“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


Foods are selected for their healing essence and ability to support specific organ function.

CABBAGE AND RICEEating cabbage is a great way to clean the digestive system. It is also thought of as a detoxifier. During the fall season, eat plenty of fresh cabbage and try adding any leftover leaves to a soup mix.
ROASTED NUTSGenerally speaking nuts support healthy Kidney function. In the Five Element framework, the Kidney supports the Heart, which is the King of all organs.
AUTUMN FRUIT COMPOTEWarm pears are the ideal fruit to support Lung function. Plums support Liver function. By adding pine nuts you also support Kidney function and maple syrup adds a warming element to the entire dish. Enjoy this as a meal or snack. Eat warm or at room temperature.
VEGGIE ROASTThis is a versatile recipe that can be made with any vegetables you have on hand. We chose root vegetables as well as greens to support the digestive system.
Pinole CookiesPinole (pine nuts) and almonds have great healing benefits. Pinoles help strengthen the Kidney Qi, while almonds are beneficial for improving Lung function. Both of these ingredients (and more) in a healthy, simple to make cookie!
BAKED APPLES WITH WALNUTSThe old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctors away, is such a wise statement. Apples have a long growing season and therefore, have time to absorb messages from nature. Their essence carries "information" from the sun, the moon, rain, wind, heat and cold. A powerful fruit indeed!
ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTSBrussel sprouts support Liver function. Roasted or pan fried, these delicious veggies can be complimented by adding roasted nuts or red pepper.
NUT BUTTER DELIGHTUse your favorite nut and blend up a spread. Experiment with different nuts and spices for variety.
VEGGIE FRITTATAThis easy-to-make recipe will save you energy, help you clean up your leftovers and still build Stomach, Kidney and Liver function. Making extra will allow you to enjoy a delicious egg sandwich the next day!
TOASTED WALNUTSWalnuts are a great source of protein and support Kidney function and are great to improve your memory. By baking them before eating, the nuts become more easily digestible and release more of their healing essence.
BAKED BUTTERNUT SQUASHThe sweetness, color, and warmth of butternut squash benefit the Stomach and Spleen which have a “mother-child” relationship with the Lung, the organ associated with the Fall.
NUTTY ZUCCHINI BOATSZucchini with walnuts makes a great dish to warm the belly and nurture the Liver and Kidney.
STUFFED BELL PEPPERSFor a healthy, hearty vegetarian meal, try stuffing peppers with rice and a mixture of your favorite vegetables. Peppers are great to support Stomach function.
BAKED ASPARAGUSAsparagus root has been used as an herb for centuries. Its healing properties make it a wonderful food choice to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as support Kidney function.
GARLIC BAKED BRUSSEL SPROUTSThis super easy recipe is good for the digestive system! Add a splash of balsamic vinegar to give the Liver an additional boost.
SWEET POTATO MELANGEAs simple as it is to prepare, this colorful dish is a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving table. It's also the perfect dish to support your Stomach. The honey brings out the natural sweetness of the potatoes, instead of relying on cups of added sugar. The tartness of the fresh cranberries adds dimension to the potatoes, while supporting your Heart.
STUFFED SWEET POTATO SKINSEnjoy the traditional flavors of Thanksgiving and support your Stomach function with this sweet and simple side dish. Instead of a marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole, try making this healthier alternative, where the entire potato, skins and all, are edible.
STUFFED CREMINI MUSHROOMSThe perfect Thanksgiving appetizer or side dish, stuffed mushrooms are also beneficial, as they help to cleanse and purify the body. So go ahead, have another!
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