April 16, 2015
The benefit of cooking your food in a slow cooker is that your house smells so dang good all day long. The downside of cooking your food in a slow cooker is that you have to wait so dang long to eat it. But trust me, it's worth it.
Slow cooking intensifies the flavors and the best part is you don't have to do anything special. Chop up some veggies, add your protein, turn it on, and leave it alone to do it's magic. When it's done you get to take credit for cooking such a tasty dish.
Prepare and place your chicken in your slow cooker. I buy whole chicken thighs because the bones add more flavor and nutrition. I remove the skin but you could leave it on if you wish. Place all your veggies around the chicken, add your broth and season it up. Set on high for 2 hours, then down to low for an additional 5-6 hours.
When it's done cooking you're left with a pot of seriously good and healthy chicken soup.
Top it off with diced avocado and fresh cilantro and your guests will think you're a genius.
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.