Category recipes

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. […]

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 […]

Bon Voyage! A few of our favorite things…

Thank you everyone in the greater Walla Walla area for a fabulous 2 years! Thank you for your trust in us, and for your commitment to your health. We have enjoyed many laughs, tears, and moments of celebration with our patients, and wanted to say a big THANK YOU, with a bow of gratitude. We […]

Why you need congee in the Spring

  I was asked the other day whether congee was still a therapeutic food for the spring time. The answer is, yes! Congee is generally a great nourishing food for the spleen-stomach system, which is central to our overall health. Because its flavors are not too rich, spicy or extreme in any sense, it can […]

Honey Miso Glazed Salmon

I’m testing out recipes that combine some of the key elements of Chinese medical nutrition for the winter season. In winter it is a great idea to eat black foods (the color associated with the kidney and bladder organs), and the flavors bitter and salty that help to consolidate, store, and descend qi. Warming foods […]

Grain Free Yin Yang Cookies (chocolate and vanilla) For the New Year

Happy New Year’s Day! 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 the fantastic black foods that support the health of our kidneys. I used the taiji or yin-yang […]

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 […]

Turmeric Chai Oatmeal

We are about to enter the last 18 days of the season, which is considered the transitional season of late-summer. This transitional season is the time of the stomach and spleen/pancreas and is the best time of the year to reboot your digestive system. This spiced oatmeal uses gently warming spices to support your digestive […]