A Modern Day Guide to Therapeutic Lifestyle Design and Healing Chronic Stress from the Inside Out!

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area

Christina Pandolfo, MS, OTR/L, NC

thetherapeuticfoodie@gmail.com

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Happy New Year, and welcome back to The Therapeutic Foodie! 💓🤗🎉 Last year I didn’t get to write on the blog as much as I wanted. Writing, sharing my photos, recipes, and also practical + therapeutic lifestyle info (especially around healing the effects of chronic stress) are a big part of what I wanted The Therapeutic Foodie…

Upcoming Workshop!

Upcoming Workshop!

Hello friends and readers! For those of you in the Bay Area I wanted to let you know that I’ll be facilitating another stress reduction workshop (‘Taking Care of Ourselves: Stress Reduction for the Modern Woman’) in coordination with Build Learn Thrive this July 14th! If you are looking for simple ways to get your…

Simple Butternut Squash & Thyme Soup

Simple Butternut Squash & Thyme Soup

One of my favorite things about fall is cooking warm and comforting recipes like this Butternut Squash and Thyme soup. This soup is incredibly easy to make – so easy in fact I was able to make it while entertaining my eight month old nephew and vivacious pup! Buying the butternut squash already cut and…

My New Favorite Warm Winter Green Juice

My New Favorite Warm Winter Green Juice

This warm winter green juice recipe is inspired by a recent trip to my Ayurveda Practitioner – who told me (based on my constitution and recent cold) ‘No cold drinks or food for the rest of winter’. We talked about some alternative ways to still drink my greens, and the result is this delicious juice/soup fusion…

Self-Care Throughout the Holidays and Beyond

Self-Care Throughout the Holidays and Beyond

The Holidays are here, and no matter what you celebrate, hopefully you are enjoying yourself and having a stress-free and joyful time. Unfortunately, for many people, feeling frazzled and rushing around are a part of what some people call ‘holiday madness’. It doesn’t have to be this way! I want to share some of my…

Buddha Teas Review

Buddha Teas Review

To know me is to know I love tea. I love it for many reasons- the memories of tea time with my Grandma and Great Aunt, and also for the sense of calm and peace it brings to my often busy life. It is a warm respite I cherish daily. I first learned about Buddha…

Toasted Nori Veggie Hand Rolls

Toasted Nori Veggie Hand Rolls

Are you gluten-free and want another option for wraps other than using lettuce? If so, check out my current favorite snack: Toasted Nori Veggie Hand Rolls! This anti-inflammatory snack, full of micronutrients and healthy fats, is extremely nourishing for the body. The nori seaweed sheets are high in plant protein, and rich in both iron…

Q&A Therapeutic Thursday: Lifestyle Transitions

Q&A Therapeutic Thursday: Lifestyle Transitions

“Change” is a word that can invoke fear into many of us.  We know that change may seem uncertain and difficult.  Oftentimes we will resist change only because life feels easier when it is the same as it always has been. I know how that feels…I have been there many times! However, sometimes through a…

Q & A Therapeutic Thursday: Newly Gluten-Free and Having Difficulty in Social Situations

Q & A Therapeutic Thursday: Newly Gluten-Free and Having Difficulty in Social Situations

Question: After a few years of not feeling well, I found out I have several food sensitivities contributing to my health issues, including gluten. I know I’m not supposed to eat foods containing gluten, but I am really struggling with the restrictions, especially when I go out to dinner with my friends, and in social…

Celebrating Figs

Celebrating Figs

This morning I celebrated my first figs of the season! Breakfast this sunny Sunday morning consisted of figs, unsweetened cultured coconut milk, a bit of Udi’s gluten-free granola, and a drizzle of honey. Simple, and delicious! A wonderful source of fiber, figs also contain good amounts of calcium, and potassium; and they also help to…