“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

Recipes

Foods are selected for their healing essence and ability to support specific organ function.

GINGER, SCALLION TEAThis old time remedy will help you when you're feeling ike you've caught a cold.
MUSHROOM & TOMATO SOUPMushrooms have been used medicinally as a healing food for centuries and are known to boost the immune system. Tomatoes are helpful in cooling the body and in clearing toxins. As a combo, they are a powerful meal to support the body.
AVOCADO SOUPThis garden fresh soup is a welcome treat. Avocados and tomatoes have a cooling essence and are good for the digestive system. Avocados are great when experiencing hot flashes, dry skin and constipation.
EASY SOUPSometimes you just need to make a quick meal! Add fish or left over chicken for a protein boost. The warming essence of this meal will support your digestive system. Add some fish or chicken for a protein boost.
MUSSEL SOUPHere’s a simple soup to support Kidney function and fortify the body’s energy.
RED LENTIL SOUPRed lentils help to regulate water and tonify Qi. They support the Kidney, Heart, Stomach and Spleen.
CHICKPEA AND CABBAGE SOUPThe lowly cabbage is inexpensive and widely available all year round. It has a multitude of health benefits from the Eastern as well as the Western perspective. Known for its ability to cleanse the body and support cardiovascular health, it is a TCM remedy for colds and constipation. Chickpeas are a super food for digestion. Per TCM, they strengthen the spleen and heart and help clear dampness from the body.
CHINESE BARLEY AND MUSHROOM SOUPChinese barley is one of the best foods for healthy digestive system support while mushrooms have a cleansing action and help the immune system. Here are two ways to prepare this nourishing and balancing soup.
GINGER SCALLION UDON NOODLE SOUPGinger and scallion together are a great cold fighting remedy. Bone broth supports the Kidney and with the udon noodles, this soup is super healthy and comforting in winter weather. Buy udon noodles at an Asian grocery store or use leftover spaghetti as an alternative.
SPICY BREAKFAST BARLEY & MUNG BEANSThis breakfast cereal of Chinese barley, millet and mung beans is so good for your digestive system. The chili bamboo shoots, available in most Asian markets, will add a burst of flavor and is also good for digestion. Extra bonus - the spicy flavor supports the lung!
EGGPLANT STEWEggplant is good for Liver function, and with the herbs and spices, this stew will warm the body and support digestion.
SHRIMP AND VEGETABLE SOUPShrimp aids in warming the body and enhancing Kidney energy. Winter is the Kidney’s season, so a perfect time to have it. Adding ginger enhances it’s warming essence.
FENNEL NOODLE SOUPA delicious and quick soup, it’s warm and nurturing and perfect for the winter months. Supports healthy Kidney, Lung and Liver function.
SWEET BARLEY CEREALChinese barley and brown sugar both support a healthy digestive system. Cook with almonds for additional Lung support.
SAVORY MUNG BEAN SOUP ITALIAN STYLEMild tasting mung beans are a super food! Their many health benefits include their ability to fight inflammation and detox the body. Adding Italian herbs will aid digestion as well as enhance the immune system.
KABOCHA WITH GINGERKabocha is an excellent food to support the digestive system. Add ginger for additional digestive benefits. No need to waste any part of the Kabocha.  Bake the strips in a 350 oven.  Drizzle honey and sprinkle brown sugar on the strips before baking. Bake for 25 minutes.
SNOW PEA GREENSDelicious and easy to make, this dish supports healthy Liver function, ease digestive issues and helps to promote urination.
GARLIC ROASTED RADISHRadishes are a must for anyone who wants to improve their digestive system and support healthy Lung function.
MELON AND CHOICE OF NUTSThe cooling essence of melons make this a great meal for the summer.  Melons have a long growing season which allows them to absorb all the elements in nature.
LEMON AND MINT WATERCleanse and cool your body while you stimulate your Liver with this refreshing Lemon and Mint Water. No refrigeration needed.
TOMATO BASIL PASTAPasta soothes the Stomach with tomatoes and basil help the Heart and Liver. This delicious dish is also good leftover and served at room temperature.
LEAFY GREEN SALAD WITH WARM GRAINSColorful, delicious and nutritious! Our goal was to reduce the cold essence that normally impacts the digestive system by eating too many salads.
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