“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.

ZUCCHINI OMELETTEEggs are a wonderful source of protein and support Kidney and Stomach function as well as nurture the blood. Most importantly, eggs contain all the energetic "Message of Life".
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.
EGG DROP SOUPWith one tomato and an egg you can make a nutritious soup that's fast, low cost and good for your heart and kidney function. Join our Qi and Soup Winter program to learn more about the healing essence of foods. https://www.tcmworld.org/health/seasonal-programs/winter-2022/
STEAMED MUSSELSThis dish includes three warming foods: mussels, fennel, and scallions. Mussels support the body and build Kidney Qi while Fennel helps warm cold conditions in the body. Scallions are also warming and benefit the Lung.
LAMB CHOPSLamb has very beneficial healing properties. It benefits the Kidney and helps promote Qi and better blood circulation.
BLACK BEANS AND RICEThis warm and satisfying dish will support your Kidney function and provides an anti-inflammatory effect. Save your energy. Double the recipe for extra meals.
SHRIMP AND KALE SKILLETThis simple dish would be a great one to serve to guests. It's colorful, sweet, savory, and simply delicious!
MINESTRONE SOUPThis hearty soup is just what you need to warm up on a chlly day!
NUTTY ZUCCHINI BOATSZucchini with walnuts supports various organs from different perspectives. Zucchini moistures the Lung and Large Intestine, while the walnuts support healthy Kidney and brain function.
ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON MARINADEAsparagus root has been used as a healing herb for centuries. The food itself is a great way to support your Kidney function.
BAKED ASPARAGUSAsparagus root has been used as an herb for centuries. Its healing properties make it a wonderful food choice to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as support Kidney function.
CUCUMBER AND BEAN SALADCucumbers add a refreshing component to any meal. They also grow on vines so they have the same personality as Liver energy!
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.
SIMPLE BROTHMaking soup can be super-simple! In the time it takes water to boil, your broth is complete. Use this broth as a base for any soup you can dream up. Your Kidney will thank you!
SEAFOOD AND VEGETABLE SOUPThis simple, warming soup is a great way to boost your Kidney energy. It can be adjusted according to your personal tastes.
CHICKEN BROTH SOUPThe Kidney is the organ associated with the winter season. During this season, bone soups and seafood are important ways to support your body and build strong Kidney function.
BEEF BONE BROTHThe Kidney is the powerhouse of the body, supplying reserve energy to any organ running low on Qi. The season associated with the Kidney is the Winter so it’s especially important to conserve energy during this time of the year. The bone is the tissue associated with the Kidney, so eating or drinking bone broths will give your body a much-needed boost.
LEMON SHRIMP SAUTEAccording to the Five Element Theory, the Kidney is associated with the water element. Foods from the ocean support healthy Kidney function. The Kidney is also known as the mother of the Liver. When the mother is balanced, the child will receive the benefits.
VEGETABLE KIDNEY BEAN SOUPCurl up with a hot bowl of this warming vegetable soup on a cold, winter day. Get creative with this recipe and add (or subtract) according to your preferences. We love Kidney beans especially during the winter months. The shape of the bean resembles your kidney's. No accidents that the bean resonates with the Kidney.
PEARLED STRING BEANSString beans resonate with the essence of the Liver. Since they grow on vines, the vines represent the ability to move upward in an unrestricted manner. The pearled onions support your Stomach and Spleen and the pine nuts boost your Kidney energy.
CRAB STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATSCrab, like all other seafood, supports your Kidney function. In addition to the benefits received from the vegetables in these crab cakes—the colorful peppers support your Heart, Stomach, and Spleen—the addition of zucchini gives your Liver an added boost.
SPICED CAULIFLOWERA warming dish for fall, cauliflower helps support your Kidney function, while turmeric and other warming spices give an extra boost to your Stomach.
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