We finally updated our web presence and, well, we are pretty proud about it.

The site, of course has areas that discuss who we are and what we do (acupuncture/herbs, massage therapy, exercise physiology) but it also has a nice little area called Resources that we think you will find most useful – it breaks down into four sections: Practitioners Worth Using, Websites Worth Knowing, Books Worth Reading and Recipes Worth Making. Soon we will add a section on Living With Allergies (section on gluten, dairy, nut, soy, corn, etc free living)

Also, the site has some useful search functions. In the upper-righthand corner of every page (its ok, go ahead and look) there is a search box. Type some key words in there and you will find what you are after (provided what you are after is on our site!). But if you need paperwork or directions or that ridiculously awesome roasted nut recipe just type it into the search box and all will be well.

Lastly, there is a section called Over Tea . . . This is, essentially, our blog area. We will upload articles and interesting things all the time. Every once in a while we’ll slap it all together in a newsletter and fire it out. Should you want to receive our delightful musings in your inbox, click here to sign up for the newsletter. Overall, our posts are short, sweet and to the point! There will always be a link at the bottom for the whole article or further blitherings if you wear fancy glasses and like that kind of stuff (like us!).

Ok, do enjoy the site and if you have content you would like to see, questions you would like answered or anything else (within reason, of course) hit us up through the contact section and we will do our best to accomodate!

Thanks and welcome to the new-ish site (we actually launched it several months ago)!!!

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You know how sliced turkey at Albertson’s/Subway/Enter Lame Food Place Here is crazy expensive, super salty and loaded with nitrates? (you do know this, right?) Well, it is soooo easy to simply buy a whole turkey breast from TJ’s and follow the recipes. YOu will not dry it out and you can make way more sliced turkey for your lunches for way less cash. Checkity:

The recipe is meant to be done with a gravy type sauce, which we’ve been told is great.  Gravy = fat so only make that step if you already hit the gym before work (wink). The basic recipe is as follows:

Place turkey breast skin side down on a roasting pan with the rack.  Cook for about an hour at 275*.  Flip over turkey and cook for one more hour.  Internal temp of breast should be 160* – so measure it.  If it is at desired temp, let sit for 15 minutes.  Really juicy and tender.  Also, there is usually turkey juice on the bottom of roasting pan – pour over turkey.  Even tender and moist as left-overs.  (See the “crisping” instructions at the bottom of the more extensive recipe below. . .)

Here is the more extensive recipe:

Slow Roasting Turkey…in pieces!

Chop: 3 onions/3 stalks celery/2 carrots
Place in bottom of roasting pan
Cover with rack
Pour in 1C chicken broth
Place parts on rack…Turkey breast skin side down on rack over veggies and broth
Brush w/ melted butter S+P
COOK at 275 for 1 HOUR
Flip Breast over – parts too
Check Temp : Breast should be 160 and Parts 175
Take out, let rest

STRAIN veggies out of drippings/press veggies to get all flavor.
Need 3 Cups…add broth if needed to make 3 cups

MELT 3Tbls of Butter till foaming subsides
ADD 3 Tbls flour. WISK to combine cook 5-8 min to broun.
Wisk in broth gradually
ADD 2-3 Bay leaves and COOK 15 Min to brown and cook flavors

HEAT oven to 500
Return turkey parts to oven to crisp and re-heat 15 min.
TRANSFER to tray let REST AGAIN 20 Min before slicing.

Buy parts or cut one up!

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Jan’s Rosemary Roasted Spicy Nuts are your guaranteed smash hit dish to bring to a party. That is, of course, if you don’t eat them all on the way over. Not for those afraid of fat! But who’s afraid of a bit of fat?

Preheat oven to 350.  Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes till nicelyroasted.  Stir and turn to roast evenly.

  • 4 lbs raw nuts:   Pistachios, Cashews, Peanuts, Pepitas etc . . .
  • 6  Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh Rosemary leaves
  • 1 ½  to 2 Tsp. cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. kosher salt
  • 4 Tbs. butter

Mix the spices and butter together in a bowl and microwave to melt butter.  Stir to mix thoroughly.

Toss ½ of the nuts with ½ of the melted spice mixture and return to the oven for 10 more minutes.   Repeat with the other ½.  Serve warm if you like.  Enjoy!

(embarrassingly good)

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Making bone broth is incredibly simple. Just get a slow cooker or large pot and fill with bones/carcasses of any type of animal. add enough water so everything is covered. Add 3 capfuls of white vinegar to the water and bring to a boil. Once the pot/cooker is got a nice rolling boil going, take it down to a low setting to simmer. Simmer for 24-48hours. Strain everything out and keep in mason jars in the fridge (if you don’t use immediately).

Having Bone Broth in the ridge means you can make soup in 20 minutes (the flavor is amazing and so good for you!). Use the bone broth to reheat beans, chicken, whatever (instead of water). Or just drink it straight. You will feel like superhero.

As far as bones to use: bones from fresh, organic

For a thorough discussion on Bone Broths and their medicinal uses, preparation and why they should be part of your daily life, click here.

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