Winter Melon Healing Properties and Recipe

Winter Melon for Summer Heat By Vicky Chan of NourishU Winter Melon/Wax Gourd/Tong Qwa Winter melon is one of the most common, easy and fast growing fruit-vegetables in summer. Each plant can produce numerous large fruits on vines like watermelons up until late fall, and each melon can weigh up to 50 pounds. The reason why it is called winter melon is because it can be stored in a cool…

Rejuvenating 4 Super Herbs Chicken Soup – Winter Recipe

By Vicky Chan of NourishU In Chinese Medicine, eating according to the seasons is vital to health and longevity. Eating well in winter is necessary to provide enough reserve and energy to our bodies to fight the extreme coldness. Besides, winter is also the time when our bodies are going through a lot of rejuvenation and renewal processes. Therefore, it is important to feed our bodies with…

Spring Recipe for Nourishing the Liver

By Vicky Chan of Nourish U The arrival of spring brings a new season of growth to all living things on earth. That is why Chinese medicine identifies spring as wood. According to the TCM five-element theory, wood represents our liver and gallbladder system. What this means is that spring is the season when the liver energy is most intense; therefore it is the best time to address and promote…

Rejuvenating 4 Super Herbs Chicken Soup – Winter Recipe

By Vicky Chan of NourishU In Chinese Medicine, eating according to the seasons is vital to health and longevity. Eating well in winter is necessary to provide enough reserve and energy to our bodies to fight the extreme coldness. Besides, winter is also the time when our bodies are going through a lot of rejuvenation and renewal processes. Therefore, it is important to feed our bodies with…

Winter Melon Healing Properties and Recipe

Winter Melon for Summer Heat By Vicky Chan of NourishU Winter Melon/Wax Gourd/Tong Qwa Winter melon is one of the most common, easy and fast growing fruit-vegetables in summer. Each plant can produce numerous large fruits on vines like watermelons up until late fall, and each melon can weigh up to 50 pounds. The reason why it is called winter melon is because it can be stored in a cool…

Spring Recipe for Nourishing Liver

By Vicky Chan of Nourish U The arrival of spring brings a new season of growth to all living things on earth. That is why Chinese medicine identifies spring as wood. According to the TCM five-element theory, wood represents our liver and gallbladder system. What this means is that spring is the season when the liver energy is most intense; therefore it is the best time to address and promote…

Recipe for Nursing Colds/Flu

By Vicky Chan of NourishU This winter has been a worse-than-average flu season and many people have been infected. The Western medicine approach of using antibiotics to fight the cold and flu virus is “over-prescribing” because the success rate has only been around 20%. The overuse of antibiotics has caused many experts to project an imminent “antibiotic apocalypse”. On average, adults can…

Recipe for Health & Longevity – Ginseng Congee

Invigorating the Qi Recipe - Ginseng Congee This recipe is for invigorating the Qi, increasing the function of the immune system, increasing your adaptability adapt to the environment and strengthening the function of tissues and organs in the body. Symptoms of Qi deficiency: Fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, pale complexion, sweating with little or no exertion, poor appetite,…

Asian Black Rice Salad Recipe

Ingredients 1/2 cup black rice 1 carrot shredded 1/3 green bell pepper 1/2 half pint grape tomatoes 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped 1/4 cup slivered almonds Sauce 1 tsp grated ginger 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp light sesame oil 1/2 tsp black pepper Boil black rice in 2 cups of water until softened, adding additional water as necessary. Remove from heat…

Summer Recipe – Artichoke, Zucchini & Olive Pasta

This light, delicious pasta is perfect for summer. All ingredients are beneficial for us in the summer season. Ingredients Artichoke hearts - 1 can (even better if you can get fresh) Green olives with pimento - 1 cup Zucchini - 1 medium, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick Red wine vinegar - 1/4 cup Fresh Oregano & Basil - 1 tbsp. each Pasta - 1lb Olive oil - 1/4 cup Garlic - 6…