Cranberry Zucchini Bread

Winter brings the end of the seasons.  During winter, the cold and darkness drive us in to seek warmth.  It is a time to rest, meditate and store physical energy. [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Breakfast, Recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

Cucumber Salad With Seaweed And Sesame

Cucumbers are perfect for handling summer’s heat.  This is a classic Japanese summer salad of cucumbers in vinegar with numerous variations.  Make it up about about an hour before so the [...]

Sorrel Soup

Bright sorrel is one of my first spring greens to pop up. Actually, it grows strong in the spring, dies back in the heat and comes back in the fall...love it. Sorrel's strong sour flavor helps to stimulate and decongest the Liver and Gallbladder after Winter's heavier foods. Use it in dressings, to flavor eggs or as an usual soup.

By | January 9th, 2016|Herbs, My Blogs, Recipes, Seasons, Soups & Stews, Spring, Spring recipes|0 Comments

Teff Porridge

    Teff, the traditional grain of Ethiopia, dates back to 4000 BC and is the smallest grain in the world.  It’s produced in Ethiopia, India, Australia and…Idaho.  Teff’s name [...]

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 [...]

Bone Marrow Broth

I’ve been using bone broth most of my adult life–so I was pretty amused when it became a trendy food in the last few years.  Instead of coffee shops, you [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Asian Medicine Blog, Gluten Free, My Blogs, Recipes, Soups & Stews|2 Comments

Nettle Tea

Nettles are very nourishing and blood building.  They relieve toxins, hot flashes, allergies and anemia–a wonderful addition to the diet.   I brew up a large pan of nettle tea [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|Gluten Free, My Blogs, Recipes, Spring recipes|0 Comments

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 [...]