“You come here to learn how to enjoy life. You have to discover you are sleeping under a diamond and don’t know it.“ - Nan Lu

CABBAGE AND RICEEating cabbage is a great way to clean the digestive system. It is also thought of as a detoxifier. During the fall season, eat plenty of fresh cabbage and try adding any leftover leaves to a soup mix.
HONEY PUMPKIN BREADPumpkin is a versatile food that can be baked, boiled, roasted and made into breads or pies. Pumpkin and its seeds are an excellent food to support the digestive system.
QUINOA BOWL WITH SEASONAL VEGETABLESQuinoa along with the selected vegetables will support the Earth element and help the digestive system flow. Quinoa is a protein that can help you build energy and fight off fatigue.
OATMEAL AND FRESH APPLESThis warming breakfast allows the digestive system to wake-up gently setting the tone for the rest of your day. Add other fruits if you like for variety.
Dragon’s Way® TreatsThis all time favorite was developed 20 years ago for Dragon's Way participants. The ingredients support Kidney function, and are a good source of protein.
TOMATO RICE BOWLThis satisfying dish is also easy to make with left over veggies. Begin with rice and add any vegetables or seasonings for that you're craving today.
RICE PILAF MEDLYRice is satisfying dish that has supported civilizations for thousands of years. Adding quinoa and pine nuts offer a protein source to support immune health.
TOASTED WALNUTSWalnuts are a great source of protein and support Kidney function and are great to improve your memory. By baking them before eating, the nuts become more easily digestible and release more of their healing essence.
CREATIVE BARLEY CEREALChinese pearl barley is beneficial for skin and digestive issues. Chinese red dates also benefit the digestive organs and boost production of qi and blood.
BLACK BEANS AND RICEThis warm and satisfying dish will support your Kidney function and provides an anti-inflammatory effect.
SOOTHING OATMEAL WITH CRANBERRIES AND NUTSOatmeal is a great way to start your day. Eating warm foods is beneficial for your Stomach. The addition of nuts, such as walnuts, provides a healing essence to support your body.
BARLEY WITH CINNAMON AND PEACHESChinese pearl barley is a versatile food recommended in our Dragon’s Way ®program that contains anticancer and anti-obesity properties. It is also very beneficial for skin and digestive issues.
OATMEAL WITH FRESH BERRIESOatmeal is a great way to start your day. Fresh berries with their sweet and sour taste offer the digestive system good support.
AVOCADO AND QUINOA SALADAvocado and quinoa make a nice duo to support the Stomach and Liver function. You can double the recipe and enjoy leftovers!
MANGO PEACH OATMEALMake this hearty breakfast on Monday and enjoy it throughout the week. The warming oats are a wonderful way to start your day, and the mangoes and peaches give your Stomach an added boost.
BARLEY AND RED DATE CEREAL WITH PINE NUTSA favorite and versatile food recommended in our Dragon’s Way program, Chinese pearl barley (also called Job’s tears or coix seed) has been proven to contain anticancer and anti-obesity properties. It is also very beneficial for skin and digestive issues. Chinese red dates (Da Zao or jujubes) also benefit the digestive organs and boost production of qi and blood. You can purchase Chinese pearl barley as well as Chinese red dates at your local Asian market.
MASTER LU’S NOODLESServed warm or cold as leftovers, this satisfying dish is good for your Stomach and Kidney energy. For this recipe, use thin spaghetti cooked al dente.
YUMMY NOODLESPine nuts enhance this dish and strengthen Kidney function, while garlic enhances Liver and Stomach health.
KALE AND KIDNEY BEAN PASTAKidney beans and kale are beneficial for the heart – here’s an easy pasta dish to incorporate both of these healing foods for heart health!
DANDELION PESTO PASTADandelion greens have been used for thousands of years in China for supporting and detoxifying the Liver, and garlic also helps to support Liver and Stomach health. Pine nuts support the Liver’s “mother,” the Kidney (according to Five Element Theory). This pesto is great tossed with pasta and additional toasted pine nuts and roasted vegetables such as cauliflower (for the Kidney) or zucchini (for the Liver)! It can also be great spread on crunchy thin crust, topped with thinly sliced veggies and baked for a pesto pizza!
DRAGON’S WAY FIVE ELEMENT FRIED RICE RECIPEIf you enjoy cooking food the Dragon’s Way, this recipe is a fun and uncomplicated one to try, especially if you have leftover rice and veggies in the refrigerator! It takes some prepping in terms of chopping (and preparing the black rice beforehand if you don’t have any leftovers), but once you have all the ingredients assembled, it is easy to prepare and just as easy to eat.
GARLICKY CORN PILAFLooking for a creative way to use up the vegetables in your fridge? Try adding them to your rice or pasta dishes for healing benefits. White rice is a centuries-old staple for most Asian countries because of its special healing essence for Stomach function. Paired with garlic, the zucchini in this rice pilaf gives your Liver function a boost. As a sweet, yellow vegetable, corn supports your Stomach function. Mushrooms are used to cleanse the body and have an overall healing benefit.
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