July 8, 2013

Nourishing Kidney Bean Soup with Goji Berries 枸杞子

Indian Cardamon Seed Pods & SeedsIngredients:
  • 1 cup Organic Dark Red Kidney Beans, soaked in water overnight (or three 15 oz. cans)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 TB, chopped scallion (Cong Bai)
  • 1 TB minced garlic (Da Suan)
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB butter
  • Ham Shank, (natural, uncured, fully cooked), cut bite-sized meat
  • ¼ C whole goji berries, (Gou Qi Zi 枸杞子)
  • 14 Green Cardamom pods (green Indian cardamon tastes best) slightly crack each pod.
  • 3 TB, fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • Pinch or so, cayenne pepper (Hua Jiao) – according to taste
 

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August 15, 2012

Cardamon & Orange Zest Cookies (Bai Dou Kou 白豆蔻 and Chen Pi 陳皮)

Indian Cardamon Pods This recipe includes Asian medicinal herbs that are good for digestion: 'Sha Ren' and 'Chen Pi'.  We study these herbs in the class Oriental Herbology II.  'Sha Ren' is in the category 'Aromatic Transform Damp' and 'Chen Pi' is in the category 'Regulate Qi'.

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