It is BROTH season!
The truth is, we believe that every season is broth season, but especially Winter.
Broths are a powerhouse for combating winter cold and supporting wellness throughout the season (and every season). Broths warm, nourish, cleanse, and hydrate the body. They also open the heart, and provide vitamins and minerals plus protein and collagen. Broths are comforting, soothing, and deeply nourishing making them foundational for winter health.
Vegetarian ✻ VEGAN ✻ Grain-Free ✻ Gluten-Free ✻ Dairy-free ✻ Paleo
The original version of this dressing comes from a recipe that my dear friend, Jennifer Rieger! She makes the absolute best Caesar dressing. Her dressing inspired these dairy-free and vegan versions. This vinaigrette is perfect for classic caesar salad with romaine (try the romaine grilled - yum!), coleslaw, as a dip for crunchy veggies, or on grilled chicken or fish for a weeknight meal. It holds well in the fridge for 3-4 days, so including this recipe in your weekly meal prep is a great way to add tons of flavor and even nutrition with not a lot of work.
One of my favorite twists on this recipe is to add handfuls of other fresh garden herbs for variety and extra punch. Fresh herbs like thyme, cilantro, basil, and dill are all wonderful. Most herbs you have on hand will work!
This is my Summer and late Spring everyday Herbal Blend.
Every time I make it I'm just blown away by how beautiful and delicious it is. Emmet said that it "tastes amazing" and I was just thinking that I couldn't agree more.
2 parts Alfalfa:
I chose alfalfa for the nutritive value. All those vitamins and minerals! One of Alfalfa's uses is for indigestion. Alfalfa also has calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. Not to mention vitamins A, C, E, and K 🌱🌱
2 parts Rose Petal:
Rose brings on such a sense of well-being, sensuality, and calm. I love Rose in everything right now. Rose petals, rose hydrosol, rose essential oil. You get it 🌹🌹
1 part Lemon Balm:
Lemon Balm is calming and antiviral. Need I say more? Lemon balm is also really tasty 💋
1 part Lavender:
I added Lavender to this for the calming, uplifting, and digestive support. Lavender is also a very balancing herb. It supports us to increase energy if energy is low and to calm if our energy is high or anxious. 💜
2 parts Calendula:
First off, I add Calendula to everything right now. It definitely seems to be my favorite. In addition, I love Calendula for its gut healing properties, immune support through the lymphatic system, and gentle cleansing action. 🏵️
2 parts Nettle:
I always add Nettle in the spring to minimize the slight allergy symptoms that I get along with enjoying the nutritive and tonic value of this amazing herb. 🌿
I add two to three tablespoons to 16 oz of water and steep for at least 1 hour! 🍵🍵🍵
Many of the people that I am working with right now that are sick are being told to stay home. We also know that many that get sick will not receive hospital or medical care and home care will be very important for full recovery. This is what I recommend having in the home to prepare for, prevent, and treat COVID-19. Below are the home remedies that I have on hand and recommend. Some of these I also have available to the community. Right now, Amazon and most herbal companies are still shipping.
This is my personal list. It is so incredibly important that you all know that this is not medical advice. Herbalists do not diagnose or treat. Even more important, in this situation, we just don’t know enough about this virus. We are learning a lot from China right now about how COVID-19 shows up energetically in the body and how best to treat the virus. That being said, the herbal and homeopathic community are still just speculating. Again, home care will be very important with medical shortages and hospital overflow. Based on what we do know, below are my best recommendations for what I would want to have in the house.
The below article was written on 2/5/20. Our current situation with COVID-19 has changed significantly. The recommendations for natural prevention and treatment remain the same.
There is increasing fear right now around the coronavirus and the flu. Every year there is significant media focus on the flu and this year, the coronavirus is the latest concern in the media. While the coronavirus can be quite serious, it usually causes mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold or flu.
From a prevention perspective, the fear that rises up from these alerts could possibly be more damaging to the body, and to the community, than the disease itself. As we make efforts to stay well this season, remember that fear suppresses the immune system and does not create empowerment for wellness and overall well-being.
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