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Honeyed Spinach

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity

Honeyed Spinach 4 servings (From The Chinese Herbal Cookbook) 12 oz fresh baby spinach 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 t soy sauce 4 t honey 2 oz pine nuts 1 T black sesame seeds 2 T sesame oil 4 oz raisins Salt/pepper to taste 1. Wash the spinach well. Cut into shreds. Set aside. 2. Mix the garlic, soy cause, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside. 3. Heat a wok or frying pan and dry-fry the pine nuts and sesame seeds for 2 minutes being careful not to burn […]

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Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Cold, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad SERVES: 6 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 small head of radicchio, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces 1 bunch of arugula (4 ounces) 1 small fennel bulb-halved lengthwise, cored and sliced paper thin crosswise 1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (optional) In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until golden brown, about […]

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Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising

Arugula, Fennel and Dried Plum Salad SERVES: 6 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 small head of radicchio, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces 1 bunch of arugula (4 ounces) 1 small fennel bulb-halved lengthwise, cored and sliced paper thin crosswise 1 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), quartered 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (optional) In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until golden brown, about […]

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Quinoa with Basil and Pine Nuts

Categories: Spleen Yang Vacuity

Quinoa with Basil and Pine Nuts Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa (sweet and warm, tonifies qi, strengthens spleen, warms yang, relieves internal cold) Pinch of fine sea salt 1/2 cup pine nuts or cashews (warm and sweet, lubricates lungs, relieves cough, lubricates intestines, promotes production of body fluids) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 generous handful fresh basil leaves, chopped (warm and pungent, induces sweating, harmonizes stomach, antidote for seafood poisoning) Preparation: Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse well. Combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water and […]

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Mushroom Curried Quinoa with Veggies & Pine Nuts

Categories: Dryness, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Dryness, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mushroom Curried Quinoa with Veggies & Pine Nuts Prep: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1 cup Quinoa 2 cups water or broth (vegetable or chicken) 3 ounce bag pine nuts (½ cup) 6-8 vine ripped cherry tomatoes ½ orange bell pepper ½ red bell pepper ½ medium onion Fresh mushrooms Fresh basil leaves Fresh Spinach leaves Seasoning: 1 tsp. Crushed garlic 1 tsp. Curry red powder ¼ tsp. Cumin or nutmeg ¼ tsp. Ground ginger ¼ tsp. Kelp seasoning or (sea salt) 2-3 TBS. Olive oil […]

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Quinoa w/ Pine Nuts

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

Quinoa w/ Pine Nuts Serving Size 2 1/4 cup pine nuts 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water sea salt to taste 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped Toast the pine nuts briefly in a dry skillet over medium heat. This will take about 5 minutes, and stir constantly as they will burn easily. Set aside to cool. In a saucepan, combine the quinoa, water and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to […]

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