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Hong Dou Sha (Red Bean Sand)

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Shen Calming, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Hong Dou Sha (Red Bean Sand) China Treatment Principle: strengthens SP, promotes urination, drains Damp. Serves 4 Ingredients 2/3 cup dried azuki beans 1/4 cup long-grain white rice 3/4 cup of white sugar Soak the azuki beans overnight in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium low, cover the pan and cook for 30 minutes. Add a further 4 cups of water and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 15 minutes. Add the rice and cook for […]

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Lotus root stew

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Spleen Damp, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

HT and SI Fire- Fire – nina gaglio Serves 3 to 4 Lotus Root Stew 1 cup of white rice soaked over night 2 oz of fresh lotus root (sliced) 4 cups water 1 cup mung beans pinch of salt and peper Overall TCM Functions: Clear fire from HT and SI harmonize middle jiao. Rice- sweet, neutral, SP, ST. Supplements SP/ST, generates fluids. Lotus Root- sweet, cool, astringent, HT, SP, KD. Stabilize and bind essence. Mung Bean- sweet, cold, HT, ST, UB. Clears heat, relieves toxin, promotes urination.

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Hong Dou Sha (Red Bean Sand aka Red Bean with Rice and Sugar)

Categories: Blood Stasis, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Hong Dou Sha (Red Bean Sand) China Treatment Principle: strengthens SP, promotes urination, drains Damp. Serves 4 Ingredients 2/3 cup dried azuki beans 1/4 cup long-grain white rice 3/4 cup of white sugar Soak the azuki beans overnight in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium low, cover the pan and cook for 30 minutes. Add a further 4 cups of water and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 15 minutes. Add the rice and cook for […]

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Cold Winter Congee

Categories: Lung Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Wei Qi Vacuity

Cold Winter Congee 1 oz. astragalus root 1/2 cup long-grain white rice 8 cups of water or stock 12 black dates, soaked and pitted 1 large or 2 small carrots, diced 1 T fresh ginger, minced 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger 1 tsp. powdered cardamom seed Place all the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 to 2 hours until the congee is soft and the consistency of porridge. Remove the astragalus root. This congee can be served with a dash […]

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Minty Peach and Jicama Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Minty Peach and Jicama Salad 2 cups water 1 cup white rice 4 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp raw honey ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 2 medium peaches, diced 2 cups diced jicama 1 cup fresh chopped mint Cook rice in water. Mix lemon juice, oil, honey, salt, and pepper together to make a dressing. Add mint, peach, and jicama to cooked rice and toss. Pour dressing over salad. Serves 6. (Adapted from Cooking Light magazine). White rice: sweet, cool; SP, ST. Harmonizes […]

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