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The Healing Cook’s Onion Family

Have you ever wondered why we love using scallions, onions, leeks, chives and garlic in our cooking? This family has a pungent flavor and is rich in sulfur. This affects our lung health... 



The Healing Cook’s Queen of Grains

Millet, known as the Queen of Grains, is popular in many parts of the world with 10,000 years of cultivation history. It is a highly nutritious, non-glutinous and versatile grain. Considered... 



Healing Cook’s King of Grains

There is a whole way of living and eating surrounding brown rice. Oriental medicine considers that spiritual essence as well as physical strength is preserved by eating whole foods... 



Rice, Squash & Butter Chicken Casserole

Brown rice is considered the King of Grains. It has neutral thermal nature, strengthens the spleen-pancreas and soothes the stomach. It is hypoallergenic and concentrated in B vitamins... 



The Healing Cook’s Winter

Winter is represented in the Water element and the health of our kidneys and bladder. This season encourages receptivity, introspection and a seeking of warmth in our foods. The health... 



The Healing Cook’s Autumn & Fall

Autumn in Chinese medicine is considered the neutral buffer zone between the seasons. The weeks before and after each of the two equinoxes and solstices represent pivotal pauses in... 



Oatmeal Bread

Oats have a warming thermal nature helping to restore nervous, reproductive systems, while removing cholesterol from the digestive tract and arteries. Enjoy this high-rising, easy to... 



The Healing Cook’s Summer

Summer nurtures the “fire” element within our body. This is the time we build the overall strength of blood, chi (body energy), and constitution. Absorbing the bounty of... 



The Healing Cook’s Spring

Spring is a time for giving free reign to self-awareness and self-expression. This is the time for shaking off the winter blues and taking early morning walks in the fresh spring air.... 



A Celebration of Fire

As a tool for turning our fears into power we use the element Fire and participate in a “Firewalk”.  Many cultures use this activity of walking on hot coals or cinders as a wonderful... 



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