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 [...]

Baked Figs With Honey & Goat Cheese

Figs come into season in the late fall and early winter.  I love figs, and although they are not a native food to Idaho, I do indulge in a some [...]

Apple Cider Vinegar Taffy

Vinegar taffy?  Oh, yes.  My family would start making candies to give as Christmas gifts right after Thanksgiving.  This is a variation on an old family favorite recipe. It may [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:08+00:00 December 1st, 2017|BLOGS, Gluten Free, Recipes, Spring recipes, Winter recipes|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

Cranberry Zucchini Bread

During the cooler months it’s time to seek warmth, rest and introspection. Longer cooking methods like stewing and baking help to move our energy inward and slow us down. Their warmth [...]

By | 2018-03-06T18:47:28+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Breakfast, Grains, Recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

Stewed Dried Fruit

Stewed dried fruit is a great way to get in rich vitamins, fiber and flavor in the Winter. And it’s so simple. Serve as is in a small bowl or [...]

By | 2018-03-11T22:25:46+00:00 January 9th, 2017|BLOGS, Breakfast, Fruits, Recipes, Winter, Winter recipes|1 Comment

Pumpkin Orange Cookies With Maple Glaze

Squash and pumpkin harvest season meant baking in my childhood.   Delicious and moist, these cookies are still favorites of mine and appearing around Halloween and Thanksgiving.  I prefer to keep [...]