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Spring has come,have you felt it?
March 04, 2008
Dear,

Have you felt it? Spring has come. Everything is so fresh! Forget all the unhappy things happened last year! Welcome and enjoy all the beautiful things that God gives us!

Cheers!

Anna

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Anna's Nature Regimen and Recipe Express

-- Keep your life close to the nature

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China's five-thousand years of culture and history reserved precious regimen. I'm digging out and would like to share with you. So this website,including this e-zine is not only about Chinese recipes, it's more about healthy life style.

Visit our website: www.healthy-chinese-recipe.com

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March 3rd,2008

Issue #6

Table of Content:

1. Five Elements and its application on medicine

2. About the 1st month and regimen

3. Anna's 1st month recipes

  • a. Five Flavored Chicken
  • b. Stir Fried Leek with Egg
  • c. Cabbage and Onion Juice with Red Wine Drink
  • d. Spicy and Tingled Chicken Salad
  • e. Brown Rice with Bean Porridge

4. New content on our website

In treatment,we discussed in view of deficiency in Yang and Yin,this may give you a new angle to treat constipation.

5. My story: Egg with Crystal Sugar and Semsame oil Soup

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1. Five Elements and its application on medicine

In ancient China, everything in the world was regarded to be composed by the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal(Glod), Water, and was influenced by their runing and changing. Applying to human's five organs,it's the following relationship:

5 elements viscera viscera Feature
wood liver gallbladder liver is afraid of gloomy,should stretch like a tree.
fire heart small intestine Heart propel Qi(vital energy) and blood,warm whole body.
earth spleen stomach Spleen is in charge of digesting and absorbing,nourishing body, just like earth breeding everything.
metal lung big intestine lung in charge of voice. Qi in lung should be clear, as clang as metal.
water kidney bladder origin of life comes from water,while kidney is in-born source.

Productive and destructive

These five elements are productive:

wood->fire->earth->metal->water->wood,a productive circle.

a. Wood feeds fire: Drilling wood to get fire

b. Fire feeds earth: Fire to ash,ash becomes mud/earth.

c. Earth feeds metal: There contains mine and metal in earth.

d. Metal feeds water: There produces water after metal(gold) melts.

e. Water feeds wood: Water nourish wood.

Accordingly, human organs are productive too:

a. Liver(wood) feeds heart(fire): Liver store blood to aid heart;

b. Heart(fire) feeds spleen(earth): Heart drives blood circulation, smooth blood circulation makes sure smooth spleen running.

c. Spleen(earth) feeds lung(metal): Spleen carries and coverts food into essence and energy while essence and energy nourish lung.

d. Lung(metal) feeds kidney(water): If lung works well body fluid goes down to noursih kidney.

e. Kidney(water) feeds liver(wood): Kidney stores essence to nourish Yin blood in liver.

The five elements are destructive:

a. Metal destroys wood: Metal(gold) is hard,obstructing tree's growth.

If Qi in lung is clear and goes down,it'll restrain excessive Yang in liver.

b. Wood destroys earth: Planting tree will prevent mud loose and lost.

Dysfunction in liver will affect spleen and stomach,causing digestive system disorder.

c. Earth destroys water: Earthbag prevents water when there is flood.

If spleen works well, healthy endocrine will cumber kidney's dysfunction.

d. Water destroys fire: Water put out a fire.

If kidney works well,Yin in kidney will nourish upward,restrain excessive Yang in heart.

e. Fire destroys Metal: Fire dissolves metal.

Excessive Yang in heart will disturb liver's clear.

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2. About the 1st month and regimen

The 1st month of Chinese Calendar in 2008 is from Febuary 7th to March 7th, 2008.

In this month, some organs status:

  • the Qi in lung is weak.
  • the Qi(vital energy) in kidney is easy to be catched a disease

Diet should

  • Increase pungent foods intake such as glutinous millet, chicken, peach,shallot,leek, etc.
  • Reduce salty and sour foods intake. Salty food: laver,kelp, agar,etc.

This will asisst kidney,supplement lung, nourish Qi in stomach.

The 1st month of Chinese Calendar is the 1st month of spring. For more spring regimen, please visit :

http://www.healthy-chinese-recipe.com/spring-regimen.html

Knowlege about food: All the food we eat has its own taste attribute:

Sweet: rice, beef,Chinese date,pumpkin,etc. Function: easy up.

Sour: small red bean, plum, hawthorn,etc. Function: converge.

Pungent: glutinous millet, chicken, peach,shallot,etc. Function: dispel.

Bitter: wheat, mutton, almond, and swamp cabbage,etc. Function: dry and solidify.

Salty: soybean, pork meat,kelp,etc. Function: soften.

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3. Anna's 1st month Recipes

a. Five Flavored Chicken

Ingredients

750g chicken with bone

100g potato,(about 1/2 medium one)

25g onions,chopped

1 tablespoon tomato sauce

1/2 cup stock(or water)

1 teaspoon rice wine

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon ginger,chopped

1 teaspoon shallot,chopped

1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

2 teaspoon curry

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Procedure:

1. Cut chicken into small blocks,wash with hot water. Put in a plate,add rice wine, ginger and shallot,place in a steamer,steam 3mins,or until almost done.

2. Clean potato,place in a saucepan,cook for about 20mins,or until done. Take out,peel,mash.

3. Heat oil in a wok,add onions,garlic,tomato sauce,stir fry 1mins.

4. Add curry,stir,add mashed potato,stir fry 2mins.

5. Add stock,sugar,salt,stir well. Add chicken blocks(take out ginger and shallot),bring to a boil over high heat.

6. Simmer for 5mins over low heat until thicken. Turn off heat,serve.

Serve as main dish at lunch or dinner.

Beneficial Function: Prevent cold,invigorate spleen. Suitable for those who are weak,feel cold or after big diseases.

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b. Stir Fried Leek with Egg

Ingredients:

2 egg,large

250g leek

1 teaspoon shallot,chopped

1 teaspoon five species powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

Procedure:

1. Crack egg in a bowl,add 1/2 teaspoon water,shallot,1/5 teaspoon salt,stir and mix well(make sure egg white and egg yolk mix evenly).

2. Clean leek,drain well,cut into 1inch long section.

3. Heat oil in a wok over high heat,slip egg liquid,change heat to low. Sway egg making the liquid spread on the bottom of the wok evenly.Stir into blocks when the liquid becomes solid.

4. Add five species powder,the rest salt, leek section,stir fry 2mins,or until leek becomes soft.

5. Turn off heat,arrange in a plate,serve.

Serving Method:(4 servings)

Serve as main dish at breakfast,lunch, or dinner.

Beneficial Function: Invigorate spleen, nourish kidney, warm Yang,promote stomach and bowels motility. Suitable for those who are weak,Yin deficiency,constipation,etc.

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c. Cabbage and Onion Juice with Red Wine Drink

IngredientsF

100g cabbage,

400g onions,white color

100ml water

1 tablespoon red wine

Procedure:

1. Cut cabbage and onions into small pieces.

2. Add cabbage pieces and onions pieces in a juicer. Add water,make into juice.

3. Pour the juice in a cup,add red wine,stir well. Serve.

Serving Method: Serve as drinks.

Beneficial Function: Invigorate spleen,clear heat. Suitable for those who are with hyperlipidemia,heart disease,etc.

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d. Spicy and Tingled Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

200g chicken breast meat

50g lettuce root

2 teaspon minced Chinese red pepper

1 teaspoon soy sauce

2/3 teaspoon vinegar

1 teapoon ginger,chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon scallion,white part

1 tablespoon sesame oil

Procedure:

1. Mash scallion,ginger,salt,and Chinese red pepper together, add in a bowl,add soy sauce, sugar, vinegar,sesame oil,mix into spicy and tingle sauce. Set aside.

2. Clean lettuce root, cut into thin strips,marinate in a little salt for 15mins. Squeeze out water,spread out on a plate.

3. Clean chicken meat with hot water,add in boiling water until cooked. (don't cook too long time.3-5 mins is Ok. You can insert fork in the meat, if the meat becomes white,then it's cooked.) Split into strips by hands.

4. Put chicken strips on lettuce strips, pour in spicy and tingle sauce,stir well. Marinate 10mins,serve.

Serving Method:(4 servings)

Serve as side/main dish at breakfast,lunch,or dinner.

Beneficial Function: Improve digestive system and liver function. Suitable for those who are with gout, hypertension, heart disease,insomnia,etc.

Note: If you don't have lettuce root, then replace by green pepper,or other green vegetables.

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e. Brown Rice with Bean Porridge

Ingredients:

50g brown rice

30g black bean

30g green bean

30g white kidney bean

10g crystal sugar

2000ml water

Procedure:

1. Clean all the material, soak in water overnight.

2. Add water in rice cooker, add brown rice,all the beans.

3. Bring to a boil over high heat,continue to cook 60mins over low heat,or all the material cooked and soft.Stir occasionally.

4. Add sugar,stir evenly,turn off heat,let it stay additional 5mins with cover. Serve.

Serving Method(5 servings)

Serve as main food at breakfast or lunch. Serve with warm.

Beneficial Function: Remove fat,clear heat,suitable for those who are with obesity, hyperlipidemia, constiaption,etc.

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4. New content on our website

We add information and recipes on constipation, including causes,treatment,remedies,prevention, baby constipation, the method to judge if you get constipation,etc. In treatment,we discussed in view of deficiency in Yang and Yin,this may give you a new angle to treat constipation.

Constipation recipes include:

  • Balsam Pear with Sesame Paste Salad Recipe
  • Aloe and Banana Porridge Recipe
  • Stir fried Yam with Celery Recipe
  • Radish with Mirabilitum depuratum Drink Recipe
  • Three Seeds Drink Recipe
  • Cassia,White Mulberry Root-bark with Poria Porridge Recipe
  • Areca Seed Porridge Recipe

Pls click below webpage to see the details.

http://www.healthy-chinese-recipe.com/constipation.html

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5.My story: Egg with Crystal Sugar and Sesame Oil Soup

In spring,we are easy to get "fire"(heat inside body comes out),resulting cough,throat pain,etc.

Yes, I felt salty in throat and always cough these few days. Mom told me a folk recipe:

Egg with Crystal and Sesame oil Soup

Ingredients:

2 egg white

1 tablespoon crystal sugar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 cup of water

Procedure:

1. Clean eggs, make a hole with fork,let egg white flow in a big bowl through the hole.(or using an egg-seperator).Repeat on the other egg. Stir egg white well.(until bubble comes out,by beater,or chopstick). Add sesame oil, stir well.

2. Add water in a saucepan,add crystal sugar,bring to a boil over high heat.

3. Add boiling crystal sugar water in the above bowl.Stir the egg liquid at the same direction for 1min.( Quickly and constantly stiring at the same direction will produce egg thread, avoiding mashed or blocked.)

3. Cover,let stay 5mins. Serve.

Serve with warm as drinks.

I felt comfortable on my throat after drinking the soup. Think it over, I get to know the reason. All the material used,that is,crystal sugar,egg white and sesame oil have the function of moisten lung.

So if you have problems in your throat,drink this egg soup frequently, especially those who are with faucitis.


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