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Breakfast Quinoa

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Water Overflow, Kidney Yang Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Fluid Xu

Breakfast Quinoa

Ingredients
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
4 tablespoons dry milk (** you can omit this ingredient and just use 2 cups of milk to begin with, or just use water)
zest and juice of 1/2 orange
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and cubed
1/3 cup dried cranberries
pecans
Rinse quinoa in a fine strainer. Add to a pot with water and dry milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the grain is cooked through.
Combine quinoa with the rest of the ingredients.
You can serve this dish hot or cold. Add a bit of sugar if you like your breakfast on a sweeter side. Try to experiment with different dried fruit!

Analysis:
Quinoa — sweet, warming, tonifies qi, strengthens spleen,warms yang, relieves internal coldness
Milk — sweet, neutral, supplements qi, nourishes blood, moistens dryness
Apple — goes to heart, spleen, stomach and lung, clears heat, promotes body fluids, supplements lung, spleen, stomach, moistens lung and LI
Orange — cool, sweet and sour, lubricates lungs, resolves mucus, increase appetite, strengthens spleen, quenches thirst,promotes body fluids
Cranberry — sour cooling, promotes urination, relieves painful urination, strengthens kidneys and reproductive system
Pecans- sweet, slightly warm, tonifies qi, strengthens lung, stops cough, strengthens kidney, promotes bowel movement

Celery Cherry Salad

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Celery Cherry Salad

Serving Size 2-3

3/4 cup sliced celery- ton KD, Ton SP/ST
1/3 cup dried sweet cherries- Ton SP, Stim Appetite, Ton Yin
1/3 cup frozen green peas, thawed- Ton MJ,
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley- Food Stagnation, Regulates Qi
1 tablespoon chopped pecans, toasted- Ton Qi, Ton LU, Ton KD
1 1/2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise-
1 1/2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice- Ton Yin, Reg LV, Harmon ST
1/8 teaspoon salt- Ton KD
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper- Helps with Diarreha

This Recipe supports a Kidney- Spleen Xu Pattern.

Directions
In a medium bowl, combine the celery, cherries, peas, parsley and pecans. Stir in the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Chill before serving

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

Categories: Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Lung Fluid Xu, Spleen Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

From http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/warm-and-nutty-cinnamon-quinoa-recipe.html

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe

I used a red quinoa here, but you can use whatever kind you like, white/buff colored seems to be the most common. Also, a few notes and tips from the book: low-fat soy milk may replace the low fat milk, blueberries may replace the blackberries, dark honey may replace the agave nectar, and walnuts may replace the pecans.

1 cup organic 1% low fat milk
1 cup water
1 cup organic quinoa, (hs note: rinse quinoa)
2 cups fresh blackberries, organic preferred
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted*
4 teaspoons organic agave nectar, such as Madhava brand

Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Stir in blackberries and cinnamon; transfer to four bowls and top with pecans. Drizzle 1 teaspoon agave nectar over each serving.

Serves 4.

*While the quinoa cooks, roast the pecans in a 350F degree toaster oven for 5 to 6 minutes or in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes.

Analysis – Warms and nourishes the SP/ST, moistens LU and LI

Celery cherry salad

Categories: Salad, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

 

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Celery Cherry Salad

Serving Size 2-3

3/4 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup dried sweet cherries
1/3 cup frozen green peas, thawed
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped pecans, toasted
1 1/2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions
In a medium bowl, combine the celery, cherries, peas, parsley and pecans. Stir in the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Chill before serving

This Recipe supports a Kidney- Spleen Xu Pattern.

celery- ton KD, Ton SP/ST
cherries- Ton SP, Stim Appetite, Ton Yin
green peas, thawed- Ton MJ
parsley- Food Stagnation, Regulates Qi
pecans- Ton Qi, Ton LU, Ton KD
mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice- Ton Yin, Reg LV, Harmon ST
salt- Ton KD
black pepper- Helps with Diarrhea