Posts in the ‘Simplifying Healthy Living’ Category

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!

Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Portland




, LAc, MAcOM
Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture
(formally Seeds of Health, PC)

5525 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97215


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Susan Wilmoth, Seeds of Health PC
Photography Credits: Jeff Amram Photography and Kelly Nordahl