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Date Puree – Bi Syndrome (Cold Damp Bi)

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Bi Syndrome (Cold Damp Bi) Date Puree yield: Makes 4 side-dish servings active time: 30 min total time: 1 hr 3 cups pitted dates (14 ounces) 1 (750-ml) bottle dry red wine 1 (3- to 4-inch) cinnamon stick 2 whole star anise Special equipment: parchment paper *The recipe goes well on Lamb Preparation Bring all ingredients to a simmer, covered directly with a round of parchment paper, in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, then reduce heat and simmer until dates are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and […]

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Eel with Dried Ginger, Garlic, and Chiles

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Wind Damp Obstructing Channels

Eel with Dried Ginger, Garlic, and Chiles Ingredients: 2 C basic tomato sauce 1 C dry red wine 1 tsp dried ginger 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes 2 lbs eel, skinned and gutted by your fishmonger, rinsed, patted dry, and cut into 4-inch-long pieces Salt and freshly ground black pepper Instructions: Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a large sauce pan, combine the tomato sauce, red wine, dried ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Meanwhile, season the eel […]

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Spiced Wine

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Blood Stasis, Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity

8 cups Cabernet Sauvignon ½ cup sugar 8 sticks of cinnamon 4 slices of orange 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice 12 whole cloves Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. This recipe should not be used in excess, but this would be a very blood invigorating, warming recipe to get stagnancy moving- particularly if the patient is also experiencing cold symptoms. Wine goes to the heart, stomach and liver. It expels cold, invigorates blood and stops pain. The cloves and cinnamon would add to […]

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