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!
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
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