Nourishing adzuki bean and pumpkin stew

There is nothing nicer than soups and stews to warm you up when the weather is cold. Adzuki bean and pumpkin stew is not only easy to make but it is naturally sweet and nourishing for your digestive system. This is a perfect recipe for autumn and winter as that is when pumpkins are [...]

By |2022-05-12T19:03:56+10:00May 12th, 2022|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Breathe and receive the gifts of autumn

Some people say that autumn begins on March 1st, other say it begins with the equinox on March 21st. I personally love to celebrate the equinox as this is a time when our days and nights are of equal length. Yin and yang are in perfect balance following the yang outward energy of summer [...]

By |2022-03-16T12:15:27+11:00March 16th, 2022|Seasonal Healing|0 Comments

How to make the most of the Year of the Tiger

We started the year of the Yang Water Tiger on Feb 1, 2022 and I would like to wish you all happiness and prosperity for the year ahead - Gong hei fat choy / Gōng xǐ fā cái. To make the most of this year, and achieve a level of happiness and prosperity, we [...]

By |2022-03-05T13:48:08+11:00February 3rd, 2022|Astrology|0 Comments

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 |2022-03-05T13:55:01+11:00August 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 |2022-05-12T14:48:23+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 being 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 pears are a staple [...]

By |2022-04-14T19:58:48+10:00April 7th, 2021|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

What do the Autumn Equinox and the Year of the Golden Ox have in common?

The year of the Yin Metal Ox (the Golden Ox) started on Feb 12, 2021. The autumn equinox is usually around the 21st of March each year in the southern hemisphere & around the 21st of September in the northern hemisphere. So, what do these events have in common? In the Chinese medicine framework of [...]

By |2021-03-22T08:40:42+11:00March 20th, 2021|Astrology, Seasonal Healing|0 Comments

Keep calm and stay well

It’s hard to open any email or Facebook post these days and not see something about COVID-19. Everyone is in a state of panic and finding it hard to think rationally. Yes, this is a condition that must be taken seriously, however, it is also important to remember that fear and panic are stress [...]

By |2021-09-28T17:53:50+10:00March 19th, 2020|Immunity Allergies Colds Flu|0 Comments

Year of the Rat – A whole new cycle

The year of the Yang Metal Rat starts on Jan 25, 2020. What might this mean for you? Yin and Yang, and the 5 Phases play key roles in Chinese Medicine. Yang is described as the  sunny side of the mountain and is a warming, active, drying energy. Yin is often described as the shadow side [...]

By |2021-09-28T17:59:37+10:00January 23rd, 2020|Astrology|8 Comments

A nourishing breakfast for the warmer months

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 when the weather warms up? Bircher Muesli is a nutritious breakfast option as the weather warms up. A lot of people love to [...]

By |2022-05-12T15:02:23+10:00September 2nd, 2019|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments