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Lemony Summer Greens- A Side Dish

Ingredients: 1 head of kale or collard greens Juice of one medium lemon 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced optional: a dash of salt and pepper Directions: Thoroughly wash the greens. Roughly chop into two-inch segments and place into a stove-top steamer already set up with water in the bottom for steaming. Turn […]

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 […]

Spring Tis’ The Season of the Liver and Gallbladder

Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
In Traditional East Asian Medicine our bodies are a microcosm of the natural world. Each organ system is related to a season, an aspect of nature, a cognitive function, a body tissue, and an emotion. March marks the beginning of spring and the season of the Liver and…

Simple Mushroom Thyme Soup

The last two weeks, my husband and I ended up buying way too many mushrooms in our fridge. Maybe it was miscommunication, or maybe it was fate leading me to create this soup. Please forgive the lack of photographs- a technical error lead to the loss of all but the two featured images. The next time […]

Gluten-free Thanksgiving

Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
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 Thanksgiving, but there are many options out there. Option one: would be to get creative and try to find multiple recipes that…

Delicious Chicken Soup to Ward Off A Cold or Flu

Garlic, Oregano Chicken Soup to ward of a cold or flu:  It is cold and flu season again. I find it is nice to have a few nutritional tricks up your sleeve to boost immunity. This soup is best utilized when someone in your family first starts showing signs of a cold or flu. You can […]

Cold And Flu Season Tidbits- How East Asian medicine can help

Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
Fall at Bennington Lake, Walla Walla As I write this, some children have already gone back to school. A second wave will start right after Labor Day weekend, and college students will be in class by the end of the month. Parents, teachers, and students know the drill.…

Ratatouille- King of the Summer Vegetable Dishes

Ratatouille   1 large onion 3 zucchini or yellow summer squash or a blend 4 medium sized heirloom tomatoes, or 8 roma variety sauce tomatoes 1 yellow pepper 1 red peppers 1 green peppers 5-6 long, narrow eggplants, or 2 of the big, fat, round variety 6-8 cloves of garlic ¼ cup of fresh thyme […]

Early August Farmer’s Market Recipes- GF Quiche and Sweet Corn Salad

Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
Gluten-free Summer Quiche  Ingredients: Crust: 2 cups almonds or almond flour 1 cup walnuts or walnut flour 3-4 T butter, or you can substitute 1/2 of the butter with low-fat/non-fat yoghurt if you are trying to cut fat Filling: 1 summer squash 1 head kale 1 onion 6…

Recipes To Keep You Cool In The Summer

Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
In Chinese medicine, each season corresponds to a color, an organ system, and a flavor.  Since each season brings different weather patterns, temperatures, and amount of sunlight, they predispose us to certain health imbalances.  In summer, we have to protect ourselves from overheating, getting sunstroke, getting headaches from…