Happy Healthy Chinese New Year!

Let’s start the Year of the Pig off with a healthy and hearty breakfast recipe that’s vegan, gluten-free, protein-rich, fiber-rich, and best of all - made in the pressure cooker so there’s no extra cleanup.

This buckwheat porridge is my go-to breakfast most days because it’s quick, warm, and nourishing. Super satisfying, especially in this gloomy weather!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill buckwheat cereal

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries

  • 2-3 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp each ground ginger and cardamom

  • Optional toppings: ground flax seeds, chia seeds, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, etc. (you may need to add more milk to accommodate your extra goodies, though)

Directions

  1. Pour buckwheat cereal and milk into a small stainless steel bowl

  2. Using the PIP method, pressure cook on High for 6 minutes

  3. Let pressure cooker naturally release (the whole process takes about 20 minutes so do your morning routine in the meantime!)

  4. Open the lid and immediately add the remaining ingredients while the porridge is still hot

  5. Stir and enjoy 

Notes: Please buy organic when possible. All ingredients can be found at Whole Foods or Sprouts, but I get the wild blueberries and peanut butter at Trader Joe’s for the best price (I haven’t checked Costco, but I’m sure it’s even cheaper). Substitutions are welcome - try different plant milks, fruits, nut or seed butters, spices, even date syrup!

I love sharing easy and delicious whole-food plant-based recipes, so be on the lookout for occasional kitchen inspiration in your inbox. 

Best wishes for a healthy year!

Our 1st Anniversary

They say entrepreneurs are the only people who work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40. With much coaxing, I finally took a vacation (after 3 years!) and returned on May 12th, exactly one year after I opened my doors to the public. I remember looking at my sparse schedule, wondering if I'd see enough patients to pay rent. Fast forward to today, I now have a waiting list and feel guilty I can't treat everyone sooner! Though it seems my work never ends, this vacation afforded me a moment to pause and reflect on how far Ahimsa Wellness has come. Here's to many more years of serving you and your loved ones.

In the Top 5

The results are in - Ahimsa Wellness is considered one of the top 5 acupuncture and chiropractic clinics in the Bay Area A-List! We were also rated #1 again this year by Thumbtack! (A huge accomplishment considering we haven't even been in business for a year yet.)

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. I am proud to be your doctor.

Weekly Inspiration

As a doctor my job can sometimes feel like a one-way street. Patients receive my services, follow my recommendations, then eventually fade away when their original complaint subsides.

However, one particular patient of mine has seen me every week without fail since we met. These visits remind me our health is something we should never take for granted and must continually nurture.

Since successfully defeating breast cancer she is on a mission to inspire other women through her journey to not only live, but thrive. I also wanted to add she is the lovely model you see on this website! Please check out her blog here for her story as well as delicious and nutritious recipes for healthy living.

Join us for our 2nd YOGAPUNCTURE event!

Experience an hour of Gentle Flow yoga led by Nicole Harrow followed by 30 minutes of relaxing ear acupuncture from yours truly. All participants will receive a goody bag and be entered for a chance to win a complimentary 90-minute acupuncture consultation plus treatment - valued at $125!

  • Date: Sunday, July 26th, 2015
  • Time: 11am - 12:30pm
  • Location: Just Be Yoga @ 2333 Boulevard Circle, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
  • Cost: $30 for monthly unlimited members, $35 for non-members

Register online here!