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Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert (kids will like this)

Lung Yin Xu
Function: nourish the Lung yin, stop coughing blood, or dry cough
Ingredients:  2 asian pears, 1/2 cup tapioca, a little sugar and some water

Function of herbs
Chinese pear: sweet, cold; LU, LI, ST.  Clear heat, nourish fluids, decrease thirst, moisten lung, dissolve phlegm.
Tapioca: strengthen SP, harmonize MJ

How to cook:
1. soak tapioca for 15 minutes
2. Shred one pear.  Chop one pear.
3. In another pot, boil water.   Then, add sugar and tapioca.  Cook over medium flame until sugar melts and tapioca changes to white color.
4. Lower the flame and add pear.  Stir and serve.

Serves: 3-5 people

Mung Bean Sprout Salad

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Wind Heat Invading Lungs, Wind Invasion (External)

Mung Bean Sprout Salad
Overall recipe: Releases exterior, resolves toxin, clears heat.

Mung Bean Sprouts: sweet, cool. Clears heat, resolves toxins, disperses summer-heat.
Scallion: acrid, warm. Releases exterior, resolves toxin
Sesame Seed: sweet, neutral. Moistens interior, supplements liver and kidney.
Sesame Oil: sweet cool. Detoxifies, moistens dryness, promotes bowel movement.
Ginger: acrid, slightly warm. Disperses cold, releases exterior, transforms phlegm, stops vomit.
Vinegar: sour, bitter, warm. Resolves toxin, kills worms, scatters stasis.
Garlic: acrid, warm. Courses qi, resolves toxin, kills parasites.
Honey: sweet, neutral. Resolves toxin, moistens dryness, strengthens the center.

Emily Hildebrand said:

Mung Bean Sprout Salad
Serves 46 cups mung bean sprouts
1 bunch of scallions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp sesame seeds

Dressing:
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp sesame seed oil
2 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp raw honey
1 tsp flax oil
a healthy drizzle of olive oil
Whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over the sprouts etc.

Taken from Sally Fallon’s ‘Nourishing Traditions’

Lung Yin Xu Asian Pear Tapioca Dessert

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

lung yin xu- asian pear tapioca dessert (kids will like this)
Fx: nourish the lung stop coughing blood or dry cough
Ingredient: asia pear*2, tapioca half cup, a little sugar and some water
Fx of herbs
Chinese pear: sweet, cold/ lu, li. St. Clear heat,Nourish fluids, decrease thirst, moisten lung, dissolve phlegm
Tapioca: strengthen sp, harmonize MJ
How to cook:
1. sock tapioca 15 minetus
2. one pear shred , one pear chopped
3. in another pot, boil water then add sugar and #1 , medium flame cooks until sugar melt and tapioca change to white color
4. lower the flame and add #2
serve size: 3-5 people

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 water over the noodles to stop them from cooking, shake off any excess water and set aside.

In a medium sauce pan bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and remove from heat. Pour a bit of the hot water into a small bowl and whisk in the miso paste – so it thins out a bit (this step is to avoid clumping). Stir this back into the pot. Taste, and then add more (the same way) a bit at a time until it is to your liking. Also, some miso pastes are less-salty than others, so you may need to add a bit of salt here. Add the tofu, remove from the heat, and let it sit for just a minute or so.

Split the noodles between two (or three) bowls, and pour the miso broth and tofu over them. Add some watercress, green onions, cilantro, and red pepper flakes to each bowl and enjoy.

Serves 2 – 3.

Analysis – Great for supporting LU function at onset of Wind Cold or Wind Heat – gently and lightly releases the exterior, moves qi and warms and cools simultaneously.

Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Heat, Lung Phlegm Heat, Phlegm Dry, Raw, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wind Heat Invading Lungs

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Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint
yield: Serves 6

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups strawberries, cleaned and quartered
3/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup apples, cored and cut into chunks
1 cup pears, cored and cut into chunks
1/4 chopped finely cup mint

Preparation
In a mixing bowl, combine the cut fruit and toss. Add the fresh mint and stir gently. Serve in parfait dishes or small bowls.

TCM ANALYSIS
Strawberries — Sweet, sour, cold; Lu, St, UB; Moistens Lung, promotes fluids, promotes urination, clears heat.
Pineapple — Sweet, sour, neutral; St, Lu; Clears heat, promotes fluids, aids digestion, drains damp.
Apple — Sweet, sour, cool; Sp, St, Ht, Lu; Supplements Lu, Sp, St, moistens Lung and LI, clears heat and promotes body fluids.
Pears — Sweet, cold; Lu, Li, St; Nourishes fluids, decreases thirst, moistens Lu, dissolves phlegm (w/ Bei Mu), Clears heat, resolves toxin.
Mint — Acrid, aromatic, cooling; Lu, Lv; Disperses wind heat, clears and benefits the head, eyes, and throat, vents rashes, allows constrained Lv qi to flow freely, expels turbid filth.

The recipe is cool while each ingredient enters the lungs to clear heat or moisten the lungs. The ingredients are indicated for cough, summerheat, and Lung heat overall. The mint helps release the exterior.