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Curry Ice Cream

Categories: Desserts, Raw, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Curry Ice Cream 2 pitted dates, soaked for 2 hours ½ cup coconut meat ½ cup raisins 1 Tbsp agave nectar 1 ½ tsp curry powder Directions: Drain dates, reserving about 3 Tbsp of the soaked water. Transfer the dates and the reserved soaked water to a blender with all the remaining ingredients. Process on high speed until smooth and creamy, stopping occasionally to scrape down the blender jar. Pour into an ice cream maker until forms  a sturdy, creamy texture or follow manufactures instructions. Serving Size: 1 quart TCM […]

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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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Baked Oatmeal

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

Baked Oatmeal In the early Fall when the weather first starts to get cooler, pop this recipe into the oven as soon as you wake up and get ready while it is cooking. You will be rewarded with a wonderful, nourishing dish before a busy day! Ingredients: • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar • 1/3 cup raisins • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk • 1/2 cup applesauce • 2 tablespoons butter, melted • 1 […]

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Mid-East Pilaf

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Mid-East Pilaf 3 c Hot cooked rice 1 tb Vegetable oil 1 md Onion; chopped 1 c Chopped dried apricots 1 tb Brown sugar 2/3 c Cashew bits or halves 1/3 c Raisins 1/4 ts Salt 1/4 ts Ground cinnamon 1/4 ts Cracked black pepper 1/8 ts Cardamom 1/8 ts Ground cloves 1/3 c Apple juice 1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. 2. Sauté onion with brown sugar 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is golden brown. 3. Add cashews and raisins; sauté 2 to 3 […]

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Morning Couscous With Oranges and Dates

Categories: Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Morning Couscous With Oranges and Dates Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: December 7, 2009 This is a delicious way to enjoy couscous. You can reconstitute the couscous the night before and keep it in the refrigerator overnight. All it will need in the morning is a steam in the microwave and the addition of the oranges. 1 1/2 cups water 2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar or honey (to taste) 1 teaspoon orange flower water (optional; available at Middle Eastern markets) 3 tablespoons […]

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Orange apricot crisp

Categories: Desserts, Liver Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Anna Strong ORANGE APRICOT CRISP 8 oranges 1 tbsp grated orange zest 2 cups dried apricots, thinly sliced ½ cup dried raisins ½ cup chopped candied ginger 1 cup brown rice flour ½ cup sugar 1 tsp salt 6 tbsp vegan margarine ½ tsp vanilla extract Pre heat oven to 350. Coat 9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Cut ends off oranges. Stand 1 orange on cutting board and slice away pitch and peel. Cut orange into quarters, cut quarters into ½ inch slices. Repeat with remaining oranges […]

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