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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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My Favorite Fall Recipe - Autumn Squash Soup

 

From the kitchen of Kristen Lutz, LCMT...

This is my go-to soup for the fall and winter.  I usually make it in large quantities and freeze the extra.  This soup is a huge hit in my house and when I bring it to dinner parties.  Hope you enjoy it too!

What I also love about this recipe is that you can use the roasting technique for just about anything.  For example, when I make homemade squash ravioli (having been raised in an Italian household, making homemade raviolis was a rite of passage), I take the roasted squash; add an egg and some ricotta cheese, and viola! I have a tasty filling ready to go!

Ingredients:

¼ cup butter | 1 large sweet onion | 4 large garlic cloves | ¼ cup cream | 3 – 14 oz. cans chicken broth | 4 cups butternut squash + 4 cups acorn squash (equivalent of 2 medium butternut and 1 acorn) | 4 Tbsp Parmigiano reggiano cheese | 1 Tbsp. tarragon | 1 tsp. thyme | Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375o. Cut all squash lengthwise and remove seeds and pulp (save seeds for toasting later!).  Grease large roasting pan.  Sprinkle squash with tarragon and thyme.  Lay face down (cut-side down) into roasting pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until squash is fork tender. Remove from oven.  In large sauce pan melt butter then add diced onions and garlic.  Sauté for 3 – 5 minutes.  Scoop roasted squash and add to onions and garlic. Add chicken broth. Use hand emulsion stick to puree ingredients together.  Stir in cream and Parmigiano reggiano cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add more tarragon and thyme as desired. ENJOY!

Modifications:  Substitute cream with skim milk. | Substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth. | Use another one of your favorite squash like carnival or pumpkin.

 

Kristen Lutz, LCMT, MS

Licensed Massage Therapist

Kristen Lutz, a Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, is a graduate of Cortiva Institute - Boston (formerly Muscular Therapy Institute) in Watertown, MA. As a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Massachusetts Chapter of the AMTA, her work is centered upon supporting clients in achieving optimal health and well being through listening and understanding individual needs . She integrates various massage techniques into each personalized session. These techniques include Swedish (relaxation), deep tissue, sports massage, orthopedic massage, neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy, and myofascial release along with stretching, range of motion, and breath work. She is currently training to be certified in Advanced Orthopedic Massage. Having completed the Usui Method Reiki II Certification, clients can benefit from the integration of energy work and balancing along with massage therapy.

Clients benefit from Kristen's approach that each client is unique and no one treatment is alike. This customized approach leads to a more effective treatment. Kristen, a New England native, has been living in Boston for the past seven years. She graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH while playing collegiate women's volleyball. She continued with her education and graduated with a M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and has worked in the health and wellness field as an exercise physiologist.

 

Book online for any massage service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

 

 

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