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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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Honeyed Spinach

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity

Honeyed Spinach 4 servings (From The Chinese Herbal Cookbook) 12 oz fresh baby spinach 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 t soy sauce 4 t honey 2 oz pine nuts 1 T black sesame seeds 2 T sesame oil 4 oz raisins Salt/pepper to taste 1. Wash the spinach well. Cut into shreds. Set aside. 2. Mix the garlic, soy cause, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside. 3. Heat a wok or frying pan and dry-fry the pine nuts and sesame seeds for 2 minutes being careful not to burn […]

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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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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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Natta (Fermented Soy Beans)

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Liver Blood Stasis, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Natta (Fermented Soy Beans) Japan Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 package natta (about 1/3 cup) 1/8 tspn karashi (Japanese mustard) 1/4 tspn soy sauce 1 tbsp scallion (white portion) Mix together and serve. May be used as a condiment for rice. Natta: bitter sweet neutral HT SP KI Actions: invigorates the blood, tonifies KI jing, harmonizes middle jiao, smooths the skin. Indications: high cholesterol, thrombosis, excessive immune reactions, dysentery, weak bones, osteoporosis, hair loss. Mustard: acrid warm LU Actions: penetrates to the yin to restore movement to the yang, regulates qi, […]

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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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Lactation Cakes

Categories: Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Shen Calming

Metal – Lactation Cakes: Lily flower with meat cake General/promote lactation Ingredients: ½ lb lean ground pork – benefit the kidney and lactation 1 stalk green onion 1 tspr – warming, upward moving, dispersing to benefit flow of breast milk 1 tsp Soy sauce 1⁄2 tsp salt 50 g (1.5 oz) lily flower ( Bai He) – clear heat, moisten dry and goes to heart channel to benefit lactation. Serves: 2 Directions: 1. Chop lily flower and mix with rest of ingredients, make into flat patty. 2. Steam for 15 […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat

Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce (Serves 3) 1 lb. thin asparagus 1 Tbsp peanut oil 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter Juice of 1/2 lime 1 tsp soy sauce Water Remove and discard bottom inch of asparagus stalk. Drizzle asparagus with oil, and sprinkle with garlic. Toss well so that all stalks are completely covered with oil, and then spread out on a baking sheet. Roast at 450, stirring asparagus occasionally, until it starts to brown (about 15 min). Mix remaining ingredients well, and add enough water so that it becomes […]

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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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Natto (Fermented Soy Beans)

Categories: Blood Stasis, Heart Blood Stagnation, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Stomach Food Retention

Natto (Fermented Soy Beans) Japan Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 package natto (about 1/3 cup) 1/8 tspn karashi (Japanese mustard) 1/4 tspn soy sauce 1 tbsp scallion (white portion) Mix together and serve. May be used as a condiment for rice. Natto: bitter sweet neutral HT SP KI Actions: invigorates the blood, tonifies KI jing, harmonizes middle jiao, smooths the skin. Indications: high cholesterol, thrombosis, excessive immune reactions, dysentery, weak bones, osteoporosis, hair loss. Mustard: acrid warm LU Actions: penetrates to the yin to restore movement to the yang, regulates qi, […]

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