“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.

FENNEL BOWLOnions and Fennel support healthy Lung function. Fennel has a warming essence while onions help to detox the body.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ZUCCHINI PINE NUT BOWLPine nuts in Chinese medicine will aid the digestive system and help support immune health. They are the seed of pine trees which enjoy long life! Zucchini and tomatoes are summer foods that moisture and nurture the body and help to release toxins.
BLACK BEAN CHICKEN TACOThis meal is light and packed with veggies to cool down the body, support the digestive system and bring a bit of protein into the meal.
VEGGIE DILL WRAPA hearty yet light meal to fortify the digestive system, dill is the magic ingredient!
SUMMERY MUNG BEAN SALADMung beans are the number one food for healthy Liver function, and this summery salad with sunflower seeds supports the Heart. Mint will help cool the body in the summer heat.
WALNUT TAPENADE MUSHROOMSMushrooms support the body’s immune system, walnuts are good for the Kidney, and don’t forget the Heart support from the red tomato!
SUMMER CORN SALADCorn is a great summer food and supports the digestive system. Save the corn silk from your corn cobs! When boiled, these fibers create a delicious tea to help rebalance your digestive system.
SHRIMP WITH SPROUTSThe Kidney will love this dish, and these sprouts will help detoxify the Liver!
FRESH PEA SOUPEnjoy this light soup which is so good for your Liver and Kidney.
YUMMY PEASAny vegetable grown on a vine is great for the Liver, so this pea dish fits the bill.
GREENS IN A RICE BOWLRice supports the Spleen and Stomach. When topped with bitter greens, Liver and Heart energy enjoy support too! We added mushrooms to give the dish an added immune support.
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