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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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Zucchini Stew For UB Damp Heat

Categories: Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Erika Anderson Zucchini Stew for UB Damp Heat Ingredients: 4 Zucchini Cut Lengthwise and 1 inch Wide UB, K Cold Sweet, Sour Promotes Diuresis, Quenches Thirst 3 Tomatoes Cut into halves UB, K, SP ST Cold Sweet, Sour Promotes Urination, Clears Heat, Promotes Fluid, Supplements K 5 Asparagus Spears Cut into 1 inch Pieces LU, SP, K SL. Cool, Sl. Warm Sweet Reduces Dampness, Promotes Urination, Clears Heat, Promotes Blood Circulation 1 Onion Chopped ST, LU,LI Cold Sweet, Sour Clears Heat Transforms Damp ½ Tsp. Tumeric Cool 1 Tsp. Salt […]

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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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Celery cooked with Tomato and Eggplant

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Water Overflow

Celery cooked with Tomato and Eggplant Use 100g of celery pieces 100g shredded eggplant 100g tomato pieces Put celery and eggplant into boiling water for a few minutes and then remove. Add tomato pieces, salt, olive oil, green onion and a little sugar. Combine all ingredients and it is ready to eat or serve over brown rice or with aduki beans for an additional damp draining effect! Indications: edema (from Kidney yang xu) Celery – sweet, bitter, cold. Liver, stomach. Clears heat resolves toxin; subdues liver yang and wind, drains […]

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Watercress, Beet, and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation

Watercress, Beet, and Heirloom Tomato Salad (Serves 4) Ingredients: 2 medium beets 1 bunch watercress, tough stems removed 1 tomato, preferably an heirloom variety, cute into bite size pieces 1 tablespoon olive oil Juice of 1 lemon Fine sea salt freshly ground black pepper Preparation: Preheat the oven to 425* F. Wrap the beets in foil, and roast for 40-60 minutes or until you can pierce them easily with a skewer. Allow the beets to cool a bit, them slip of the skins and slice the beets into quarters from […]

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Tostadas To Tonify The Blood

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Erika Anderson Tostadas To Tonify The Blood Makes 6 Servings Ingredients: 1 lb. Ground Beef Warm Sweet SP ST K Nourish Qi + Blood Supplement SP/ST 1 Green Pepper Chopped Warm Pungent SP, H Invigorates Blood Warms MJ, Expels Cold 1 Cup of Red Beans Neutral Sweet H, SP, ST Percolates Damp Reduces Edema 1 Onion Chopped Neutral, Pungent LU, LI ST Clears Heat, Trans. Phlegm 2 Garlic Clove, Roughly Chopped Warm, Pungent 1 tsp. Cumin Warm, Pungent Salt and Pepper to taste 1 Medium Tomato Chopped Cold Sweet, Sour […]

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Chicken or Sardine Sandwich With Black Beans and Avocado

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: May 7, 2010 This spicy sandwich is inspired by one often served in the city of Xalapa in the Mexican state of Veracruz. It’s called pambazo, which is also the name of the flaky roll it’s made with. The bread is spread with pureed black beans and traditionally filled with shredded chicken, chorizo or sardines (the sardine version is not easy to find today), as well as lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion and pickled chipotles. Since tomatoes aren’t yet […]

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Mexican Salsa

Categories: Appetizers, Blood Stasis, Blood Vacuity, Mexican, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mexican Salsa 1 medium tomato, diced 1 clove garlic, pressed 3 green chilies, minced 2-3 green onions, chopped 6 springs coriander or cilantro leaves, finely chopped juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed sea salt to taste 1/4 cup water Mix together and serve. TCM Analysis: Tomato- sweet, sour, cold, promotes fluids, clears heat, promotes urination, supplements KD Garlic- warm, acrid, kills parasites, relieves toxicity, prevents influenza, promotes circulation Green Chilies- warm, acrid, moving, promotes circulation, analgesic Green Onions- warm, acrid, LU/LI, releases exterior wind cold, invigorates blood, drains damp Coriander- […]

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