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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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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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Spinach and Mango Salad

Categories: Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Liver Fire Rising

Spinach and Mango Salad (Serves 4) 6 cups of spinach 4 celery stalks 2 mangoes 1 cup of sunflower seeds (optional: toast lightly) Wash spinach and celery thoroughly. Chop celery into small pieces. Cut mango into small-medium chunks. Toss ingredients together in a large bowl and serve. TCM Analysis: Spinach: cool, sweet, strengthens all organs, lubricates intestines, promotes urination, ventilates chest, quenches thirst, nourish blood Celery: cool, sweet, slightly bitter, tonify KI, stop bleeding, strengthen SP & ST, clear heat, lower blood pressure, promote diuresis, benefits blood Mango: neutral, sweet, […]

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Gingery Adzuki Beans with Spinach

Categories: Spleen Damp, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Gingery Adzuki Beans with Spinach 4-6 servings (Adapted from 3 Bowls) ½ c adzuki beans, sorted, rinsed well, and drained 1 ¾-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed 1-1 ½ T low-sodium tamari or Mrs. Dash salt substitute 1. Soften the beans by one of the two methods below: i. Place beans in a large saucepan with enough cold water to cover them by a few inches. Bring to a boil, boil for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for […]

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Egg-Drop Soup

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Egg-Drop Soup Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 medium carrot 6 shiitake mushrooms ½ bunch of spinach 1 quart chicken broth 1 Tbsp white miso 2 eggs 2 green onions Instructions: Mince garlic, and chop carrot into thin coins. Remove mushroom stems, and chop caps. Wash spinach and pat dry. In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic for 1 minute, just long enough to become fragrant. Add carrots and mushrooms. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring so mushrooms don’t stick to the pan. […]

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Eggs and Tomatoes and Spinach Scramble

Categories: Stomach Fire

Erika Anderson Eggs and Tomatoes and Spinach Scramble Ingredients: 2 Eggs Neutral Sweet SP , ST Nourishes Yin and Blood, Tonifies SP/ST ½ Tomato Cold Sweet, Sour SP, ST, UB K Clears Heat Promotes urination, Promotes Fluids ¼ Cup Spinach Cold Sweet ST, LI Clears Heat 1 tsp. Olive Oil * Makes 1 Serving Directions: 1) Heat a small saute pan over medium heat. 2) Add the Oil. 3) Saute the Tomatoes. 4) Add the Spinach and cook until wilted. 5) Add the Eggs and stir until eggs are cooked. […]

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Spinach Paneer To Moisten Dryness

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity

Erika Anderson Spinach Paneer To Moisten Dryness Makes 5 Servings Ingredients: 1 lb. Spinach ST, LI Cold Sweet Moistens dryness, Clears heat, stops bleeding. 1 Small Onion, LU, LI, ST Cold Sweet, Sour Tonifies Qi and Blood, Clears Heat, Transform Damp Cut into Quarters 1 Tsp. Ginger LU, SP, ST Warm Pungent Disperse Exterior, Warms MJ and Lungs ½ Tsp. Tumeric Cool 1 Tsp. Salt Cold Salty ½ Tsp. Cayenne Warm Pungent 1 Cup Paneer Cubes LU, SP, ST,Neutral Sweet Moistens Dryness Supplements Qi and Blood, 1 tsp. Vegetable Oil […]

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White Bean Fennel Soup

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

White Bean Fennel Soup Kate Phillippi Serves: 5-7 Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced 1 TB olive oil 5 cups vegetable (or chicken) broth 2 cups of white kidney or cannellini beans, cooked (or 1-15oz. can) 2 cups fresh tomatoes, cut and peeled 1 tsp. dried thyme 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped ¼ tsp. pepper 1 bay leaf 3 cups shredded fresh spinach Directions In a large saucepan, sauté onion and fennel in oil until tender. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, thyme, pepper and […]

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Chinese Duck and Shiitake Dumplings

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Lung Qi Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Chinese Duck and Shiitake Dumplings Yields about thirty-six 3-inch dumplings. For the dough: 6-3/4 oz. (1-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for kneading For the filling: Half a roast duck, preferably Beijing-style 8 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar 6 oz. spinach, washed and trimmed 1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts 2 medium scallions, thinly sliced 1-1/2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger 1 Tbs. soy sauce 1 tsp. cornstarch Freshly ground black pepper To finish the dumplings: Kosher salt, as needed (for boiled […]

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Baby Spinach And Tangerines With Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs

Baby Spinach And Tangerines With Pomegranate Vinaigrette Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 10 oz bag of prewashed spinach ½ pound mixed baby greens (salad mix) 3 tangerines, Satsuma or other seedless variety ¼ cup red wine vinegar (good quality)* ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup fresh or bottled pomegranate juice 1 ½ tsp cornstarch 1 tsp sugar pinch of cinnamon ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Method: Wash the greens and spinach well and dry in a lettuce spinner. Chill the greens until just before […]

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