Author Archives: Lindsey Thompson

GRAIN FREE YIN YANG COOKIES (CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA) FOR THE NEW YEAR

Back by popular demand, I’m reblogging my inspiration and recipe for grain free black and white cookies. Here’s the original post: “Today I felt inspired to test drive a new cookie idea. I am eagerly trying to think of new ways to use black sesame seeds in cooking this winter, since they are one of […]

Lemon Curd Recipe

Lemon curd is one of those shining stars that can bring brightness to any day. Simply dollop it on scones, oatmeal, yoghurt, or biscuits for a livelier morning. Or you can turn it into dessert by spreading it into a baked tart shell and allowing it to set in the fridge for a few hours. […]

When To Stay Home –Clearly Defined

This is post two of three to help address areas of confusion that I’ve encountered at my office over the past month. With COVID19 cases on the rise across the country, many states are in a worse place than they were this spring. Here is an interactive map from Dec 9th where you can type […]

A Refresher on Safety in Our Everyday Lives

As the pandemic continues to drag on and we move into the winter months, a number of things have stuck out to me as a practitioner in the United States. There continues to be a great deal of confusion over the best practices for safety in our personal lives, as well as confusion over what […]

Turkey, Mushroom, and Rice Soup

If you need something to do with extra turkey, this is an excellent Western take on congee. Congee in Eastern medicine is a powerful food to help rehabilitate digestion after a long term illness, after giving birth, or after overindulging. You can easily substitute the turkey for chicken in this recipe. Ingredients: 12-16 cups of […]

GF Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients: ¾ cup salted butter or coconut oil, melted ¼ cup coconut sugar ¼ maple syrup 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs (or substitute ground flax seed for vegan muffins) 1 cup pumpkin puree ¾ cup to 1-cup milk or alternative milk like almond, hemp, or coconut milk 2 ½ cups Bob’s GF 1:1 All […]

Shiso Chicken Gyoza Recipe

*** A big thank you to Fiona Mak of Smak wines for inspiring me to make this recipe! **** Shiso or perilla leaf is part of the mint family. It has an complex aromatic flavor that is more savory in nature. In Eastern medicine it is used to move qi through the lungs, break up […]

Autumn Reflections

As the days darken with rain and night falls early, our moods often wax nostalgic. Nostalgia brings bittersweet memories, warmth, and reflects to us our values. When we allow time to honor reflection in the autumn, we are aligning with the flavor and nature of the season. Autumn represents the season of the lung and […]

Pear Chia Pudding

Pears help to moisten the lungs and protect them from dryness. If you are currently in an area impacted from smoke from forest fires, the smoke causes dry heat in the lungs. The cardamom and ginger in this recipe helps to circulate qi, and address the underlying mechanism that causes phlegm to develop. Add a […]

Why use Chinese herbal medicine?

I often get asked about the difference between using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for health. This is a great question! While acupuncture is probably the most common modality in East Asian medicine utilized in the Western World, Chinese herbal medicine is starting to find a more prominent footing in our modern Western world. Acupuncture […]