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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

Cornbread

Categories: Gluten-free, Qi Vacuity, Side Dishes, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegetarian

corn-bread

CORNBREAD

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup rice flour
1 tsp sea salt
21/2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp sunflower oil
1 egg
1 tsp brown rice syrup
1 cup milk

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Ligthly oil an 8 by 8 inch pan. Sift together dry ingredients. Whisk the egg and stir in the rest of the wet ingredients. Stir the 2 mixtures together. Put in pan and bake for 2-25 minutes.

Cornmeal–sweet, neutral. Enters SP/ST/UB. Strengthens spleen and stomach.
Rice flour–sweet, neutral. Enters SP/ST. Supplements Spleen and Stomach.
Sea salt –salty, cold. Enters KD. Clears heat, cool the blood. Eases bowel movement, nourishes KD
Sunflower oil –sweet, neutral. Enters LI/SP. Lowers B.P. Lubricates Large Intestine.
Egg –sweet, neutral. Enters SP/ST/LU. Nourishes yin and blood. Supplements SP,ST.
Brown rice syrup –sweet, sl. Warm. Enters SP/ST. Supplements Qi, soothes stomach, drains damp.
Milk –sweet, neutral. Enters SP, ST, LU. Supplements Qi, Nourish blood, moisten dryness,

Overall analysis of recipe: This cornbread is very building of the Spleen and Stomach Qi. It also will help nourish the blood which is often weak in the case of Sp qi deficiency.