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Toasted Tahini and Almond Butter Sandwich with Pears and Apples

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

Metal-lung dryness/phlegm

Frances Norris

Toasted Tahini and Almond Butter Sandwich with Pears and Apples

Adapted from recipe on

Serves 1


2 slices Ezekiel bread (wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans, spelt-all sprouted)-sweet, cool, sl. Salty, harmonize/strengthen MJ, drain damp, moisten dryness

Tahini-sl. warming, tonifying, moistening

Almond butter-neutral, sweet, ventilates lung, relieves cough and asthma, transforms phlegm

Sliced apple-cool, sweet, slightly sour, lubricates lung, resolves mucus

Sliced pear-cold, sweet, lubricates lung, lubricates throat, stops cough, dissolves mucus

Butter for browning- sweet, neutral, supplements qi


1. Spread the tahini on one side of the bread, put a bit of honey on top of the tahini. Spread the

almond butter on the other piece of bread.

2. In a sauté pan, brown the butter and add the apple and pear slices and sauté them for about a

minute, so they’re still crisp. Remove them from the pan and let cool before adding them to the sandwich.

3. Once the sandwich is assembled, grill it in a pan.

Almond Banana Pancakes

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Blood Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Almond Banana Pancakes
2 ripe bananas
1 egg
1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter

Mash the bananas, add the egg and mix well.
Stir in the almond butter, adding more than a tablespoon if you want a more pancake-like texture. Warm butter in a pan and pour batter into small cakes. Brown on each side and serve warm.
Bananas — sweet, cold, clears heat, cools blood, lubricates LI, moistens Lungs, detoxifies
Eggs-sweet, neutral, nourishes yin and blood, supplements SP/ST, calms the shen
Almonds- sweet, neutral, moistens LU and LI, supplements SP and LU

Corn Spoon Bread Pudding

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Heart Yang Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Corn Spoon Bread Pudding

3 cups corn meal (tonifies the heart)
5 cups water
2 1/2 cup cubed butternut squash (diuretic, helps with edema)
1 1/2 tsp. salt

3 grated apples (Strengthens HT)
3 T. almond butter ( Benefits Lungs)
1/2 cup honey (nourishing to Spleen for post-natal qi)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (nourishes HT)
2 T soy flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (Strengthens Ht, according to Shang han lun)
1 T. grated orange peel (moves qi)

Place corn meal, water, squash, and salt in pot, bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Puree mixture in blender, then add remaining ingredients.
Pour into buttered 2qt casserole dish and bake at 350* for 1 1/2 hours

Serves 6 -8