Great tips on how to eat for the seasons and your body type

In Chinese medicine everything we do is about creating a balance between yin and yang. Yin is seen as the shady part of the mountain, so it is cooling, moistening, and calming. Yang is seen as the sunny side of the mountain, so it is warming, drying, and active. We can associate yin and [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:27:00+10:00August 14th, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Job’s tears porridge

Porridge is a great warming way to start the day but sometime you need a break from oats. Did you know that you can make porridge out of any grain you like - you can make Kasha (buckwheat porridge), rice porridge, millet porridge, quinoa porridge, teff porridge etc. Job's tears also makes a delicious [...]

By |2021-08-12T11:59:38+10:00July 31st, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Tonifying Herbal Pear Soup

Autumn has arrived and the weather is cooling down. I love driving up to my clinic in the mountains and seeing the trees ablaze in reds and golds. Autumn is the season when we need to be looking after our lungs and supporting our immunity before the winter cold and flu season begins and [...]

By |2021-08-12T12:03:52+10:00April 7th, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

A nourishing breakfast for the warmer months

Spring is here and the weather will soon start to warm up. You know how much I love congee and porridge at any time of year but sometimes it just feels too hot to have a hot breakfast so what's a good alternative? Bircher Muesli is a nutritious breakfast option as the weather warms [...]

By |2021-10-02T17:24:40+10:00September 2nd, 2019|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Nightshade free pasta sauce

I have Italian heritage so was raised on wonderful tomato-based pasta sauces that my nonna used to make. Unfortunately, I also grew up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I was fortunate to discover, in my 20's, that nightshades were a big contributing factor to the aches and pains that I suffered. In giving up nightshades I [...]

By |2021-04-28T14:48:44+10:00April 4th, 2018|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

How will the year of the Dog affect your health?

The year of the Yang Earth Dog started on Feb 16, 2018, so what might this mean for you and your health this year? Yin and Yang, and the 5 Phases play key roles in Chinese Medicine. Yin is often described as the shadow side of the mountain and is a cooling, calming, moistening [...]

By |2020-08-01T12:56:03+10:00February 20th, 2018|Astrology|1 Comment

What everyone should know about the wonders of Kudzu root

I love Kudzu! Kudzu root, also known as Japanese arrowroot, Ge Gen or Pueraria radix is a herb I always have in my kitchen cupboard as well as in my dispensary cupboard. Not only is it very starchy so it can be used as a thickener in cooking but it has wonderful medicinal qualities [...]

By |2021-04-28T14:49:37+10:00January 2nd, 2018|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

Healthy, Delicious Christmas Cake

December has arrived and now is the time to start thinking about Christmas fare, especially if you want to soak your fruit for a week or two for the best Christmas cake ever! I found this recipe at Russell's Health Food store in Glebe many, many years ago and it has been a favourite [...]

By |2021-04-28T14:50:30+10:00December 2nd, 2017|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Warming golden turmeric milk

Golden turmeric milk is an infusion of turmeric and other delicious warming spices in a milk of your choice. It's easy to prepare, tastes great and has some wonderful health benefits. I'm not big on promoting super foods as I believe all foods have medicinal properties and the ingredients of this tea are no [...]

By |2021-04-28T14:52:01+10:00July 12th, 2017|Healing Power of Food|2 Comments