“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

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

VERSATILE MUSHROOM SOUPUse this recipe as a base for soup and add your favorite greens. Leftovers can be used to create yet another versatile soup! TCM looks to mushrooms to enhance immunity.
LUFFA GOURD WITH RICE CAKE SOUPThis recipe was made with Luffa gourd, the kind that produces luffa (loofah) sponges! You will find these light green gourds in the Asian markets, late summer into fall so its a perfect food for that time of year.
POACHED EGG OVER QUINOIEggs are a perfect balance of yin and yang. Here’s a satisfying breakfast or brunch with this amazing message.
TARO ROOT SIDE DISHSimilar to the potato in texture, taro has a sweet and pungent taste, and packs more benefits. It is beneficial to the digestive system and the Lung/Large Intestine as well. Try this simple recipe.
SUMMER CORN SALADCorn is a great summer food and supports the digestive system. Save the corn silk from your corn cobs! When boiled, these fibers create a delicious tea to help rebalance your digestive system.
FRESH PEA SOUPEnjoy this light soup which is so good for your Liver and Kidney.
FIVE ELEMENT BEAN SOUPAll the five elements are in this soup. Can you name them? Enjoy this sweet soup for breakfast or dinner.
GINGER, SCALLION TEAThis old time remedy will help you when you're feeling ike you've caught a cold.
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.
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!
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.
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