Herbal Poached Shimeji Mushrooms

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This super easy poached mushroom recipe is great for battling summer fatigue and autumn dryness. The broth is made with our Five Seasons Better Than Coffee Tonic Bag—umami with just a hint of herbal kick!

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TCM Inspired Avocado Toast | 药膳牛油果土司

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Avocado toast is a crowd favorite. In this recipe, we mashed the avocado with fresh cilantro and scallion to move liver qi and topped it with our Kidney Nourishing Roasted Oyster Mushrooms , boiled coix seeds to reduce dampness, and goji berry!

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Herbal Buckwheat Soba with Tahini Dipping Sauce

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Cold soba noodle dipped in a flavorful sauce is a staple in Japan during the summer. Authentic soba is made from 100% buckwheat flour (the common store-bought ones are usually mixed with wheat flour), which is gluten-free, cooling and sweet in nature. It is known for its ability to circulate qi, clear heat, and resolve dampness. According to Chinesenutrition.org: "Buckwheat is known to clean and strengthen the intestines while also improving appetite. It has been used effectively to treat dysentery and chronic diarrhea. A  bioflavonoid found in buckwheat (known as Rutin) can strengthen capillaries and blood vessels, inhibit hemorrhages, reduce blood...

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Liver Supporting Multigrain Bibimbap | 疏肝杂粮韩式拌饭

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The liver is one of the most important organs for detoxification, metabolism, and fat digestion. This special multigrain bibimbap is made of six super-foods for liver detoxification: celery, spinach, mung bean sprouts, artichokes, asparagus, alfalfa sprouts, and red rice, which is cooked with our Lullaby Calming Culinary TCM Tonic Bag. This recipe will care for your liver and give you a peace of mind. 

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Korean Buckwheat Flour Pancake Rolls

Ellis Jung

These colorful Korean pancake rolls are not only beautiful to serve, but have significance attached to them! Each ingredient in the filling corresponds to the five elements system. You can replace some of the ingredients to taste preference, but be sure to try and follow the original color palette. This dish originates from the Royal Courts of the Joseon period and is based on Yin-Yang Wu Xing Theory (음양오행설) (Yin-Yang Five Element Theory). It was part of the traditional royal court menu! Enjoy the neutral and slightly sweetish-bitter taste of these delicious pancake rolls.  This dish has many health benefits as well! Helps...

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Steamed Lotus Leaf Chicken and Millet | 荷叶大黄米蒸鸡

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This is my modern rendition of an traditional Chinese dish "Lotus Leaf Steamed Chicken".” Usually, it is made with sticky rice and pork sausage but instead, I used glutinous millet (the sticky version of regular millet!) and lotus seeds. You may find dried lotus leaf in Chinatown. The size of the unfolded dried lotus leaf is enormous and it is a beauty. If you cannot find the leaf, make this dish in tamale husks or other dried plant wraps of your culture. Don't be intimidated by steaming. It is actually very easy to make at home. The key is to have...

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