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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)


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

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 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

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

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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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

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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