points - Details)
Turn your kitchen into a healing sanctuary! This cookbook will help you identify your unique constitution based on the five elements—earth, water, fire, wind, and ether. Use that insight to design an everyday wellness practice with nourishing meals, healing herbs, and self-care rituals. Tapping into these elements is at the heart of all traditional medicines—Ayurveda, Western Herbalism, and Chinese Medicine—and it is the key to discovering your most vibrant self.
Discover the power of herbalism and the elements to feel balanced and well from season-to-season. With simple spices and healing herbs, you‘ll feel confident creating remedies that support mental clarity, enhanced digestion, a relaxed nervous system, and promote an overall radiance. From cleansing tonics like Roasted Dandelion Chai or Hibiscus Punch with Schisandra Salt to rejuvenating classics like Kitchari with Golden Ghee or Tumeric Congee, you’ll find transformative recipes and uses for adaptogenic herbs to restore and find balance every day.
From the Publisher
Discover Your Elemental Archetype & Find Balance
Ether & Air: Vata Dosha
Warming and nourishing remedies help soothe and ground the sensitive and intuitive Vata archetype.
Fire & Water: Pitta Dosha
These dedicated go-getters thrive with more cooling remedies that help their fire burn slow and steady, fueling their passions.
Earth & Water: Kapha Dosha
When in flow, this watery archetype is home to people you can count on: care-givers or those who provide nourishment and love to others.
Creating A Kosmic Kitchen & Taking Herbal Action
The Elements of Taste
Taste—rasa, as it’s known in Ayurveda—is considered to be the essence of life. Taste buds tell our digestive system what to prepare for by using enzymes to communicate. Each flavor has an enzymatic quality, which cues our digestive system to respond accordingly.
Herbal Actions: How Plants Work on the Body
Herbs often have hundreds of chemical constituents, discovered and identified by modern-day science, and a multitude of herbal actions. Herbal actions are ways of explaining what effects herbs have on the body.
Stocking Your Kitchen Apothecary
All herbs and spices, even those often seen only as tools for flavor, are actually medicinal. Our ancestors used these plants to not only create delicious food but also support the body throughout the seasons.
Seasonal Recipes & Rituals for Radical Wellness
Rainbow Salad with Sweet and Sour Ume Plum Dressing
Kitchari with Golden Ghee
Rose Cinnamon Tahini Milk
Adaptogenic Ghee-Stuffed Dates
Grilled Oranges with Rose Coconut Cream
Flower Power Honey
Overnight Oats: Sweet & Savory
Herbal Respiratory Steam
Kava Kava White Russian
Lavender, Chamomile, and Skullcap Cooler
Buckwheat Crepes with Raspberries and Cashew Cream
Lemon Balm Gazpacho with Za’atar Quinoa and Cucumber Salad
Sweet Corn and Coconut Soup with Jalapeno-Nettle Pistou
Cooling Infused Herbal Oils
Ashwagandha Turmeric Golden Milk Elixir
Tom Kha Gai with Rice Noodles with Lemon Balm
Bone Broth Breakfast Grits
Pumpkin Apple Kosmic Kurry Soup
Magical Mushroom Mole
Poached Figs with Spiced Hawthorn Berry Mulled Wine
Adaptogenic Honey Face Mask
Fire Cider Elixir
Turmeric Congee: Sweet and Savory
Ginger Pomegranate Molasses Hot Toddy
Warm Delicata Squash and Kale Salad with Maca Miso Dressing
Roasted Beet Hummus with Sumac and Seed Crackers
Warming Salt Scrub