Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I find that holiday foods are often overly indulgent and rich, and with good reason, we’re celebrating!  But it’s nice to get a break when holidays feature traditional foods that don’t necessarily have to be unhealthy. My maternal grandmother was Irish so my mom used to make corned beef and cabbage every St. Patrick’s Day growing up.  It was one of the few ways I would actually eat... Read More

Making Bone Broth at Home

I told you yesterday about all the Amazing Benefits of Bone Broth, so today I knew I had to tell you how to make it yourself! As an acupuncturist, drinking bone broth is one of the single most frequent nutritional suggestions I make to my patients.  I drink it myself every morning.  While I believe most other aspects of diet should be tailored to a specific person’s needs and constitution, bone broth is one of the few things that nearly everyone... Read More

Heirloom Marinara – The Good Stuff

I’ll let you know right off the bat that to make some seriously good marinara you need to start with some seriously delicious tomatoes.  I recommend buying organic heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market while they’re still in season.  Because they can be expensive I recommend finding a farmer that has great tasting tomatoes but is willing to sell you the less perfect ones at a discount.  At the markets I frequent in Los Angeles good... Read More