Posts by Lauren

Mushroom Spinach Soup with Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin

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Here’s my take on a yummy mushroom soup that appeared in a New York Times fall soup feature. I love the challenge of taking on conventional recipes and creating a vegan/gluten-free version — and this one is no exception. Although I rarely pass up a mushroom recipe, this one has a combination of cinnamon, coriander…

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Where Does Gemmotherapy Fit in the World of Herbal Medicine?

It isn’t often that my schedule permits me to offer a live class in the U.S., but I cleared the weekend of Nov. 9 when an invitation to teach at AOMA Graduate School for Integrative Medicine arrived. If you are looking for an opportunity to study with me directly, here is your personal invitation! (Register…

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Watermelon Gazpacho

You are going to love this recipe for its ease and flavor. This gazpacho is so good I could eat it for three meals a day… seriously. So what are you waiting for? Grab these ingredients, power up your blender and in minutes, your meal is ready! 4 large heirloom tomatoes, chopped and cored 6…

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Coaching Stories: Addie

by Addie Naquin I was initially interested in coaching to help my 1-year-old daughter with her eczema and food allergies. I quickly realized my own health struggles with severe abdominal pain and “ulcers” needed to be addressed, as well as my 4-month-old son’s reflux and constipation. I was hoping to gain true healing for my daughter,…

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Roasted Eggplant with Spiced Chickpeas

If you eat seasonally and live in Texas, late summer means eggplant, zucchini and peppers. And the best way to use this limited range of veggies is to get creative — something I don’t mind doing. This week, with a nudge from Julie Moskin, we enjoyed this gorgeous, Middle Eastern-inspired dish.  Ingredients 3-4 narrow eggplants,…

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Raw Tabbouleh

My favorite restaurant in Cluj is Samsara. It is so good, it is nearly worth the three flights and layovers required, just for a meal! Although everything is delicious, I was especially intrigued by their raw tabbouleh. I took a photo and made note of the ingredients while enjoying each bite, vowing to make it…

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Swimming Upstream

Every morning, between 7:30 and 8 a.m., I sit on the steps that lead into the San Marcos River, put on my fins and goggles, and head upstream. Returning downstream, I’m often asked how far I made it, and my answer is always this: “As far as the river and I could agree on today.”…

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Lauren’s Berry Tart

Although I have been enjoying summer’s beautiful berries just as they are, this weekend I couldn’t help myself putting them into a tart shell. The berries, of course, play the starring role — but without a yummy crust to back them up, the results would be disappointing. I found my solution taking inspiration from this…

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Coaching Stories: Stephanie

Clients who seek my support arrive with varying degrees of self awareness and knowledge of how the body heals. They also vary in their willingness to explore new territory together. It’s always with great pleasure that I meet someone so ready and willing to explore and challenge their own beliefs. Stephanie came to my practice…

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Are You a Gemmo Mom?

“The odd thing about these deep and personal connections of women is that they often ignore barriers of age, economics, worldly experience, race, culture — all the barriers that, in male or mixed society, had seemed so difficult to cross.”  — Gloria Steinem In a recent conversation with my dear friend Christine, I shared a…

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