Hydrating Persimmon Chutney

Five Seasons TCM

Simple spiced chutneys originated in India and can be traced back to around 500 BC, and preserving food in this manner was later adopted by the Romans. Chutneys made their way to England and France sometime in the early 1600s where they were often referred to as “mangoed” fruits and sometimes as “mangoed” vegetables. And to no surprise, fruit versions were much more popular! Chutney recipes flourished in the English speaking world and the Brits passed on their recipes to their colonies in early America and Australia. The original chutney of India (Hindi: chatni) was usually a relish made from fresh...

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Honey-Ginger Poached Pear with Elix Tofu Cream

Five Seasons TCM

This warming dessert is soothing and restorative—perfect for autumn. Pears, honey, and tofu are true TCM staples for the autumn months. Autumn is the season of metal. The air is accordingly dry and sharp during this time, making the Lungs vulnerable to dryness and excess fire. Foods like pear, honey, and tofu are powerful Yin restoratives, and inclusion of these into the diety will do wonders for dryness (including throat, nose, and skin) and respiratory problems.  We've also added ginger and cinnamon to this recpie, as well as Elix Healing's Ginger Aid Tincture. These are warming, helping the body stay strong and...

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Aloe Juice Poached Pear | 芦荟炖梨

Five Seasons TCM

Fresh aloe and pear are both fantastic ingredients to cool heat and hydrate our body. If consumed together raw, these ingredients might be too cooling for the body in cold weather. Poaching the pear brings some warmth into it; we encourage you to try this light fruit dessert when you feel dry and heated! This recipe is sponsored by #alodrink. Receive 20% off their aloe drinks here (discount will automatically apply)!

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Aloe and Snow Fungus Stew for the Lung | 润肺芦荟银耳百合糖水

Five Seasons TCM

Whenever I feel dryness in my throat, along with heat or heated symptoms like hot flush, mouth sores, or itchy, red skin, I take out my rice cooker to make this recipe. When cooked, aloe and snow fungus have this amazingly tender and juicy texture that always makes my throat feel better. It is a one pot dish you can make easily. Try it out! This recipe is sponsored by #alodrink. Receive 20% off their aloe drinks here (discount will automatically apply)! 

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