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…

Reset and Flow – Healing Retreat

Reset and Flow Healing Retreat ⁣⁣ Hilo, Hawaii⁣⁣ February 11-16, 2020⁣⁣ Acupuncture • Breathwork • Meditation • Plant Based Food • Yoga ⁣⁣ More information on the Retreat Page. Fill out the form below with any questions!  I’m looking forward to hearing from you!      

Kitchen Tools – The Foundation

You don’t need a lot of stuff or to spend a lot of money to outfit your kitchen. A lot of these items you can find at Target, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Ross, Marshalls and of course Amazon. Also, many other retailers have sales. My suggestions for a good set up to start: 🔪A knife…

Elderberry

Elderberry Sure, sex is cool, but have you ever gone a whole winter without getting sick? Elderberry has been used medicinally since the days of Hippocrates. You know, the dude credited with being the father of medicine? This little dark in color, antioxidant and immunity boosting powerhouse can be ingested in a variety of ways….

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…

Meridians (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

What are meridians? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM), there are 12 major paired meridians, that correspond with organs in the body. They are paired as yin/yang (you can think of this more like a front/back or up/down). Yin is feminine, dark and cool and yang is masculine, sun and light. They are energy “superhighways” that…

Coffee and Cashew Cream

Coffee and Cashew Cream Oh that first cup of coffee in the morning! It’s magical! It’s delightful! It’s one of the first things I think about upon waking! I love the smell, I love the taste, especially with a splash of nondairy creamer in all it’s splendor. I’m naturally caffeinated so I really, truly only…