“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.

BRAISED FENNEL WITH MEYER LEMONFennel will help warm up the body while the addition of lemon will support healthy Liver function. Together these two foods help the digestive system.
LOTUS SEED SOUPLotus seed supports healthy Lung function and the red dates will support the Stomach and Spleen function. Enjoy the sweet and nutty flavor!
QUINOA WITH MAPLE SYRUP AND NUTSQuinoa is a great source of protein and helps support healthy Kidney function. Its versatility makes Quinoa a great choice for breakfast, as a base for vegetables bowls and for use in soups.
QUINOA VEGGIE BOWLCooking is a creative process. Save time, money and energy by repurposing your leftovers into a delicious meal.
DELICIOUS OATMEAL WITH STRAWBERRIESThe warmth of the oatmeal allows the digestive system to process nutrients more efficiently. Strawberries have many health benefits but are especially good to calm a cough and cool the Lung. The almonds support healthy Lung function.
BASIC QUINOA RECIPEQuinoa is a wonderful source of protein and can be made in larger batches for creative cooking.
CongeeDress up this classic white rice porridge with your favorite veggie, egg or meat.
PERSIMMON WITH PLUMS AND WALNUTSPersimmons and plums support the digestive system. Be sure to eat this in fall as it also helps to prevent seasonal coughs and colds.
WARM FRESH FRUIT COMPOTE WITH NUTSThis is a delicious way to enjoy your fresh summer produce. Eating warm foods, especially in the morning, is beneficial for your Stomach--and the rest of your body, too!
BAKED COD WITH TOMATOES AND SCALLIONSCod, with tomatoes and parsley offer a fresh boost to the body. The fish will support Kidney function while the other ingredients continue to support the digestive system.
HEARTY LENTIL SOUPThis hearty soup is a perfect component to your winter dinner repertoire. Feel free to substitute other vegetables (such as potatoes, tomatoes, and asparagus) for the spinach, or replace the spinach with kale.
BEEF BONE BROTHThe Kidney is the powerhouse of the body, supplying reserve energy to any organ running low on Qi. The season associated with the Kidney is the Winter so it’s especially important to conserve energy during this time of the year. The bone is the tissue associated with the Kidney, so eating or drinking bone broths will give your body a much-needed boost.
CLAM CHOWDERTry this healthy and simple version of an all-time favorite!
WARM PEAR SOUPPears are an excellent source of support for healthy Lung function. By warming up the pears, the digestive system is also gaining support.
PUMPKIN SOUPPumpkin's anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, immunity-boosting and weight loss promoting properties make this vegetable a nutritional powerhouse and Asian food-as-medicine favorite. Be sure to save the seeds to roast as a salty, crunchy snack, packed with tons of healing essence!
PERSIMMON PEAR DELIGHTPersimmons and pears are autumn-favorite seasonal fruits that support Lung energy – be sure to eat plenty of these delicious fruits to prevent coughs and colds!
TRADITIONAL PEAR COMPOTERock candy is sweet, yet it is absorbed by the body in a more balanced way than refined granulated sugar. This product is available at your local Asian market.
FIG BALSAMIC VINEGAREating foods that are sour and pungent, like vinegar, is a great way to support your Liver function. This vinegar mixture can be used as a drizzle on anything from Brussels sprouts to ice cream! Powerhouses of healing essence, figs have been used to promote longevity for years and can moisten the Lungs to relieve persistent coughs, benefit the Large intestine (has a laxative effect), and generally ease swelling while detoxifying the body.
HOT APPLE CIDERApples can strengthen Lung, Stomach/Spleen, and Liver function, with a light essence that is easily digestible. Cinnamon, ginger, and cloves are three time-honored Chinese herbs that have been traditionally used for thousands of year to support Stomach health.
GARDEN MARINARA SAUCE WITH PASTAWhether the tomatoes come from your backyard garden or the produce section of your supermarket, making a homemade sauce is the best way to bring out that just-picked-taste. And it doesn’t need to take all day, either! Use a variety of tomatoes to heighten the flavor of your sauce without having to add too many additional ingredients. In addition to the Heart-healthy red wine and tomatoes, this sauce incorporates zucchini and garlic, which support your Liver!