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Breakfast potatoes and onions

Categories: Dryness Invading the Lungs, Gluten-free, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Lung Yin Vacuity, Paleo, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian

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Breakfast Potatoes and Onions

6 red potatoes, scrubbed

¼ cup olive oil

2 yellow onions, chopped

2 Tbsp ground dried papaya seeds

Sea Salt

Directions: Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil, decrease the heat then simmer for about 15 minutes or until it’s tender. Drain and let the potatoes cool. Chop them into bite sized pieces. Heat the oil on medium skillet on medium heat. add onions and fry for 5 to 10 minutes or until onions start to brown. Stir in potatoes, grounded papaya seeds and salt to taste. Mix well. Cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are crispy.

Serving Size: 4

TCM Pattern: LU yin xu; Dryness invading LU; Damp heat in LI

TCM evaluation: Red potatoes are sweet and neutral, strengthens and harmonizes the MJ and is good for constipation; olive oil is sweet, sour, astringent and neutral, clears LU, benefits throat; yellow onions are pungent, neutral, goes to the LU and LI, clears heat, relieves toxicity, kills parasites; Papaya seeds are bitter, sweet, moistening and descends qi; sea salt is salty and cold, eases bowel movements.

 

Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Stomach Fire

Guacamole – Lung yin deficiency with heat

3 avocados — thermal cooling nature, sweet flavor
1 tbs. lime juice Cool, sour, astringent, antiseptic. Benefits Liver. Sour astringes the lungs.
½ cup onions chopped and soaked in salt water to neutralize (can’t find any research about this but it is done in South America. Salt is cold so it makes sense that it takes the heat out of the onion) Pungent, neutral, LU, ST. Clears heat, relieves toxicity, transforms phlegm and damp.
Cilantro – Cool, acrid, promotes sweat, strengthens digestion, promotes qi flow.

Salt

When I went to mexico, the guacamole was served very simply with only a few ingredients and I liked it better than some of the versions you can find here that contain tomato and sour cream. I like to sprinkle a little kelp flakes in. Gives it extra cooling and doesn’t change the flavor.

This will help to cool of the lungs and stomach but is contraindicated if any phlegm is present.