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Beef Congee

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Cold, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Beef Congee (Serves 8-10)
Ingredients: 1 cup raw brown rice, ½ lb. ground beef, 2 TB olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 10 cups water, 1 ½ TB soy sauce, Toppings: scallions, cilantro, ginger

Directions: Wash rice, drain, and repeat 3 more times until water runs clear. Marinate beef in soy sauce for 10 minutes. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat with 2 TB olive oil. When hot, add the ground beef and garlic. Fry until ground beef is browned. Add water, soy sauce and rice. Turn heat to high. When boiling, immediately turn heat to low. Simmer for 40 minutes. Serve with toppings.

Analysis of Recipe:
Brown rice: neutral, sweet, strengthens spleen, nourished stomach, quenches thirst, relieves irritability, astringes intestines, stops diarrhea
Beef: warm, sweet, tonifies qi and blood, strengthens spleen and stomach, dispels dampness, relieves edema, strengthens bones and tendons
Garlic: hot, pungent, anti-viral, anti-fungal, detoxifies meat and seafood, kills worms, removes stagnant food and stagnant blood, reduces abscesses
Soy sauce: cool, sweet, clears heat, detoxifies, eases urination, and lubricates lungs and intestines
Scallions: hot, pungent, expels external pathogens, dispels wind and cold, induces swelling, anti-viral, anti-bacterial
Cilantro: slightly cool, pungent, promotes sweating, strengthens digestion, promotes the flow of qi
Ginger: warm, pungent, promotes sweating, anti-toxin, antidote for seafood poisoning, benefits lungs and stomach, expels pathogen

Beef Congee

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Cold Damp Distressing Spleen, Kidney Jing Vacuity, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Spleen Yang Vacuity

Beef Congee (Serves 8-10)
Ingredients: 1 cup raw brown rice, ½ lb. ground beef, 2 TB olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 10 cups water, 1 ½ TB soy sauce, Toppings: scallions, cilantro, ginger
Directions: Wash rice, drain, and repeat 3 more times until water runs clear. Marinate beef in soy sauce for 10 minutes. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat with 2 TB olive oil. When hot, add the ground beef and garlic. Fry until ground beef is browned. Add water, soy sauce and rice. Turn heat to high. When boiling, immediately turn heat to low. Simmer for 40 minutes. Serve with toppings.
Analysis of Recipe:
Brown rice: neutral, sweet, strengthens spleen, nourished stomach, quenches thirst, relieves irritability, astringes intestines, stops diarrhea
Beef: warm, sweet, tonifies qi and blood, strengthens spleen and stomach, dispels dampness, relieves edema, strengthens bones and tendons
Garlic: hot, pungent, anti-viral, anti-fungal, detoxifies meat and seafood, kills worms, removes stagnant food and stagnant blood, reduces abscesses
Soy sauce: cool, sweet, clears heat, detoxifies, eases urination, and lubricates lungs and intestines
Scallions: hot, pungent, expels external pathogens, dispels wind and cold, induces swelling, anti-viral, anti-bacterial
Cilantro: slightly cool, pungent, promotes sweating, strengthens digestion, promotes the flow of qi
Ginger: warm, pungent, promotes sweating, anti-toxin, antidote for seafood poisoning, benefits lungs and stomach, expels pathogen

Tostadas To Tonify The Blood

Categories: Heart Blood Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Erika Anderson

Tostadas To Tonify The Blood
Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients:
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,

Directions:
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)

Treats:

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.