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June 24, 2017

Summer hydration is paramount at this time of the year. Use a mix of coconut water, filtered water and natural fruit juice for a delicious hydrating beverage.

February 20, 2017

To stay warm, cozy and nourished during the winter months I make this soup in a large pot and freeze it to have throughout the season.  I always recommend it for post partum care since the root vegetables carry many minerals that they absorbed in the ground during growth.  During pregnancy and child birth a large amount of blood and minerals are lost from the mother and need to be replenished.  This soup is a delicious and nurturing way to regain balance back qui...

December 19, 2016

From the beloved Yogi Bhajan, I share this wonderful Indian classic.  At any Kundalini yoga event this tea is served and gulped by the gallons.  It has countless benefits which include aiding digestion, strengthening the immune system, helping to fight a cold, etc.

For 1-2 gallons of boiling water add:

1 tsp Cloves
2/3 tsp Whole Peppercorns
1Tbsp Cardamon Pods (be sure to crack pods open using a rolling pin)
6 Cinnamon Sticks
1/2 lb Ginger,...

October 12, 2014

From The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste of the East (Serves 3-4 as a main dish)

  • 1 tablespoon sesame or safflower oil

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • 1 to 2 red chile peppers, minced (optional)

  • 2 medium eggplant, chopped, about 6 cups

  • 1 1/2 cups of water

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

  • 2 tablespoons Bragg's Liquid Aminos or soy sauce

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup basil, preferably Thai basil if available

 

I always 'sweat' my eggplant first by sprinkling the cut up...

May 5, 2014

Without fail I give these recipes to all expectant mothers and patients going into surgery due to the loss of blood and the energy exerted during these traumatic events.  Preparing foods that can be made ahead of time and frozen will help out immensely during recovery, especially if you are getting used to being a mother!  There is nothing more nutritious and nurturing that can quickly rebuild blood and bones.  In Chinese Medicine we call these substances essence...

May 4, 2014

 

From Nourishing Traditions By Sally Fallon
6 servings

 

  • 2 quarts Beef stock (see previous post)

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 cups cooked kidney beans (please cook from scratch and soak overnight to cut down on gas producing effects)

  • 1 cup buckwheat or brown rice pasta

  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped

  • 1 cup fresh spinach or chard finely chopped

  • sea salt

  • grated Parmesan for a garnish

 

Bring stock...

May 4, 2014

Beef Stock  
from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

 

  • About 4 lbs of marrow and knuckle bones

  • 3 lbs meaty rib or neck bones

  • 4 quarts (or more) of filtered water

  • 1/2 cup of vinegar

  • 3 onions coarsely chopped

  • 3 carrots coarsely chopped

  • 3 celery sticks coarsely chopped

  • several thyme sprigs tied together

  • 1 tsp dried green peppercorns (crushed)

  • 1 bunch of parsley


Having different types of bones is what makes the bro...

May 4, 2014

Chicken Stock  
From Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

 

  • 1 whole free range chicken- or 2-3 lbs of bony chicken parts, such as necks, backs, breastbones, and wings

  • gizzards from one chicken

  • chicken feet (if possible - they are full of gelatin)

  • 4 quarts of cold filtered water

  • 2 tbls vinegar

  • 1 large onion coarsely chopped

  • 2 carrots peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 3 celery sticks, coarsely chopped

  • 1 bunch parsley


If using...

May 4, 2014

 

From The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
8-10 servings

 

1 lb french green lentils

4 cups chopped yellow onion (about 3 large onions)

4 cups chopped leeks, white parts (about 3 large leeks)

1 tbls minced garlic (3 cloves)

1/4 cup large olive oil

1 tbls salt

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper

1 tbls fresh minced thyme, or 1 tsp dried

1 tsp ground cumin

3 cups medium diced celery

3 cups medium diced carrots

3 quarts chicken stock

1/4 cup tomato paste

2 tbls red wine vi...

January 9, 2011

During these cooler months, we practice tonification in Chinese Medicine. Our exterior becomes cold, and we rely on our deeper reserves to keep us warm and keep us active. Ideally, we would all work less, rest more, and spend more time doing contemplative activities in the winter. Because we live in a world where that isn't always possible and we must continue to meet life's demands regardless of season, we must look to our diet and self care to bring us through...

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