“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.

POTATO LEEK SOUPThis recipe relies on starchy potatoes for creaminess, instead of heavy cream. Warming and satisfying, it's the perfect accompaniment to some sautéed vegetables or a small piece of fish.
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.
YELLOW SPLIT PEA SOUPSplit pea soup is great to strengthen the digestive system, helps with constipation and is beneficial in strengthening bones.
HEARTY LENTIL SOUPThis hearty soup is a perfect component to your winter dinner repertoire. Feel free to substitute other vegetables (such as potatoes, tomatoes, and asparagus) for the spinach, or replace the spinach with kale.
VEGETABLE BROTHThis simple, warming vegetable broth is extremely versatile and can be made with virtually any vegetables you have in the refrigerator. If you only like to eat broccoli crowns, use the stems in the soup. If you have tomatoes, chop them up and toss them in. If you don't like mushrooms, leave them out. The recipe listed here is only a guide.
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.
CLAM CHOWDERTry this healthy and simple version of an all-time favorite!
WARM PEAR SOUPPears are an excellent source of support for healthy Lung function. By warming up the pears, the digestive system is also gaining support.
SIMPLE NOODLES WITH VEGETABLE SOUPThis simple noodle soup is a cinch to prepare. Add shrimp and garnish with your favorite fresh herbs for a special meal, or keep it simple, with just the broth, noodles, and greens.
VEGETABLE KIDNEY BEAN SOUPCurl up with a hot bowl of this warming vegetable soup on a cold, winter day. And don't fret if you don't have all of the ingredients on hand. You can get creative with this recipe and add (or subtract) according to your preferences.
ESCAROLE BEAN SOUPThis deliciously simple soup can be made in just a few minutes. Enjoy its warm, healing essence with every spoonful!
PUMPKIN SOUPPumpkin's anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, immunity-boosting and weight loss promoting properties make this vegetable a nutritional powerhouse and Asian food-as-medicine favorite. Be sure to save the seeds to roast as a salty, crunchy snack, packed with tons of healing essence!
MISO SOUPThis easy soup allows you to make a flavorful soup in less than 10 minutes that is chock full of greens and seaweed. Miso has long been revered in Asian cultures for its powerful health benefits.
WATERMELON GAZPACHOFor a sweet and savory soup, try this no-cook chilled cucumber and watermelon soup. For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has used watermelon to cool sunburns, reduce fevers, promote urination, rehydrate the body’s fluids, and clear toxins. Cucumbers perform similar functions.
MUNG BEAN CEREALMung beans are a great detoxifier of the Stomach and Liver. Chinese red dates add a natural sweetness to this recipe and support your Stomach energy.
CABBAGE SOUPMany people today eat cabbage to aid in weight loss, but did you know it also helps clear toxins from the body? This easy-to-make recipe supports your Liver, Stomach and Lung function, all key to healthy digestion.
SWEET AND SOOTHING SOUPThis soup is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and it is so simple to make! Yellow mung beans support Stomach function and help guide toxins out of the body.
TEN MINUTE TARO AND LEEK SOUPTaro root is harvested in the fall and is great to promote a healthy digestive system. The leeks will support your Liver while seaweed will help the Kidney.
AZUKI RED BEAN SOUP WITH LOTUS SEED AND TANGERINE PEELRed bean soup is both a popular snack and a sweet dessert soup. Azuki beans benefit the heart and aid digestion, relieves edema, invigorates blood circulation, promotes urination, and clears heat. Balancing the function of the Spleen and Stomach, tangerine peel, also called Mandarin peel, is helpful for balancing Qi, or vital energy. Tangerine peel’s warm essence helps to clear phlegm and eliminate dampness in the Stomach and upper abdominal area. Lotus seeds nourish and calm the Heart, strengthen the digestive organs, and benefits the Kidneys. Azuki beans, dried lotus seeds, and dried tangerine peel are commonly sold in plastic bags in Chinese or Asian markets.
KALE AND LENTIL SOUPThis soup is warming on a cold winter afternoon. It can be easily made with either leftovers or fresh ingredients in just about fifteen minutes. Kale’s bitter taste is beneficial to the Heart. In addition, mushrooms help cleanse the body and lentils help remove dampness, leading to better digestion and energy flow.
SWEET PEANUT SOUPThe sweetness of the rock candy and the peanuts both support the digestive system. Because peanuts grow in the earth, they benefit the Stomach and Spleen, the organs associated with the Earth element in Five Element Theory.
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