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Homemade Larabar Bites

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MISC: Blood Xu

Homemade Larabar Bites

http://taylormadeitpaleo.com/2013/04/18/homemade-paleo-larabar-bites/

Ingredients:

1 cup toasted peanuts

3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (you could also use unsweetened shredded coconut, same

thing!)

4 medjool dates, pitted

1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter

1 tbsp water

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture begins to stick together and all

ingredients are incorporated.

Roll into bite-sized balls, makes 16

Pattern: Blood deficiency, insomnia, Sp xu, blood xu dryness, insufficient lactation, heart

blood xu

Recipe analysis:

Peanuts: neutral and sweet, strengthen SP, regulates blood, promotes diuresis and lactation

Coconut: warm and sweet, strengthens body, activates heart function

Dates: sweet and warm, tonifies blood, anemia

This recipe is a kiss for your heart blood, it would be a great treat for those nearing the end of

their menstrual cycle, to replenish fluids and blood, and to keep everything calm. It might be good

to drink this with hibiscus or date tea to amplify the blood nourishing aspect of the snack.

Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce

Categories: Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Phlegm Heat

Roasted Asparagus with Peanut Sauce
(Serves 3)

1 lb. thin asparagus
1 Tbsp peanut oil
1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 tsp soy sauce
Water

Remove and discard bottom inch of asparagus stalk. Drizzle asparagus with oil, and sprinkle with garlic. Toss well so that all stalks are completely covered with oil, and then spread out on a baking sheet. Roast at 450, stirring asparagus occasionally, until it starts to brown (about 15 min). Mix remaining ingredients well, and add enough water so that it becomes pourable (about 2 Tbsp). Place asparagus on serving dish and drizzle with sauce.

TCM Analysis:
Asparagus: cool, sweet, bitter, clears heat, clears LU, detoxifies, promotes blood circulation
Peanut: neutral, sweet, improved appetite, lubricates LU, regulate blood, promote diuresis, strengthen SP, aid in lactation
Lime: sour, astringent, cleanse blood, resolves phlegm
Soy: cool, sweet, clear heat, detoxifies, eases urination, lubricates LU & LI, excellent protein source