Bring Lasting Health to You and Your Family with 50 Easy-To-Find Common Herbs and Over 250 Recipes
Author: Kami McBride
Pubpsher: Conari Press
Category: Health & Fitness
"Kami McBride provides everything you need to amaze your friends and family with a seasonal bounty of delicious herbal drinks, smoothies, cordials, pestos and more." -- Rosalee de la Forêt, author of Alchemy of Herbs Herbs are a gift from nature. They not only help to create aromatic and delicious food, they also support overall health and wellness on a daily basis. Using dried and fresh herbs in your cooking boosts your intake of vitamins and minerals, improves digestion, strengthens immunity, and increases energy. Using plants as medicine is an ancient and powerful tradition that connects you to the earth, helps treat common ailments, promote restful sleep, relaxation, and more. The Herbal Kitchen will help you recognize the extraordinary pharmacy that probably already exists in your own kitchen. With 50 easy-to-find herbs and spices, information and tips for preparing, storing, and using them, and over 250 simple, flavorful recipes, it will empower you to care for your health. Whether you are already familiar with herbs or are just starting out on the herbal path, Kami McBride offers recipes for everyone. Mix up refreshing drinks, infuse oil, vinegar and honey, learn how to make tinctures and cordials, salts, sprinkles, and more.
The secret to transforming easy dishes into extraordinary meals? Fresh herbs. In The Herbal Kitchen, IACP award-winning cookbook author and acclaimed Herbfarm Restaurant chef Jerry Traunfeld presents simple dishes using herbs straight from the market, windowsill, or garden. Until recently, the fresh herbs available in supermarkets were limited to parsley and maybe dill. Today, thyme, rosemary, basil, cilantro, mint, and sage are among the many fresh herbs as close as the produce section or the farmer's market. Not to mention marjoram, lovage, tarragon, lavender, shiso, and so many others. Jerry shows you how to incorporate these fresh herbs into your everyday home meals. So whether preparing a workday supper for the family, a special dinner for two or four, or a feast for a table of guests, using fresh herbs in your cooking will result in fresh and vibrant food. The Herbal Kitchen includes some recipes that are home variations of the innovative dishes Jerry prepares at the Herbfarm, while others are fresh takes on familiar classics such as Herb Garden Lasagna or Shrimp in Garlic-Sage Butter. All are uncomplicated and prep time is minimal -- with the emphasis on spontaneity and the unmistakable flavors of fresh herbs. Start off with Asparagus and Lemon Thyme Soup, Spicy Verbena Meatballs, or Rye-Thyme Cheese Straws before moving on to Cinnamon Basil Chicken, Side of Salmon Slow-Roasted in Dill, and Root Ribbons with Sage. Delectable desserts include Warm Lavender Almond Cakes, Rhubarb Mint Cobbler, and a sinful Chocolate Peppermint Tart. Once you're hooked on cooking with fresh herbs, you'll want to grow them yourself. The Herbal Kitchen is filled with important tips for growing, harvesting, and handling each of the herbs used in the recipes. Valuable information on the varieties of each herb is also highlighted, such as how to tell the difference between Greek oregano and Italian oregano, why you always want to choose bay laurel over California bay, and what type of lavender is best for cooking. Filled with stunning photos of the herbs, the techniques for handling them, and the finished dishes, Jerry's definitive guide is sure to be a classic, reached for again and again.
Delicious, Nourishing Food for Lifelong Health and Well-Being
Author: Brittany Wood Nickerson
Pubpsher: Storey Publishing
Author and herbalist Brittany Wood Nickerson understands that food is our most powerful medicine. In Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen she reveals how the kitchen can be a place of true awakening for the senses and spirit, as well as deep nourishment for the body. With in-depth profiles of favorite culinary herbs such as dill, sage, basil, and mint, Nickerson offers fascinating insights into the healing properties of each herb and then shares 110 original recipes for scrumptious snacks, entrées, drinks, and desserts that are specially designed to meet the body’s needs for comfort, nourishment, energy, and support through seasonal changes. Foreword INDIES Gold Award Winner IACP Cookbook Awards Finalist
Welcome to the ultimate herb cookbook . . . and more! This comprehensive guide begins with 200 fresh and delicious, health-supportive recipes, ranging from a Shallot, Onion & Chive Tart to Elderberry Chicken Tagine. But, you also get information and preparations for 40 herbs--from angelica and chamomile to lavender and turmeric--that work not just in the kitchen, but as tinctures, infusions, and essential oils.
Use the Power of Food to Cook Your Way to Better Health
Author: Devon Young
Pubpsher: Page Street Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
We often reach for “quick fixes”—like pain relievers—and forget how to set the stage for real healing. Total body healing begins with the food we eat. Devon Young, the founder of the holistic lifestyle blog Nitty Gritty Life, provides targeted recipes to strengthen the heart and blood vessels, promote good digestion, restore hormone balance and more. Beet and Horseradish “Kraut” uses fermentation and nutrient-dense ingredients like beets to invigorate the immune system. Potato Curry eases digestion and clears skin with turmeric and lemongrass. Her recipe with roasted garlic, thyme, and bone broth creates a meal that nourishes and strengthens the cardiovascular system. All of these recipes can be easily incorporated into your everyday life for sustainable health. Bolster your immune system, nourish your nerves after a stressful week, and awaken your senses with recipes that help your body do what it was supposed to do—only better.
The foodie's ultimate herbal encyclopedia Created as the ideal reference for anyone with a serious interest in cooking with herbs, spices, or related plant materials, The Herbalist in the Kitchen is truly encyclopedic in scope. It provides complete information about the uses, botany, toxicity, and flavor chemistry of herbs, as well as a listing for nearly every name that an ingredient is known by around the world. Even including herbs and spices not yet seen in the United States (but likely to be featured in recipes for adventurous cooks soon), The Herbalist in the Kitchen is organized into one hundred and four sections, each consisting of a single botanical family. The book provides all available information about the chemical compounds responsible for a plant's characteristic taste and scent, which allows cooks to consider new subtleties and potential alternatives. For instance, the primary flavoring ingredient of cloves is eugenol; when a cook knows that bay leaves also contain eugenol, a range of exciting substitutions becomes clear. The Herbalist in the Kitchen also provides guidance about measuring herbs, enabling readers to understand the dated measuring standards from antique cookbooks. A volume in The Food Series, edited by Andrew W. Smith
Creating Herbal Remedies and Oils for Health & Healing
Author: Sandra Kynes
Pubpsher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Learn how to use twenty-eight popular, easy-to-grow herbs to treat everyday ailments and maintain good health. From selecting plants to harvesting and storing them to making remedies and savories of all sorts, The Herb Gardener's Essential Guide presents an abundance of practical and satisfying ways to incorporate herbs into a healthier lifestyle and diet. Utilizing both herbs and essential oils, this beautifully illustrated guide explains how to choose and make the ideal herbal mixture for a wide variety of medicinal and culinary uses. Need help getting to sleep? Try a cup of Thyme to Settle Tea. Add a sweet, spicy flavor to roast meat or vegetables with Coriander Spiced Butter. Ease muscle pain and stiffness with soothing Rosemary Warming Massage Oil. Featuring an ailments-and-issues guide, instructions for creating a personalized apothecary garden, and detailed profiles for each of the herbs, this accessible book belongs on every gardener's shelf.
The Hearth Witch's Kitchen Herbal is an herbal with a difference--it shows how to use the herbs and spices most of us already have in our kitchens for home remedies, personal care, spiritual practice, and magic. The follow-up to the bestselling Hearth Witch's Compendium (9780738750460), this practical guide includes more than 150 recipes and highlights 23 plants, spices, and herbs. For each plant, you will discover magical correspondences, history and lore, culinary uses, cosmetic uses, medicinal uses, notes of caution, and recipes. From basil to black pepper and from compresses to cough drops, this comprehensive guide shares everything you need to know for living the hearth witch way.
Safe and Simple Remedies from the Kitchen for First Aid and Minor Ailments
Author: Jessie L. Emerson
Jessie Emerson has been a practicing registered nurse since 1965. In the 1970’s she began studying herbal medicine, and in 1989 graduated as a certified clinical herbalist from Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. She is founder and owner of OSO Herbals and offers consultations, native medicinal plant tours. and work shops. Medicine From the Kitchen is Jessie’s personal collection of safe and simple remedies based on what can be found in the kitchen. It provides basic first aide and natural solutions for some of the most common injuries and minor ailments. The instructions are clear and concise. There are pages of lists and information to guide you.She lists both basic kitchen items and the essentials of a first aid kit. The list of spices includes medicinal uses. In the recipe section you can learn to make Rehydration, a fluid and electrolyte replacement, an isotonic eye wash or Bouquet Garni. One can tell she is a nurse by how many times she writes,”Wash your hands.” Jessie says,” I believe that we must know what to do in emergency situations, what to do where there is no doctor ( in that cabin deep in the Rocky Mountains) or until medical help is available. This little booklet can save lives and prevent suffering. Knowledge prevents panic and promotes calm during a crises. Learn how to make a compress before the need arises. It is my belief that being prepared, awake and aware is your best insurance. “ “This book is real practical with basic solutions anyone can use--you don’t have to have medical knowledge or degrees. The remedies are very simple using common ingredients that are easy to find. She brings back the “Old School Home Remedies” that parents and grandparents used to teach us. Don’t panic, read this book.” -David Sandoval, RN, New Mexico EMT intermediate and fire fighter “Reading and using Ms. Emerson’s book is a delight. The practicality and usefulness of this collection of remedies is wonderful. I loved the way the book is organized, the ease with which you can find the products needed and the simplicity in making the remedies themselves. Every family should have a copy at home, and for vacations. Great Work Jessie.” -Chris Darnielle RN, CRNA, ANP, BBA