Multigrain Pumpkin Porridge with Tahini

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Based on traditional Asian dishes like congee and jook, savory porridge has been growing in popularity recently, and it is super easy to recreate at home. We love this Multigrain Pumpkin Porridge with Tahini for its simplicity as well as its warming effect and gut-health benefits. The mix of grains and roasted pumpkin are known in TCM to strengthen the Spleen for improved digestion, while the tahini and mixed nuts help to moisten the intestines, relieving constipation and other dryness symptoms. For this recipe we added a few droppers of Elix’s Cycle Balance for added hormone balancing benefits to support...

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Cocao Reishi Oats

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This comforting oatmeal is quick, simple, and delicious. Oats are highly nourishing to the body, and coix seeds help balance dampness and strengthen the Spleen. Add reishi or any other medicinal mushroom powder for an adaptogenic boost.

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Golden Millet Corn Porridge with Ghee and Pine Nuts

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This is a decadent sweet porridge that can be either a dessert or a nourishing breakfast. It is slightly sweet, nutty, and creamy with the help of Fouth and Heart's Vanilla Bean Ghee.  Use  15%  discount code:  LIKEBUTTERBUTBETTER at checkout for 15% off your first order from fourthandheart.com Both millet and ghee are cooling ingredients. We used organic Chinese foxtail millet with grass-fed ghee here. They can help our body fight against inflammation while staying nourished. A lot of the conventional anti-inflmmatory recipes are raw or very cold in nature, which may contribute to deficiency. Try this easy recipe at home...

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Matcha Raspberry Coix Seed Porridge | 抹茶树莓薏仁粥

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This is a plant-based breakfast porridge that clears excess heat in our bodies and removes dampness. The combination of sweet raspberry chia seed jam and the  subtle aroma of matcha will bring vitality and freshness to your morning.  

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Simple Savory Millet Congee | 咸味小米粥

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If you ever want to learn just one TCM recipe, this millet congee should be it! It is minimalistic but full of flavor but with major medicinal benefits! Millet is considered one of the most important and nourishing grains in TCM, and has been cultivated for more than 10,000 years! It is cooling, hydrating, and simply amazing for digestion. After having this congee, your digestive system will feel so smooth, content, and at ease! This recipe is suitable for all seasons and constitutions. It is very easy and quick to make. The only thing that might make it tricky is buying the...

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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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