Recipes

Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus

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Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus

Traditional Chinese Medicine Properties: Cooling, strengthens spleen and stomach function, tonifies chi, clears heat, detoxifying. My favorite way to make this recipe is to roast twice (or even 4 times) the amount of sweet potatoes the night before and have them for dinner. Then, the next day, I take the left-over sweet potatoes, make the hummus, and the whole process only takes about ten minutes! Ingredients: 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch pieces (about 2 cups) 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided salt and pepper, to taste 1 can organic chickpeas (about 2 cups), drained and liquid...

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Auspicious 88 Clove Garlic and Ginger Soup

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Auspicious 88 Clove Garlic and Ginger Soup

Traditional Chinese Medicine Properties: Warming, stimulates the immune system, supports the lungs, supports digestion and a healthy stomach and spleen, anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic.   Don’t let the sheer volume of garlic in this recipe intimidate you. It is a smooth soup with a mild, deep flavor that is easy to digest. The garlic mellows and combines with the other ingredients to turn into something wonderful. This soup is super-powerful and perfect for when that crummy feeling seems like it just won’t go away.   Ingredients: 44 cloves of garlic peeled 44 cloves of garlic unpeeled 1 cup white onion, minced 1/2...

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Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

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Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

The title of this recipe may make it sound challenging but it comes together very easily. It's perfect for when you're feeling tired or rundown. And it's fun to have an elegant breakfast without breaking a sweat.   Traditional Chinese Medicine Properties: Warming, supports a healthy spleen and stomach, blood building, supports healthy kidneys and liver. INGREDIENTS: 6 whole eggs 1 large sweet potato, washed and peeled ½ cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk 2 tsp olive oil 1 cup sliced mushrooms ¼ cup diced onion 3 cups fresh spinach 1 tsp garlic powder salt & pepper to taste PREPARATION:...

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Instant Pot/Slow-Cooker Lentil and Quinoa Stew

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Instant Pot/Slow-Cooker Lentil and Quinoa Stew

This is one of my go-to meals when I'm feeling a little run-down. It's quick to prepare and doesn't require a lot of energy. It's all in one pot. And it really helps me feel more solid and grounded.   Traditional Chinese Medicine Properties: Warming thermal nature. Reduces dampness. Supports the kidneys. Tonifies the stomach and spleen.     INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar 1 Red Onion, diced 4 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 Bell Pepper, Red, diced 1 teaspoon Salt 1 Sweet Potato, cubed 1 teaspoon Black Pepper 1 cup Lentils, red, dry 1 cup raw...

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Cheesy, Dairy-free Root Vegetable Lasagna

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Cheesy, Dairy-free Root Vegetable Lasagna

Traditional Chinese Medicine Properties: Warming thermal nature, Spleen/Stomach supportive, blood-building, Lung supportive, Kidney supportive.   This lasagna takes a little time to assemble, but I love that you can do it ahead of time and just bake it when you’re ready. It's very hearty and will make both vegetarians and non-vegetarians very happy. I included instructions for meat and meatless alike. When it comes to the lasagna noodles, I found some that are “ready-to-bake” at my local grocery store. Given that we don’t get the widest selection here in SE Louisiana, I’m sure you’ll be able to find them just...

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