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Congee
1. Soak Quan See, Huai Shan, Lian Zi and Bai Bian Dou in water for 2hrs
2. Rinse Fu Ling, Yi Mi, Dang Shen and Bai Zhu. Wash rice.3. Boil water. Add all ingredients (except rice). Cook for 40 minutes. Remove Dang Shen and Bai Zhu. Put into rice and cook until it is porridge consistency. Season with sugar. Serve
Functions : It benefits the Spleen and Stomach, cures Asthenia and stops diarrhoea.
Warming : Those with Yin-Asthenia and those who feel thirsty due to dryness should use in moderation...
Tea
1. Rinse and drain the root of Dang Gui and red dates. Pit the dates
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in all the ingredients. Stream for 1 hour. Cool before serving.
Effects : It nourishes and revitalize blood, rid wind and stop pain. It is also good for treating weak vital energy and blood, headache, blur vision and lack of skin radiance...
Soups
1. Wash pork and cut into pieces.
2. Wash pork, Huai Shan, Rou Cong Rou and Quan See. Put them into a pot with water and bring to the boil.
3. Add pork and cook until it reduces to 2 bowls. Season with salt and serve.
Function : It benefits the Spleen and Stomach, nourishes the Lungs and the Yin, and reduces body odour...
Herbal Soups
1. Put chicken into boiling water to cook for 5 mins. Take out and wash with cool water.
2. Add 4 to 6 bowls of water to boil for 30secs and then cook for another 3 hrs at low heat.
Note : Good for general body nourishment. Good for deficiencies in blood, vital energy and menstruation...
 
Congee Recipes from Asia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Super Admin   
Saturday, 10 April 2010 19:58

1) Eight-Treasure Congee Recipe

Ingredients :
6g Quan See, 6g Huai Shan
6g Fu Ling, 6g lotus seeds (Lian Zi)
6g  Yi Mi, 6g Bai Bian Dou
6g Dang Shen, 6g Bai Zhu
150g rice, 12 bowls water

 

 

Method:
1. Soak Quan See, Huai Shan, Lian Zi and Bai Bian Dou in water for 2hrs
2. Rinse Fu Ling, Yi Mi, Dang Shen and Bai Zhu. Wash rice.
3. Boil water. Add all ingredients (except rice). Cook for 40 minutes. Remove Dang Shen and Bai Zhu. Put into rice and cook until it is porridge consistency. Season with sugar. Serve

Functions : It benefits the Spleen and Stomach, cures Asthenia and stops diarrhoea.

Warming : Those with Yin-Asthenia and those who feel thirsty due to dryness should use in moderation.

 

2) Red Date Walnut Rice Recipe

Ingredients :
75g Shelled and peeled
12g Qi Zi
5 red dates
1 tbsp rice

Method:
1. Boil walnuts in water for 5 minutes. Wash
2. Soak rice and red dates until soft. Skin and stone red dates.
3. Blend all the ingredients in blender until the mixture is smooth. Add water and cook for a while. Season with sugar. Serve

Functions : It benefits the kidneys, eyes and defies aging.

Warming : Those with Yin-Asthenia, hot phlegm, cough and loose stools do not eat this dessert.


3) Papaya Milkshake with Sesame seeds Recipe

Ingredients:
6g fried Hei Zhi Ma (black sesame seeds)
80g papaya
500ml fresh milk
30ml honey

Method:
1. Crush sesame seeds. Peel papaya, remove its seeds and cut into pieces.
2. Put papayas, fresh milk and honey into the blender and blend well. Scatter crushed sesame seeds on top before serving

Effects:
1. Black sesame seeds help to moisten our intestines, relieve constipation and promote better bowel movements.
2. They are extremely beneficial to the elderly and to those who are balding, experiencing hair loss or in childbirth confinement.

Way to drink:
1. Drink once daily.
2. Consume either before or after meals
3. For best results, drink in the morning
4. Drink daily for 7 days


Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2012 20:57
 
Creative Tea Recipes from China PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 April 2010 19:54

1) Dang Gui with Red Date Tea

Ingredients :
25g root of Dang Gui
10  Red Dates

Method :
1. Rinse and drain the root of Dang Gui and red dates. Pit the dates
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in all the ingredients. Stream for 1 hour. Cool before serving.

Effects : It nourishes and revitalize blood, rid wind and stop pain. It is also good for treating weak vital energy and blood, headache, blur vision and lack of skin radiance.


2) Lotus Seed with Longan Tea

Ingredients :
120g  Lian Zhi (lotus seeds)
15g Yuan Rou (longan aril)
15g Bai Mu Er (White fungus)
rock sugar to taste

Method :
1. Rinse and soak Lian Zhi and Bai Mu Er in cold water for 4 hours. Remove and drain.
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in Lian Zhi, Yuan Rou and Bai Mu Er. Boil over high heat, then simmer over low heat for about 40minuts. Lastly add the rock sugar and boil till sugar melts.

Effects : It is sweet in taste and it nourishes the blood, strengthens the brain and is good for the complexion. It eases problems such as dizziness, forgetfulness and palpitation.


3) Apple Red Tea

Ingredients :
1. Red tea sachet
2. apple

Method :
1. Rinse and cut the apple into small pieces
2. Put the tea bag in a cup and pour 500cc hot water into it. Add the apple and serve.

Effects : It can help digestion, replenish iron, enhance beauty, promote metabolism, reduce fatigue and refresh the mind.


4) Ginseng Heart Nourishing Tea

Ingredients :
15g Tai Zi Shen
15g Dang Shen
15g Dan Shen
a few red dates

Method :
1. Rinse and drain all the ingredients
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in all ingredients. Steam for 1 hour and serve when cooled.

Effects : It nourishes the vital energy and strengthens the spleen. It is suitable for those with poor appetite. It can engender fluids and moisten the lungs. It also helps people with weak body constitutions and who experience night sweating, palpitation and insomnia, with the effect of calming the nerves.


5) Red Date with Walnut Tea

Ingredients :
160g shelled walnuts
160g red dates
40 Xing Ren (apricot seeds)
honey to taste

Method :
1. Rinse and drain the walnuts, dates and Xing Ren.
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in all ingredients. Boil over high heat then simmer over low heat for 1.5 hours.
3. Stir in honey and serve.

Effects : It can cure weak kidneys, back pain, weak limbs and constipation. It is good for those who often contract common cold, cough and asthma due to weak lungs.


6) Ginseng with Lotus Seed Tea

Ingredients :
20g ginseng
15g Lian Zi (lotus seeds) -  no seeds
40g rock sugar

Method :
1. Rinse the ginseng, lotus seeds and soak in water for 2 hours. Remove and drain.
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in all ingredients. Brew for 1 hour and serve.
3. If the ginseng cannot be consumed all at once, you can brew it again with lotus seeds the next day. One dose can be taken for 3 days.

Effects : It can nourish the vital essence, blood and stomach wind; it clears internal heat, soothes the nerves, aids in sleeping and reduces fatigue.


7) Gingko Nut Drink

Ingredients :
160g Fu Zhu (bean curd sheets)
30g Bai Guo (Gingko nuts) 
rock sugar to taste

Method :
1. Rinse and drain the bean curd sheets and gingko nuts.
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in the bean curd sheets and gingko nuts. Brew over medium heat for 1 hour until the mixture turns thick. Then add the rock sugar and bring to a boil. Serve.
Effects : It can clear heat, invigorate vital energy, improve complexion and increase strength. Those who are suffering from deficiency in vital energy and blood, pale in the face and listlessness should consume more.


8) White Fungus and Almond with Gingko Nut Tea

Ingredients :
80g Bai Mu Er (White Fungus)
40g Sweet Xing Ren (Apricot seeds)
15 Bai Guo (Gingko nuts) 
a little cornstarch and rock sugar

Method :
1. Rinse Bai Mu Er, Xing Ren and Bai Guo separately. Soak Bai Mu Er for 1 hour.
2. Put all the ingredients into a pot and submerge them completely in water
3. Boil over high heat then simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Add the rock sugar and cornstarch. Serve.

Effects : It can clear the lungs, moisten dryness, engender fluids and dissipate phlegm . It also has beautifying properties – it clears acne, lightens pigmentation, whitens the complexion and firms the skin.


9) Long Jing with Chrysanthemum Tea

Ingredients :
5g Long Jing tea leaves
10g Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum)

Method :
1. Rinse and drain the chrysanthemum
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and boil over high heat. Add in all ingredients, cease the heat and steep for a few minutes. Strain and serve.
Effects : It can rid wind, dissipate heat, clear the lungs and brighten the vision. It can prevent problems like giddiness, headache and red eyes caused by staying under the sun for too long.


10) Lotus leaf with Green Bean Tea

Ingredients :
1 He Ye (lotus leaf)
120g Green Beans
15g Hua Qi Shen slices (American Ginseng)
1 Chen Pi

Method :
1. Rinse and drain all ingredients.
2. Pour 1200cc water into a pot. Add in chen pi, green bean, hua qi shen and decoct for 1 hour. Lastly, add the He Ye and cook for another 20 minutes. Serve.

Effects : It is a great formula for beating summer heat and treating acne problems. This tea is suitable during summertime, for those who are prone to prickly heat, itchiness of the skin or swellings due to heat.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2012 20:56
 
Soups PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 April 2010 19:50

1) Huai Shan Zhu Rou Tang

Pork Soup with Huai Shan
Ingredients: Seasoning:
19g Huai Shan salt
150g Lean Pork
38g Rou Cong Rong
38g Quan See
6 bowls water

Method :
1. Wash pork and cut into pieces.
2. Wash pork, Huai Shan, Rou Cong Rou and Quan See. Put them into a pot with water and bring to the boil.
3. Add pork and cook until it reduces to 2 bowls. Season with salt and serve.

Function : It benefits the Spleen and Stomach, nourishes the Lungs and the Yin, and reduces body odour.

 

2) He Shou Wu, Red Date and Egg Soup
Ingredients :
19g He Shou Wu     
5 Red dates
2 Shelled hard-boiled eggs

Method :
1. Wash red dates and pit them.
2. Put in all the ingredients into a pot. Add 3 cups of water and bring to the boil.
3. Add eggs. Reduce to low heat and cook for 30minutes. Serve

Function : It benefits the Liver and Kidney, blackens the hair and defies aging.

Warning : People who have loose stools, phlegm and cough should not drink this soup.

 

3) Pigeon Soup with Bei Qi
Ingredients: Seasoning:
12g Bei Qi salt
38g Dang Shen
3 Red Dates
1 Mature pigeon
12g Qi Zi

Method :
1. Gut pigeon, scald, rinse and drain.
2. Pit the red dates, and wash all the ingredients.
3. Put all the ingredients into a pot. Add water and bring to the boil. Cook over high heat for 10minutes. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 2 hours. Season with salt and serve.

Function : It cures Qi-asthenia of the internal organs, blood-asthenia, fatigue and cold sweating.

Warning : It is suitable for people who have Yin-asthenia. But those who have exuberant Yang should not drink this soup.


4) Shin of Pork Soup with Almonds and Dried Chinese White Cabbage

Ingredients: Seasoning:
19g sweet and bitter almonds salt
19g dried Chinese White Cabbage
188g carrot
300g Shin of pork
6 candied dates
10 cups water

Method :
1. Wash dried Chinese white cabbage. Cut into 2-inch long sections and soak until soft. Peel and slice carrot. Wash sweet and bitter almonds.
2. Wash shin of pork. Scald and set aside.
3. Bring water to the boil. Add all ingredients. Cook for 3 hours. Season with salt and serve.

Function : It clears heat, moistens the Lungs and expels phlegm.

Warning : Those who are coughing due to Yin-Asthenia; and those with loose stool or diarrhea should use in moderation. Bitter  almonds are mildly poisonous and should be aware of overdose. This is particularly true when prescribing for infants.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 February 2012 16:07
 
Herbal Soups PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 April 2010 16:17

1. Ba Zhen Tang ( 八珍汤 ) :
Ingredients :
Dang Gui                         3g
Dang Shen                      9g
Bai Shao                         9g
Chuan Xiong                    3g
Bai Zhu                           3g
Fu Ling                           6g
Gan Cao                         3g
Shu Di Huang                  3g
Chicken (tear skin off to avoid being too oily)

Method:
a. Put chicken into boiling water to cook for 5 mins. Take out and wash with cool water.
b. Add 4 to 6 bowls of water to boil for 30secs and then cook for another  3 hrs at low heat.

Note : Good for general body nourishment. Good for deficiencies in blood, vital energy and menstruation.


2. Shi Jun Jia Wei Tang ( 四君加味汤 )
Ingredients:
Bai Zhu                           6g
Dang Shen                     10g
Fu Ling                           6g
Gao Cao                         3g
Yi Zhu                            15g
Gou Qi Zi                        10g
Lean Pork                       112g

Method:
a. Put lean pork into boiling water to cook for 20 secs. Take out and wash. Add 3 to 6 bowl of water.
b. Put pork and herbs in the pot to cook for 30 secs at high heat and then cook for another 3hrs at low heat.
Note : Good for Qi, strengthen the spleen, help in digestion, nourishing for Yin, tonify the lungs.


3. Si Shen Tang ( 四神汤 )
Ingredients:
Lian Zi                              30g
Quan See                         15g
Shan Yao                          30g
Fu Ling                             15g
Bai Zhu                              3g
Dang Shen                        15g
Gan Cao                            3g
Shin of pork                      100g or more

Method:
a. Put pork into boiling water to cook for 20 secs. Take out and wash
b. Put pork and herbs into the pot to cook at high heat for 30secs. After which, cook for 3hrs at low heat.
Note : Good for Yin and fortifier of spleen, tonic Qi, aids digestion, tonifies kidney, enery calming Ou Jie, good for blood tonic.


4. Black Chicken Herbs Soup (乌鸡药材汤)
Ingredients:
Huang Qi                          3g
Dang Shen                       5g
Gou Qi Zi                         5g
Shan Yao                         5g
Yi Zhu                              9g
Black chicken                   1

Method :

a. Put black chicken into pot, add water to boil for 20secs.
b. Take out and wash. Add 4 bowls of boiling water, cook at high heat for 30secs and  another 4 hrs at low heat.
Note : Tonifies qi, strengthen resistance, build blood, tonic for yin of lungs and stomach, blood stimulant and mildly invigorates, promotes the production of essence for legs, nourish the liver and brightens the eyes  and moisten the lungs.


5. Lian Zi Da Zao Tang   ( 莲子大枣汤 )
Ingredients :
Lian Zi                              30g
Da Zao                             10seeds
Xi Yang Shen                    5g
Lotus Root                       12/3 lb
Lean pork                         50g
Spare ribs                         50g
Ginger                              2 slices
Method:
a. Put lean pork & space ribs  with water to cook for 20 secs. Take out to wash. Put herbs, lean pork and space ribs into the cooking pot.
b. Add 6 bowls of boiling water, cook at high heat for 30secs and another  4hrs at low heat.
Note : To replenish qi to promote body fluids, good for yin, soothes the mind, stop diarrhoea, tonifies the spleen, stop bleeding, tonifies kidney energy.


6.  Tienchi soup   ( 田七鸡汤 )
Ingredients:
Skinny chicken                  1
Tienchi                             3g
Da Zao                             10seeds                         
Long Yan Rou                   5g
Method:
Put chicken into boiling water to cook for 5min. Take out and wash Put chicken, Tienchi, Da Zao and Long Yan Rou into the cooker. Add 3 bowls or more water (boiling water), cook for 3 or 4 more hrs at high heat.
Note : Good in helping blood circulation, lower blood presure, general body nourishment, tonifies Qi and blood, transform congealed blood.


7. Da Zao Tang ( 大枣甘麦汤 )
Ingredients:
浮小麦                              30g
Da Zao                              5seeds
Huang Qi                           5g
Gan Cao                            3g
Pork                                  120g
Method:
a. Put Pork into the pot to cook for 20sec. Take out and wash.Add 3 bowls of water to the the herbs and the pork - cook for 2 to 4 hrs  
Note : Good for alleviating night sweating and restoring health to weak children


8. Spare ribs with Bei Sha Shen Yu Zhu Tang ( 沙参玉竹汤 )
Ingredients:
Bei Sha Shen                      5g
Yi Zhu                                10g
Chen Pi                              one small peel
Da Zao                                5 seeds
Xing Ren                             30g
Spare Ribs                          1 lb
Methods:
a. Put spare ribs in the pot. Cook for 10 to 20 sec. Take out and wash. Put in all the herbs. Add 4 bowls of water and cook for 2 to 4 hrs at low heat.    
Note : Good for coughs, antibacterial antiparasitic, tonifies the lung and  stomach. For yin and produce fluids, good for complexion.


9. He Shou Wu Rou Cong Rong Soup ( 何首乌肉苁容汤 )
Ingredients:
He Shou Wu                        5g
Rou Cong Rong                   6g
Gou Qi Zi                           10g
Bai Shao                            6g
Chuan Xiong                       3g
Dang Gui                            3g
Soft-shelled turtle or             1                       
fresh water turtle            
ginger                             3 slices

Methods:
a. Have the turtle gut wash at the market. Put it in a big stewing pot  Add in all ingredients Slow stew over high heat for 15mins
b. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 2hrs or more
Note : To nourish yin, liver and kidney, toning up the vital essence and blood, to prevent premature ageing, maintaining the youthful condition & color of the hair, moistening the bowels, tonifies Qi, brightens the eyes.


10. Tea with Red Date and Egg  ( 红枣茶叶蛋 )
Ingredients :
He Shao Wo                         5g
Zhi San Tea   ( 双寄生)          5g
Da Zao                                 10seeds
Egg                                      1 or more
Methods:
Steam egg until cooked. Remove shell when cool and wash. Wash Zhi San Tea ( 双寄生 ) and drain.
Put all herbs and 3 to 4 bowls of boiling water into the slower cooker. Cooked for 3 hrs, after which add in egg and rock sugar.
Note : Good for alleviating cough caused by cold and wind, to prevent premature aging, maintain youthfullness, good for the color of the
hair, as the premier longevity herb of chinese tonic herbalism.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 February 2012 15:38