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Chen Pi Chicken


Chen Pi Ji (Chicken)

This popular dish can be found all over China. Ji translates to Chicken while Chen Pi translates to strips of dried orange or tangerine peel. Chen Pi is classified a herb in the same way as garlic is a herb. It has wonderful benefits for health. You can find more about Chen Pi here. Orange peel or sauce is used to flavour chicken. This recipe can be grilled, roasted or barbeque.

A lazy way of kinda enjoying Chen Pi Ji, is to order it from your local Chinese restaurant. The ‘orange chicken’ dish is commonly offered in many Chinese restaurants in the West, which is cooked in orange sauce. The sauce is often made from orange peel too. Its not as healthy as this home cooked recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken pieces (thighs, drumsticks or breasts)
  • 1 tablespoon shaoxing rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chen pi, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • clump of root ginger, very finely grated

Directions:

  • Mix everything together n a large dish. Make sure that the chicken pieces are covered evenly. Leave this to marinate overnight, no hurry.
  • When you are ready to eat or cook for later. Grill, roast or barbecue, until the chicken is cooked with the juices running clear.
  • Eat with some rice another great energy booster.
  • You can also eat this delicious dish cold.

Chinese Medical Benefits:

Chicken is considered a great Qi tonic and nourishing food. The chen pi, ginger and garlic are warming and promote smooth flow inside to help to clear Phlegm. This dish is a great general tonic dish with warming and strengthening nature. It is recommended for conditions like Qi stagnation and Phlegm.



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Orange Lemon Detox


Thirst Quencher

When your looking for that anytime refreshing drink either during a detox or just as a thirst quencher. This recipe is one of the simplest I have ever made and is particularly effective after overindulging in a hectic social activities. This drink will flood your body with phytonutrients that help to restore, rejuvenate and recharge the body with all of its beneficial properties. And while our bodies do an excellent job of detoxifying on their own, certain nutrients help it in its detox process!

So with this simple beverage you’ll flood your body with anti-aging and disease-fighting phytonutrients and bloat-fighting potassium and water and those phytonutrients will help to mop up damage caused by free radicals and toxins from processed foods, pollution and stress!

Enjoy!

Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 liters still water (or sparkling water)
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 2-3 mint leaves (optional)
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon apple-cider vinegar

Instructions

In a large pitcher combine all ingredients. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. Serve at room temperature in cold weather. Drink throughout the day



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Beating Influenza with Soup

Here’s a really great soup to treat the colds and flues that seem to be so prevalent this year.

Boil 10g yellow soybeans in water for 15 minutes; add 30g parsley and boil again for 15 minutes. Drink the soup and stay in bed to perspire.



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Seborrhoeic Dermatitis


Seborrhoeic dermatitis is characterized by a red, greasy, scaly rash that is usually found on the face, especially around the nose, forehead, chin and in the eyebrows.

Other common sites include the armpit, groin and the skin over the breast bone (sternum) in the middle of the chest.
While the precise cause of Seborrhoeic dermatitis is not known for sure, it often seems to be related to an overgrowth of the yeast organism Candida Albicans in the system. If the rash is itchy, then this is a bit of a clue that Candida may be the underlying factor.

Nutritional Supplements.

Taking a B-complex supplement each day can sometimes benefit seborrheic dermatitis. Another useful natural approach is vitamin B6 cream (10mg of B6 per gram of cream). One study showed that B6 cram could be quite effective in controlling seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Chinese Nutritional Therapy

According to Chinese Nutritional Therapy, you can take either or both of these to treat this condition.

1: Bamboo Soup

  • Boil 100g Bamboo shoots & 2 cloves of garlic in 1lt water. Simmer for 15 minutes, Season with white
    and black pepper.
  • Drink in evening
  • Eat Bamboo shoots

2: Chinese Cabbage Drink

  • When the condition is active.
  • Squeeze 1 to 2 Chinese cabbages to obtain the juice, warm it.
  • Drink the juice twice a day for 10 days.


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Chicken Bone Broth


This simple dish is probably one of the most nutritious and energy rich soups you will ever eat. I’m recommending that every house, should have a good old-fashioned reliable stock or broth in the kitchen. Choose only free-range organic meat, bones, vegetables and herbs.
This nutrient rich dish is the perfect boost for modern stress and the affects it can have on our bodies and minds. It will also nourish our constitutions and immune system providing us with that prevention against future ailments and disorders.


It’s also delicious and great tasting.


Bone broth is crammed with nutritional powerhouses, such as glucosamine, chondroitin, essential minerals and gelatine. Take a look at the ingredients and discover that bone broth is simple and inexpensive to make. The cider vinegar used in this recipe helps to release more minerals from the bones.
The recipe below can be altered to suit whatever leftovers you have in the kitchen. Other broths can be made using whole, raw chicken.

To prepare this wholesome nutritious, chicken broth full of essential nutrients, I recommend a heavy-bottomed stock pot and a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth. You can use kitchen leftovers and scraps, such as carrot peelings, onion ends, celery leaves and bits of leek, which may have been kept in a large plastic bag in the freezer.

Ingredients

  • 1 Roast Chicken Carcass leftover
  • Vegetable leftovers (onion trimmings, celery leaves, carrot peels, garlic etc)
  • 2 Bay Leafs
  • 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  • Pick the chicken carcass clean of useable meat and keep for another dish.
  • Add the chicken carcass, vegetable leftovers and bay leafs to the heavy-bottomed stock pot.
  • Pour filtered water over contents to cover.
  • Add cider vinegar.
  • Simmer for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 12, adding more water as needed or desired.
  • Skim any scum that rises to the top.
  • Strain solids from the broth through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
  • Bottle and reserve the stock.
  • The broth should gel, but it is not necessary.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutritional Healing

Nature: Warming

Organ: Spleen and Kidney

Vital Substances: Qi, Blood and Essence

This warming dish Invigorates the Kidney, Strengthens DNA, Supports the Digestive System and Builds Blood. It is perfect in Autumn/Fall/Winter when we are susceptible to cold. Always serve hot and with hot food, but not spicy.


Drink every day for maximum benefits



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