Tag Archives: Cook

Balsamic Beet Salad Recipe

Balsamic Beet Salad Recipe Ingredients: 9 small beets 6 green onions 1 bunch/head cilantro 2-3 T balsamic vinegar 2 T olive oil 1/4 tsp ground pepper pinch of salt (optional, I often omit the salt) Directions: Chop the greens and the root tails off of the beets, and peel them. If you don’t want your […]

Want a strong digestive system? Food preparation is considered key.

One of the most controversial topics in my clinic is the discussion of diet and food preparation. Not only is food very literally considered medicine in East Asian medicine, but food preparation is key. In East Asian medicine, every food item has a property such as damp, astringent, drying, and moistening. They also have a […]

Broccoli Caraway Soup

I know that I just wrote a blog post about the importance of eating orange and yellow squashes, and root vegetables this time of year. I was all set to keep working on some squash recipes for this week, but then I had a huge broccoli craving. In honor of all the amazing flavor and […]

Butternut Squash, Chicken Mole Enchilada Casserole

Chicken and Butternut Squash Enchiladas with Mole Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash 1 large onion 2-4 cloves garlic 1 T cumin 1 large skinless chicken breast 1 head of spinach 1 jar of Mole.  I like the 8.25 ounce glass jar of Dona Maria Mole with the yellow metal lid. About 4 cups chicken or […]

A Guide to Autumn Foods to Improve Health- an East Asian Medicine Perspective

To my dear readers, I apologize for my blogging hiatus. I am happy to announce that my husband and I bought a house, moved, and have had a handful of other positive stressors during the month of October. I needed a bit more balance in my life, hence the blogging break. But now I am […]

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 […]

Late August Farmer’s Market Recipes- Green Bean Salad and Meat Balls

Warm Green Bean Salad with Mustard Dressing Ingredients: Two solid handfuls of green beans or purple bush beans 1/2 cup cremini mushrooms 1 cup parsley 1 small onion Dressing: 2 T cold-pressed olive oil 2 T whole grain mustard 1-2 tsp white wine vinegar optional: 1 tsp honey Cooking instructions: Rinse and trim the tips […]

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 […]

Recipes To Keep You Cool In The Summer

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 dehydration, and possibly fighting irritability from either […]

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 […]