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Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Black Bean and Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained (or 1-1/2 cups cooked black beans) 1 15-oz.can diced tomatoes with green chilies, (or a can of tomatoes plus 3 tablespoons of diced green chilies from a can, or 1-2 finely chopped fresh jalapenos) 1/2 cup sliced green onions, white and green parts 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro (opt.) 1/4 teaspoon salt (if needed) fresh ground pepper, lots 1 small […]

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Sweet Potato Pie

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Lung Yin Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Sweet Potato Pie 1 Recipe of your favorite pie crust. 2 cups cooked, mashed Sweet potatoes (yams). 3 beaten eggs ½ to ¾ cup brown sugar, barley malt, syrup, or honey. 1 tsp. cinnamon. ½ tsp. cloves. ¼ tsp. nutmeg. ½ tsp. allspice. 1 scant tsp. salt. 1 ½ cups evaporated milk (or mixed nonfat dry milk, goat milk, soy milk, or cashew milk). Whipped cream for topping (optional). Prepare crust and put into a 9 to 10 inch pie plate.  In a large bowl, beat together all the other […]

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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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Sweet Potato Soup

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold, Stomach Food Retention

Sweet Potato Soup (8 servings) 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes 3 cups chicken stock 1 head garlic, peeled 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 ½ tbsp curry powder 2 tsp minced ginger 1 cup cream (or nonfat evaporated milk) 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the potatoes and roast them in the oven for 40 minutes or until tender. 2. Bring the stock to a boil and blanch the garlic for 5 minutes; remove garlic from the stock with a slotted spoon. 3. Scoop the potato pulp out of […]

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Recipe to Nourish SP/ST

Categories: Shen Calming, Spleen Damp, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Stomach Rebellious Qi

Kathryn Fritz Eastern Nutrition January 19, 2010 Recipe to Nourish SP/ST 3 medium-large sweet potatoes, cleaned & cubed 1/4 c. organic unsulfured molasses 1/4 c. maple syrup 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar 1/2 onion, chopped Dehydrated orange peel Salt to taste Vegetable stock Yi Yi Ren For barley: In a crockpot place 1 part yi yi ren with 10-15 parts veggie stock. Cook until soft. I would set the pot to low throughout the day or the evening before (I cooked them for about 10-12 hours in the crockpot the […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity

Roasted Sweet Potatoes 2 large sweet potatoes 1 tablespoon of olive oil salt and pepper to taste Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. scrub clean 2 large sweet potatoes. Cube into 1/2 inch pieces In a large bowl drizzle sweet potato pieces with olive oil and then toss to evenly coat Sprinkle with salt and pepper Roast in oven for 20- 30 minutes until potatoes have softened. Sweet Potatoes: Neutral and sweet; strengthen SP/ST C/CI: overeating will cause gas, heartburn and possible indigestion.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Categories: Cold in the Middle Jiao, Desserts, Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe 2 sweet potatoes 1 cup frozen mango, thawed and chopped ½ cup honey or agave nectar ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 (8in) pie crust of your choice Directions: Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, bake the sweet potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes or until soft. Let cool. Peel potatoes until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down work bowl. Pour the filling into the pie crust. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top starts to brown. Serving Size: 8 TCM Patterns: Qi stagnation […]

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Cleansing Digestion Dish

Categories: Cleanse, Heart Blood Vacuity, Legumes, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Qi Stagnation, Qi Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

A student made this for a client and had her abdominal cramps much better within days. Based on Michael Tierra’s work Cleansing Digestion Dish By Sue Cook PCOM- Chicago 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 sweet potato, diced 1-2 cups lentils or mung beans (choose mung beans as they clear heat more for the skin) 1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in water to […]

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Categories: Desserts, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Ingredients: 4-6 sweet potatoes, cooked ¼ tsp cardamom ¼ tsp cinnamon Dash of nutmeg ¼ cup raisins 2 Tablespoons sesame butter ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 pie crust (Whole Foods gluten free pie crust) Yields 1 pie Instructions: Preheat over to 350 degrees. Peel sweet potatoes. Boil enough water to cover potatoes and cook until tender. Drain. Mash potatoes and mix all ingredients together. Fill pie crust with potato mixture. Bake 35-40 minutes. Ingredient properties: Sweet potatoes  sweet, neutral; Sp, Lu, Kd; Supplements Spleen, Lung and Kidney Cardamom  pungent, warm; […]

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Stir-Fried Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Categories: Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Stir-Fried Spicy Sweet Potatoes Serves 4 Ingredients: * 3/4 cup chicken broth or water * 3 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce * 3 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry * 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar * 2 teaspoons sugar * 1 teaspoon sesame oil * 1/4 teaspoon pepper * Zest of 1 navel orange, cut julienne * 1 tablespoon oil * 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic * 1 tablespoon minced ginger * 1/2 teaspoon or more Oriental chili paste * 1 1/2 pounds (about 4 medium) sweet potatoes, peeled and […]

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