Tanya Smith Acupuncturist Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Category: Recipes

Roasted Beets and Roots Quinoa Bowl

As the autumn gets cooler, I like my salads to get warmer!!

This recipe is delicious for lunch or dinner and is the perfect way to use up the ends of the veggies from the farmer's market or your CSA box!

I found this was delicious with no sauce, but you could put tamari or your favorite salad dressing on it. It is great warm or served cold the next day for lunch!


2 medium beets, washed and skin on
1 cup uncooked...

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My 5 favorite fertility breakfast ideas

This week, a New York Times article was published called “How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat”. In it, the author outlines how lobbying and outright bribery shaped the dietary guidelines in the 60s away from fat. We are just starting the process of waking up from that!


With the clients I work with, I am often working to help regulate their menstrual cycles and balance their hormones. In order to make significant change in hormonal health, the sugar has to go! Sugar derails insulin balance, which affects all of the other hormones in the body, including...

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The “Still Eating For Two” Lactation Cookies

When our first baby was born, my sister-in-law, Bronwyn, came to stay with us to help us adjust to life with a new baby. She made our lives beautiful, taking care of our daily needs so we could stay in bed and rest and marvel at the new baby. It was a magical time!

One morning, she brought us some freshly baked, warm out of the oven cookies and I have never enjoyed a cookie more. We named the cookies after her and now the kids are 4 and 7...

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Get Smart Granola Bars

These no-bake granola bars are quick and easy to make and are chock full of seeds and dried fruits to make them filling and delicious. They will keep for about a week (or so I am told!) but ours are usually gone within a couple of days!


inspired by recipe in Sprout Right: Nutrition from Tummy to Toddler


1 cup gluten-free flake cereal (I like Nature’s path Millet Rice Flakes)
1 cup whole rolled oats
3⁄4 cup dried...

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Sexual Health and Butternut Squash Soup

I am on the Parent Council at our kids' school. I am affectionately known as the "snack lady" and always seem to be cooking up something or other for some event at the school. I get teased at meetings for always being the one to ask, "should we have some snacks at that..." whenever we are planning an event!

This evening we had a speaker coming in to talk about raising kids to have healthy sexuality.

So I made butternut squash soup.

A perfect pairing I think, comfort food for a...

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