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Tostadas To Tonify The Blood

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Erika Anderson

Tostadas To Tonify The Blood
Makes 6 Servings

1 lb. Ground Beef Warm Sweet SP ST K Nourish Qi + Blood Supplement SP/ST
1 Green Pepper Chopped Warm Pungent SP, H Invigorates Blood Warms MJ, Expels Cold
1 Cup of Red Beans Neutral Sweet H, SP, ST Percolates Damp Reduces Edema
1 Onion Chopped Neutral, Pungent LU, LI ST Clears Heat, Trans. Phlegm
2 Garlic Clove, Roughly Chopped Warm, Pungent
1 tsp. Cumin Warm, Pungent
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Medium Tomato Chopped Cold Sweet, Sour SP,ST UB K Clears Heat, Tonifies Qi and Blood
Cilantro Chopped Warm Acrid LU, SP Causes a Sweat, Causes Qi to Descend
Enchilado Cheese
(Crumbling Cheese Looks orange on the Outside) Neutral Sweet LU, SP, ST Moistens Dryness, Ton Qi/Blood
Lettuce Cold Sweet Bitter LU, ST, UB Clears Heat, Cools the Blood,

1) Heat oil over medium heat.
2) Sauté Onions and Garlic in Oil, until the onions are transparent, over Medium Heat
3) Add Cumin, Stir and then add the Ground Beef and cook until beef is slightly browned.
4) Add the Beans and cover and cook 4 minutes.
5) Serve on tostadas, adding (Chopped Cilantro, Cheese, Chopped Lettuce, Chopped Tomatoes, Salsa, Squeeze of Lime)


Overall this recipe nourishes Heart Blood.
This recipe is Warm and Sweet and supplements Heart and Lung which tonifies Zhong Qi and postnatal Qi and Blood. It also supplements the SP/ST which tonifies postnatal Qi and Blood.
This recipe is Warm, Acrid, and Nourishing, and therefore it Warms and Invigorates Blood.
Even though this recipe is warm, sweet, and acrid overall, it is cooled off by the (Tomato, Lettuce, Lime juice, and Cheese), This stops it from being too dispersing.

Baked Chicken Supreme

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Chicken, Qi Stagnation in Middle jiao, Qi Vacuity


Baked Chicken Supreme

Serves 4
1 chicken, skinned and cut into pieces
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1 cup GF chicken stock
1 teaspoon tarragon
1/2 cup butter
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tsp salt
Sprinkle chicken with garlic and paprika and brown on in 1/4 cup of butter. Remove from pan. Add rest of butter and saute mushrooms, onions and green pepper. Return chicken to pan. Add chicken stock, tarragon, tomatoes and salt. Simmer for 1 hour or until chicken is tender.
Served over rice.
Overall Action: Supports and nourishes both the Spleen and the Stomach, esp. Qi and Blood!
Several ingredients are warming and/or tonifying, esp. the chicken and the rice. The rest compliment the dish by helping with weakened digestion and move the stuck qi and phlegm that might have accumulated due to the vacuity.

chicken (Warming, Sweet, Supplements Blood and Qi)
green pepper (Cooling, Sl. Acrid, Bitter, Moves Qi and Blood)
garlic (Warming to Hot, Acrid, Moves Qi, Loosens Phlegm)
scallions (Warming, Acrid, Disperses Qi)
chicken stock (Warming, Salty, Supplements Qi and Blood)
tarragon (Warming, Bitter, Sl. Acrid, Simulates digestion)
butter (Neutral to Cool, Sweet, Fatty, Supplements Blood, Qi, and moistens)
tomatoes (Cooling to Cold, Sweet, Sour, Supports Liver and Yin)
paprika (Warming, Bitter, Sl. Sweet, Stimulates digestion)
salt (Cooling, Salty, Anti-inflammatory, softens)

rice (Neutral to Warming, Sweet, Supplements Qi, strengthens central burner)