August 01, 2017
Do you need more veggies in your life? Here's a simple broccoli salad recipe that calls for blanched broccoli. Lightly cooking the broccoli ahead of time makes it easier to digest and brightens up the color. Blanched broccoli also keeps it's crunch so no need to worry about having a soggy salad.
Chop broccoli into bite sized pieces and place in boiling water for 1 - 2 minutes. Broccoli will turn a bright green color when ready. Take the broccoli pieces out of the boiling water and put in a bowl of ice water for 4 - 5 minutes to chill. The goal is to stop the broccoli from cooking so the pieces don't get soft. When the pieces are cold to the touch take them out of the ice water and leave them to dry on a kitchen towel.
In a large bowl combine the broccoli, bacon, sliced almonds, onion and carrots. In a separate bowl, combine mayo, stevia, lemon juice and salt and stir until mixed. Pour over dry ingredients and mix. Serve with extra bacon! :-)
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.