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Herb & Seed Salt

The marketing term “superfood” is overblown and overused these days, but stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) may actually be worthy of the title. Besides being delicious, they boast an impressive nutrition profile, full of vitamins and antioxidants, as well as an exceptionally high mineral content. You’re probably familiar with the benefits of nettle leaves, but did …

Relax & Restore Smoothie Blend

Meet your new go-to day starter! They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes you just don’t have the time for anything too elaborate. This is where breakfast smoothies can be a life saver! Simply throw a few simple ingredients into your blender, mix and go! They’re equally as …

Watermelon-Elderflower Cocktail

Nothing feels more like summer than fresh watermelon, and with the season getting off to a late start, we’re trying cram as much “summer” into our summer as we can! Keep reading to learn how to whip up a fruity libation that just might be the “perfect” light summer cocktail. The fresh watermelon juice balances …

Turmeric Power Bites

Did you make the golden turmeric paste we made from Wednesday’s blog post? If you did, then you’re in great shape to make this recipe. 🙂 These healthy and TASTY little energy bites are packed full of protein, fiber and herbal goodness – and are a great go-to snack to tame a craving or a …

Golden Paste

Turmeric is one of those herbs that “everyone” knows is useful for reducing pain and inflammation, thanks to a plethora of clinical trials focused on turmeric and its star constituent, curcumin. But despite it’s good PR, many of us don’t know how to easily incorporate turmeric into our routine on days we’re not planning curry …

Real Root Beer Simple Syrup

There’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned root beer, and making it yourself from healthy ingredients makes it that much better. Commercial root beer has strayed from its roots (literally and figuratively – ha!) and nowadays, it’s more often associated with artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup than the wholesome ingredients it was …

Strawberry Herbal Slush

There are so many creative ways to take your herbs each day that are WAY more fun than boring tinctures and encapsulated powders. Keep reading to learn how to make a blended strawberry herbal slush that incorporates the delicious and healing power of ginger root and mint – both of which infuse your beverage with …

Dilly Dip Spice Mix

Is your garden dill going crazy too? Also known by its botanical name – Peucedanum graveolens – dill is a member of the Apiaceae family, which also includes carrots, celery, parsley and yarrow. It’s probably most recognizable as the primary flavor in dill pickles and ranch dressing, but the feathery aromatic leaves can also add a …

Woodland Martini

Today, we’re going to combine several of the herbal preparations we made over the past week, and create a special, rustic martini. If you made the Douglas fir vodka, charred sage syrup and ginger liqueur, then you’re all set to join us to make your very own Woodland Martini! In case you missed them, here …

Ginger Liqueur

Zingiber officinale is an Indian herb that was (thankfully!) introduced to the Americas by English colonists, where it was adopted into our materia medica, as well as our kitchens and hearts. Ginger is simply delicious! 😍 Ginger’s medicinal magic lies in her warming and stimulating powers. The peppery rhizome increases digestion, circulation and respiration. It’s …