Late Summer/transition recipes

White Bean, Leek & Butternut Squash Soup

This lovely is surprising simple, yet very hardy and tonifying.  The flavors aren’t overly strong or powerful.  Serve with nice crusty piece of molasses bread [...]

By |2019-07-13T02:27:26+00:00July 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake - By mid summer I often find myself overrun with zucchini, even from one meager plant. Bless its zeal! What better way to use up some of [...]

By |2019-06-16T14:49:51+00:00June 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Honeycake

Honeycake - The honey you choose will influence the flavor of the cake. Summer honeys are often lighter and more delicate than the richer late summer, early fall darker honeys. [...]

By |2019-06-01T15:28:06+00:00May 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Miso Nutbutter Spread

My favorite way to get kids a little extra protein and probiotics.  You can play around with different flavors of miso and nut combinations. My family is partial to a [...]

By |2019-01-30T01:40:52+00:00January 27th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-05-25T00:36:25+00:00January 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-01-07T16:05:45+00:00January 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Dutch Sage, Apple & Pear Sauce Cake

Grandma Niesing, a large Dutch woman,  owned a rambling farm just down the road from my grandparents. Though not actually related, the families had known each [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:19:47+00:00December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Clara’s Easy Stir Fry for College Life

Clara's Easy Stir Fry - This easy, healthy recipe is great for college life. Contributed by Clara Crowell - olive oil, chicken, beef, or tofu (diced or cubed or thinly [...]

By |2018-11-26T16:30:26+00:00November 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The Energetics Of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Autumn is here which means pumpkins and pumpkin pie spice.  So what makes up the sweet warm combination that spice lovers seem to lose their collective minds over each [...]