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Fall is a favorite season for many people. The weather starts getting a little cooler, things are beginning to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing. For many others, fall is not so festive. Many people get sick during the fall months, allergies can flare up for some, and many don’t like the steady decrease in hours of sunlight, sometimes leading to seasonal depression. Here are some tips on how to get through the season without incident. continue reading
The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything.
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Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables, and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine into your own life and access greater healing. continue reading
This is a recipe I make often, sometimes as a stew and sometimes as a soup. I hope you like it!
Healthy lentil stew
1 cup of red lentils, picked and rinsed.
1/4 of chopped onion
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of chili pepper powder
1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon of olive or grapeseed oil
1/2 pound of fresh spinach
1/2 pound of firm tofu, cubed.
1 cup of tomato paste (or fresh tomatoes, blended)
3 cups of vegetal broth or water
Sauté onion and garlic in oil at medium heat, then add cumin and chili powder, stir in tomato paste, and cook a few minutes. Add broth, water, red lentils, and diced carrot, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add diced tofu and salt to taste, adjust the liquid. (e.g. more water to get a more soupy, less water for a stew type of meal) Add about a half pound of spinach at the very end.
Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice to taste.
Recipe modified from cooking.nytimes.com