Knife Skills

Do scroll through the ‘gram looking at pictures of beautifully crafted food and wish you were able to make something that looked half as good? What if I told you the foundation for doing so was actually pretty simple? I often hear people say they don’t know how to cook, they don’t like to cook…

Lungs and Large Intestine (Yin/Yang)

Did you know that in TCM, the lungs and large intestine form a yin and yang pair? They work together as a team. Peak Function/Hours: Lung: 3-5 am – Ever wake up during that time short of breath? LI: 5-7am – Do you wake up and immediately have to go to the bathroom (that’s good…

Kale

Who loves Kale? I do! Whether it was Beyonce who made it a starlet or it’s over all nutrient density put it on the map, kale is still the darling of the dark leafy greens. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon. There’s no getting around it’s just really f***ing good for you. It’s a liver…

Office Tips – Lunch at Your Desk – Stress Management

Office- Lunch at Your Desk Who falls into the trap of sitting at our desks while eating lunch? 🙋🏻‍♀️The age old conundrum. Articles advise “try to step away for 30 mins or enjoy lunch outside”. While a fan of that advice, I’m no stranger to a crazy day in the office where lunch at your…

Onions

Onions Do onions make you cry when you cut them? There is a reason for that as they produce a chemical irritant to stimulate tears. The Doctrine of Signatures asserts that onions look like the cells in our body and that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. Which means, they…

Mood and Your Microbiome

Mood & Microbiome This 📸 was taken by my lovely friend @maureen.shannon. No clue what she said to make me 😂, but she has an amazing sense of humor. We were clearly in a great mood. Speaking of mood, did you know food and mood are connected? You may be thinking “Wtf is a microbiome and…

Nutrient Density

You’ve heard the phrases nutrient dense foods and nutrient density, but wtf does that mean? . For our bodies to function, we need a mix of macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are the well known protein, carbs and fat. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals. Nutrient-dense foods contain a good mix of both macro and micro nutrients….

Overnight Oats with Mashed Sweet Potato

Have you wondered how to get more veggies in your body at breakfast?  What about adding mashed sweet potatoes to lightly sweetened overnight oats?  Sounds a little weird, but it’s delightful, the sweet potato helps the pancreas out, the oats provide fiber, the coconut milk, chia and walnuts are all good fats.  It’s super delicious…

Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Miso Sesame Dressing

Wanna hear a secret? I poured this dressing all over some roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed kale and a little seaweed.  Okay, not much of a secret, but I piqued your curiosity. It was a quick and easy dish, and one that would compliment your Memorial Day BBQs. Roast  2 medium sweet potatoes at 425F for…

Mango Coconut Macadamia Chia Pudding

Need a little brightness on this grey May-uary day? I sure do. So I’m pretending I’m somewhere tropical with this no sugar added mango coconut macadamia chia pudding. Mangos are so sweet on their own, I decided it needed no added sugars like maple or dates. Mangos are a nutrient dense fruit, high in vitamins…