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Recipes for Health

Fire Cracker Shrimp Recipe

Serves 4
  • 12 large shrimp, in the shell
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, divided
  • 4 sheets spring roll wrappers
  • 24 carrot strips (3x 1/4inch)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Dipping Sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 3 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying
  1. Removing the shells and leaving the tail intact, make a deep cut lengthwise down the back of each shrimp; wash out the sand vein. Place warm water in a bowl and add the salt; stir to dissolve. Place the shrimp in the salt water and swirl.

Ginseng Chicken Soup

 Tonifies Yuan Qi
. Tonifies Spleen Qi and harmonizes the Stomach.
Tonifies Lung Qi and strengthens the Wei (defensive) Qi. 
·         1 whole chicken 
·         20 g (0.71 oz) ginseng (red) or American ginseng 
·         20 pieces jujube (red)
  ·         30 g (1.1 oz) lycium 
·         salt, to taste 

Honey Chrysanthemum Tea

Moistens dryness of the lungs, relieves cough. Clears the liver and brightens
 the eyes

  • 30g(1.1 oz) Chrysanthemum
  • 150g (5.3oz) honey
  • 1000 cc (1000 ml) water
  • Makes 2 servings

Please the chrysanthemum and water in a clear pot
Bring to a boil over high heat. Continue to boil for 2 minutes. Pot can either be covered or uncovered
Strain the tea and allow it to cool to desired temperature
Add honey and stir until dissolved. The dosage of honey can vary depending on individual taste

Fennel Seed Braised Lamb

Tonifies Kidney Yang
Disperses Cold and Tonifies Qi

5g fennel seeds
500g of lamb, shanks
20 g Cumin
 1 Tsp. rice wine
10g  green onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
5-10g of cornstarch
  15g  of baby ginger, minced
salt to taste
chilli (optional) to taste

Cut Lamb into 1 inch cubes
Place lamb, ginger, cumin, rice wine, green onion, cornstarch,  salt in a bowl and mix ingredients well for about five minutes.

Heat 2-3 Tbsp of oil in a wok. Plece the lamb mixture in the wok and stir fry until medium-well (or to desired doneness)

Cooling Herbal Drinks To Clear Heat For The Summer

Considering this ridiculous stretch of temperatures, this week are recipes that focused entirely on cooling beverages to help you beat the heat using foods and culinary herbs known to help clear heat, promote,urination, enrich yin &/or engender fluids, eliminate vexation, and resolve thirst. Known scientifically asCucumis sativusof the gourd family, the cucumber plant is an annual herb that grows by trailing along the ground or by climbing a support. It is believed to be native to Asia, probably the Middle East.
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