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TCM Recipes

Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses food therapy which uses an awareness of how different foods affect the way our organs interact with our internal energy flows, our minds and emotions. One of the most important rules of TCM food therapy is to enjoy your meals and accept that food can make you feel great. You can use food to stop the hunger pains and to enjoy the taste in your mouth, or you can also use it to improve your health. So before you eat, think about how you feel and how you want to feel, and let tuning into the seasons and your body become your way of life.

(from Food For The Seasons – Eat Well and Stay Healthy the Traditional Chinese Way by Professor Lun Wong, Kath Knapsey – Availabe from Reception)

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“TCM is life medicine because it encompasses prevention and healing, mind, body and spirit.”
Professor Lun Wong

Beetroot, Seeds and Avocado Quinoa Salad

A colourful plant based salad that’s hearty enough to make a meal. Beetroot is sweet and strengthens the heart, calms the spirit, purifies the blood, clears and tones the liver, supports yin and regulates menstruation.
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Shiitake and Barley Soup with Root Veggie

This broth of shiitake mushroom and barley is a great base for sweet root vegetables – a very satisfying and hearty soup without being too heavy or rich.
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How to make Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is one of the oldest forms of preserving cabbage, traced back to the 4th century BC. During thefermentation of the cabbage, beneficial probiotics are produced that in turn feed the good bacteria...
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German Potato Salad

When potatoes are cooked through and then left to cool down, they form a firm texture which happens to be the resistant starch forming. Resistant starch is a prebiotic which is a type of fibre that is able to survive all the way to the colon...
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Healthy Hummus

Chickpeas are packed with nutrients, rich in plant based protein, full of fiber* which keeps you satiated and benefits your digestive health. Why is fiber so important for gut health?
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Porridge

Porridge is a great way to support and heal gut health –oats are high in soluble fibre, which is great for colon health! The more natural is always better - avoid gluten and dairy where you can especially important when healing your gut.
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LENTIL-WALNUT BAKE recipe

Lentil-Walnut Bake

This dish provides support to the heart and kidneys. Physically, it warms, strengthens and comforts. Emotionally, foods such as lentils and walnuts help us feel grounded and able to cope.
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POACHED PEARS

Poached Pears

Pears contain fibre which assists and sustains a healthy blood sugar level and promotes regularity. Pears are high inantioxidants, vitamin C (helping you to absorb iron), copper and folic acid.
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Stuffed Eggplants

Red capsicums are the colour of Summer. They reduce swelling and distention and promote circulation. Both eggplants and capsicums are good for the digestive system, but avoid eggplant in excessive amounts.
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Tabouli

Cracked wheat makes a change from consuming wheat in the form of bread or pasta. Wheat benefits the heart, spleen and kidneys and calms the spirit.
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ASPARAGUS AND BROCCOLI SOUP

Asparagus and Broccoli Soup

Trim woody ends from asparagus and dice them finely into small pieces. Do the same with the broccoli so it can cook through quickly and retain all the green freshness.
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Gluten Free & Vegan Banana Bread

There are a few extra ingredients included in this recipe that make it extra special such as vanilla extract, desiccated coconut, pecans and cinnamon.
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Chestnut & Pumpkin Soup

Chestnut season has arrived, hallelujah! These delicious nuts are low in calories and rich in minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients and an excellent source of dietary fibre.
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Vegetable Lasagne

This delicious recipe is definitely worthy of sharing. The stand out feature that makes it different from other lasagne recipes is the lemon ricotta to replace béchamel and a tasty tomato sauce full of capers and olives.
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Three Colour Noodle Seaweed salad

Seaweed is cooling in nature and is one of the most nutrient rich foods containing iodine, vitamin K, magnesium, iron, calcium and the B-vitamins folate, riboflavin and panthothenix acid.
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Spring Vegetable Coconut Curry Recipe

Spring Vegetable Coconut Curry Recipe

In a large skillet or wok, melt the coconut oil or ghee over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and cook for a minute...
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SHITAKE MUSHROOMS WITH TOFU

Shitake Mushrooms with Tofu

Shitake Mushrooms are good for the Stomach, blood and energy. Peas are an excellent toner for the Spleen in Spring.
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Spring green vegetable stir fry with lemon-ginger sauce

Savour all the flavours of spring in every bite with this elegant, seasonal stir fry.
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Benefits of Bone Broth

Medicinal Bone Broth Recipe Using Chinese Herbs

Place bones, vegetables, vinegar, bay leaf, peppercorns and garlic (if using) in a large soup pot.
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Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

Cover ingredients with filtered water and heat on low for 10-12 hours (the longer you cook, the more nutritious the broth), then strain.
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Medicine in a Cup

Boost your Qi & build blood with a Ginger & Garlic Soup that will help fight the cold, flu and sinus infection during the colder months!
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Basil & Tomato Salad

Eggplant's sweet, cooling nature makes it a good choice for a hot summer. The tomatoes and cheese add to this cooling effect.
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Cauliflower Soup

This dish helps remove stagnancy from the liver, improve mood and brighten the eyes, enhance energy levels, clear heat from the lungs and warm the body, especially the lower body.
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Basil & Tomato Soup

Basil is both cooling and drying. It's drying quality counteracts the dampening effect of the bocconcini. These are the several sour tastes here, including the tomatoes, olives and vinegar, which encourages energy down and enhances the cooling effect.
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Chicken Congee

Congee may be cooked to several different stages and textures depending on what your preference is. Sometimes broken rice is cooked for long periods of time, so the rice grains completely break down but some like the grains still very evident...
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Eggplant with Tomato and Basil

Eggplant's sweet, cooling nature makes it a good choice for a hot summer. The tomatoes and cheese add to this cooling effect.
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Miso Soup

Miso (pronounced mee-so) is a high-protein seasoning which is rich with antioxidants and protective fatty acids, and has a healthy dose of Vitamin E. It also boasts Vitamin B12, and has a nice selection of minerals to help boost and strengthen your immune system.
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