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Tom Kha Soup With Extra Vegetables

This is my highly modified version of Tom Kha soup. I modify it because I do not always have all of the traditional ingredients for Tom Kha here in Walla Walla.  I also like to have both meat and a plethora of vegetables in my soup. Ingredients: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed 4 […]

Of Tongues and Men

Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
I know your mom taught you that it wasn’t polite to stick your tongue out at people, especially not to esteemed individuals such as healthcare professionals.  I’m here to tell you that you can righteously loll your tongue out as an emblem of your current health.   Why? Practitioners…

Red Chicken Vegetable Curry with Black Rice

Ingredients:  1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast ( or substitute non-GMO tofu) 2 cans coconut milk 2 small heads broccoli 2 small zucchini 1 large onion 2 carrots ½ cup snow peas ¼ cup red curry paste ( my favorite brand is Mae Ploy- it does contain shrimp though, so not a good fit for […]

Gastronomic Shenanigans – Dairy Free, Creamy Curried Squash Soup

For those autumn days when the crisp chill enters the air, or those flat-out cold, blustery winter nights, this soup can put some warm back into your muscles.  If you are struggling with joint and muscle pain, consider adding a tablespoon turmeric to the soup, as it reduces pain by increasing circulation. Ingredients: 2 T […]

The Wet Sock Treatment To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

  I know what you’re thinking.  Wet socks sound like some sort of medieval torture protocol, or a easy way to ruin a beautiful day. While it may seem weird and equally unappealing, this is a simple treatment that can help alleviate cold and flu symptoms right as they start to rear their sneaky little […]

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

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 cremini mushrooms 6 eggs 1 cup half […]

Mid July Farmer’s Market Recipes

Peachy- Basil Smoothie Ingredients: 2 peaches 1/3 cup blueberries Juice of 1/2 lemon 6-10 basil leaves 1/4 cup of water 1/4 cup ice cubes (optional) In a blender add 1/4 cup water, then 6-10 basil leaves, 1/3 cup blueberries. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the blender. Cut the peach meat away from […]

Chilled Pea Soup For Your Heat Wave Dining Pleasure

Walla Walla is painfully hot right now.  Last night, I did not want to turn on the stove or even consider standing in front of a hot BBQ.  I didn’t have the ingredients for gazpacho, and I didn’t want to make a smoothie for dinner.  So I rummaged through my fridge and found some fresh […]

Ke Garne? What To Do?

If you have spent any time with local Nepalese, you will have heard the phrase “Ke Garne.”  It literally translates to “what to do?”   It is said when life presents you with a difficult situation or a frustrating situation or really anything challenging. The first time I heard ‘Ke Garne’ was from a patient […]

Stepping off the plane into a new world

I arrived into Kathmandu on a Korean Air plane. Most of my fellow passengers were Korean or Japanese trekkers. I deduced this from the hiking boots and high end gear they wore. Despite my inability to speak Korean, the excitement as the plane began its decent palpably filled the cabin. A frenetic energy shifted into […]