Holistic Nutrition Blog

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 | 2018-02-05T15:26:06+00:00 January 15th, 2018|BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|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 | 2018-02-05T15:26:09+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|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 [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:09+00:00 November 1st, 2017|BLOGS, Breakfast, Holistic Nutrition Blog, Squash & Pumpkin|0 Comments

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 [...]

Autumn–Eating With The Seasons

Eating in Autumn Autumn corresponds to the Metal element in the 5 Element theory of Asian (Chinese) medicine and rules the Lungs and Colon.    To embrace Autumn choose foods [...]

Grapes! Understanding The Energetics Of Grapes

Summer is surrendering to Late Summer and Autumn--which means the grapes are ripening--harvest will be a bit early this year. As a child on my grandparent's small farm, I delighted in [...]

Nuts! A Look At The Energetics Of Nuts

Late summer to early winter is the peak harvest time for nuts. Nature's little powerhouses, nuts possess all the energy, nutrients and materials to create a towering, strong tree, making [...]

Late Summer Corn & Squash Chowder

Delightfully warm and colorful this soup is one of my favorites on a cool late summer or autumn day, especially with a nice hunk of pumpernickel or other dark bread. [...]