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Summer Gumbo

June 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Gumbo - Another one of Clara's favorite dishes, gumbo starts showing up in my kitchen when the summer garden starts to explode and well into the cooler fall and winter months. We prefer our gumbo [...]

Before You Go-Tips & Herbs To Take With You When Traveling

June 10th, 2018|2 Comments

We love vacation and travel!  And nobody wants to be sick while they are hiking in the mountains or exploring a new country. It makes sense to both prepare yourself before you leave and [...]

Buy 5 Get 1 Free–$360

June 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Now through June 30th you can purchase my My Buy 5 Get 1 Free package deal for $360 (normally set at $375) Use these for yourself, share them with a friend or family, or [...]

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Learn The Energetic Nature Of Foods

Asian (Chinese) medicine’s energetic approach to food categorizes all foods by their actions in the body. Foods affect us by their temperature. Cucumbers cool, while garlic and ginger heat the body. Each of the 5 Flavors -sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty- also have specific energetics. They each enter certain organs and nourish and support them.  In excess or deficiency, each flavor can manifest disharmonies.   Freezing in winter?  Eat a root vegetable stew with a few warm pungents rather than raw leafy greens.  Hot in the summer?  Have more cooling natured foods.  The more you apply it, the simpler it becomes. I created this chart to help bring this simple, yet profound philosophy of food knowledge into regular house holds. 

Get the chart here!