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Spring Sautee

Categories: Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Liver Fire Rising, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising

Spring Sautee:
Serves 4

Ingredients:
8 oz block of tempeh cut into cubes
3 cups julienne vegetables
Carrots
Onion
Daikon
Celery
Kale
Mustard greens
Turnip greens
Dandelion
2 TBS Soy sauce
4 TBS mirin
4 TBS rice vinegar
3 tsps sesame oil
3 tsps gomashio

Method:
Steam tempeh for 20 minutes. Put a little water in wok and heat to medium heat. Cook onion first, cover until soft (5-8 min). Add vegetables except greens, stir-fry quickly for 5 min- they should be crunchy. Add the tempeh and greens cook for 2 min. Add the soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Toss until all water is evaporated. Serve at once and sprinkle with gomashio.

Tempeh — cools, sweet, clears heat, detoxifies, eases urination, lubricates the lung and intestines,
Carrots – clear heat, detoxifies, strengthens all organs, benefits eyes
Onion – Warm, pungent, promotes sweating, resolves phlegm, diuretic
Daikon — cool, pungent, sweet, removes food stagnation, moisten lung, resolves mucus, quench thirst
Celery — cool, sweet, bitter, Tonifies the Kidney, stops bleeding, strengthens the spleen and stomach, clears heat, lowers blood pressure, promotes diuresis, benefits blood
Kale — warm, bitter, strengthens stomach, stops pain, promotes regrowth of tissue
Mustard greens — warm, pungent, relieves common cold, promotes urination, dissolves mucus, strengthens and lubricates the intestines, ventilates the lungs and increase appetite
Turnip greens —warm, sweet, bitter, regulates qi, dries dampness, promotes digestion and transforms phlegm
Dandelion — cool, bitter, sweet, clears heat, detoxifies, anti tumor, benefits liver function, promotes bile flow, diuretic
Soy sauce — promotes digestion, harmonizes the middle jiao, clears heat
Rice vinegar — warm, sour, detoxifies, invigorates blood circulation, inhibits bacterial growth, astringes and closes pores
Sesame oil — cools, sweet, detoxifies, lubricates dryness, promotes bowel movement and produces muscle
Gomashio — seasoning made of sesame seeds, seaweed and sea salt — detoxifies, softens hardness, promotes water passage
Mirin — rice wine

Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Categories: Gluten-free, Rice and Grains, Skin Problems, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Ingredients:
1-2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, fenugreek and turmeric (you can
get these bulk at Whole Foods for cheap)
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated or mashed
1 large bay leaf
1 celery stalk, diced

1 small handful of cilantro chopped
1-2 cups mung beans (presoaked over night–read below for tips on cooking dried beans)
1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in water to remove grit, then thinly sliced
1 cup brown rice, cooked separately according to package directions

Fry the spices over medium heat in just a few teapoons of olive oil then add the celery and mung beans, covering with water plus a couple inches extra. Cover and keep at a low boil until the mung beans are soft (about 45 minutes, but if you use presoaked beans maybe shorter time till cooked).

Add the cooked rice and kale and simmer until the kale turns bright green. Salt and pepper to taste.

Mitch Harris

TCM ANALYSIS

The brown rice, and all strengthen the digestive qi to boost immune system, while the spices serve to boost digestive enzyme activity helping you better absorb nutrients. The kale will help support your blood. The mung beans, cilantro and celery will help clear the heat and inflammation to help the rash.

Hope it turns out well~

Stir-Fried Kale and Beet Greens

Categories: Cleanse, Heart Blood Vacuity, Stomach Blood Stasis, Ulcer, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

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Stir-Fried Kale and Beet Greens (2 servings):

Ingredients:
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1/3 onion, chopped
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 1/3 cup whole grain bread crumbs
* 1/2 bunch kale – washed, dried, and shredded
* 1/2 bunch beet greens – washed, dried, and shredded
Preparation:
1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until soft.
2. Mix in breadcrumbs, and cook and stir until brown.
3. Stir in kale and beet greens, and cook until wilted. Serve hot or warm.

Nutritional Breakdown:
Kale – warm, slightly bitter – builds blood, strengthens stomach, reduces pain, promotes regrowth of tissue
Beet greens – cool, sweet – nourishes blood, tonifies the heart, calms the spirit, cleanses the liver
Onion – warm, pungent – Promotes sweating, resolves phlegm, diuretic.
Garlic – hot, pungent – anti-viral, anti-fungal, removes stagnant food and blood.
Whole grain Bread Crumbs – neutral, sweet – descends qi, strengthens stomach, lowers blood pressure

Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Categories: Cleanse, Rice and Grains, Skin Problems, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Toxic Heat in the Blood, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Here is the adaptation I made for a client with a current heat rash and underlying SP qi vacuity – Enjoy! Mitch

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Cleansing Rash – Rice Dish

Ingredients:
1-2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, fenugreek and turmeric (you can get these bulk at Whole Foods for cheap)
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated or mashed
1 large bay leaf
1 celery stalk, diced

1 small handful of cilantro chopped
1-2 cups mung beans (presoaked over night; read below for tips on cooking dried beans)
1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in water to remove grit, then thinly sliced
1 cup brown rice, cooked separately according to package directions

Fry the spices over medium heat in just a few teapoons of olive oil then add the celery and mung beans, covering with water plus a couple inches extra. Cover and keep at a low boil until the mung beans are soft (about 45 minutes, but if you use presoaked beans maybe shorter time till cooked).

Add the cooked rice and kale and simmer until the kale turns bright green. Salt and pepper to taste.

The brown rice, and all strengthen the digestive qi to boost immune system, while the spices serve to boost digestive enzyme activity helping you better absorb nutrients. The kale will help support your blood. The mung beans, cilantro and celery will help clear the heat and inflammation to help the rash.

Hope it turns out well~

Cleansing Digestion Dish

Categories: Cleanse, Heart Blood Vacuity, Legumes, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Qi Stagnation, Qi Vacuity, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

A student made this for a client and had her abdominal cramps much better within days.Â

Based on Michael Tierra’s work

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Cleansing Digestion Dish
By Sue Cook PCOM- Chicago

Ingredients:
1-2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, fenugreek and turmeric (you can
get these bulk at Whole Foods for cheap)
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated or mashed
1 large bay leaf
1 sweet potato, diced
1-2 cups lentils or mung beans (choose mung beans as they clear heat more for the skin)
1 bunch kale, immersed and swished in water to remove grit, then thinly sliced
1 cup brown rice, cooked separately according to package directions

Fry the spices over medium heat in a few spoonfuls of olive oil then
add the sweet potato and lentils, covering with water plus a couple
inches extra. Cover and keep at a low boil until the lentils are soft
(about 45 minutes). Add the rice and kale and simmer until the kale
turns bright green. Salt and pepper to taste.

Lentils, brown rice, and sweet potatoes all strengthen the digestive
qi, while the spices serve to boost digestive enzyme and bile
production, reducing gas buildup and helping you better absorb
nutrients. The kale will help support your blood.

CARROT, KALE, AND WAKAME STEW

Categories: Heart Fire, Phlegm Nodules & Interior Heat, Shen Calming, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

by Anna Strong

¼ cup wakame

1 tbsp olive oil

1 small yellow onion

2 small carrots, diced

1 celery rib, diced

1 15 oz can cannellini beans

1 ½ cup frozed lima beans, thawed

6 cups low sodium vegetable broth

1 bunch kale, chopped

¼ tsp dried oregano

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

  • Place the wakame in small bowl, cover with cold water, and soak 15 min. drain, squeeze liquid out, and set aside.
  • Heat oil in sauce pan.  Add onions, celery, and saute 3-5 min.  add cannelinni beans, lima beans and broth.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, simmer covered for 10 min.
  • Transfer half the soup to food processor and puree.  Stir mixture into remaining soup in pot. Add kale;cook for 5 minutes. Stir in oregano, cayenne, nutmeg, and drained wakame.

Wakame:  salty, cold.  LV, ST, KD.  Softens hardness, dissipates nodules, dissolves phlegm. Clears heat.

Yellow onion:  acrid, neutral.  LU, ST  transforms phlegm and damp

Carrots:  sweet, neutral.  SP,LV, LU, HT.  strengthens spleen and heart.  Soothes Liver.  drains damp.

Celery: sweet. LV. Clears heat, resolves toxins.

Lima bean:  cooling, sweet.  LV/LU.  Increases yin fluids.

Kale: warming, sweet, bitter-acrid. LU/ST

Cayenne pepper: warm, acrid

Nutmeg: warm, sweet

Overall:

Carrots have an affinity for the heart and will take this stew there to cool the heart and help those who have heat and phlegm in combination presenting the hardening and nodulation.  The wakame is excellent for softening hardness as well as drawing the heart fire downward.  Lima beans will increase yin to also cool off the heart fire.