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April 04, 2015
The strawberries up in the Bay Area are rockin it right now. If you haven't already done so go get yourself a basket or two or three of fresh organic strawberries from your Farmer's Market. You will thank me for it later.
Take the leaves off the stem and tear into bite-sized pieces. A fast and easy way to do this is to hold the bottom of the stem with one hand. Using your other hand, grab at the bottom and run your hand upwards pulling the leaves off the stem.
In a mixing bowl, add your olive oil, crushed mint, salt, lemon juice and kale. Massage the dressing into the kale for a minute or two until it become soft and darker in color. This technique will bring out the flavors and make the kale easier to chew.
Next add your strawberries, blueberries and toasted slivered almonds into the bowl and mix well.
Divide into 2 servings and top each plate with a generous portion of sliced avocado.
March 23, 2020
December 21, 2019
With a vast drop in temperature, darker skies and rainy days, winter is the most yin of all the seasons. It is associated with the kidney and bladder organs, the color black, the element water, the emotion fear, and salty and bitter flavors.
December 06, 2019
Goji berries are one of the most well known Chinese herbs in the US. Used for over 2000 years in China, they were first mentioned in the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the oldest known book on Chinese herbs in 200 BC. They are prized for their ability to tonify blood and yin without causing stagnation. Consumed daily in China as a food and herbal medicine, goji berries are revered for their anti-aging properties. They are used in many beauty tonics.
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