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How Sweet It Is–Sweet’s Role In Health And Illness

By |2018-05-31T13:35:44+00:00September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Chinese Medicine, The Seasons|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

April Crowell Dipl.ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN

Who doesn’t love a little sweet?  

Of the 5 flavors, I can safely say, sweet is the most popular.  It is also the most abundant naturally occurring flavor.  Like sour, bitter, pungent and salty, sweet serves a purpose.    But don’t run out and start doing sugar shots or dive into the local candy store.    Sweet is a little tricky and is vastly overused in the forms of sugar or empty sweets.  Too much sweet is detrimental to health so being able to recognize the sweet flavor that is healing is important.

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Autumn Vegetable Stew

By |2016-12-29T12:24:19+00:00September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Gluten Free, Soups and Stew, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Butter nut squash or sweet potato?  Which to use?  With this recipe, either is fine.  It some times comes down to what I have on hand and need to use. This soup is delightfully warm, colorful and flavorful–perfect for a crisp day. If you want the soup richer, use organic beef broth instead of chicken or vegetable broth. If you like things a little spicier, add in a little hot pepper.   Serve with warm corn bread or over your favorite hot grain like rice, barley or quinoa.Autumn Vegetable Stew – – large onion (diced), green pepper (chopped), red pepper (chopped), butternut squash (or 2 medium sweet potatoes) (peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch chunks), chicken or vegetable broth, fresh corn (if using frozen, thaw first), carrots (peeled and chopped), butter or olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, In large pot, melt butter or heat oil.
Sauté onions and peppers until just tender.
Add in broth, squash, corn and carrots.
Cook until squash is soft, about 45 minutes.
Adjust the seasonings to your tastes.
Serve with scoop of cooked whole grain like rice or barley or with hot corn bread.; –