This springtime shrub is a tangy and refreshing vinegared syrup with the aromatics of strawberries and the mineral-rich qualities of the dandelion root. Mix this shrub into a drink to quench your thirst on a hot day, or simply to enjoy the bounty and gifts of spring.
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Minty and sweet, yet packed with nutrition, this is a green smoothie recipe that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Don’t have access to fresh nettle? You can substitute 1/2 cup of dried nettle leaves instead (be sure to pick out any small stems). When I tried this, I soaked the dried nettle in the coconut water for 30 minutes. I prefer using fresh nettle as the dried version was a bit chewier, but it was still enjoyable.
This is a super strong salve made with a delicate plant that brings soothing relief to hot and dry tissues. Consider this chickweed salve for bug bites, hot rashes, clean wounds, diaper rash, or any itchy skin conditions.
Combine health-giving ingredients into a simple hot and sour soup recipe that is perfect for the transition from the winter months to spring.
This healthy breakfast recipe recipe takes healthy ingredients often found on a breakfast plate and spices it up to include a lot more plants. This makes a great weekend brunch when time isn’t an issue. If you’re pressed for time, make the potatoes, onions, garlic and kale the night before.
If you are looking for a delicious, no-hassle dessert that is also healthy, this is your recipe! You can whip up this healthy pumpkin pie in 15 minutes, it doesn’t contain common allergens like gluten or dairy, and only calls for a small amount of honey in place of the gobs of sugar often found in pumpkin pie.
Brushing your teeth with powdered herbs may sound strange, but this was the normal practice long before we had liquid toothpaste. Making your own homemade tooth powder is simple and you’ll be able to brush your teeth without any harsh chemicals found in commercial toothpastes.
Nourish your lips with this festive holiday lip balm. This slightly tinted homemade lip balm will protect your lips from the harsh elements of winter while smelling like the rich and resinous boughs of an evergreen tree. For the carrier oil you can use jojoba oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, or apricot kernel oil.
This is a super simple recipe and a great way to include schisandra berry into your daily life. While making this be sure to taste the raw schisandra powder. Can you detect all five flavors? Most often people taste the sour first but, with practice, you’ll eventually be able to detect all five flavors.
This spicy and creamy coconut curry soup is the perfect way to enjoy the tastes of fall and support your immune system at the same time. The tart apples are mellowed with the richness of the potatoes and shiitakes while the spices give this soup a little kick.
This delicious and refreshing drink will quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Spearmint is a cooling aromatic plant, while hibiscus gives us a slightly sour or tangy taste. Along with the mint and hibiscus, I like to throw in a handful of fresh herbs from the garden: a sprig of lavender, a nasturtium leaf, some oregano, thyme, tarragon, chives, some violet leaves, and/or a few sprigs of lemongrass.