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
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
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
Am I the only one who thinks December flew by?!? This time of year seems to always take me by surprise, despite having done this many times. With the hustle and bustle of this holiday season and end of 2021, my mantra is to keep it simple. And that especially applies to food … [Read more...] about New Year’s Black- Eyed Peas with Chard and Green Herb Smash