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!
The heart as emperor lives well protected at the center of the nation. No injury must come to the heart and as long as the heart’s function is intact, there is always hope of healing. Nei Jing Su Wen In Traditional Chinese medicine, the Heart organ system is likened to a benevolent, enlightened … [Read more...] about What Does Your Heart Desire? TCM and the Heart Organ System
This soup is as vibrant as Spring! Chewy barley, crisp asparagus and peas are nestled in a broth packed with umami-rich soy sauce and miso. Punches of fresh ginger and vinegar give this soup a “pop” of flavor. Feel free to swap in other vegetables like leeks and hearty greens or sliced turnips and … [Read more...] about Spring Has Sprung Barley Soup
MAKES 6 SERVINGS • PREP TIME: 15 minutes • COOK TIME: 20 minutes Spring is a time for Green - Grass is growing, the leaves are sprouting and green vegetables are starting to become more abundant. our body benefits from the nourishment of greens! Greens are a great support for the Liver and for … [Read more...] about Clean Green Soup Recipe
Spring is a good time for rejuvenation and change. It is a also good time to think about supporting the Liver. In TCM, the Liver Qi regulates the flow of qi as it travels throughout the body. Picture a highway system which flows freely with no traffic or congestion. The Liver Qi regulates this … [Read more...] about Spring Liver Support