaked if dry ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp […]

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Ratatouille

Categories: Blood Stasis

Frances Norris Blood stasis Ratatouille - Adapted from recipe on eatyourvegetable.com Ingredients 1 eggplant, cubed into 1 inch pieces-cool, sweet, removes blood stagnation 2 tomatoes, cut into eighths-slightly cool, sweet, sour, promotes fluids 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped-hot, pungent, removes stagnant blood 1 onion, chopped-warm, pungent Olive oil-neutral, sweet, sour, astringent, promotes production of body fluids Dry oregano Dry basil-warm, pungent Salt-cold, salty, slightly sweet, harmonizes digestion Pepper-pungent, warm, warms the MJ Directions Preheat oven to 375 Toss vegetables, a few splashes of olive oil, and spices in a cast iron pot […]

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Sauted Chinese Vegetables

Categories: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Spleen Damp

Lung Phlegm Heat- Metal – nina gaglio Sautéed Chinese Vegetables Serves 3 to 4 1 hand full of Bok Choy- chopped 4 carrots chopped into 1-inch cubes 1 large onion finely chopped Bok Choy- sweet, neutral, ST, LU, LI. Cleat, promotes bowel movement. Carrot- sweet, neutral, LU, SP, LV, HT. Benefits the lung, drains damp. Onion- pungent, LU. Clears heat resolves toxicity. Overall TCM Functions: Clears heat from the LU and drains dampness.

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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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Roasted Squash and Turkey Soup

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

Earth Roasted Squash and Turkey Soup Servings: 4 large or 8 small Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time:40 minutes Prelude: Squash has recently become known as one of the healthiest veggies and its benefits include high fiber and a good profile of antioxidants. In this soup we pair the butternut variety with a host of spices and turkey to create an awesome flavor blend that you’re sure to enjoy. Ingredient energetics: 5 cups butternut squash – benefit the earth, spleen, stomach and tonifiy the middle jiao 1 cup Onion: moves and aids […]

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Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

Categories: Uncategorized

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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Beet soup (Borscht)

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Beet soup (Borscht) Yield: 4 servings 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 rib celery, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ pounds fresh beets, peeled & diced 4 Cups low-sodium vegetable broth 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar 3 tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish 4 tbsp sour cream 1. Prep all ingredients. Heat butter in large pot over medium heat. When foam subsides, add onions, leeks, celery, carrot, garlic, beets & generous sprinkling of salt and […]

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