March 20, 2012

Mung Bean Dessert – Healing Sweets (with Lu Dou)

Mung Beans clear and prevent 'summerheat' or sunstroke, for any of the following symptoms: aversion to heat, headache, thrist, dry lips, sweating, skin break-outs, scanty-dark urination and rapid pulse.  Mung beans also are a good antidote to reduce food or drug poisoning and therefore can be used to detoxify the body. In terms of Western pharmacology, mung beans possess antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, detoxicant and antimicrobial actions. Mung Bean Dessert - Serves 10

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March 10, 2012

Hyacinth Bean Hummus (Bái Biān Dòu 白扁豆)

Hyacinth is a beautiful, mild white bean with medicinal effects. It's claim to fame is that is can clear summerheat, especially for patterns with significant diarrhea or nausea/vomiting.  This bean can also strengthen the digestive energy and can be used for chronic diarrhea with loud stomach growling or leukorrhea from Spleen Qi Deficiency. This Hyacinth Bean dip is delicious and can be made like a Middle Eastern hummus.

Basic Ingredients:

  • ‘Bai Bian Dou’ Hyacinth Beans
  • Lemon Juice
  • Water (or broth)
  • oil (sesame, olive…)
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    February 29, 2012

    Spiced Mung Bean Dish to Clear Heat & Warm Simultaneously

    Mung Beans are a medicinal food.  They are cooling and can detoxify the body and reduce pathogenic heat contracted in the summertime.  Here we've added spicy-warm herbs to balance out the cool nature of the mung beans...


    • ∙ 2 cups organic wild blend brown rice
    • ∙ 2 cups of organic mung bean
    • ∙ 1 modest tablespoon each of powdered: turmeric, coriander, cumin, and ginger
    • ∙ 2 medium sized organic carrots, chopped
    • ∙ 2 medium sized pieces of burdock root, chopped
    • ∙ 1 turnip, chopped
    • ∙ ¼ tsp of salt
    • ∙ 9 cups of water (8 cups for mung bean & rice, 1 for vegetables)
    • Garnish / Condiment:
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    August 12, 2010

    Mung Bean Pancakes

    Mung beans clear heat (especially summer-heat) for thirst and irritibility and other symptoms of excess heat.  Mung beans also detoxify the body and can help clear out residues of pesticides stemming from eating too many non-organic foods.  The detoxification effects of mung beans can also treat the symptoms of food poisoning due to the consumption of spoiled food. Ingredients: 1 lb Dried Peeled Mung Beans 2 tsp Salt 1 cup of Chopped Shitake Mushrooms (optional) 1 cup of Chopped Scallions (optional) 1 lb Ground Beef or Pork or Chicken (optional) 1 cup of Kimchee (if you happened to have some for taste)

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