Basic Polenta

A staple for Native Americans, corn is both a vegetable and a grain.  The Italians also have a long standing love with polenta.  I am partial to it as a [...]

Gluten–A Damp And Sticky Situation

Our culture has a problem with gluten. I am sometimes asked by clients (or they assume) that I don't eat gluten because it is "bad" for you.  No, I eat [...]

The Energetics of Gluten Free Grains

Sometimes we need to limit or cut out certain foods in our diet for the benefit of our health. Gluten and glutenous grains are one such food.  Our years of [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, Holistic Nutrition Blog, My Blogs|0 Comments

Coffee Substitutes-Getting To Know Grain Beverages

Why would you ever need to substitute something for your coffee?  That's the first question that came to mind, right?  After all many people love their coffee, it seems to [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Holistic Nutrition Blog, My Blogs, Recipes|0 Comments

Protein Pairs–Combining Lentils Or Legumes With Grains

Whether you are trying to reduce or eliminate your animal protein intake, cleaning up your diet, or just looking to add variety, lentils and legumes are excellent additions to the [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Holistic Nutrition Blog, My Blogs|0 Comments

Cinnamon Simmered Chicken

Chicken simmered slowly with cinnamon sticks and soy sauce. Nice and warming on a cold winter’s day, this will make your house smell fabulous. You may choose to thicken the [...]

Cinnamon! A Very Yang Spice

Oh, the wonderful, warming smell and taste of cinnamon. Who doesn't love it? Cinnamon has been used in the Asian cultures since time immemorial, so to say that it was [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Holistic Nutrition Blog, My Blogs|0 Comments

Pumpkin Custard

This is actually one of my favorite breakfast recipes in the fall and winter.  The custard is easy to digest, and this recipe is high in protein. Put it in [...]

The Energetic And Healing Properties Of Cranberries

It's cranberry season!   Cranberries are a member of the Ericaceae family, along with blueberries and rhododendrons.  They grow wild in the northern regions of Asia, Europe and America. Cranberry's peak [...]

Playing With Pumpkins & Winter Squash

“Squash would be great for you to eat.”  It's a common recommendation that I make.  And for good reason. Pumpkins and winter squash are the perfect food for strengthening [...]