Spices

What is a spice exactly? How are they different from herbs? For culinary purposes, a spice can come from the root, stem, seed, fruit, flower or bark of the tree or plant. They are different from herbs as those are from the leaves of plant. Some spices are Cinnamon, cloves, fennel, galangal, ginger, mustard, pepper,…

Sunday Scaries

Looking back on your weekend longingly? Are anxiety, worry, grief & fear jumping into your Sunday Funday when you think about work on Monday? I remember it well. Below are a few acupressure points, stretches & 🧘🏻‍♀️ poses to help. Anxiety & fear is associate w. the bladder & kidneys. Open up the bottoms of…

How To Roast

‘Tis the season to roast! All the things like pumpkin, brussels sprouts and beets are starting to get the royal roasting treatment. Roasting is a basic cooking skill that means “to surround by hot dry air.” It’s generally a slow cooking method in an oven and used mostly during the fall and winter seasons. Not…

Raw Food

Are you eating salads, acai bowls and drinking smoothies and iced coffee in the winter months? Do you feel cold, bloated or gross afterwards? Raw food may be to blame. I know, I’m a dream crusher and I’m fine with that. Raw food can be hard for your body to digest, even in the best…

Rice (with Recipe for Mongolian Jackfruit over Rice)

Rice Do you eat rice on the regular?  I know, it’s a carb black sheep. Feared and shunned, no one wants to eat it even though it is the most widely grown and consumed staple in the world. There are so many varieties of this gluten free grain.  What if I told you that in…

Schisandra

Schisandra berries are an #adaptogen (read: helps lower stress and anxiety – yes please!) and is a new- to-me ingredient. It’s been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) for thousands of years. It’s flavor is unique to my palette, but I’m working to incorporate it as the health benefits, in addition to lowering stress and anxiety, are…

Seaweed/Sea Vegetables

Seaweed/Sea Vegetables Pictured from top to bottom: Wakame, Arame, Kombu. There are quite a few types of seaweed and they’re prepared and used in a variety of ways. A lot of us know seaweed as the wrapper on sushi, seaweed snacks (that is Nori) or seaweed salad that’s bathed in sesame oil and is some…

Noodles, Nut Butter and Nappa Cabbage

Noodles, Nut butter and Nappa Cabbage “Send noods smothered in nut butter.” Swipe right! . While typically that may sound like it’s NSFW, this dish is perfect to make a little extra so you can bring leftovers to work for a nooner, or you may call it “lunch”. Whatever term you use, not only is…

Wasabi “Tuna” Salad

Spicy Wasabi “Tuna” Salad over Arugula and Radish Greens (and other veggies) #newobsession RECIPE 🐟1 package @goodcatchfoods, Naked in Water Fish-Free Tuna 🐟2 green onions, sliced thinly (I like on the bias, but that’s just an aesthetic thing) 🐟1/4 jalapeno, small dice 🐟1 tsp wasabi (mix with water to form a thin paste) 🐟2 tsp toasted sesame…

Broth v Stock – Do You Know the Difference?

Broth or Stock – Do you know the difference? . 🥕Broth is a liquid made from vegetables and/or meat and sometimes bones, that has been simmered for 2 hours or less and strained. . 🍗Stock” is a liquid that has been simmered for longer periods of time and will contain bones. . 🍖Bone broth” is…