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Entering the Season of Late-Summer…In December

I know what you’re thinking…Late-summer in December? This is actually a transition season that happens four times a year. In Chinese medicine, the seasons of Late-summer is the last 18 days of each season and is the season associated with the spleen/pancreas and stomach. These organs are also known as the central pivot of health […]

Recipe ideas for a gluten-free or dairy free Thanksgiving

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 and/or dairy free Thanksgiving, but many options exist to help your meal come together. Option one: keep all your favorite recipes and simply swap out regular flour for a tried […]

Butternut Squash Lasagna

I love this time of year, when the hard squashes are abundant at the farmers market, leaves are starting to turn color, and the air is crisp. It is on autumn weekends that I like to make this hearty lasagna.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]