Springtime is a very important time for the liver – when it is most active and energized. Working with and supporting the energy of the liver during springtime is very good for your health. A fantastic food that supports the liver function are BEETS. They can gently encourage the elimination of stool while simultaneously nourishing the blood – which is the other important job of the liver.
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Got a Cold? Try Golden Milk!
Golden milk, or Haldi ka doodh, has been used for centuries in India to help with the common cold. Often times, children made this delicious milk to drink before bed when they began to feel symptoms coming on. If you look at the ingredients, you will find that this drink isn’t just for kids, and it is definitely not just to drink during the cold and flu season.
If you look at this drink through a Chinese medicinal lens, you would find that most of the herbs in this drink strengthen the tummy. Why would that be important? Well, the digestion is they key to a healthy immune system and a healthy body. There is a reason our tummy is in the middle of our body! Studies say that the health of your gut determines up to 75% of your immunity. So, it is essential to treat your tummy right! All of the herbs used in this drink support the digestive process in a soothing, warming way to keep you strong so you can easily defeat any virus that comes your way. Plus, its just darn good. Try it, add spices or change amounts.
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Continuing Wellness Through Seasonal Shifts
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This is a time of the year when our bodies transition out of warm air and cooling foods and we can make changes to our diet for continued wellness. We can support this seasonal change by not only eating more warming foods but also eating seasonally. This recipe gives a unique twist on the traditional chili by adding pumpkin. Pumpkin is full of important vitamins and minerals and according to Chinese medicine, is a warming food that can help protect our bodies as we acclimate to cooler temperatures. Let us know what you think! How do you like to aide your body this time of year?
This eggplant ragout is a summer favorite and sure crowd pleaser!
Eggplant ragout is a delicious Mediterranean sauce which can be eaten plain or over noodles, or grains. I served it over quinoa and it was super yummy. The main veggies are the first four listed, but feel free to add others if you are so moved.
I just love this time of year, because the tomatoes are ripe! One of the greatest pleasures of life is eating a sun warmed tomato just picked off the vine. Sigh.
One of my good friends is an amazing gardener and she gifted me with a number of goodies which are in season right now which all together make one of my favorite dishes! I thought I would pass on my loose recipe for you to take and make your own.
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When you have a healthy gut, you have a healthy brain
Fermented foods are an easy and cheap way to keep a healthy gut and give your body the boost of nutrients it needs. Try this great kimchi recipe! If you would like to know more about the brain/gut connection check out this article.
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