Diet, food, food allergy, recipe, Traditional Chinese Medicine

My top dairy & gluten-free sweet treats for Christmas

If you’re looking for little treats to give as gifts for Christmas or for some tasty sweets to serve after your Christmas meal then you’ve come to the right place. Even more so, if someone you are cooking for cannot tolerate dairy or gluten.

I’ve put together this short list of some of my favourite sweet treats. (And by clicking through the recipes you might learn a thing or two about some of the medicinal qualities of the main ingredients too.)

For further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), massage therapy and natural health at her Broadbeach clinic and is the Chinese Medicine Senior Lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health Gold Coast campus.

emotional health, food, mental health

Tea and happiness

double happiness teaI do love a cup of tea. Especially good quality green tea (none of that supermarket stuff). And as an extra special treat I love the handwoven tea balls that burst into flower when immersed in hot water. A double happiness tea ball, like this one, has an extra blossom. They make lovely gifts and I was lucky to be the recipient of this one from a gorgeous friend.

“Meanwhile, let us have a cup of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.” – Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea (1906)

For further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), massage therapy and natural health at her Broadbeach clinic and is the Chinese Medicine Senior Lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health Gold Coast campus.