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Butternut Squash Soup

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Butternut Squash Soup Overall Recipe: Nourishes Kidney yin, engenders fluids, benefits spleen and stomach. Onion: acrid, warm. Warms interior, moves qi and blood. Butter: sweet, neutral. Tonifies deficiency, engenders fluids, moistens intestines. Squash: warm, sweet. Tonifies spleen & stomach, nourishes yin, stops pain, moves qi. Red Pepper: cool, acrid. Courses blood, improve appetite, reduce swelling. Carrots: sweet, acrid, neutral. Strengthen spleen & stomach, clears heat, anti-inflammatory Seaweed, e.g. kombu: cold, salty. Nourishes yin, moistens dryness, clears heat, softens hardness. Broth: sweet, salty, warm. Nourishes qi, yin, blood & fluids. Cumin: […]

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Black Bean Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Black Bean Soup (4 servings) 1 c. black beans 1 small onion 2 garlic cloves 3 TB tamari 1 tsp. ginger juice ½ red bell pepper 2 TB. Cilantro Soak beans overnight. Discard soak water, cover with fresh water and cook beans on medium-low heat for 30 minutes. You may need to add more water. During the last 20 minutes of cooking, add garlic, onions and red bell pepper. Mix tamari and ginger juice in at the end. Optional: blend to put over grains. TCM Analysis: Black beans: warm, sweet, […]

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Italian White Beans with Balsamic and Zucchini

Categories: Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Fire

Italian White Beans with Balsamic and Zucchini By Kylie Roach 1 can cannellini or great northern beans, drained and rinsed 1 can stewed tomatoes, drained and diced (reserve liquid) ¼ cup onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 small or 1 medium zucchini, sliced 1 red bell pepper, sliced Basil, chopped Olive oil Balsamic vinegar Pinch of dried oregano Parmesan cheese Heat a medium skillet to medium/high and add enough olive oil to coat pan. Add minced garlic and fry for 30 seconds then quickly add in onion, red pepper […]

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