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
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
Pumpkins (nan gua in Chinese) correspond to the Earth element in Chinese medicine, which represents the digestive system. They are the perfect vegetable to eat as the weather changes and cold/flu season begins. Pumpkin is considered warming and deeply nourishing to the body. Pumpkin is so gentle … [Read more...] about Fall Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe
(Recipe credited to Tiina Lemmik) Here’s an easy, healthy salad loaded with a bounty of hormone balancing vegetables and herbs like chickpeas, basil and mint to keep you cool on these steamy July days. And the best part: no cooking required! Take a look at how these ingredients support healthy … [Read more...] about Hormone Balancing Summer Salad