Spring Chicken Salad with Arugula

At the moment it looks as if it might actually be spring here in Portland.  It’s been a rainy, stormy April, but with the start of May tomorrow, I think things are going to shift.  I don’t know why spring makes me think of chicken salad, but it does — a springtime picnic on a…

24 Karat Golden Milk

There is certainly no shortage of recipes for golden milk floating around out there in cyberspace, but I’m adding my own today especially for my brother.  He recently had surgery for a bum knee that has troubled him since high school.  With my neophyte’s grasp of Chinese medical theory, I’m just beginning to understand the…

Simple, Sustaining South Asian Dal

Some foods are so comforting and nourishing, they feel like home in a bowl.  This simple lentil dish is one of those foods for me.  Various people in my life have made various versions.  They all boil down to this one — simple and fail-proof.  Recently, I was talking with a patient about good alternatives…