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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

Spring green vegetable stir fry with lemon-ginger sauce

Savour all the flavours of spring in every bite with this elegant, seasonal stir fry. Lemon, ginger and green seasonal vegetables are our recommendations for Spring meals to help strengthen the liver (the organ associated with Spring). The unpredictable weather in the Spring time means we need to continue to
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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 Broth Recipe Using Chinese Herbs

Heat on low for 10-12 hours then strain. Add Chinese herbs to broth for the last hour of cooking.
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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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