Posts in the ‘Recipe’ Category

Hearty Bread for Better Health

sliced loaf

I was recently introduced to one of my new favorite recipes– “The Life-Changing Loaf.” This is a hearty gluten-free nut & seed loaf that is loaded with protein and fiber. Here you will find a recipe for my favorite version- a Cinnamon-Raisin Life-Changing Loaf.

Deep in the Heart of Soup Season: Caldo Verde

photoThis post is the beginning of a series of my favorite Soup Recipes, featuring Caldo Verde (Portuguese Chorizo Kale Soup). According to Chinese nutritional theory, brothy hot soups are a perfect way to chase out pathogens, fortify your immune system, stoke your digestive ‘pilot light’, and refill your well of reserves. In the heart of winter, who couldn’t use a bit of that?

Healthy Holiday Living and Tasty Treats (Back by Popular Demand)

IMG_7591In terms of self-care, December can be the hardest month. And the most critical, right? We can be overly busy, under-rested, sugar-crashed, out of our normal rhythms, and often struggling with expectations and stress about money, time, year-end loose ends, gifts, travel, family challenges, getting things done on time… and the list goes on. To have balance and health in the face of it requires both a conscious intention and some practical tools.

What would make it easier to stay healthy, sane, and nourished? Here are 5 tips (including two recipes) for a nourishing holiday season.

Tomatoes: The Busy Person’s Guide to Never Wasting a Single One

photoNo-fuss Tomato Preserving!

It was a long hot summer here in the northwest and now we are in a blissful tomato avalanche. They are all ripening at light speed and it can be hard to keep up!  This is a short post on the simplest way to preserve your tomatoes and make the bounty of your harvest last well beyond the fleeting harvest season. It literally takes minutes. Here’s to keeping it simple. I mean REALLY simple!

Hummus!

hummus & vegAt my house, we love hummus and can happily plow through massive amounts of it. Because of that, I make it frequently and in large batches.  Making hummus at home is EASY EASY EASY.

This post includes a simple delicious hummus recipe and an overview of many of the exceptional therapeutic properties of fresh garlic.

Cabbage Steaks = Extreme Deliciousness!

   Since food is the best medicine and this is the most delicious new dish to enter my repertoire in a while, I can’t help but shout the recipe from the rooftops. While the ingredients could not be simpler, there is a magic that happens in the cooking and the whole is leagues tastier than

Navigating December with Health, Balance, & Sanity

The expectations and pace of life in December can easily spin out of control. In terms of self-care, December can be the hardest month. And the most critical, right? We can be overly busy, under-rested, sugar-crashed, out of our normal rhythms, and often struggling with expectations and stress about money, time, year-end loose ends, gifts,

Chinese Nutrition, Digestive Healing, & Burdock with Yams

Burdock & Jewel Yam Part of the beauty of Chinese medicine is that it’s a system that recognizes that even though multiple people might present with the same symptoms, that we don’t all need the same treatment to heal and thrive.  In that spirit, I have not found that any one diet is a perfect fit for everyone, as we are all so individual, ever-changing, and complex. Understanding how our bodies work and listening inwardly– this is a powerful combination that can guide us to discover what dietary choices make us feel good, function well, rest well, heal well, and have sustained energy.   Read on for more about seasonal eating, including a recipe!

Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Portland

 

 

 

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Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture
(formally Seeds of Health, PC)

5525 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97215

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susan@susanwilmoth.com

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Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture (formally Seeds of Health, PC)
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