This butternut squash recipe is a fan favorite during fall! Butternut squash is delicious and nutritious all by itself, but the addition of maple and rosemary take this simple dish to the next level. In addition, the nutritional properties of squash are perfect for the season, helping to keep you … [Read more...] about Maple, Rosemary Butternut Squash
As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool, it is the optimal time to start supporting our lung health and building our defensive Qi (energy) to help repel allergies and colds. Fall is the beginning of the yin, or cooling cycle that will eventually transition us to … [Read more...] about Autumn Care for Optimal Health
Spring is a time of growth and movement. It is the seasonal transition to summer as the natural yang qi or warming energy emerges from the cold and dormant winter. Eating in balance with the seasons promotes digestive health which in turn promotes overall health. The purpose of moving away from … [Read more...] about Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing
I’d like to introduce you to the Queen of Quick Cooking. She’s my alter ego that emerged from my roots as a registered dietitian/ nutritionist and fueled by my love of creating delicious and nutritious meals for my family. My mission is simple: Provide quick and easy recipes that anyone can throw … [Read more...] about Meet The Queen of Quick Cooking!
Having warm foods for breakfast is a great way to begin your day in the long stretches of winter. Eating breakfast between 7-11 a.m. is ideal, as that timeframe is when your spleen and stomach energy are at peak functionality. It’s best to balance carbohydrate with protein in order to maintain blood … [Read more...] about Winter Warming Breakfast Ideas
One of the concepts I love about Chinese medicine is its focus on balance. Being in balance evokes a sense of inner peace. When you’re in balance emotionally and physically, you just know you can handle what ever comes your way. There’s a strong sense of “okay-ness” within yourself. The practice … [Read more...] about Keeping Yourself Healthy & Energetic in Winter