Monthly Archives: January 2014

Squash Lasagne- Gluten Free

Ingredients: one packet Gluten-Free lasagna noodles One butternut, kabocha, or hubbard squash (if hubbard, you will have left over squash puree). One bunch tender kale (lacinato or young curly russian) or spinach or collard greens 8 cremini mushrooms, sliced One onion, medium chop 4-6 cloves garlic homemade or your favorite store bought marinara 1 container […]

Of Tongues and Men

Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
I know your mom taught you that it wasn’t polite to stick your tongue out at people, especially not to esteemed individuals such as healthcare professionals.  I’m here to tell you that you can righteously loll your tongue out as an emblem of your current health.   Why? Practitioners…

Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

This soup is a gently warming, creamy soup that supports your digestive system. The ginger helps awaken your digestive juices, while supporting your stomach and spleen. Yellow and orange vegetables help to strengthen the spleen and stomach, while white vegetables such as parsnips nourish the lungs. With all those colds and flus going around, I […]

Are you should-ing on yourself?

Sometimes one little word can carry a whole lot of baggage. Many of us have no idea how much we should all over ourselves. I should start going to the gym. I should finish that article. I should eat better. It all starts innocently enough. We often should ourselves about things that may very well […]

Exercise According to Yin And Yang

Winter is a time of rest and internal cultivation in Chinese medicine. In a previous post, I discussed why winter is an important time to rest and regenerate from the rest of the year. You can read more about that here: Rest does not mean a cessation of exercise. Physical movement is still a very […]

Cultivating Silliness Just May Save You

Once upon a time, I was labeled a Type-A personality. I’m not sure if the labeling helped to inform my life or bring clarity. More often it served as an excuse to feel justified in juggling too much, too often, with too high of self-expectations. I’m not making any judgements about personality types. I’m not […]

Red Chicken Vegetable Curry with Black Rice

Ingredients:  1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast ( or substitute non-GMO tofu) 2 cans coconut milk 2 small heads broccoli 2 small zucchini 1 large onion 2 carrots ½ cup snow peas ¼ cup red curry paste ( my favorite brand is Mae Ploy- it does contain shrimp though, so not a good fit for […]

Spring time allergies? Start treating them in the winter.

If you suffer from chronic springtime allergies, the best time to treat them naturally with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is for the duration of the winter. In East Asian medical philosophy, seasonal illnesses that pop up the same time each year respond best when treatment is started the season before. Specifically with spring time […]