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Recipes for Your Good Health

Winter Recipes

Winter Recipes The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to rest, store physical energy, and find inner warmth. Warm hearty soups, whole grains, and roasted nuts help to warm the body's core and to keep us nourished. Below are some of my favorite soup recipes; please add or subtract ingredients to make the recipes your own, but make sure to email me with the results! *Please attempt to use as many organic, locally grown ingredients as possible. This practice not only promotes optimal health and well-being, but it also serves to better sustain the environment for generations to come.

Spring Recipes

Spring is a time of new beginnings and rising energy. Corresponding to the liver and gallbladder energies, spring is when we eat less to cleanse the body of the fatty foods we have eaten over the winter. The diet of this season should be light and fresh, with yang type foods that accentuate the ascending and expansive quality of spring. Young plants, fresh greens, sprouts, and wheat or cereal grasses help cleanse the liver, while young beets, carrots and other sweet starchy vegetables help off set their bitterness.

Summer Recipes

Summer is the most yang of all the seasons; it is a time of expansion, creativity, growth, and outward activities. To be in harmony with the environment of summer, play and travel more frequently, awaken earlier in the morning and go to bed a little later in the evening. Use as many brightly colored fruits and vegetables as possible in your cooking, taking advantage of the great variety of foods available at your local farmer's market. Reserve the coolest of foods, such as raw sprouts, cucumber, raw tofu, and melons, for only the hottest days of summer.

Hearty Brown Rice and Veggie Soup

Festive Roasted Squash Soup

Get Well Fast Soup

Minestrone Madness

Mixed Root Soup

Spring Asparagus

Mama's Borsh

Simple Sprout Salad

Spring Stir Fry

Mama's Compote

Tomato/Cucumber Salad

Cold Asparagus Soup

Summer Greens and Roasted Chicken

Fruit Salad

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