To calm your Heart/Mind and re-build Yin and Blood, here are some delectable, easy-to-make recipes.
Create your favorite graham cracker crust or pastry covered with pie weights and baking paper and pre-bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix and pour into the pre-baked shell. For another 20 minutes bake at the same temperature. Cool for an hour and top with:
1 tsp. kudzu root or arrowroot
1 cup cherries
One half cup organic apple juice
A quarter tsp. of salt
A quarter cup of honey
Use a small saucepan to cook these ingredients together. Top cheesecake when thickened. Bring to room temperature.
Cherry Topping on Amasake Cheesecake
For Spleen Deficiency, the filling of sweet fermented rice can be an ideal tonic, while the cherries tonify Blood and Qi. It can also help cure rheumatic pain. It can also treat Blood Stagnation and Deficiency. Serves six to eight.
3 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups prepared Amasake (available in different flavors in natural food stores)
2.5 tsp. agar flakes (in natural food stores)
1 tsp. umeboshi paste (in Asian and natural food stores)
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. barley malt or honey
1 ½ cup filtered water
Walnuts and Shrimp in Sweet Rice Congee
While not considered a diuretic as regular rice, sweet rice can be safely eaten by people susceptible to increased urination; the shrimp benefits and tones Blood and Qi while walnuts tonify the nerves.
Seven to ten crushed walnuts
4 cups filtered water
15 dried shrimp, drained and soaked
1 cup sweet rice (in Asian stores)
Use a large pot to cook together all the ingredients, put heat on simmer and leave overnight or eight hours. Stir the pot in the morning and serve warm or hot with a no or little salt.
Walnut and Chicken Sauté
5 small pieces dried Chinese black fungus, slivered and soaked
4 Chinese dried mushrooms, slivered, stemmed, soaked
10 walnuts, quartered or halved
1 tsp. tamari
1 tsp. minced scallion
1 T. cooking sherry
1 small green minced Chile pepper,
1 egg white
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. fresh ginger, minced
½ tsp. unprocessed sugar or honey
½ to ¾ lb. chopped chicken meat (hormone-free)
½ cup toasted sesame seeds
Use hot water to soak walnuts until skins loosen. Peel the walnuts and with the chicken, fry the walnuts, one scrambled egg white, and the other ingredients in oil. Sauté for five to seven minutes and serve hot. Preparation time is thirty to forty minutes and serves two with rice.
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