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Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Beans

Categories: Asian, Bi Syndrome Hot, Rice and Grains, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Rice Congee with Yi Yi Ren and Mung Bean  (6 – 8 servings)  Ingredients ¼ cup rice ½ cup job’s tears (coix, Chinese pearl barley, yi yi ren) ¼ cup mung beans ¼ cup adzuki beans fresh ginger, sliced (use a piece approximately the size of your thumb) 1 – 2 inch square piece of kombu or comparable amount of wakame 7-8 cups water Directions Soak the rice, job’s tears, mung beans, and adzuki beans in water overnight. Drain and place in a non-reactive cooking pot. Add the water and […]

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Peach-Berry Rice Pudding

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

Peach-Berry Rice Pudding Ingredients: 1 C rice 3 C milk dash of salt 1 medium peach ½ pint berries (mix of raspberries, mulberries, cherries, and goji berries) honey Instructions: Place rice, milk, and salt in the top of a double boiler and cook over boiling water about 40 minutes, or until rice is soft and all milk absorbed. Watch milk carefully and stir occasionally to avoid burning. Add sliced pear and berries for last 10-15 minutes to warm and soften them. Spoon into bowls and drizzle honey on top. Makes […]

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Congee with chicken liver

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity

Congee with chicken liver Yield: 4 servings 1 cup of rice (white, brown, sweet, basmati) 5-10 cups of water (depending on how thick or thin you like) ½ lb of chicken livers, cleaned of membranes 1. Cook all together for about 4-6 hours on low flame or overnight in a crockpot. Season mildly with sea salt or miso. Overall: LV blood tonifying Rice: sweet, cool, moistens yin, clears heat, diuretic, reduces swelling Chicken Livers: sweet, warm. Tonifies qi, nourishes blood, aids KD xu, benefits SP/ST.

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Earth Builder and Regulator

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Earth Builder and Regulator 1 C Rice ¼ C Sprouted Barley 2 C Broccoli 1 Lb Halibut 1 T Fennel Seeds 1 T Black Pepper Serves about 2 Pour 2.5 C of water into a large pot with the Rice and Sprouted Barely. Bring the water to a boil and then down to a simmer for about 30-45 minutes (or until the water is soaked up). Set over to the side. Grind or smash up the Fennel Seeds and Black pepper together in a grinder or herb mortar. Rub all […]

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Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee

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

Cinnamon-Chestnut Congee 3 to 4 servings In northern China, chestnuts are dubbed “the king of dried fruits” (gan guo zhi wang) 6 fresh, unshelled chestnuts 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup uncooked short-grain rice, rinsed and drained 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 4-5 cups water 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste 1-2 teaspoons honey or other natural sweetener, or to taste (optional) Boil chestnuts in a pot of water for 1/2 hour. Remove from water and cut in half (a serrated knife is helpful). Scoop out the firm flesh with a […]

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Clean, Mean Burritos

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity

Clean, Mean Burritos (Serves 1) Ingredients: 1 Whole grain tortilla 1/2 cup cooked rice 1/2 cup cooked black beans 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (Add onion, cucumber, avocado, radish, and lettuce to your liking) Preparation: Warm the tortilla in a dry skillet until pliable, or wrap it in a dampened dish towel and heat in a 300 degree oven for 5-6 minutes. Place the rice in the center of the warmed tortilla, and mound the beans on top of the rice. Add vegetables, sprinkle with cilantro. Fold up tortilla and […]

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Chinese Yam & Longan Desert

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Chinese Yam & Longan Desert PER SERVING: Chinese Yam (shan yao)-15gm (Sweet, neutral, tonifies SP qi) Dried Longan fruit (long yan rou)-25gm (sweet, warm, nourishes blood, tonifies HT and SP) Rice (Glutinous)-100gm (neutral to warming, sweet, supplements qi, strengthens center burner) Red date (Da Zao)-10gm (sweet, warm, tonifies SP and qi, nourishes blood) Honey to sweeten (neutral, sweet, supplements qi and blood) 1. Rinse all ingredients. 2. Cut yam into small pieces and cook together with longan, rice and red date with adequate water (2 to 3 cups) over medium […]

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Earth Builder and Regulator

Categories: Fish, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Halibut and Broccoli Earth Builder and Regulator 1 C Rice ¼ C Sprouted Barley 2 C Broccoli 1 Lb Halibut 1 T Fennel Seeds 1 T Black Pepper Serves about 2 Pour 2.5 C of water into a large pot with the Rice and Sprouted Barely. Bring the water to a boil and then down to a simmer for about 30-45 minutes (or until the water is soaked up). Set over to the side. Grind or smash up the Fennel Seeds and Black pepper together in a grinder or herb […]

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Congee!!!

Categories: Diarrhea, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity

This evening I made a delicious yin-yang tonifying, damp draining congee, and just thought I’d share… 1/4 c aduki beans (dried) 1/4 c lian zi 1/4 c yi yi ren 1/4 c qian shi tsp salt -bring to a boil, then turn down to medium and simmer these ingredients 1 hour in large pot with lots water add: 4 large dried shitake mushrooms, broken into pieces 1 c shan yao (diced if fresh) (or 4 pieces dried broken into pieces) 1/4 c wakame dried seaweed 2-inch piece sheng jiang (diced) […]

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