“You come here to learn how to enjoy life. You have to discover you are sleeping under a diamond and don’t know it.“ - Nan Lu

Refrigerator soupREFRIGERATOR SOUPSearch your refrig and find veggies and meats to add to your leftover soup. If you have leftover meats or fish add them too. The combination will yield an unexpected mix of flavors.
SOOTHING OATMEAL WITH CRANBERRIES AND NUTSOatmeal is a great way to start your day. Eating warm foods is beneficial for your Stomach. The addition of nuts, such as walnuts, provides a healing essence to support your body.
HOMEMADE ORGANIC PEANUT BUTTERPeanut butter is an all-time kid favorite and is very versatile. Try making your own! Use organic peanuts, and be sure to buy roasted (or roast them yourself)! Roasted peanuts release oils when ground, making them perfect for smooth and creamy peanut butter.
ALMOND SMOOTHIESmoothies are a great way to cool the body during the heat of summer. Remember: do not add ice, and enjoy your smoothie in the afternoon or evening.
AVOCADO AND MANGO SALADThis dish is colorful, quick to put together, and complements a variety of dishes. It pairs exceptionally well with fish. Both the green avocado and the acidic lemon help support the Liver function, while the sweetness of the mango and the color of both the mango and peppers benefit your Spleen and Stomach functions.
SEAWEED SALADSeaweed is a traditional staple in Asian cuisine, touted to have numerous health benefits, including anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties. The essence of seaweed strongly benefits Kidney energy, as its natural habit – the ocean/water – is the element associated with Kidney.
FENNEL AND CELERY SAUTÉFennel has a warm essence that is famous for relieving cold-related conditions in the body, especially cramps! Celery’s mild taste soothes the Stomach and is famous for its insomnia-relieving properties, among others.
CHINESE CUCUMBER SALADEasy to prepare, this dish is especially welcome in the summertime when cucumber’s cooling and hydrating essence works wonders! Complement its mildly sweet taste with vinegar to enhance its healing benefits for the Liver.
SAVORY SOBA NOODLESBuckwheat is an ancient gluten free “grain” that is actually a fruit seed. A nutritional powerhouse best eaten during late summer, it strengthens the digestive tract by boosting Stomach and Spleen function and ridding the body of excess mucus. Enjoy this Asian comfort food topped with peas and okra, which both strengthen and the digestive tract and Liver function.
MISO SOUPThis easy soup allows you to make a flavorful soup in less than 10 minutes that is chock full of greens and seaweed. Miso has long been revered in Asian cultures for its powerful health benefits.
DRESSED-UP TOFUSoybeans, in any form, have long been a delicious staple in Asian cultures. Tofu’s cooling essence moistens the Lung and Large Intestine, making it a useful food remedy for coughs and constipation. Eat in moderation and always cooked, as too much of its cold essence can damage Stomach function.
BROILED EGGPLANTA weight-loss food wonder, eggplant has the remarkable ability to balance and cleanse internal Qi while improving Liver function. Broil, steam, or saute to use as a satisfying main-course substitute for grains or meat.
QUICK VEGETABLE SOUPEverybody loves a short cut. This easy to make soup recipe can also be made with leftovers.
SIMPLE FRIED RICEWho doesn’t like fried rice? This healing grain that is eaten at nearly every meal in Asian cultures strengthens Stomach functioning. Use leftover rice mixed with your favorite veggies for an easy and quick dinner that’s sure to please everyone.
WOK-UP VEGGIE MELANGEThis is a quick version of a healthy stir-fry that anyone can whip up in less than ten minutes! Use pre-chopped vegetables to make it even easier to prep in a flash.