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Beet Raita

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Heart Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming

Beet Raita Makes 3 cups (From 3 Bowls) ¾ c plain low-fat yogurt 2 T chopped fresh dill ½ t honey ½ t fresh lime juice 1 medium to large beet (about ½ pound), cooked, peeled, and grated 1. Whisk together the yogurt, dill, honey, and lime juice in a medium bowl. 2. Add the grated beet. Mix thoroughly. 3. Refrigerate and serve cold. (If you want a thicker raita, first drain the yogurt in a strainer lined with cheesecloth for 10 minutes.) TCM Analysis Yogurt: cool, sweet, sour; SP, ST, […]

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Summer Borscht

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Shen Calming

Summer Borscht (makes about 6-8 servings) INGREDIENTS: about 5 medium-sized beets, boiled or roasted until tender, peeled and diced 
about 2 English cucumbers, diced
 about 3-4 medium tomatoes, diced
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth (chilled or room temperature) 
2 cups plain yogurt 
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (or more to taste) 
1 small bunch fresh dill, chopped
 salt and pepper to taste
 fresh lemon juice and zest to taste DIRECTIONS: 1. Reserve any juices from the beets, tomatoes and cucumbers while chopping and combine them in a large pot or […]

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Pear and Watercress Soup

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity

Pear and Watercress Soup Serves 6 1 bunch of watercress 4 pears, sliced 3 ¾ cups chicken stock, preferably homemade OR vegetable stock (if vegetarian or if there is much heat and dryness present in patient) ½ yogurt juice of 1 lime salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Place two-thirds of the watercress leaves and all stems in a pan with the pears, stock, and a little seasoning. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Reserving some of the watercress leaves for the garnish, add the rest to the soup […]

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Clear Summer Borscht

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

Clear Summer Borscht By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: August 6, 2008 This glistening, lemony summer borscht is infused with garlic and utterly refreshing, even thirst-quenching. If you enrich the soup with yogurt, the color will be dark pink. If you don’t, it will be a clear, dark red. Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times 2 pounds beets (8 medium, usually 2 bunches), peeled, cut in half and sliced in thin half-moons 7 cups water 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste 6 tablespoons strained fresh lemon juice (from 2 to […]

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Watermelon Soup

Categories: Dryness, Fluid Vacuity, Gluten-free, Soup, Summerheat, Vegetarian

Watermelon Soup Recipe Ingredients 4 cups seeded watermelon cubes 1/3 cup pomegranate juice 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon honey (optional) 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt Preparation Process first 5 ingredients and honey, if desired, in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Cover and chill 1 hour. Serve in individual bowls with a dollop of yogurt. Serving Size: 1 Cup/4 servings per recipe by Nanci Bankier Watermelon soup could be used to […]

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Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Categories: Indian, Mediterranean, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Vacuity Heat, Yin Vacuity

Tzatziki: Cucumber and Yogurt Salad (also known as Raita) ingredients: 2 large cucumbers, washed well, quartered lengthwise and then sliced as thin as possible 1/2 cup greek yogurt 5-6 minced fresh mint leaves pinch salt optional: 1/2 tsp rosewater mix all ingredients well in a large bowl. can be served with torn fresh lettuce or as a side or condiment. makes about 3 cups. analysis: cucumbers are cooling and sweet and relieve stomach inflammation. yogurt is sweet and neutral and nourishes yin and quenches fire. mint is cool and pungent; […]

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Seasoned lamb

Categories: Indian, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Lamb

Seasoned Lamb Serving Size 4 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 5 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips Directions Place the yogurt, water, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, onion, and garlic into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the salt, black pepper, cumin, nutmeg, clove, mace, and cayenne pepper […]

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Cucumber Raita

Categories: Dryness, Heart Fire, Heart Yin Vacuity, Indian, Large Intestine Heat, Liver Yang Rising, Lung Yin Vacuity, Side Dishes, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Vacuity Heat, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Cucumber Raita Prep time: 10 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1-teaspoon cumin seeds 2 cucumbers 1 ½ cups yogurt ¼ teaspoon salt Method: Dry roast the cumin seeds until they are slightly browned, then crush them with a rolling pin or mortar and pestle. Grate or finely shred the cucumber, combine with the other indigents and let the mixture sit for half an hour or so before serving. Cucumber is cooling, sweet and cleansing and will relieve heat throughout the body. Its moistening thirst-relieving nature will benefit dryness and it has […]

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Celery Cherry Salad

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Salad

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