Soft Cooked Amaranth

Amaranth is a tiny South American grain that was a staple food for the Aztecs.  It ranges from shades of rich gold to deep reds.  High in the essential amino [...]

Age Dashi

Another of Clara’s favorites, age dashi is a wonderful, classic Japanese dish of tofu, lightly battered and then served in a simple dashi sauce with ginger. […]

Nut Milk

Nuts make excellent milk, each one lending its own unique flavor and nutritional benefits.  Make a thicker cream to pour over hot baked apples or make thinner to add to [...]

Kudzu Ginger Tea

Kudzu, kuzu, pueraria or ge gen–it’s all the same thing.  This amazing vine that is taking over the south, leaving areas looking like something out of a Miyazaki film.  Ge [...]

Spiced Applesauce

Spiced Applesauce–sounds mundane right? When it comes to strengthening the digestive system and the immune, mundane or simple is the best place to start.  A staple in the Amish diet, [...]

Mushroom Hot Pot (Kinoko Nabe)

Although mushrooms grow during the summer, spring and autumn are the ideal season for harvesting mushrooms–those fun little fungi that have marvelous healing benefits for the body. It seems that [...]

Spiced Poached Pears with Cardamon Cream

In season, poached pears are a favorite breakfast side dish for my family.  It takes just a few moment to quarter and seed the pears then set them in a [...]

Warm Autumn Salad

Winter squash are one of my most recommended foods, as they are staple for the healing and maintaining the Stomach and Spleen–the Earth element organs.  Small winter start coming available [...]