Diet Therapy

H&H and Green Muse Collab: Chinese Tea Eggs
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H&H and Green Muse Collab: Chinese Tea Eggs

Eggs are a nutritious, versatile, magical ingredient and here is one way to spice them up, making them more flavorful and digestible! This is also the perfect opportunity to showcase some beautiful, organic and fair trade spices carried by our wonderful friends at Green Muse Herbs (located at 1038 Fort St), which are featured in…

Lunar New Year Tang Yuan to support the Kidneys
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Lunar New Year Tang Yuan to support the Kidneys

This is another childhood favorite that I enjoyed during colder months, an especially popular dessert that we ate during Lunar New Year. These sticky rice dumplings (tang yuan), filled with slightly sweet black sesame and walnut paste, floating in a fragrant sweet ginger syrup are chewy, texturally satisfying, easily digestible and warming for your insides….

Poached pears for moistening the Lungs & Large Intestine!

Poached pears for moistening the Lungs & Large Intestine!

In TCM, the Lungs are a “tender organ”, kinda like Goldilocks ;) They prefer moderate conditions that are not too dry or moist and not too hot or cold. They are vulnerable to “external pathogens” such as viruses, bacteria, mold, but also other environmental particulate including pollen and under our current circumstances, the toxic particles…

DIY Electrolyte Drinks, courtesy of Sarah Strohan, R.TCMP.
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DIY Electrolyte Drinks, courtesy of Sarah Strohan, R.TCMP.

With the weather getting very HOT this week it is important in addition to drinking enough fluids to also replenish all of the electrolytes that our body loses through sweat. Electrolytes are ion-rich minerals and salts that contribute to osmotic balance, they help our bodies optimize fluid levels. The primary electrolytes include sodium, potassium, calcium,…

Chinese “I can’t stop eating this” sauce

Chinese “I can’t stop eating this” sauce

A ubiquitous part of my childhood dinner table, this DELICIOUS, flavorful, aromatic green onion-ginger sauce that was commonly served with proteins. Always the nostalgic little plastic take out container in the corner of the styrofoam take-out boxes full of white cut chicken. It is SO SIMPLE to make and stores extremely well in the fridge!…