“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

Recipes

Eating for healing is an exciting way to nurture your body. Foods are selected for their energetic abilities to enhance the body.

VERSATILE MUSHROOM SOUPUse this recipe as a base for soup and add your favorite greens. Leftovers can be used to create yet another versatile soup! TCM looks to mushrooms to enhance immunity.
FENNEL FISH SAUTESimple and delicious this meal supports healthy Lung and Kidney function. Together these two organs keep the body strong and vital.
CINNAMON ALMOND PEARSPears support healthy Lung function. They moisten the Lung and help to move phlegm. Almonds also reduce phlegm and are good to aid in constipation. This recipe can also be pureed and eaten as a warm soup.
FENNEL BOWLOnions and Fennel support healthy Lung function. Fennel has a warming essence while onions help to detox the body.
ALMOND CRUSTED CODHealthy eating! When rolled in almonds, this meal supports healthy Lung and Kidney function and is great fro every season. TCM reminds us the essence of the meal is what's most important as it offers energetic support. Adding a touch of hot sauce increases the association with the Fall season.
JELLY BAKED APPLESApples are great to clear heat and detox the body. From a TCM perspective, eating an apple a day, truly keeps the doctor away as it's a great way to eliminate toxins in the body. Jelly adds a sweet touch and who couldn't use more sweetness in life!
ARUGULA RICE BOWLOnions, fennel and leafy greens support the immune system. Onions in particular have been used in TCM to reduce coughs and help promote sweating. Eating them in versatile recipes is also a great way to promote healthy Lung function.
LUFFA GOURD WITH RICE CAKE SOUPThis recipe was made with Luffa gourd, the kind that produces luffa (loofah) sponges! You will find these light green gourds in the Asian markets, late summer into fall so its a perfect food for that time of year.
POACHED EGG OVER QUINOIEggs are a perfect balance of yin and yang. Here’s a satisfying breakfast or brunch with this amazing message.
SURPRISE KABOCHA SKINSWhen making kabocha soup, cut the skin off with a knife rather than a peeler. Include a bit of pulp on each piece - don’t throw them away! Make this savory and surprise side dish which includes all of the many benefits of this squash.
TARO ROOT SIDE DISHSimilar to the potato in texture, taro has a sweet and pungent taste, and packs more benefits. It is beneficial to the digestive system and the Lung/Large Intestine as well. Try this simple recipe.
SPICY WALNUTSOne of the best foods to support Kidney function, here’s an easy recipe to spice them up for Autumn.
RED TOMATO SAUTEOnions are noted for anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and aid the Lung during the cold and flu season. Tomatoes help strengthen the immune system to additionally fight colds and viruses.
OUTSTANDING VEGGIE DISHOnions support healthy Lung Function and stimulate the immune system as do the tomatoes. Together they are good choices for the flu and cold season.
SCALLOPS WITH VEGETABLESScallops support healthy Kidney function. Adding the onions support the Lung while the tomatoes support the immune system.
MONICA’S WATERMELON SALADYou will love this salad for lunch or dinner or just a snack! There's a sweet and salty twist to this meal. Its cooling effect is refreshing and adds hydration to the body.
SALMON CUCUMBER ROLLSSalmon supports healthy Kidney and Heart function. Cucumbers have a cooling effect and are great especially during the summer months.
ORANGE FRESH SALADThe sweet and sour taste of this recipe is great for the digestive system and will help keep the body cool. Add beans for an extra boost!
WATERMELON FASTINGFasting, even for one day is a great way to give the body some internal rest. Watermelon has a cooling effect and helps guide toxins and heat out of the body. Rest as much as you can during this time.
YOUR CHOICEFood cravings are messages from the body asking for support. Eating what you crave is a way to honor the body. What tastes will satisfy you now? Go ahead and enjoy that food and eat until you are 80% full.
BLUEBERRY PANCAKESSo satisfying, this recipe will support healthy Liver and Stomach function. When the belly is sweetened, the stress falls away...
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