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Creamy Root Vegetable Soup with Oats

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Creamy Root Vegetable Soup with Oats 6-8 servings Laurie Misener class recipe ½ c old-fashioned rolled oats ½ t dried rosemary, crumbled 3 small parsnips, peeled, cut into ½-in cubes 3 large carrots, peeled, cut into ½-in cubes 2 medium turnips, peeled, cut into ½-in cubes ½ medium rutabaga, peeled, cut into ½-in cubes 2 t sea salt 1. Bring 1 ¼ c water to a boil in a medium saucepan. 2. Add the oats, reduce heat to low, simmer until tender and thickened, 15-20 minutes 3. Remove from heat. […]

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Tamari-roasted Root Vegetables with Cashew Millet

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Tamari-roasted Root Vegetables with Cashew Millet Serves 6 Ingredients: 4 beets — trimmed, peeled, cut into ¾ inch cubes 4 rutabagas – trimmed, peeled, cut into ¾ inch cubes 4 turnips – trimmed, peeled, cut into ¾ inch cubes 3 tablespoons tamari (plus more for table) 1-tablespoon safflower oil 3 ¾ cups low sodium vegetable stock 1 ½ cups hulled millet ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt ½ cup chopped cashews Method: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the beets, rutabagas, turnips, tamari, and safflower oil. Spread the […]

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Winter Root Stew

Categories: Diarrhea, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Winter Root Stew 1/2 cup whole oat groats, cooked 5-6 cups of water 1 leek, sliced into rounds 1 cup rutabaga, sliced 1 carrot, cut into wedges 1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt Directions: Blend oats in water until creamy. Saute leeks, rutabaga, and carrots for 8 minutes Add oat mixture and salt. Simmer 15 minutes until vegetables are tender. Serves 6 TCM Pattern: Spleen/Stomach Qi Deficiency TCM Analysis: Oats- Sweet, warm, supplements Spleen vacuity Water- Neutral Leeks- Pungent, astringent, counteracts diarrhea Rutabaga- Sweet, supplements qi deficiency Carrots- Neutral, sweet, relieves indigestion […]

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