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Celery Cherry Salad

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Celery Cherry Salad

Serving Size 2-3

3/4 cup sliced celery- ton KD, Ton SP/ST
1/3 cup dried sweet cherries- Ton SP, Stim Appetite, Ton Yin
1/3 cup frozen green peas, thawed- Ton MJ,
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley- Food Stagnation, Regulates Qi
1 tablespoon chopped pecans, toasted- Ton Qi, Ton LU, Ton KD
1 1/2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise-
1 1/2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice- Ton Yin, Reg LV, Harmon ST
1/8 teaspoon salt- Ton KD
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper- Helps with Diarreha

This Recipe supports a Kidney- Spleen Xu Pattern.

Directions
In a medium bowl, combine the celery, cherries, peas, parsley and pecans. Stir in the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Chill before serving

Walnut and Cherry Granola Bars

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Walnut and Cherry Granola Bars
By Kylie Roach

¼ C. brown sugar
¼ C. maple syrup
¼ C. honey
2 Tblsp. nut butter (almond)
1 egg white
1 Tblsp. low fat milk (almond)
1 Tsp. vanilla extract
1 C. whole wheat flour
½ Tsp. baking soda
½ Tsp. cinnamon
Dash of allspice (optional)
2 C. old fashioned oats
1 C. crisp rice cereal
¼ C. dried cherries
¼ C. chopped walnuts
1-2 Tblsp. black sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 350
In a large bowl combine: sugar, maple syrup, honey, nut butter, egg white, milk and vanilla extract. Mix well.
In another bowl combine: flour, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
Gently stir in the remaining ingredients: oats, cereal, cherries, walnuts, sesame seeds.
Coat a 8×8 or larger baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Spread the mixture into the pan and press it into form.
Bake for 18-20 or until golden brown.
Score shallow cuts (in the shape you want the bars) to aide in the cooling.
Cool completely then cut bars and serve.

Brown sugar: Warm and sweet, strengthens digestion, warms body, lubricates LU
Maple syrup: Warm and sweet, nourishes yin, strengthens SP?
Honey: Warm and sweet, nourishes yin, strengthens SP
Almond butter: Neutral and sweet, moistens LU, transforms phlegm
Egg white: Nourishes yin and blood
Almond milk: Neutral and sweet, moistens LU
Whole wheat flour: Slightly cool and sweet, clears heat, quenches thirst, calms shen
Cinnamon: Hot, pungent and sweet, warms the body, tonifies KD, strengthens ST
Old fashioned oats: Warm and sweet, strengthens SP, tonifies Qi
Crisp rice cereal: Slightly cool and sweet, clears heat, diuretic, nourishes yin?
Dried cherries: Warm and sweet, strengthens SP, regenerates fluids, stops diarrhea
Chopped walnuts: Slightly warm and sweet, tonifies KD, reduces cholesterol
Black sesame seeds: Neutral and sweet, tonfies KD/LV, nourishes yin. restores hair color

The ingredients in this recipe mainly strengthen the SP. There are several KD tonifying ingredients as well. Nourishing, supporting and boosting to Qi and yin are the focus of this recipe. This would be good for someone who is generally deficient and is a good snack in the morning to get the body ready for the day.

Health Bars

Categories: Gluten-free, Kidney Qi Vacuity, Qi Vacuity, Snacks, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

oatmeal-bars

Health Bars
Lotus Seed, Cooked and chopped 1/2 cup
Black seseme seeds 1/4 cup
Dried cherries 1/2 cup
Chestnuts, Cooked and chopped 1/2 cup
Raisins 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar 1/2 cup
Honey 1/2 cup
Rolled Oats 3 cups
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp

Mix all ingredients in bowl. Adjust amount of brown sugar and honey for desired consistency. Spread into 9 x9 square baking dish, press down evenly. Bake for 20 to 30 min at 350 degrees. Let cool , cut into bar size pieces.

KAYSIE LINGO

TCM ANALYSIS

KD jing Xu
Lotus seed – astringes KD essence
Black seseme seed, Cherries, Raisins, Chestnuts – tonify KD qi and essence
Cinnamon – Warms the KD
Brown sugar and honey – harmonize the middle jiao
Oats – Supplement vacuity

Treats
Qi Xu
Spermatorrhea
Sexual debility
Blood Xu
Low back pain