Dragon’s Way Qigong® focuses on creating body-mind-spirit wellness through Qigong movements and an eating-for-healing plan. Although most of us know the benefit of eating seasonal, fresh produce, it’s often hard to find the time to cook. The idea of preparing a fresh meal while still completing everything on your daily list is often a daunting task.

We’re here to help!

These 10 easy-to-make Dragon’s Way Qigong recipes each have a prep time of 10 minutes or less. Click here to find these delicious and easy recipes (and many more!)

These simple recipes use ingredients from your local store or Asian market. Buy pre-washed and pre-chopped items to save time or spend a few minutes the night before chopping veggies and putting them into zip top bags.

 

1. Wok-Up Veggie Melange

– Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a very hot wok or skillet. Add diced garlic and ginger and a dash of salt. Stir until fragrant.
– Add chopped broccoli (alone or with other favorite vegetables) and stir-fry until fully cooked, yet still crispy.
– Season with any of the following: salt and pepper, mushroom powder or cooking wine, to taste.
– For variety: add bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, or a dash of teriyaki or oyster sauce.

 

2. Simple Fried Rice

– Sauté chopped celery, onion, zucchini and carrot in vegetable oil with scallion or garlic for about 5-6 minutes.
– Add leftover rice and mix until heated through.
– Season with pepper, soy sauce, mushroom powder and cooking wine to taste.

 

3. Quick Vegetable Soup

– Boil a pot of water or vegetable broth.
– Meanwhile, stir-fry chopped veggies (such as baby bok choy, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms) with oil, salt and garlic in a wok or skillet. Add the vegetables to the pot.
– Then add mushroom powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
– If you desire a more hearty soup, add a beaten egg, leftover pasta, rice or beans, and cook until heated through.

 

4. Broiled Eggplant

– Slice an eggplant into ¼-inch slices and brush with vegetable oil on both sides.
– Broil or grill for about 8 to 10 minutes until fork-tender.
– Top with pre-made hummus, bruschetta or eggplant dip, and chopped parsley or cilantro.

 5. Dressed-Up Tofu

– Steam cubed firm or extra-firm organic tofu for 8 minutes.
– Top with red pepper sauce or other pre-made condiment (olive tapenade, artichoke spread, bruschetta or caponata), sliced scallions, parsley, and avocado slices.

6. Miso Soup

– Heat a pot of water and add miso paste to taste. (Don’t let the miso come to a boil!)
– Add chopped leafy greens, such as baby bok choy or spinach for one or two minutes.
– Just before serving, add a handful of chopped scallions.

 

7. Savory Soba Noodles

– Boil and fully drain soba noodles and place in a serving dish.
– Mix in a dash or two of toasted sesame oil.
– Top with chopped boiled okra, peas, bonito flakes and soyu (Japanese dipping sauce), to taste.

 

8. Chinese Cucumber Salad

– Slice English (peeled) or Kirby cucumbers into bite size pieces.
– Combine well with minced garlic, mushroom powder, salt, sugar, rice vinegar and cooking wine, to taste.
– Add a small dash of sesame oil before serving.
– For variety, add diced red pepper or hearts of palm.

 

9. Fennel and Celery Sauté

– Slice celery and fennel into bite-sized pieces.
– Flash-fry in olive oil with a dash of salt.
– Add a small amount of olive oil or rice vinegar, to taste, and top with canned mandarin oranges for sweetness.

 

10. Sumptuous Seaweed Salad

– Reconstitute a handful of mixed seaweed (you can buy dried seaweed salad mix or use wakame) by soaking in warm water for 6 to 8 minutes, then drain the seaweed well and place in a serving bowl.
– Meanwhile, make the dressing: 1 tablespoon each rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar; 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, salt to taste, ½ teaspoon ginger juice, toasted sesame seeds, and 1 finely chopped scallion.
– Add dressing to the drained seaweed.
– For variety, add a dash of sweet Korean hot sauce.

 

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