Category Digestion

Entering the Season of Late-Summer…In December

I know what you’re thinking…Late-summer in December? This is actually a transition season that happens four times a year. In Chinese medicine, the seasons of Late-summer is the last 18 days of each season and is the season associated with the spleen/pancreas and stomach. These organs are also known as the central pivot of health […]

Recipe ideas for a gluten-free or dairy free Thanksgiving

The holidays can be an extra hard time for anyone with food sensitivities or allergies. It may feel overwhelming to try to tackle a gluten-free and/or dairy free Thanksgiving, but many options exist to help your meal come together. Option one: keep all your favorite recipes and simply swap out regular flour for a tried […]

Spleen Rehab

With every passing year, there is more scientific literature on the connection between the gut and seemingly unrelated organ systems. There’s the gut-brain connection, the gut-pain connection, and the relationship between immunity and gut health. For example, did you know the majority of serotonin (the “feel good” chemical) production comes from your gut? What that […]

Spring Cleaning

Ah, spring time. Beautiful buds appear on trees, flowers pop up with enthusiasm from the ground, and the temperatures begin to show hints of summer to come. In nature, spring is a time of fresh starts, renewal, and growth. The same should be true in ourselves. Winter was a time of rest, going inward, and […]

Sweet Potato Thyme Galette

Ingredients: 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese 1 T thyme, leaves removed from stem and minced 1 T rosemary, leaves removed from stem 1 clove garlic, minced 2 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed, and sliced to 1/4 of an inch thickness 1 small yellow or sweet onion, cut in half and sliced into 1/2 inch thickness 1-3 […]

Apples Galore!

It’s that time, the great season of the apple reigns supreme! In the day and age of produce being available year-round against the grain of seasonality, the beauty of a fresh and humble apple in Fall can be lost. But who can deny the lovely, crisp, dewy flavor of a fresh apple picked in the […]

Meal Planning Saved Our Busy Nights

If you’re like our family, there are ebbs and flows of busy periods in your life. During the busiest periods it can be hard to keep up the basics of self care; namely eating well, exercising, and sleeping normal hours. Sometimes a few simple adjustments to the weekly routine has helped us to maintain our […]

Balsamic Beet Salad Recipe

The sweetness of beets paired with aromatics and the sour flavor of vinegar is the perfect combination to help move stagnate Liver Qi. Since spring is the season of the liver, we can be prone to developing liver qi stagnation. Liver qi stagnation shows up as feeling easily irritated, frustrated, and finding yourself feeling tense […]

Cumin Lime Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients: 2 sugar pie pumpkins (or approximately 5-6 cups of pureed pumpkin) 1 large yellow onion 4 cups vegetable stock 1 can coconut milk 1 T olive oil 1 T ground cumin a pinch salt 1 tsp black pepper 1-2 tsp red chili pepper flakes lime wedges for serving Instructions If using fresh pie pumpkins, […]

Honey, Sesame Walnut Treats To Nourish Yin

By Tara Gregory The root of all Chinese medical theory┬áis the concept of yin and yang. When the yin and yang of the body are in balance, there is health and vitality. When they fall out of balance, symptoms and illness arise. Everything in our body can be broken down into a category of yin […]