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Roasted Beet, Artichoke, and Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

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Roasted Beet, Artichoke, and Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

http://www.acouplecooks.com/2010/12/roasted-beet-sunchoke-and-arugula-salad-
with-orange-vinaigrette/

Serves about 4

Ingredients

4 to 6 small beets

12-15 artichoke hearts

Around 8 cups arugula and/or mixed greens

Small red onion

Goat cheese crumbles (optional)

1 orange

White wine vinegar

Olive oil

Honey

Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions:

1 Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2 Roast the beets: Cut off the tops of the beets and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Place in the

oven and roast until tender when pierced with a fork, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on

the size of the beets.

3 Roast the artichoke hearts and red onions: Slice onions, but leave artichoke hearts in halves.

Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt

and pepper. Roast 15 to 20 minutes, until tender.

4 Make the vinaigrette: Whisk together the juice from one orange, zest from half of the orange,

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and honey, salt and pepper to

taste.

5 Beets: When the beets have finished roasting and are cool enough to handle, remove the skin

and cut into wedges.

6 Greens: heat a large frying pan with a ½ teaspoon of olive oil, and just warm the arugula in

the pan, until it is barely wilted, but still has some body to it. (you are just taking the chill off

the greens). Then arrange the greens on a plate, and top with beets, artichokes, red onion,

crumbled goat cheese, vinaigrette, remaining orange zest, and salt and pepper.

Pattern: LV blood xu with LV qi stagnation

Recipe Analysis:

Beets: nourish LV blood

Artichoke hearts: Cools LV heat,

Arugula: bitter, stimulates appetite (to build LV blood)

Small red onion: warming, moves qi, counterbalances cloying nature of beets, breaks qi

stagnation

Goat cheese crumbles (optional): warming, moderates cooling nature of beets, artichoke and

arugula

1 orange: generates fluids—base for blood, moves qi

This warm salad is a good way to move qi while nourishing blood—ideal for those with some

deficiency stagnation due to lack of blood. For patients with full heat LV yang, lightly steaming

instead of roasting might be a better approach for the vegetables, with raw arugula. To further

the blood nourishing aspect of this salad, adding some grass fed beef flank steak might make it a

complete meal.

Watermelon Champagne Sangria

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation

Watermelon Champagne Sangria

Makes 6 servings.
INGREDIENTS:

2 cups chopped seedless watermelon
1 seedless orange, peeled and broken into sections¨
1 apple, wedged
1 Asian pear, wedged
1 cup seedless grapes, cut into halves
1 bottle dry champagne of choice
DIRECTIONS:
Toss the fruit together in a bowl or pitcher. Pour the champagne over and let sit for at least 2 hours or more.

TCM analysis:
Watermelon: Sweet, cold. ST, HT, UB. Clears heat toxin, quenches thirst, relieves irritability, promotes urination.
Orange: Sweet, sour, cool. LV, LU, ST, UB. Clears heat, soothes LV, nourishes fluids.
Apple: Sweet, sour, cool. SP, ST, HT, LU. Supplements LU, SP, ST, moistens LU and LI, clears heat and promotes body fluids.
Asian pear — cold & sweet: generates fluids, calms HT, relieves restlessness, clears heat, detoxifies
Grapes: Sweet, sour, neutral. LV, KD, UB. Tonifies qi and blood, nourishes yin and body fluids, strengthens bone and tendon, promotes urination.
Champagne: Pungent, sweet, warm. ST, LV, HT. Expels cold, invigorates blood, stops pain.
Overall: Clears heat from HT. The heat from the wine is offset by the cooling nature of the fruits. Should be used in small quantities.

Arugula, Fennel, and Orange Salad

Categories: Liver Fire Rising

Arugula, Fennel, and Orange Salad

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 bunch arugula
2 orange, peeled and segmented
1 bulb fennel bulb, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sliced black olives

DIRECTIONS
Whisk together the honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; slowly add the olive oil while continuing to whisk.
Place the arugula in the bottom of a salad bowl; scatter the orange segments, fennel slices, and olives over the arugula; drizzle the dressing over the salad to serve.

Serves 6

Fennel – pungent & warm, SP/ST/LV/KD; disperses cold, rectifies qi, harmonizes ST
Orange – sweet, sour, cool; LV/LU/ST/UB; clears heat, soothes LV, nourishes fluids
Pepper – pungent, warm; ST/LI, warms MJ, descends ST qi, expels damp and cold
Lemon – sour, cool, astringent; benefits ST/LV, aids with indigestion
Honey – sweet, neutral; SP/LU/LI; nourishes MJ, moistens dryness
Arugula – sweet, bitter, cold; LU/ST/UB; clears heat, cools blood, promotes urination/lactation

How much wood could a Pig

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity

How much wood could a Pig
1 Orange
1/8 C Black Sesame Seeds
1 C Broccoli
2 T Brown Sugar
1 Lb Pork

TCM Analysis
Orange: Sweet, Sour, Cool; LV, LU, ST, UB; Clears heat, Soothes LV, Nourish fluids; LV Qi Stagnation, Loss of Body Fluids, Cough with sputum
Black Sesame: Sweet, Neutral; LV, KD, LU, LI; Nourish LV and KD, Moisten LI, Nourishes Jing and Marrow
Broccoli: Sweet, Sl. Bitter, Acrid, Cool; SP, LV; Nourishes LV blood, Strengthens SP, Clears heat; Poor Digestion, Inflammation; Poor Vision
Brown Sugar: Sweet, Warm; SP, ST, LV; Supplement MJ, Expels cold, Invigorates blood, Moves LV Qi; Menstrual Cramps, Post childbirth recovery
Pork: Sweet, Salty, Neutral; LV, SP, KD; Nourishes LV and KD, Boost Qi, blood and yin, Moistens dryness; General xu, Emaciation, Dryness, Anemia

Overall Intended Actions
Nourish and soothe the LV blood, Qi and Yin. Provide nourishment to muscles and sinews while moistening dryness and clearing heat. Each ingredient has a connection to the LV and most actions overlap. Individuals with LV type problems would benefit from this dish.

Spiced Wine

Categories: Bi Syndrome Cold, Blood Stasis, Heart Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Vacuity

8 cups Cabernet Sauvignon
½ cup sugar
8 sticks of cinnamon
4 slices of orange
1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
12 whole cloves

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

This recipe should not be used in excess, but this would be a very blood invigorating, warming recipe to get stagnancy moving- particularly if the patient is also experiencing cold symptoms.
Wine goes to the heart, stomach and liver. It expels cold, invigorates blood and stops pain. The cloves and cinnamon would add to the warming and circulating properties of this holiday specialty.