August 11, 2013

Nettle & Astragalus Soup (Huáng Qí 黃耆) to tonify Qi & Blood

Huang Qi - sticks

 Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Fresh Nettles (handle with gloves and tongs to avoid being stung)
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 leeks - cut into half moons
  • 2 cups broth, ideally home-made (vegetable or chicken)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 avocado
  • 5 small potatoes
  • 9 grams dried Astralagus Sticks (Huáng Qí 黃耆) or 1 TBS dried Astragalus pieces
  • 1 tsp fresh dill
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (Ròu Dòu Kòu)
  • 3 cloves of freshly, minced garlic (Dà Suàn),
  • Salt/ pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
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