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Beef Essence

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Beef Essence (2-4 servings) 1 pound lean beef, cut into thin strips 5 slices fresh ginger ¼ cup rice wine 5 ½ cups water 1. Place the beef and ginger in a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add the wine and the water and bring it to a simmer. Do not let it boil. 2. Cook over low heat for 2 hours, adding water if necessary. Cover and continue cooking another 2 hours over low heat or until broth is flavorful. 3. Strain and discard the beef. Serve the soup […]

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Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing Six Servings -2 lbs large shrimp (16-20 per lb), shelled and deveined (or tempeh if vegetarian) -6 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed -3 small, fresh red Thai chiles, ends trimmed, seeds removed, and cut into thin slices -1/4 cup rice wine or sake -1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil -6 skewers for grilling Chile Dressing: *3-4 small, fresh red Thai chiles or cherry peppers *1/2 cup clear rice vinegar *1/4 cup virgin olive oil *1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil *1/2 tsp salt […]

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Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup

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

Chinese Cinnamon Barley Soup six servings *8 whole scallions, ends trimmed, cut into 1.5 inch sections and smashed lightly with the flat side of a knife *8 cloves garlic, smashed lightly *8 slices of ginger, about the size of a quarter, smashed lightly *2 sticks of cinnamon *1 tsp anise seeds *1/2 cup soy sauce (or tamari sauce if wheat sensitive) *1/2 cup rice wine or sake *7 cups water -2 lbs chuck or beef stew meat, cut into 1.5 inch cubes (or adzuki beans with tempeh if vegetarian) -1 […]

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Lamb with Sweet Potatoes

Categories: Heart Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Lamb with Sweet Potatoes 6 servings (Modified from A Spoonful of Ginger) 1 t oil 8 cloves garlic, sliced thinly 8 scallions, trimmed in 1 inch sections 8 slices fresh ginger 1 t hot chili paste 2 sticks cinnamon 1 t anise seed 5 c water ½ c low-sodium soy sauce 3 T rice wine 1 T sugar 3 lbs lamb stew meat, cut in 1½ inch cubes 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed ½ lb fresh spinach, washed and drained 1. Heat a Dutch oven, add the oil, heat until […]

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Fish Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

KD Yin Xu-Water - Nina Gaglio Fish Soup– Serves 3 to 4 1 (1-2 inch) piece of ginger, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic minced ¼ cup goji berries 2 tablespoons rice wine 5 cups water 1 pound fresh salmon (boned and cut into 1-2 inch chunks) ½, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces. 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil Overall TCM Functions: This dish strengthens Kidneys to counteract fatigue and insomnia.  It Nourishes yin and fluids. Salmon- sweet, neutral, SP/KD. Strengthens spleen, nourishes yin, blood, and KD jing. Ginger- pungent, […]

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Delicious Chicken Feet for Bi Syndrome-Cold -type Arthritis

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold

Delicous Chicken Feet   Great for Bi Syndrome – Cold-type arthritis Yield 2 servings 12 Chicken feet, declawed and skinned 3 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp rice wine 3 slices ginger 3 green onions 1 tbsp barbecue sauce 1 tsp sugar star anise 1 piece of orange rind ¼ tsp pepper 1 pin water Directions: Combine all ingredients and simmer for 1 ½ hours. TCM analysis: Overall: KD yang tonifying. Cartilage of the chicken feet is great for arthritis! Chicken feet: sweet, warm, tonifies qi, nourishes blood, aids KD […]

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KD YANG XU- tonify yang wine

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity

KD YANG XU- tonify yang wine Fx: tonify qi and warm the yang Sx: cold in the extremities , food in the stool, night sweat,arrhythmia, Heart vale prolapsed, tachycardia Contraindication: High blood pressure , higher tension and liver yang raising Ingredients: Red ginseng 20g,Lu rong 6g,Rice wine 1000g Fx of herbs: Red ginseng:tonify yuan qi Lu rong:tonify kd yang and zi, supply essence ad stregthen the sinew ad bone Rice wine:active and warm the channels How to make: 1. steam red ginseng and lu rong to soft 2. put #1 in rice wine and […]

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Ginseng Chicken Soup

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Ginseng Chicken Soup Serves 7—8 Ingredients 2 kg (4 1/2 lb) whole chicken 30 g (1 oz) dried ginseng 1 cup clear rice wine (mijui) 1 teaspoon salt Method 1. Rinse chicken inside and out. 2. Put breast-side up in a large pot. Add enough water to cover chicken. 3. Bring pot to boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. 4. Turn off flame. Skim off any scum on water. Let chicken steep for 90 minutes. 5. Add ginseng, wine, salt and bring to a boil, then cover and simmer […]

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Open Sesame Eggplant

Categories: Bi Syndrome Hot, Blood Stasis, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Qi Stagnation

OPEN SESAME EGGPLANT (2-3 servings) by Catherine Marquis Other Names: Solanum melongena, aubergine, qie zi Eggplant is a vegetable of wide international origins, appearing in the cuisines of Europe, the Middle East, South and East Asia, and North America. China and India are the world’s top eggplant producers today. It is related to the potato, pepper, and tomato, part of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, and grows in climates ranging from tropical to temperate. Eggplants come in many sizes, colors and shapes, (not only the pear-shaped dark purple variety) ranging from […]

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Black-Bone Chicken

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity

Black-Bone Chicken 1 black-bone chicken, whole* 1 bunch scallions, cut into 5 or 6 pieces (white and green parts) 1 tablespoon rice wine 5 to 6 slices gingerroot Salt to taste 1. Combine all the ingredients, except salt, in a slow cooker or large pot. Cover with water. 2. Simmer on low heat for 3 to 4 hours, until chicken is tender and meat begins to come off the bone. 3. Serve chicken meat seasoned with salt, and a little of the cooking juice, if desired. *Black-bone chicken, sometimes sold […]

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