Category spring time health

Spring Vegetable Miso Soup

Ingredients:  2 carrots 1 medium yellow or sweet onion 5 cremini or shitake mushrooms 8 cups beef bone broth, chicken stock, or vegetable stock 1 box non-GMO tofu 2 heads pak choi, or 6 leaves bok choy ¼ cup miso optional: garnish of sesame oil, soy sauce , rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar […]

Experiencing Springtime mood swings? You’re not alone.

If you are noticing moods that seem to shift as quickly as the weather this spring, you’re not alone. Just as the weather exhibits volatile swings between sunshine, torrential downpours, and even hail storms, the energy of spring can similarly influence our emotions. Spring brings us the return of growth, renewal, and the expansive energy […]

Small Vegetable Garden at Home: Easy steps to get started growing your own

  Growing a vegetable garden is a great solution to many of the barriers of getting more vegetables in our diet. High grocery bills, kids don’t want to eat their vegetables, concerns about how vegetables are grown and the long distances they travel to get to the table – the list of worries goes on. […]

Asparagus frittata

Ingredients: 1/2 pound of asparagus 8 medium eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 large garlic clove 1-2 tsp fresh lemon thyme about 1/4 cup of chevre pinch of pepper 1/2 medium yellow onion 1 T butter Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350. Rub a pie plate thoroughly with butter — make sure to get both the […]

Asparagus and Radish Salad

This early in the spring, we have the first tastes of tender, bright fresh lettuces, mixed greens, lots of radishes, and asparagus. You can make a delicious and simple salad that brings all the delight of spring to your dinner table. Ingredients 3 radish 1/2 pound of steamed asparagus 1 bunch of fresh spring, greens […]

Spring Detox

In our last post Spring Tis’ The Season of The Liver And Gallbladder, we discussed that spring is indeed the season of the liver and gallbladder. Spring is also the best suited time in Chinese medicine to support a detox diet or protocol. The energy of spring supports the liver and gallbladder both energetically and physically, […]

Big decisions, Little decisions

I apologize for my impromptu hiatus from blogging. Two months ago, I was given the great opportunity to expand my private practice and to add a fantastic licensed massage practitioner, Tyhra Owen, to our clinic. The act of expanding a private practice, renovating a new office space, and moving an existing office to a new space created […]

Borscht To The Rescue: Curing Irritability

  Borscht: a soup of many traditions in Eastern Europe. Depending on who you talk to about borscht, there are many right and wrong ways to make this delicious soup. I encourage you to find your favorite borscht recipe. When searching for a good recipe, make sure to read the comments at the end of […]

Springtime tips for a happy liver

Spring is upon us. As many of us plot our gardens, and springtime yard projects, it is fun to check in how the seasons connect to our internal biorhythm. In Chinese medicine the season of the spring relates to the liver and the gallbladder. These organs have a rich relationship to the epic growth that […]

Springtime Recipes to Soothe a Feisty Liver

This post is created to add onto my article in the March issue of the Walla Walla Lifestyles Magazine. To view the complete discussion of how the Liver and Gallbladder are associated with springtime, tendons, and feisty emotions, please check out the previous blogpost entitled “Spring Tis’ The Season of the Liver and Gallbladder.” The […]