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Grilled Carrots

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Grilled Carrots TCM: Move Liver qi This recipe helps move liver qi and can help reduce inflammation. It is good for the eyes, especially if they are red. It will help with menstrual bleeding especially due to liver qi stagnation. The recipe is also beneficial for the lungs. Many of the foods go to the lungs and can benefit the skin as well relieve cough. Therefore this formula can also be in the metal category. Ingredients 1 ½ to 2 pounds large carrots Olive oil Kosher or sea salt turmeric coriander 1 lemon, optional […]

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Pork and Prune Tagine

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Mediterranean, Pork

PORK AND PRUNE TAGINE serves 4 3 tbs olive oil 1-1/2 or 2 lbs pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp cinnamon and ground ginger ½ tsp ground cumin and turmeric 1 organic lemon, thinly sliced Salt and pepper 1 c prunes, soaked in hot water until soft, 1 hour, and drained ¼ c honey 1 tbs orange flower water ¼ c sliced almonds, toasted Couscous 1) Heat 2 tbs oil, med high, and brown pork, 10 min. Remove and pour off […]

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Curried Eggplant

Categories: Liver Blood Stasis, Lower Jiao Blood Stasis

Curried Eggplant 1 eggplant – Cool, moves blood 1 onion chopped- Warm, moves qi 1 cup of water ½ cup coconut milk – Warm, provides taste and ensures other ingredients are not drying. 1 tsp chopped ginger or .5 tsp. dried ginger -Warm, helps alleviate menstrual cramps. 1 tsp. chopped garlic- Warm, moves qi .5 tsp. turmeric (or to taste),- Warm, moves blood, excellent herb for menstruation .5 tsp cumin (or to taste),- Warm, helps move qi 1 tbsp. olive oil or ghee For flavor 1 tsp. salt (or to […]

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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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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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on angiogenesis

Categories: Articles, Western Medicine

A few months ago I came across a TED Talk given by Dr William Li, of the Angiogenesis Foundation. He talks about a “diet to starve cancer” by blocking angiogenesis. Well, what exactly is angiogenesis? Simply put, it is the creation of new blood vessels within the body. This can be a good thing in the case of deep wounds, strokes, or arterial damage; when it goes wrong we see inflammatory conditions like endometriosis, arthritis, psoriasis, pulmonary fibrosis, even cancer and Alzheimer’s. Anti-angiogenic substances block the formation of blood vessels […]

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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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