Green Kale Fruit Cinnamon Smoothie

TweetI recently came across this recipe on YogaPeach.com as I was looking for some new food options as we enter the warmer months. Small bunch of kale, approx 1 cups, remove stems (super food) Handful of frozen or fresh mixed berries, approximately 1/2 cup (I like just one berry per smoothie, blueberries or raspberries) 1 ripe banana Juice 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup almond milk or water 1/2 TBSP Vanilla ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (super food) Directions:... Read More

Scrumptious Spring Recipe

TweetI came across a great recipe for a roasted sweet potato, mango, and edamame salad on YogaPeach.com. Since spring is rapidly arriving, I thought a light and clean nutritious salad would be fun to pass along and experiment with. The recipe offers a good mix of sweet and sour. In Chinese Medicine, food is thought to provide a way of nourishing our internal organs while also alleviating a variety of conditions. In order to get the best quality energy... Read More

Recipe for Nourishing Beauty – Sweet Rice Congee

TweetSweet black rice, when cooked with longan berries (euphoria longana) and Chinese dates, becomes a congee that nourishes blood and Qi. In the Oriental medicine system of food cures, these three foods work together to enhance beauty and longevity. • The sweet rice promotes the flow of liver Qi, which helps keep angry feelings at bay and leads to calmness. • The Chinese dates (different from the Mediterranean variety) nourish blood and spleen,... Read More

Quinoa Salad with Radicchio, Chicken and Pine Nuts

TweetA nutrient-dense, filling winter salad, quinoa combines with faintly bitter radicchio, chicken and salty feta cheese. Read more at nourishedkitchen.com:   Ingredients 2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled 1 small head radicchio, chopped 1 cup cooked chicken, cut in bit-sized pieces ½ cup cubed feta cheese 1 small red onion, chopped fine 2 tbsp pine nuts ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley Olive oil and vinegar dressing, to serve Toss cooked quinoa,... Read More

Three Foods to Support Thyroid Function

Tweet Here are some foods to support healthy thyroid function: Seaweed – Iodine is an essential element that assists the thyroid in producing thyroid hormone. By increasing iodine intake, patients have seen an increase in the production of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The best natural source of iodine is kelp, bladderwrack and other seaweeds. Coconut Oil – Virgin coconut oil is praised by health experts for its ability to lower cholesterol... Read More

Ginger Tea

Tweet Freshly made ginger tea is delicious and healing. It’s wonderfully soothing on a cold day and it’s very healing for digestive discomfort, nausea, morning sickness, menstrual cramps, and common cold. Ginger tea bags are just not the same as the freshly made tea! Traditional Recipe for Ginger Tea 4-6 thin slices of organic fresh ginger (each slice should be about the size of a quarter coin) 1 1/2 – 2 cups of filtered water Bring... Read More

One More: Superfood to Boost Your Immune System

Tweet  Green and Black Tea are also beneficial to boost your immune system. Just don’t overdo it! Green tea is a traditional drink in Chinese Medicine. Modern research is constantly confirming the health benefits of green and black tea, including containing an ingredient that can stop a cold from spreading. Most people do well with a cup or two of tea per day. Just make sure that you don’t drink tea after 3PM so that the caffeine... Read More

More Super Foods & Tips to Boost Your Immune System

TweetDon’t Forget Your Scarf! As the weather cools and the wind picks up, it’s important to keep our neck warm. When our defenses are down, we are more susceptible and vulnerable to pathogens such as colds and flus. In TCM, we believe that “wind carries a thousand diseases” and we are moving into that time now. So remember your scarf before heading out the door! As for more Superfoods to add to your diet to avoid colds/flu... Read More

Stir-Fried Rice Stick Noodles With Bok Choy and Cherry Tomatoes

Tweet  Rice noodles are delicate and light, and especially welcome to those who are gluten-intolerant. You might find it easier to use tongs for this once you’ve added the noodles to the pan. Bok choy is a member of the cabbage family and has all those antioxidant-rich phytonutrients that the brassicas are known for.   7 ounces thin rice stick noodles (1/2 of a 14-ounce package) 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon soy sauce... Read More

Golden Tomato Sauce Recipe

TweetThis is the season for tomatoes! The Farmer’s Market is bursting with Heirlooms of all colors and sizes. Here is a recipe for the multicolored tomatoes you find. I don’t bother peeling the tomatoes here, but you certainly could. You can also do a double or triple batch. The sauce will keep refrigerated for about a week. Also, the color of your tomatoes will dramatically impact the color of your sauce. I like to choose tomatoes that... Read More