Tag Archives: healthy eating

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 […]

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 […]

Soup Au Pistou

This is a delightful French summer vegetable soup that uses many of the July-August veggies for a flavorful, nutrition packed and colorful soup. You’ll add a heaping tablespoon of the French version of pesto (pistou) to each bowl as you are ready to serve. First make the Pistou: 1 large garlic clove, pinch of salt […]

Post Partum Nutrition: How to Eat Well For You and Your New Baby

In the United States, I find we spend a great deal of time educating women about pre-and perinatal nutrition to foster a healthy baby, but as soon as they give birth, women enter a wasteland of information on how to properly rebuild themselves after the process of growing a small human. If you’re a woman considering […]

Orthorexia: The Dark side of Healthy Eating

By Sara O’Byrne Many of us want to eat healthier. Our doctors tell us to eat healthier. Social media is overwhelmed with healthy diet tips and you are currently reading a nutrition blog – great! But what happens when healthy eating goes too far, when healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession? This blog post discusses […]

How to Cultivate Yin and Hydration in the Heat of Summer

We’re now a couple weeks past the summer solstice, and many of us are enjoying the extra daylight hours and the hustle and bustle of summer play. The solstice marks an important time for our health. It  marks the longest day of the year -a time that is considered peak ‘yang.’ Yang represents activity, heat, […]

Learning To Enjoy Vegetables

  This week I became inspired by the article: No Diet, No Detox: How To Relearn The Art Of Eating. This remarkable article discusses the myriad reasons as to why the Western world continues to struggle with food choices. If you like any of my thoughts on the matter, please read the article for yourself. It truly […]

Stellar Homemade Pho Broth

I’ve been experimenting with homemade pho broth for about seven months now. Initially, I starting experimenting to try to cut down on our dining out budget, but when our local pho restaurant decided to close down early this summer, I felt a renewed sense of urgency. There are many pho recipes on the interwebs and combing […]

Roasted Red Pepper Soup (dairy free)

This soup really showcases the natural flavors of red peppers. Roasting truly brings out the robust flavors of these peppers. With so few ingredients, this soup lets you know that sometimes less is more. Ingredients 6 Red Peppers 1 Tablespoon olive oil 4 cups vegetable stock 1 avocado salt & pepper to taste Instructions: Preheat […]