Salty–The Flavor Of The Water Element

Salt, a vital mineral to life, has been a part of our food and lives since time immemorial. For centuries, salt was used as a form of payment.  In fact, [...]

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 | November 3rd, 2016|Asian Medicine Blog, Holistic Nutrition Blog, My Blogs|0 Comments

Chicken Salad With Cashews And Grapes

This recipe has saved us a number of times on volleyball weekends. Easy to double and triple it became a must-have in the cooler for one team.  The salad is [...]

Yam I A Sweet Potato?

Are you eating a sweet potato or a yam? It can be confusing, especially with the long tradition of candied yams at the Thanksgiving table. The garnet yam you so [...]

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 | September 28th, 2016|Breakfast, Holistic Nutrition Blog, My Blogs, Squash & Pumpkin|0 Comments

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 your [...]

Creating Healthy Eating Habits

Eating is something we do daily and let's face it-- nutrition can be confusing. There are hundreds of diets out there.  Some make promises and pitch deals or they may [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Asian Medicine Blog, Holistic Nutrition Blog, My Blogs|1 Comment

Elderberry Syrup and Tea for Colds and Flu

As Autumn creeps in I stock my cupboards with a few items to prevent and treat colds and flu. Gan Mao Ling, Kwan Loong oil, vitamin C, Immustim and propolis, [...]

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 [...]