Lotus Seed Chestnut Yam Congee | 板栗莲子山药糊

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If you love baby food, you will absolutely adore this recipe. If you don't, I suspect that you would still fall in love with the smooth, soft, gentle, and satisfying texture of this potage. It features chestnut, lotus seed, and yam, all of which are incredibly nourishing for our spleen, stomach, lung, and kidney. It is slightly warming and naturally a little sweet. This recipe is also suitable for babies. 

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Pumpkin Spiced Porridge | 南瓜粥

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Are you getting bored with the same old oatmeal? You might like this twist on this breakfast classic from Sara Buttanshaw, an acupuncture student and Holistic Facialist.  This recipe came to be when she once made pumpkin spice bread, and was left with leftover canned pumpkin. So she thought…why not stir some into my morning oatmeal? 

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Apple Oatmeal for Tranquility | 苹果养心燕麦粥

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The soothing aroma of this fresh oatmeal will makes this dish the ultimate comfort food. Savor happiness and support better sleep in a bowl with cooked apples, oats, and our Lullaby Calming Culinary TCM Tonic Bag.  

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Savory Oat-Millet Porridge with Squash and Tahini | 燕麦南瓜芝麻小米粥

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This is one of the simple recipes I taught for Impastiamo Classes, an Italian-based platform for online cooking classes. They launched in April 2020, with the mission of promoting culture and diversity through the power of food and creating and inspiring social change one class at a time. The recipes were designed for the Fall to prevent dryness and nourish the kidney and spleen. When creating the recipe, I also considered that the audience might have limited access to Chinese ingredients. You can purchase a recording of the 1-hour class here.

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Dairy-Free Creamy Mushroom Congee | 奶油蘑菇

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A non-dairy, light, fluffy and creamy congee that nearly resembles risotto! It is easy to digest and suitable for all seasons. We recommend having this as a nourishing, savory breakfast!

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Pumpkin and Seaweed Multi-Grain Porridge for Autumn | 秋日南瓜紫菜杂粮粥

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Pumpkins are magically prime after summer, and for good reason! Warming Asian pumpkins improves insulin levels and lowers blood sugar. This dovetails the Chinese tradition, in which pumpkin is considered especially good for people with diabetes; pumpkin enters the spleen and stomach to strengthen Qi for the fall.
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