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Winter Melon Soup

Categories: Asian, Gluten-free, Kidney Water Overflow, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Soup, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

            Winter Melon Soup 3 qt vegetable broth 3 c winter melon, peeled and chopped 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 1 onion 12 Chinese mushrooms, stems removed 6 oz tofu noodles or finely sliced baked tofu 1 tsp chives 1 tsp peanut oil 1 Tbsp tamari Directions: cook together until tender, about 25 minutes, season with chives, tamari and peanut oil. Serving Size: 4 TCM pattern: UB damp heat; KD water overflow TCM Evaluation:  winter melon is sweet, bland and cool, detoxifies and drains damp; […]

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Smooth Move Smoothie

Categories: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation

Smooth Move Smoothie L.I. shi heat leading to constipation By Katie Fritz 1 apple, cored/sliced 1 pear, cored/sliced 1 plum, pitted/sliced 2 bananas 1/2 avocado 1/2 c. silken tofu 1-2 c. green tea (depending upon your preference of consistency) 1-2 tbsp. Maple syrup (to taste) Cinnamon, to taste Place the apple, pear, plum, bananas, avocado & tofu in your blender. Boil 8-16 oz. of water and add to 1-2 heaping tsp. of green tea leaves, steep for about 5 minutes. Once steeped to your liking, add green tea (w/o leaves) […]

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Dave’s Mad Mixup- Red Rice Pilaf

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Qi Vacuity, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Dave’s Mad Mixup- Red Rice Pilaf– Serves 4-6 Use equal amounts of red rice (3/4 cup) and millet. Place in rice cooker with same volume of water. Toss in lotus seeds (2oz)-lily bulb (2oz) and poria (1oz). Add pinch of fennel and sesame oil if desired. Stirfry. Crush 1 oz of whole cumin and 1 oz of whole coriander. Pre heat wok and add cooking oil and sesame oil to taste. Toss in cumin and coriander and mix until their aroma comes out. Toss in firm tofu (8oz) and brown […]

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Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad

Categories: Stomach Fire

Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad (Serves 2-3) (For Stomach Fire) Ingredients: 2 lemon cucumbers, quartered then sliced into ¼ inch thick slices (If you can’t find lemon cucumbers, you can substitute regular cucumbers.) 1 handful of fresh dill (about 2/3 cup loosely packed) ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt 8 ounces nigari extra firm tofu ¼ cup pine nuts 2-3 cups of mung beans, prepared Preparation: Toss the cucumbers, dill, olive oil, lemon juice and salt together in a medium bowl. Let this […]

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Miso Soup

Categories: Wei Qi Vacuity, Wind Cold Invading Lungs, Wind Heat Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

From http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/miso-soup-recipe.html Miso Soup Recipe Miso Choice: This time around I used an organic white miso, but I’d encourage you to experiment with a range of misos. 3 ounces dried soba noodles 2 – 4 tablespoons miso paste (to taste) 2 – 3 ounces firm tofu (2 handfuls), chopped into 1/3-inch cubes a handful of watercress or spinach, well washed and stems trimmed 2 green onions, tops removed thinly sliced a small handful of cilantro a pinch of red pepper flakes Cook the soba noodles in salted water, drain, run cold […]

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Cellophane noodle soup

Categories: Asian, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Kidney Unable to Grasp Qi, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Qi Vacuity, Noodles, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

CELLOPHANE NOODLE SOUP 4 large dried shitake 15 g lily buds, dried ½ cucumber 2 garlic cloves, halved 90 g white cabbage,chopped 5 cups boiling water 4 oz cellophane noodles 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp palm sugar 3 ½ blocks silken tofu Fresh cilantro Soak shitake in warm water for 30 min. soak lily buds in a warm water soak for 30 min. Put cucumber, garlic, cabbage in a food processor and grind to a smooth paste. Scrape the mixture into a large pan and add the measured boiling […]

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Soy Diet for Illinois Prisoners

Categories: Articles, Eastern Nutrition, Food Education, Food Energetics, Food Safety

I found this on the Westeron A APrice Foundation website. They belieive in traditional diets and that modern obsession with some things like soy are not proven in traditional cultures. Soy Alert! web site also has info on this. From the TCM perspective (which is what I always go back to), soy is cold and possibly damp enducing and damaging to yang. If you don’t know how to prepare it in a way to help balance these issues (with ginger, stir fried etc..) anyone with the wrong constitution may suffer. […]

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Tofu Burger

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Sandwiches, Stomach Yin Vacuity

Posted by jenniferdrews jennmaster@gmail.com From 101cookbooks.com Tofu Burger Recipe Be sure to seek out the firmest tofu made from organic soybeans you can find. Also, I suspect you could grill these, they seem like they’d hold together. The next time around I’m going to try it. If anyone else gives that a go before I do, let me know, and I’ll update the recipe.   1 pound / 16 oz / 450 g extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry, then sliced2 large eggs 1/2 cup / 2 oz / 55 […]

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