Recipes

How to Make “Paleo Bread” that’s just Veggie & Protein, Without Unhealthy Gluten-Free Substitutes

March 11, 2014

What do YOU think this is? Looks like bread… Tastes like bread… Feels like bread… It’s not bread! No gluten, no unhealthy substitutes like potato or corn starch. No grains at all. Paleo Bread It’s actually just sweet potatoes with eggs. That’s practically it! All I added were some sunflower seeds and flax seeds sprinkled […]

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Another Acupuncture Paleo Practitioner Approved, Amazingly Yummy and Filling Non-grain “bun/pancake” Recipe, Perfectly Balancing for Cold Winter Months

January 21, 2014

  Paleo hamburger bun As an acupuncture paleo practitioner (I made that term up) :-), I’m always excited when I come across a recipe that’s both fabulous and medicinal, according to Chinese medicine’s nutrition principles. Well I just stumbled upon another recipe that I’ve gone crazy over and have to share, for so many reasons. […]

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An Acupuncturist’s perfect Fall Balancing Recipe that will Warm and Nourish your Qi

October 30, 2013

If you see me for acupuncture and we’ve done any TCM dietary counseling, or you’ve been to one of my seasonal eating talks, then you know that as the seasons change, the foods we should be eating to stay balanced and healthy change too. A few weeks ago, I came across a recipe that looked […]

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Immune Boosting Kale Hummus: An Acupuncturist’s Delight

May 17, 2013

(post update: This was written before I went paleo…you can still make it by just subbing steamed cauliflower for the beans!) You’ve all had hummus, right?   Well as an acupuncturist who’s somewhat fanatical about the benefits of eating dark leafy greens to benefit our liver, especially in the spring which relates to the liver—and especially […]

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Recipe: Acupuncturist’s Liver Balancing Superfood Breakfast Frittata

March 28, 2013

Have you ever made a frittata? I learned a recipe for a simple fritatta using artichoke hearts a few years ago, and I’ve been making it over and over again ever since.  Some people think that being an acupuncturist and a healthy eater, that I must not eat very interesting or yummy food.  This recipe […]

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An Acupuncturist Makes Dinner. Mushroom Spinach Goat Cheese Salad: Yummy your way to SuperImmunity!

March 14, 2013

(UPDATE: Since going paleo I no longer eat cheese. Booooo! :-( This sure was yummy though!) Every acupuncturist knows that as we head into spring, it is more important than ever to keep our livers happy.  Acupuncture theory states that the spring season is related to the Wood Element (more on this in the coming […]

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Uh-MAZing Beet Recipe for Beet-Haters! An Acupuncturist’s Dream for Nourishing your Liver

March 21, 2012

People love hating beets. I do admit, they can go either way…if not cooked right, they have a taste that can be a little, well, bad. But I just tried a new recipe this week that has me fanatical over this humble red root. Because beets are so wonderful for nourishing your “liver blood”, and […]

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It’s Pear Season! A Great Late-Summer Recipe for those Farmer’s Market Pears.

September 14, 2011

The pears are here, the pears are here!  I just saw the first of the season last Saturday at the farmer’s market, and excited I am!  Last year, for the first time I canned up many different kinds of jams, jelly’s and butters.  But none could compare to the delicate smooth Pear Butter that I […]

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Peach and Lavender Butter Recipe

August 31, 2011

This recipe, adapted from: Canning & Preserving, by Ashley English, is AMAZING and is a great way to put up the summer harvest. I just visited the farmer’s market and got an enormous flat of gorgeous local peaches. As someone who loves supporting our local farmers I sometimes have huge amounts of seasonal foods with which […]

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Cozy Winter Recipe: Jool’s Favorite Beef Stew (or as I like to call it “Knock Your Socks Off Stew)

January 2, 2011

Since I wrote an article in my newsletter for my acupuncture patients on Sunrise Ranch Grass-fed beef, I thought I would include my latest favorite recipe which does include beef. This recipe is loaded with veggies that will build up your Qi and Yang and keep you fortified and toasty during our cold weather.  Also, […]

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