Loving Chocolate–Understanding The Energetics of Chocolate

Who doesn't love a little chocolate? Theobroma Cacao is a much loved and very powerful food living up to its ancient name as the food of the gods.   [...]

By | 2018-02-12T22:50:44+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|1 Comment

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Before practicing Asian medicine, I was a florist.  Our flowers were shipped in from a distributor in Chinatown in San Francisco.  Every year at Chinese New Year boxes of delicious [...]

Pucker Up–Using The Sour Flavor

Oranges, lemons, limes, kumkats and vinegar.... If you haven't already started salivating, you will soon.  Each of the 5 Flavors (sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty) all have medicinal properties [...]

Spring’s Energetics–The Season Of The Wood Element

Welcome to Spring! When does Spring really begin? For most Western cultures, we correlate the start of spring with the spring equinox, around March 20-21st.  But all of us know [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:04+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|1 Comment

Spring–Eating With The Seasons

Spring's natural energy is to lighten up and move forward, shaking off the deep, slumbering and contemplative state of winter and the foods of spring perfectly support this.  They give [...]

New Year’s Fireworks Noodles

A simple, spicy noodle recipe to help ring in the Asian New Year. Noodles represent longevity-and we all want that, right? Make the sauce a few days ahead and store [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:05+00:00 January 19th, 2018|BLOGS, Recipes, Spring recipes, Summer recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

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 [...]