Entries by Peninsula Natural Health

Heirloom Tomatoes with Fresh Basil

Here is one of my go-to recipes when I am busy but want to put on a beautiful display of color and flavor! I let Mother Nature take the credit for the rich colors of red, yellow and orange from the heirloom tomatoes. These bright colors are the result of bioflavonoids called carotenes. Carotenes are […]

Turmeric Cauliflower

I love the simplicity of this dish as well as its power-packed nutrient content! Cauliflower is of the cruciferous family that is well known for its anti-cancer properties. Particularly rich in cauliflower are immune boosting vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, Vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. I add the vibrant yellow herb turmeric […]

Green Kale Moroccan Mint Salad

The summer days are sizzling on.  Balancing the heat with the cool cuisine is one way to feel comfortable during this weather.  Today I cooked one of my favorites: kale salad.  I learned this recipe during my days at Bastyr University and have been making it ever since.  It fits my criteria of healthy, easy, […]

Cooling Summer Dish

This weekend when the weather got unusually hot, I was pleased with myself for remembering a recipe for a cooling dish that my grandma used to cook on hot summer days back in my home country of Uzbekistan. Summers are super-hot there and any summer feast includes a cooling dish. The cooling properties of this […]

Raspberry lemonade

With the warm weather of summer upon us, my children love making fresh and icy lemonade. Here is one of our favorite Vitamin C rich and tasty thirst quenchers. No sugar added, just naturally sweetened with local honey! Switch out the raspberries for your favorite flavors such as strawberries, blackberries, blueberries or a berry blend. […]

Introducing Veronica Skedd, ND

Peninsula Natural Health Center in Gig Harbor, Washington is honored to announce and welcome Veronica Skedd, N.D. to our practice.  We are a Natural Health Center focused on creating an environment of warm hospitality combined with premier compassionate health care that you can recognize the moment you walk through our doors.  It is with this mindset that we choose our providers and why […]

Yumm Bowl

I was asked by a mother-daughter group in Gig Harbor, Washington to teach a class on healthy meals that lend to the bonding experience our kitchens can provide between parent and child.  I was more than excited for this class because of my strong belief in creating deeper relationships with our loved ones through richly nourishing meals. I grew up in a […]

Citrus Minted Melon

This recipe is perfect for the heat of summer when crisp, sweet melon is paired with the cooling freshness of mint and mouthwatering effects of fresh lime.  I also love bringing this dish to a summer barbeque as a delicious, yet simple recipe. I always have mint growing in the garden at this time of year.  The kids […]

Garlic Ginger Stir-Fry

I make stir-fry when I want a quick meal after a long day at work.  Between chopping and stir-frying, I am usually serving the meal within 30 minutes.  I will start the brown rice first as it takes 30 minutes to steam. You can avoid the extra carbohydrate if you are avoiding grains or have difficulty with […]