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Recipes

Eating for healing is an exciting way to nurture your body. Foods are selected for their energetic abilities to enhance the body.

FIVE ELEMENT BEAN SOUPAll the five elements are in this soup. Can you name them? Enjoy this sweet soup for breakfast or dinner.
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.
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.
BRAISED FENNEL WITH MEYER LEMONFennel will help warm up the body while the addition of lemon will support healthy Liver function. Together these two foods help the digestive system.
LOTUS SEED SOUPLotus seed supports healthy Lung function and the red dates will support the Stomach and Spleen function. Enjoy the sweet and nutty flavor!
QUINOA WITH MAPLE SYRUP AND NUTSQuinoa is a great source of protein and helps support healthy Kidney function. Its versatility makes Quinoa a great choice for breakfast, as a base for vegetables bowls and for use in soups.
QUINOA VEGGIE BOWLCooking is a creative process. Save time, money and energy by repurposing your leftovers into a delicious meal.
OATMEAL WITH SWEET STRAWBERRIESThe warmth of the oatmeal allows the digestive system to process nutrients more efficiently. Strawberries have many health benefits but are especially good to calm a cough and cool the Lung. The almonds support healthy Lung function.
BASIC QUINOA RECIPEQuinoa is a wonderful source of protein and can be made in larger batches for creative cooking.
CongeeDress up this classic white rice porridge with your favorite veggie, egg or meat.
PERSIMMON WITH PLUMS AND WALNUTSPersimmons and plums support the digestive system. Be sure to eat this in fall as it also helps to prevent seasonal coughs and colds.
WARM FRESH FRUIT COMPOTE WITH NUTSThis is a delicious way to enjoy your fresh summer produce. Eating warm foods, especially in the morning, is beneficial for your Stomach--and the rest of your body, too!
BAKED COD WITH TOMATOES AND SCALLIONSCod, with tomatoes and parsley offer a fresh boost to the body. The fish will support Kidney function while the other ingredients continue to support the digestive system.
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