Recipes For Healing Kidneys And Heart

The following recipes can provide lots of support and healing foods for your kidneys and heart.  They are delicious dishes, warming, easy to prepare, and ideal for winter.  Enjoy. 

Bean Dishes

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Azuki Bean with Squash and Kombu
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  1. Wash and soak beans with kombu overnight. Place kombu, squash, and azuki beans in a pot. Add enough water to cover the squash. Bring to a boil and cook for twenty minutes. Cover and continue to cook until the beans are 80% soft. This usually takes about an hour-and-a-half. When the beans are 80% soft, add a few drops of tamari. Cover and continue to cook for another fifteen minutes. Serves 4.
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Black Beans with Onion, Carrot, and Pepper
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  1. Wash and soak beans overnight, if possible, or boil for five minutes and soak for two hours. Discard soaking water. Place beans in a pot and bring to boil with a stick of kombu seaweed. Turn flame down, cover, and simmer for two hours, or until beans are soft. Once soft, add the vegetables, and simmer another twenty minutes. Add miso during last few minutes of cooking. Simmer but do not boil the miso. Serves 4.
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Lentils with Onions, Winter Squash, and Kombu
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  1. Bring lentils and kombu to a boil. Reduce flame and cook on medium heat for one hour. Add onion, squash, and tamari and cook a half hour more or until vegetables are soft. Serves 3.
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Marinated Chickpea Salad
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  1. Marinate the chickpeas in oil, umeboshi, and sea salt. Combine with vegetables and add fresh parsley and dill. Serves 4.
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Sweet Pinto Beans
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  1. Soak pinto beans overnight if possible, or boil for five minutes and soak for two hours. Discard soaking water. Bring beans and kombu to a boil, reduce flame, and cook for two hours. Mix miso and apple butter together. Put cooked beans with miso/apple butter mix into a glass dish and cook in the oven on 350 for at least a half hour. Serves 4.
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Tempeh with Sauerkraut
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  1. Boil the tempeh for a half hour. Drain. Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the tempeh evenly on both sides. Add the cabbage and saute with the tempeh for a few minutes, until the cabbage is soft. Place the sauerkraut on top. Stir in the dissolved miso and simmer for five minutes. Mix in the scallions. Serves 4.
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Fish Dishes

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Broiled Whitefish
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  1. Place fish on baking dish and add the other ingredients. Broil until fish flakes easily.
  2. Serves 5.
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Buckwheat (Kasha)
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  1. Roast the buckwheat groats evenly in a frying pan for five minutes. Boil the water and add roasted buckwheat, sea salt, and onions. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Stir and serve. Serves 2.
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Buckwheat & Bows
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  1. Roast buckwheat groats evenly in a frying pan for five minutes. Boil the water and sea salt. Add buckwheat and cook for 30 minutes. Saute onion in olive oil and add cooked buckwheat. Saute for a few minutes. Then add noodles, mustard, and tamari. Garnish with parsley. Serves 2-4.
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Millet with Cauliflower
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  1. Wash the millet in a strainer several times. Place the cauliflower and onion on the bottom of a pressure cooker, and the millet on top. Gently pour the water into one side of the pot in order to keep the layering intact. Add sea salt and cover. Bring to full pressure over high heat, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 45 minutes. Bring down the pressure and stir from the bottom to the top of the pot. If you do not have a pressure cooker, you can also boil this recipe for approximately an hour. Serves 2-3.
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Oatmeal
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  1. Boil oats, sea salt, and raisins for 35 minutes, covered. Garnish with roasted flax seeds. Sweeten with brown rice syrup, if desired. Serves 4.
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Saucy Soba
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  1. Combine tamari, oils, maple syrup, ginger, and garlic. Mix and pour over the noodles. Add scallions and sesame seeds. Toss together. Serves 3.
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