Cooking for Winter Health Wellness provides a foundational understanding of seasonal energetics and how to care for the body using foods and herbs to build vitality, immunity, and support digestion. This user-friendly book includes recipes for herbal remedies ranging from teas and infused honey to foot baths, and offers techniques for making stock, broth and soups. Readers will be introduced to the healing magic of their kitchens and the transformation of body and mind that is possible when intentional awareness is fused with the ancients rituals of food preparation and enjoyment.
I cannot say enough about this book! Wow! Out of many culinary herb books we choose this one for it’s unique take on forgotten medicinals.
In this groundbreaking collection of 510 wild food recipes, celebrated New York City forager, cook, kitchen gardener, and writer Marie Viljoen incorporates wild ingredients into everyday and special occasion fare. Motivated by a hunger for new flavors and working with thirty-six versatile wild plants―some increasingly found in farmers markets―she offers deliciously compelling recipes for everything from cocktails and snacks to appetizers, entrées, and desserts, as well as bakes, breads, preserves, sauces, syrups, ferments, spices, and salts. From underexplored native flavors like bayberry and spicebush to accessible ecological threats like Japanese knotweed and mugwort, Viljoen presents hundreds of recipes unprecedented in scope. They range from simple quickweed griddle cakes with American burnweed butter to sophisticated dishes like a souffléed tomato roulade stuffed with garlic mustard, or scallops seared with sweet white clover, cattail pollen, and sweetfern butter. Viljoen makes unfamiliar ingredients familiar by treating each to a thorough culinary examination, allowing readers to grasp every plant's character and inflection. Forage, Harvest, Feast―featuring hundreds of color photographs as well as cultivation tips for plants easily grown at home―is destined to become a standard reference for any cook wanting to transform wildcrafted ingredients into exceptional dishes, spices, and drinks. Eating wild food, Viljoen reminds us, is a radical act of remembering and honoring our shared heritage. Led by a quest for exceptional flavor and ecologically sound harvesting, she tames the feral kitchen, making it recognizable and welcoming to regular cooks.
The Drunken Botanist, the plants that create the worlds great drinks by Amy Stewart
The Essential, New York Times–Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze
“A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.”—NPR's Morning Edition
“Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —The New York Times
Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.
Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.
This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.
Basic Fermentation a do-it-yourself guide to cultural manipulation by Sandor Ellix Katz
A classic beginner's guide to fermenting just about anything.
At last, a new edition of fermentation guru Sandor Katz's first published work, including all new, step-by-step photography. A great introduction to fermenting foods at home, whether you're looking to expand your kitchen repertoire into exciting new flavors or seeking to make affordable, natural, probiotic food to heal your guts and soothe your soul. Includes clear, straightforward instructions to get you started making anything fermentable, from bread to cheese to yogurt to kimchi to miso to injera to honey wine. Who knew making tasty, healthy, interesting food could be so simple?
Sandor Ellix Katz considers himself a fermentation revivalist. He has written several award-winning books and taught hundreds of workshops around the world empowering people to create their own fermented foods. The New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.”
Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac offers a wide variety of practical ideas on how to benefit from nature's most versatile plants. With hands-on projects, fresh ideas, and tips and techniques, this guide is designed for herb enthusiasts of all skill levels. It also features innovative herbal ideas that span gardening, cooking, crafts, health, beauty, history, and lore. This year's edition also includes profiles for ginger, rhubarb, chamomile, sunflower, and comfrey and articles on:
Aromatics for Nervous, Respiratory, and Digestive Systems • Edible Wild Herbs and Grasses • Swedish Princess Cake with Matcha • Chewable Herbal Pills • Late-Season Herb Gardening • Italian Citrus Fruits • Soup Garden • Tinctures • Crafting with Recycled Materials • Herbal Bath Recipes • The Gardens of Pompeii • Gourmet Herbal Sandwiches • Conservation Plants • Homemade Herbal Scrubs • And Much More
The first book devoted to processes, concepts, and recipes for fermenting and culturing foods with koji, the microbe behind the delicious, umami flavors of soy sauce, miso, mirin, and so many of the ingredients that underpin Japanese cuisine
Koji Alchemy chefs Jeremy Umansky and Rich Shih―collectively considered to be the most practical, experienced, generous educators on the culinary power of this unique ingredient―deliver a comprehensive look at modern koji use around the world. Using it to rapidly age charcuterie, cheese, and other ferments, they take the magic of koji to the next level, revolutionizing the creation of fermented foods and flavor profiles for both professional and home cooks.
Koji Alchemy includes:
A foreword by best-selling author Sandor Katz (The Art of Fermentation)
Cutting-edge techniques on koji growing and curing
Information on equipment and setting up your kitchen
More than 35 recipes for sauces, pastes, ferments, and alcohol, including stand-outs like Popcorn Koji, Roasted Entire Squash Miso, Korean Makgeolli, Amazake Rye Bread, and more
“Koji Alchemy is empowering and does much to open the door to further creativity and innovation. . . . I can’t wait to see and taste the next wave of koji experimentation it inspires.” ―Sandor Katz
The Heirloom Life Gardener, by Jere & Emilee Gettle
Tired of genetically modified food every day, Americans are moving more toward eating natural, locally grown food that is free of pesticides and preservatives-and there is no better way to ensure this than to grow it yourself. Anyone can start a garden, whether in a backyard or on a city rooftop; but what they need to truly succeed is The Heirloom Life Gardener, a comprehensive guide to cultivating heirloom vegetables.
In this invaluable resource, Jere and Emilee Gettle, cofounders of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, offer a wealth of knowledge to every kind of gardener-experienced pros and novices alike. In his friendly voice, complemented by gorgeous photographs, Jere gives planting, growing, harvesting, and seed saving tips. In addition, an extensive A to Z Growing Guide includes amazing heirloom varieties that many people have never even seen. From seed collecting to the history of seed varieties and name origins, Jere takes you far beyond the heirloom tomato. This is the first book of its kind that is not only a guide to growing beautiful and delicious vegetables, but also a way to join the movement of people who long for real food and a truer way of living.
Bold and satisfying in flavor, vibrantly colored, and super-rich in nutrients, Buddha bowls are easy-to-make one-dish meals. In this beautifully illustrated cookbook,Buddha Bowlsauthor Kelli Foster presents 100 tempting and utterly creative plant-based recipes for making them.
These vegan Buddha bowls feature delicious grains, from the familiar, like oats, barley, quinoa, and rice, to the newly popular, like amaranth, freekeh, and farro, along with all manner of noodles, including pastas, udon, rice noodles, and soba. Nutritious veggies abound, especially greens like spinach, chard, and kale, as do bold flavors and aromatics, like garlic, ginger, lime, tamarind, and lemongrass. Protein-rich ingredients like tofu, tempeh, nuts and nut butters, chia, hemp, and chickpeas make each of these bowls a nutritionally complete meal in just one dish.
You will find dozens of robust and filling dinners both for the weekday whirl and for relaxing weekend meals with family and friends. Beyond that, Plant-Based Buddha Bowls includes more than a dozen Morning Buddha Bowls for a power-packed start to the day; Buddha Bowls on the Go, perfect for packing for school or work; calming Mood Bowls, for light suppers and late-night snacks; and even Sweet Buddha Bowls, which use natural sugars only, for treats and desserts—and for the sweet-toothed kids in the household.
Whether you're a vegan or vegetarian—or an omnivore who enjoys a plant-based meal from time to time—you will love the taste and convenience of these Buddha bowls. Never has so much color and flavor made its way into one humble bowl.
Food, art, health, and convenience all in one giant bowl, is what we present to you in this cookbook containing 30 recipes for lip-smacking Buddha Bowls.
With shifts in lifestyle towards unhealthier junk food, and the rush to get life sorted out, nobody has time for healthy cooking, or time to appreciate art. But all thanks to Gautama Buddha and his search for enlightenment, we now have an age-old solution to our latest problems.
A Buddha Bowl is a bowl packed with representatives from every nutrient category, arranged as separate portions in one bowl. It is extremely easy to make, takes very less time, colorful, and so healthy it will leave your mother crying tears of happiness. Vegan, vegetarian, non-vegetarian recipes, you name it, this cookbook has it all. Try out these wonderful delicacies that will leave you feeling like an artist, and more importantly, happier and healthier from the inside with every bite. Everyone's a chef with a Buddha Bowl!
Just follow the very simple formula: Grain + Green + Protein (+ Zen!) for meals that are tasty, nourishing and easy to make.
All recipes are vegetarian or vegan, and vegan swaps are provided throughout. Simple meals are created with inexpensive ingredients that you can easily find in your local supermarket. These recipes are designed to feed one, for easy week-night solo cooking, but can easily be doubled-up to feed a crowd.
Tempting dishes take you through the day from Chia Puddingand Huevos Rancherosfor breakfast, to Sweet Potato Falafeland Roasted Cauliflower and Chipotlefor dinner. Protein-rich Recovery Bowls will get your strength back after a workout (or a few too many at the pub), and there are also healthy dishes inspired by your favourite take-away flavours as well as Dinner Party Bowls to share with friends.
Learn how to build a perfectly balanced bowl and customize it with a host of fresh ingredients, dressings, toppings and sauces.
Do you want to eat healthy, organic food without losing the joy of eating tasty food?
Do you want to combine proteins with a vegetarian/vegan diet?
Whole bowls are not just a meal, they are a lifestyle.
These gorgeous bowls are the perfect combination of nutritional values. Whole bowls create the perfect balance between aesthetics, taste, and health.
And last but not least, they are simple to make and truly versatile.
In this book, you will find the simple steps to make your own whole bowls and hundreds of recipes to have a different menu day by day.
The origin of the whole bowl is legendary. The concept comes from the Buddha's begging bowl, which is the bowl that the Buddha brought with him to fill with vegetarian food offerings. The Buddha bowl is also called the Macro bowl because it has a lot to do with the macrobiotic diet, which is known for its perfect balance between nutritional elements.
The whole bowls will help you to lose weight and at the same time keep you healthy. Balanced food can help to balance your mood as well because, as the saying goes, "We are what we eat"!
With this book, you will learn:
✓ All the benefits of whole bowls
✓ How to make your buddha bowl as healthy as possible
✓ Secrets to successfully making your own bowl
✓ Plenty of recipes to vary your menu every day
✓ Vegetarian, fish, and meat-based recipes
By following the easy steps in this book, you'll find that Whole bowls are a very simple dish to make even if you are not familiar with them.
Buddha bowls, occasionally called “bliss bowls,” “nourish bowls,” or “power bowls,” are the ultimate in one-dish meals. You start with a base of whole grains, rice, noodles, or legumes. Then you layer on a generous assortment of cooked or raw vegetables. Finally, you top the veggies with a boost of protein and then a dressing, sauce, or broth. Buddha bowls are an easy, healthy meal that can be ready in minutes and that you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner—or, if you like, all three!
The Buddha bowl concept is loosely based on guidance from Chinese medicine: a meal should have vegetables, protein, and grain. Typically, in a Buddha bowl there is a high ratio of ingredients to broth or sauce and the ingredients are left whole or in large pieces, and not blended, minced, or pureed. Although it is Asian in inspiration, a Buddha bowl can be made with a variety of ingredients from just about anywhere on the planet.
Kelli Foster, who writes about food for the popular website The Kitchn, serves up in these pages an amazing variety of Buddha bowl ideas, each one vibrant with color, alive with flavor, and oh-so-comforting to eat. Can you think of a heartier way to start the day than with a Blackberry Millet Breakfast Bowl, a Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, or a Chai-Spiced Multigrain Porridge Bowl, just three among many breakfast bowl ideas?
Later in the day, for cozy meals with loved ones, how about Warm Autumn Chicken and Wild Rice Bowls, Sesame Tuna Bowls, or Lamb Kebab Bowls? For company, Lentil and Smoked Salmon Nicoise Bowls or Miso Noodle Bowls with Stir-Fried Beef will delight your guests. There are many vegan recipes, too, from Cauliflower Falafel Power Bowls to Spicy Sesame Tofu and Rice Bowls and beyond. A special chapter on fruit bowls has ideas for power-snacking, as well as for meals.
Buddha bowls are elegant in appearance and flavor, but surprisingly easy to make—a perfect marriage of convenience and good taste. If you haven't tried them yet, now you have a great reason!
Energy Healing with Potions, Tonics, and Concoctions
The art of chakra balancing has never been tastier. Spiritual counselor and yoga instructor Elise Collins has created the perfect guide and recipe book of smoothies, teas, and tonics to boost your energy centers.
Chakras and shakers. Our ancestors believed ingredients from the natural world cured not only physical ailments, but spiritual ones as well. Drawing on ancient wisdom, Elise’s restorative recipes contain powerful superfoods, herbs, minerals, and ph-balanced liquids designed to nourish the physical body and revitalize its central energy system.
Target your chakras with tonics. As you make your way through the chakra chart, find recipes that specifically target each chakra and clear out stale energy. And with bonus yoga techniques, learn how to release energy for Vedic vitality. For prolonged balance of mind and body, look for recipes like:
Sunrise juice for the sacral chakraPrana rising smoothie for the root chakraCarmelite water for the heart chakra
If you enjoyed books like Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies, The Ultimate Guide to Chakras, and Chakra Healing, then Chakra Tonics is your next read!
Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing, by Dr. Vasant Lad
For the first time a book is available which clearly explains the principles and practical applications of Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world. This beautifully illustrated text thoroughly explains history & philosophy, basic principles, diagnostic techniques, treatment, diet, medicinal usage of kitchen herbs & spices, first aid, food aid, food antidotes and much more.
What could possibly beat a cool pint of beer down the pub or a lazy glass of wine at your favourite bar? The answer is: home-brewed beer or your very own brand of wine. With this, the twelfth in the River Cottage Handbook series, the inimitable John Wright shows exactly how easy it is to get started. You don't need masses of space to make alcohol at home, and if you follow the simple instructions, you won't be faced with exploding bottles in the cellar. But don't forget, it's all about experimentation and finding out what works for you.
Booze is divided up by alcohol type, from beer, cider and wine to herbal spirits and fruit liqueurs. Each section starts with an introduction to the basic techniques, methods and other useful information, before giving recipes for delicious tipples like rhubarb wine, sparkling elderflower wine, mead, cherry plum wine, orange beer, lager, real ginger beer, sweet cider, zubrovka vodka, amber spirits, rose infusions, blackberry whiskey, pomegranate rum, chestnut liqueur, mulled cider and there's even a hangover cure thrown in for good measure.
With an introduction from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, Booze is a home-brewer's book with a kick.
Though the thyroid gland is small, it produces hormones that control the rate of nearly every chemical reaction in the body—turning food into energy, controlling the rate of tissue growth, stimulating the activity of other hormones, and much more. An estimated twenty million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and up to 60 percent of them are unaware of their condition. Depending on the type and severity of the thyroid disease, symptoms can range from weight gain and fatigue to hair thinning and memory loss.
In The Thyroid Reset Diet, Dr. Alan Christianson helps readers reverse chronic thyroid diseases like hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with nothing more than dietary change: the reduction of iodine intake. Backed by new research showing that proper dietary iodine intake can start to reverse thyroid disease in as little as four weeks, his diet plan contains the optimal amount of iron and dietary iodine to control thyroid hormones, effectively resetting the thyroid.
Instead of following a restrictive diet for thyroid health, The Thyroid Reset Diet does not require eliminating any food category. Instead, Dr. Christianson recommends food swaps like brown rice instead of processed bread to regulate iodine intake. He shares the latest on supplements and other thyroid health strategies, along with more than sixty-five recipes, weekly meal plans, and maintenance info. His cutting-edge research and clear results, coupled with an easy-to-follow diet plan, will help anyone struggling with thyroid disease.
Known as the “grandparent” of modern medicine and the sister philosophy of yoga, Ayurveda lets patients take control of their own health by focusing on prevention, not medical intervention. Practitioners become active participants in their own wellness by managing stress, consuming healing foods, and understanding which remedies work for their particular body/mind types. A Little Bit of Ayurveda explores the history, philosophy, and practical application of this ancient and relevant system: it looks at Ayurveda’s influence on both Eastern and Western medicines; outlines the “five element theory” and the doshas; reveals how disease manifests itself; and offers simple rituals to keep you balanced, from seasonal eating and deep belly breathing to dry brushing and tongue scraping. A quiz at the end helps you complete an Ayurvedic self-evaluation . . . and starts you on the path to wellness!
The River Cottage Curing & Smoking Handbook, by Steven Lamb
A thoroughly practical guide to curing and smoking meat, fish, cheese, and vegetables at home.
River Cottage, a long-standing pioneer for high-quality sustainable food, is all about knowing the whole story behind what's put on the table. In true River Cottage form, this accessible, compact guide is bursting with essential information for sourcing, butchering, smoking, and curing the whole hog, cow, chicken, fish, and vegetable. Steven Lamb, a respected charcuterie authority, breaks down the traditional methods of curing and smoking to their most simple procedures, with abundant visual resources and 50 recipes. With some salt, pepper, and sugar from the pantry, it's easy to turn good-quality produce into fantastic, exciting food. This thorough, timely handbook begins with a detailed breakdown of tools (from sharp knives to sausage stuffers, for the gadget-loving cook) and an explanation of the preservation process, including a section on which cuts are best for various methods of curing and smoking. Lamb then dives into each method--from dry-curing to fermentation, brining to smoking--in a straightforward, comprehensive manner. And for each technique, there are many delicious recipes, including chorizo Scotch eggs, hot smoked mackerel, prosciutto, and dry-cured bacon.
Forced by cancer to reexamine and redirect her life Maya Tiwari left a highly successful New York design career and returned to her native India to study Ayurvedic medicine. Her book a profound but practical testament to the healing power of balanced living shows how Ayurveda`s ancient principles of health can help you achieve the highest levels of physical emotional and spiritual well being. The traditional form of medicine in India for more than five thousand years Ayurveda relies primarily on the proper use of foods and herbs to maintain or restore the body`s natural state of balance. While Ayurvedic healing has in recent years become increasingly well known in the west Maya Tiwari is the first author to provide us with a comprehensive working guide to ayurveda as a way of life.
Eat Taste Heal, by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, and Johnny Brannigan
Eat.Taste.Heal is a groundbreaking work within the field of holistic health and nutrition, written by a medical doctor, a patient, and an acclaimed chef. A complete guidebook and cookbook in one, Eat.Taste.Heal demystifies the ancient healing science of Ayurveda, humankind's most ancient system of healthy living. The aim of the book is simple: to create harmony within through using common foods and healthy lifestyle practices as medicine. The collection contains over 150 cross-cultural recipes and received a Maverick Award for excellence in photography. The authors are a unique trio: physician, patient, and chef. Dr. Thomas Yarema M.D., director of the Kauai Center for Holistic Medicine and Research, created for his patients an understandable dietary program rooted in common sense. Daniel Rhoda, a patient who found healing through Ayurveda, demystifies the ancient science that helped restore his health. Chef Johnny Brannigan, an internationally trained Ayurvedic chef, has created more than 150 recipes to empower individual healing through the exploration of taste.