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Celery soup- for calm liver

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity

David Hatfield

Celery soup– for calm liver

INGREDIENTS:
8 stalks Fresh Chinese celery: slice into 3 x ¼ inch strips
10 Black mushrooms: soak dried mushrooms 1 hour, massage, slice into thirds
1 cup Wood Fungus: soak 1 hour and wash thoroughly
2 cups Eryngii Mushroom: slice into small pieces
2 cups Enoki Mushroom: cut off stalks
8 Clove garlic
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS toasted sesame oil
2 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS fennel seeds
to taste salt, pepper

DIRECTIONS:
Add 1 tablespoon of oil into a preheated pan. When the oil starts to flow freely add the garlic. Add celery, soy, 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and pepper. Cook celery till crisp add salt and sesame oil. You may need to add some water to retain the moisture of your vegetables. Remove celery and cook the rest of the ingredients the same way.

INDDICATIONS: Soothes the energetic action of the liver, calms liver heat, replenish Qi and blood, clears blood vessels lowers cholesterol, detoxifies blood, and tonify kidney and liver yin. Can be used :-for high blood pressure, dizziness due to hyperactive liver yang,arteriosclerosis and high cholesterol.

How much wood could a Pig

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

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1 Orange
1/8 C Black Sesame Seeds
1 C Broccoli
2 T Brown Sugar
1 Lb Pork

TCM Analysis
Orange: Sweet, Sour, Cool; LV, LU, ST, UB; Clears heat, Soothes LV, Nourish fluids; LV Qi Stagnation, Loss of Body Fluids, Cough with sputum
Black Sesame: Sweet, Neutral; LV, KD, LU, LI; Nourish LV and KD, Moisten LI, Nourishes Jing and Marrow
Broccoli: Sweet, Sl. Bitter, Acrid, Cool; SP, LV; Nourishes LV blood, Strengthens SP, Clears heat; Poor Digestion, Inflammation; Poor Vision
Brown Sugar: Sweet, Warm; SP, ST, LV; Supplement MJ, Expels cold, Invigorates blood, Moves LV Qi; Menstrual Cramps, Post childbirth recovery
Pork: Sweet, Salty, Neutral; LV, SP, KD; Nourishes LV and KD, Boost Qi, blood and yin, Moistens dryness; General xu, Emaciation, Dryness, Anemia

Overall Intended Actions
Nourish and soothe the LV blood, Qi and Yin. Provide nourishment to muscles and sinews while moistening dryness and clearing heat. Each ingredient has a connection to the LV and most actions overlap. Individuals with LV type problems would benefit from this dish.

Brown Rice Porridge

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Brown Rice Porridge

1 cup brown rice (coarsely ground)
2 cups water
1/2 cup gou qi zi
2 tbsp raw honey
2 tbsp unrefined, expeller pressed flaxseed oil

In medium sauce pan, bring rice to a boil and reduce heat. Add gou qi zi and let simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. When a pasty consistency is achieved, remove from heat and add honey and flax oil. Serves 2 people.

Brown rice: Sweet, sour, warm; SP/ST. Strengthens SP/ST, drains damp, relieves irritability, stops diarrhea, cold hands and feet and nervous debility (contains B vitamins).
Gou qi zi: sweet, neutral; LU/LV/KD. Benefits LV/KD, moistens LU, benefits essence and brightens the eyes.
Raw honey: Sweet, neutral; SP, ST. Harmonizes middle jiao, reduces inflammation and pain.
Flax seed: sweet, neutral; Strengthens immunity, relieves inflammation, reduces pain, benefits heart, lowers cholesterol.
Overall, this recipe tonifies SP/ST, nourishes LV/KD yin, and clears heat.

Raspberry Soup

Categories: Gluten-free, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Raw, Soup, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

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Raspberry Soup

Ingredients
4 cups raspberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup dry red wine
1 cup sour cream

1. Place raspberries, sugar, and wine in blender. Cover and blend until smooth.
2. Pour raspberry mixture into bowl, stir in sour cream. Cover and refrigerate 1/2 hours or until cold.
3. Serve topped wit dollop of additional sour cream and raspberries.

Serves 6

by Ellee Carlson

Raspberries are warm, sweet, and sour. They tonify the LV/KD and control urination and benefit jing. Red wine benefits the yang. Sugar is nourishing. This recipe can benefit urination and kidneys

Shrimp with Goji Berries and Asparagus

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Seafood

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Shrimp with Goji Berries and Asparagus
2 Tbsp goji berries
3 Tbsp rice wine
2 Tbsp sesame oil
½ piece ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 lb asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 teaspoons thickener (cornstarch, kudzu, etc.)
1 ½ Tbsp water
1 Tbsp soy sauce

Combine goji berries with the rice wine and marinate for 30 minutes. In a wok, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil over medium-high heat then add ginger and garlic to wok and cook for a minute. Add shrimp to wok and stir fry for about 3 minutes or until cooked, when done set aside. In the empty wok add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and stir fry the asparagus for about 3 minutes or until cooked. Add in the cooked shrimp and the goji berries plus 2 tablespoons of the goji berry liquid. In a small bowl mix the thickener with a small amount of cold water then add to stir fry. Season with soy sauce and serve over brown rice.

Serves 4.

By Kylie Roach

TCM ANALYSIS

Goji berry: Sweet, neutral. Nourishes LV and KD, moistens LU, nourishes xue.

Rice wine vinegar: warm, sour. Detoxifies, astringes, promotes movement of xue.

Sesame oil: slightly warm, sweet. Nourishes LV and KD, body tonic, blackens hair.

Ginger: pungent, warm. Disperses cold, warms interior and MJ.

Garlic: hot and pungent. Anti-viral/fungal, treat food and xue stagnation.

Shrimp: sweet. Goes to the LV, boosts KD yang.

Asparagus: sweet, slightly bitter, slightly warm. Nourishes yin, strengthens SP, tonifies Qi, resolves toxicity.

Soy sauce: cool, sweet, salty. Tonifies KD, cools, tonifies Qi.

The main focus of this dish is LV and KD yin and xue. The main components of shrimp, goji berries and asparagus nourish both yin and xue while supporting the LV and KD.
Adapted from Modern Wisdom, Ancient Kitchen.

Sesame-Mushroon Soba Noodles

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Noodles, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Yin Vacuity

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Sesame-Mushroom Soba Noodles

Ingredients:
3 TBL. Black sesame seeds
8 oz. Dried soba noodles
2 TBL. Olive oil
1 sm. Onion, cut into ¼ in. strips
4 cloves garlic, peeled & minced
22 (l lb) fresh Shitake mushrooms, sliced, discard stems
½ cup dashi, or other stock (vegetable/beef)
¼ cup mirin, or dry sherry
3 TBL. Soy sauce
1-2 TBL. Powdered kudzu, arrowroot, cornstarch or other thickener
2 green onions, chopped into ¼ in. pcs.

Directions:
1. Toast the sesame seeds in a wide skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan. Fry until fragrant, 3-5 minutes, remove from pan & set aside.
2. Bring a pot of water to boil, add the soba noodles & cook for about 5 minutes, until al dente or according to the package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water, & set aside.
3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions & garlic & sauté for a minute, until fragrant.
4. Add the mushrooms & saute for 5-10 minutes, until soft. Add the dashi stock, mirin, & soy sauce.
5. In a small bowl, mix the kudzu w/ a few TBL. Cold water & stir well to remove any lumps. Add the kudzu mixture to the pan & cook for another minute.
6. Toss the soba noodles & vegetables together & sprinkle with black sesame seeds & green onions before serving.

 

TCM: This dish strengthens the Spleen & Stomach, eliminates dampness, strengthens the liver & kidneys & augments essence.

Olive oil: Cooling, sweet, fatty & moistens.
Onions: Warm/hot, pungent, resolves phlegm & expels pathogens.
Black Sesame seeds: neutral & sweet, harmonizes blood, nourish yin, & tonifies LV & KD
Soba noodles: Buckwheat noodles, sweet & cool, supplement spleen & dispel damp, & treats food stagnation.
Garlic: Hot & pungent, detoxifies & removes stagnation.
Shitake mushrooms: Neutral & sweet strengthen spleen & stomach & detoxifies.
Mirin: sweet cooking wine, pungent, promotes circulation.
Soy sauce: Cold, salty, sweet, clears heat & detoxifies.
Stock: Neutral, cooling, salty, harmonize digestion.
Kudzu: Pungent, sweet, cool, clear heat & nourishes fluids.

 

Black bean salsa

Categories: Appetizers, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Mexican, Side Dishes, Stomach Food Retention, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Black Bean Salsa
Ingredients:
2 cups fresh, halved grape or cherry tomatoes
1 Artichoke, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh cubed bell pepper
2-4 slices jalapeno pepper
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1 14oz can drained, rinsed black beans
¼ teaspoon cumin
Sea salt to taste (3/4-1 teaspoon)
1 freshly squeezed lime juice

Preparation: Place halved tomatoes, thin sliced artichoke & cubed bell peppers in a food processor & pulse briefly, until chunky. Add jalapeno pepper, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, lime juice, salt & cumin & pulse, just until well mixed. Add half the black beans & pulse briefly. Pour into a medium bowl. Stir in remaining black beans. Serve with gluten free rice or corn chips. Makes about 1 quart.

TCM ANALYSIS:
This recipe is good for treating liver overacting on spleen, tonifies earth to check wood.
Tomatoes: sweet, sour & cold, clears heat, promotes fluids, supplements kidney
Artichoke: cool, bitter, sweet, cools & regulates liver qi
Pepper: pungent, warm, warms middle jiao, invigorates blood
Jalapeno peppers: hot & pungent, warms middle jiao, dissolves stagnation, dries damp
Cilantro leaves: warm & pungent, balances qi, disperses blood, loosen digestive obstructions
Garlic: hot & pungent: detoxifies, removes stagnation & blood
Black Beans: sweet & neutral, nourishes kidney, invigorates blood
Cumin: warm & pungent, warms middle jiao, balances qi
Sea salt: cold & salty, clears heat, moisten dryness & loosen phlegm
Limes: cool & sour, generates body fluids, regulates qi, benefits liver

Orange apricot crisp

Categories: Desserts, Liver Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Anna Strong

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ORANGE APRICOT CRISP

8 oranges
1 tbsp grated orange zest
2 cups dried apricots, thinly sliced
½ cup dried raisins
½ cup chopped candied ginger
1 cup brown rice flour
½ cup sugar
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp vegan margarine
½ tsp vanilla extract

Pre heat oven to 350. Coat 9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
Cut ends off oranges. Stand 1 orange on cutting board and slice away pitch and peel. Cut orange into quarters, cut quarters into ½ inch slices. Repeat with remaining oranges and transfer to bowl. Stir apricots, raisins, and candies ginger into oranges. Spread mixture into baking pan.
Stir together brown rice flour, sugar, orange zest, and salt in bowl. Rub margarine and vanilla into rice flour mixture until mixture forms large crumbs. Spread crumbs over orange mixture.
Bake 30-40 minutes until top is golden brown.

LV Yin Xu Recipe

Oranges: sweet, sour, cool. Clears heat, soothes liver, nourishes fluids.
Orange zest: moves liver qi
Apricots: sl. Cool, sweet, sour. Regenerates body fluids, clears heat, quenches thirst
Raisins: sweet, warm, sour. Nourishes blood, relieves irritability
Ginger, acrid, warms (+ sweet): LU/SP/ST. disperses cold, redirects counterflow qi.
Brown rice flour: sweet, sl. Warm. SP/ST. Supplements qi, drains damp.
Sugar: sweet, warm. Sp/ST. Supplements and harmonizes Middle jiao.
Salt: salty, cold Clears heat, cools the blood.
Vegan margarine: Tonifies yin

Vegetable-Bean Medley

Categories: Legumes, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Vegetable-Bean Medley

Serving Size for 1 Person

Ingredients:
Black Beans -½ cup cooked
Aduki Beans -½ cup cooked
Quinoa- 1 cup
Carrots -½ cup
Celery -½ cup
Lime Juice -¼ cup
Grapes -½ cup

Cooking Instructions:

This is simple. All you do is mix the quinoa with 2 cups of water and cook the same way as the rice. Mix the steamed veggies along with the already cooked beans, and the grapes. Sprinkle desired amount of lime juice to give flavor to the food. The grapes will provide a sweet reward for every bite of bitter doused vegetables and protein filled beans. This dish is perfect for on-the-go lunches if prepared in a large amount.

This recipe is intended for someone with blood and yin xu leading to heat in the liver, or just a stagnant liver system due to a stagnation of blood which turns to heat and damaging the fluids.

Black Beans -Nourishes Kidney, Invigorates blood
Aduki Beans -Clears Heat and Damp, Invigorates blood
Quinoa- Tonifies Middle Jiao
Carrots -Strengthens Heart, Nourishes and Soothes Liver, Drains Damp
Celery -Subdues Liver Yang and wind, drains damp and transforms phlegm, calms shen
Lime Juice -Reduces liver excess
Grapes -Tonifies qi, blood, yin

Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Chilean Celery and Avocado Salad

ingredients:
6-8 large ribs of celery, well washed and sliced horizontally about 1/4 inch thick
4 large pieces organic romaine, washed well and torn into bite sized pieces
1 large avocado, mashed
2 large limes, juiced
pinch of salt

combine all ingredients in a large non-reactive bowl. serve as a side or eat as a snack. serves 4.

analysis:
celery and lettuce are cool, sweet and bitter and drain fire. avocado is sweet and heavy and nourishes yin and cools the digestive tract; its heavy nature may also harmonize the liver by anchoring floating yang. lime is cooling, sweet and sour and soothes the liver by coursing it.