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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June 20, 2012

Sesame Seed Squares (Sweet Medicine Dessert)

Sesame As Medicine

Black sesame seeds strengthen vitality and longevity.  To reap the benefits, they should be used frequently over a long period of time.  Like most seeds, black sesame seeds are moistening to the body's resources.  They also can strengthen the tissues of the low back and knees, keep the hair strong and nourish the ears (all kidney organ/channel functions).  They can also the moisten the bowels for constipation (unless they are toasted, which will diminish this oily quality).

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January 21, 2012

The Five Main Zang Organs and Their Beneficial Foods

For the HEART: Beets Hibiscus Black cherries Black cherry juice Apricot Red Clover Glutinous rice

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