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Daikon no Namasu (Carrot and Daikon Salad)

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Phlegm Heat, Spleen Damp

Daikon no Namasu (Carrot and Daikon Salad) Japan The color combination of white daikon and red carrot is regarded as a symbol of happiness. Serves four Ingredients 8 inch daikon 2 carrots 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar 4 ½ tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp white sesame seeds Cut the daikon into three pieces, and then thickly peel the skin. Peel the carrots and cut them into 2 inch pieces. Slice both vegetables very thinly lengthwise then across to make very thin matchsticks. Place the daikon and carrot […]

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Herbal Gomasio

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Siri Michel Herbal Gomasio – makes approximately ½ cup Water or Wood Imbalance – Kidney Qi Deficiency or Liver Blood Deficiency Ingredients (use organic when possible) ½ cup sesame seeds 1 teaspoon dulse flakes 1 teaspoon nettle leaf ½ teaspoon sea salt (optional) Directions Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring regularly, for 5-10 minutes, or until slightly golden and aromatic. Cool seeds slightly, then mix with dulse flakes and nettles in blender, seed grinder, coffee grinder or with mortar and pestle. Grind coarsely, just enough to break […]

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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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Mung Bean Sprout Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Wind Heat Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

Mung Bean Sprout Salad Overall recipe: Releases exterior, resolves toxin, clears heat. Mung Bean Sprouts: sweet, cool. Clears heat, resolves toxins, disperses summer-heat. Scallion: acrid, warm. Releases exterior, resolves toxin Sesame Seed: sweet, neutral. Moistens interior, supplements liver and kidney. Sesame Oil: sweet cool. Detoxifies, moistens dryness, promotes bowel movement. Ginger: acrid, slightly warm. Disperses cold, releases exterior, transforms phlegm, stops vomit. Vinegar: sour, bitter, warm. Resolves toxin, kills worms, scatters stasis. Garlic: acrid, warm. Courses qi, resolves toxin, kills parasites. Honey: sweet, neutral. Resolves toxin, moistens dryness, strengthens the […]

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Five-Spice Powder Chicken

Categories: Chicken, Cold in the Middle Jiao, Liver Qi Stagnation, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Five-Spice Powder Chicken 6 servings 1 large piece (0.15 ounces or 4 grams) dried tangerine peel (chen pi), or 1 tablespoon of shredded pieces (optional if unavailable) 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (wu xiang fen) 1/4 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns or other kind of pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons brown sesame seeds 1 (4- to 5-pound) roasting chicken, giblets removed Preheat oven to […]

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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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