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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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Walnut Sesame Clusters

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity

Walnut Sesame Clusters Ingredients: 2 C walnuts 2 Tbsp black sesame seeds 1-2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil honey Instructions: Toast walnuts and black sesame seeds in a saute pan with the sesame oil until the seeds stick to the nuts. Stir and flip nuts occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Pour honey over nuts and seeds. Spoon clumps onto wax paper to cool. Makes enough clusters to cover one dinner plate. TCM analysis: walnuts: sweet, warm; LU, LI, KD; tonifies KD and LU, lubricates LI, nourishes jing/marrow black sesame […]

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Oysters Steamed in Egg Custard

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Oysters Steamed in Egg Custard (4-6 servings) 1 pint shucked oysters 6 eggs 2 tsp soy sauce ½ tsp white pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sesame oil 1 scallion, green and white parts, minced 1. Drain the oysters well, reserving 3 tablespoons of the juice. 2. In a bowl, stir the eggs with the oyster juice to blend well. Do not beat the eggs with a fork, as no foam should form. Add the soy sauce, pepper and salt. Stir well. 3. Grease a heatproof pie dish with the […]

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Beet Broccoli Dish

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

LV Blood Xue- Wood – nina gaglio Beet Broccoli Dish– serves 3 to 4 1 medium beet (roasted until soft) sliced 1-inch cubes 2 cups broccoli – chopped 1 cup brown rice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil Overall TCM Functions: Nourishes LV blood, harmonizes SP/ ST Beet- sweet, neutral, SP, ST, LV. HT. Nourishes LV blood, strengthens middle jiao, calms the shen. Broccoli- sweet, sl. bitter, acrid, cold. LV, SP. Nourishes LV blood, strengthens SP. Brown Rice- sweet, sl. warm, SP/ST. Supplements qi, soothes ST, drains damp. Soy […]

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Sauteed Daikon with Scallion and Carrot

Categories: Bi Syndrome Hot, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Phlegm Heat, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Sauteed Daikon with Scallion and Carrot 1 large daikon radish or 2-3 medium turnips, cleaned and cut into half-moons. 4 or more medium carrots, sliced diagonally into thin ovals. 2-3 scallions, minced. Sesame oil for frying. ¼ tsp salt. Soy sauce to taste. Heat a wok on high heat or a large skillet and add 1-2 tbsp. of oil. When it is hot, add the carrots and daikon and stir-fry for two to three minutes. Then add scallions and stir-fry for another 30-60 seconds. Stir in salt, soy sauce, and […]

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Steamed Pumpkin with Gingered Honey

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Steamed Pumpkin with Gingered Honey Pumpkin is a sweet warming food that benefits spleen-pancreas and stomach 2 # pumpkin, cut into cubes ½ cup honey ¼ tsp sesame oil 2 T slivered Ginger Sesame seeds for garnish Steam pumpkin until tender Heat honey, oil and ginger, simmer for 5 — 10 minutes Drizzle syrup over pumpkin and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serves 6 Ingredient Analysis Pumpkin — Sweet, warm — supplements the Spleen, Stomach, and Pancreas. Honey — Sweet, neutral. Nourishes middle jiao Ginger — Warm, acrid. Warms the middle […]

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Mushroom, Celery and Garlic Soup

Categories: Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Stasis, Toxic Heat in the Blood

Mushroom, Celery and Garlic Soup Serves 4 4 ½ cups chopped mushrooms 4 celery stalks, chopped 3 garlic cloves 3 tbsp dry sherry or white wine 3 cups chicken stock 1 – 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce ½ – 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste celery leaves, to garnish Place mushrooms, celery, and garlic in a pan and stir in the sherry or wine. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add half the stock […]

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Ginger Carrots

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Ginger Carrots (2-3 servings) 4 carrots sliced diagonally 1 tsp. grated ginger 1 tsp. sesame oil Sea salt to taste Sauté carrots for 3 minutes. Add ginger and salt. Cover and shake pan counterclockwise. Cook 30 minutes on low heat until tender. TCM Analysis: Carrots: cool, sweet, pungent, clears heat, detoxifies, strengthens all internal organs, benefits eyes, lubricates intestines, promotes digestion Ginger: warm, pungent, promotes sweating, anti-toxin, benefits lungs and stomach, expels pathogen, antidote for seafood poisoning Sea salt: cold, salty, slightly sweet, harmonize and promote digestion, strengthens the kidney […]

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Open sesame eggplant

Categories: Asian, Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Disease, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Spleen Damp Heat, Stomach Fire, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

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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