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Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Categories: Gluten-free, Rice and Grains, Skin Problems, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish Ingredients: 1-2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, fenugreek and turmeric (you can get these bulk at Whole Foods for cheap) 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated or mashed 1 large bay leaf 1 celery stalk, diced 1 small handful of cilantro chopped 1-2 cups mung beans (presoaked over night–read below for tips on cooking dried beans) 1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in water to remove grit, then thinly sliced 1 cup brown rice, cooked separately according to package directions Fry the spices over medium heat […]

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Is there a safe limit to the amount of hot spices I should consume? (Western view)

Categories: Articles, Western Medicine

Is there a safe limit to the amount of hot spices I should consume? Hot spices like tabasco sauce, red chili pepper, and black pepper are all seasonings used to “spice up” food, but they don’t necessarily have anything in common from a nutritional or chemistry standpoint. Tabasco(TM) sauce, for example, is usually made from a special variety of chili pepper called tabasco pepper, aged together with vinegar and salt. Chili peppers belong to the Solanaceae family of plants and have features in common with tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. A […]

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CURRIED SWEET POTATOES AND LENTILS

Categories: Asian, Cold Congealing Blood in the Uterus, Diarrhea, Legumes, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Rebellious Qi, Vegetables

ingredients: 2 T organic butter or vegan butter substitute (preferably the flax-based type) 1 large purple onion, diced 2-3 cloves garlic, pounded to a paste or minced 2 inch piece fresh ginger, grated or 1 tsp dried ginger powder 2 large unbroken bay leaves 1 tsp each cumin and fenugreek seeds, powdered 1 tsp turmeric root, powdered 1 large sweet potato or yam, diced 2 cups dried red lentils water to cover 1 large ripe tomato, chopped salt or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos to taste directions: Heat a heavy-bottomed pot, using […]

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