Sometimes you accidentally make something so good and so nourishing that you have to get it up right away. This was one of those sometimes. Most of my recipes come from something that I have made forever and at some point I get asked for the recipe so many times that I just commit to writing the post!
This recipe was divine creation! I tasted it and wanted to drink that whole pot. Seriously.
I started with the intention to make my Vegan “Bone Stock”, but I had lots of beets and beet greens from the garden that needed to be used. My dad always makes his stock with beets and I love it, so I decided to throw them in. I also had extra nettles and a bunch of other leftover herbs from the summer. Then I started to throw in all of the other “extras” that I had. So, it began.
It turned into a deep red, nourishing, herbal goodness. I will be adding this broth to my cleansing and postpartum protocols. I am in love.
I’ve been making this yummy and super nourishing Peach Chicken and Mashed Sweet Potatoes for new mamas or people recovering from surgery. I make it especially when peaches are in season, but I have used frozen peaches many times with amazing results. This meal is so easy to digest, warming, and nourishing. Peaches are known to help rid the body of pain and decrease stagnation in the tissues. They are especially useful for clearing pain in the lower abdomen. Sweet potatoes help decrease toxicity in blood, increase milk supply, and help to decrease excessive fluid in the abdominal cavity. These recipes are great for any type of recovery when reserves are low and digestion may not be strong. I often hear that this meal is the first thing that the recipient was finally willing to eat after not having a good appetite! If you are bringing a meal to someone, consider bringing this one. Don’t forget to make enough for you. You’ll regret it if you don’t!
This recipe is for all or my vegetarian and vegan friends out there that are looking for something delicious and deeply nourishing, like bone stock, but vegan! Don't get me wrong, we are kind of die hard bone stock drinkers in our home, but I grew up vegetarian, my Dad is still vegetarian, and so many of my clients and friends are very healthy vegetarians or vegans. This broth is delicious and full of nourishment. It has similar gut healing and energetic properties to meat bone stock, and will sooth your soul in the same way. We use this as a replacement for boxed veggie broth in soups and sauces as well. I particularly love this broth for a homemade Korean egg soup. The original recipe for this broth came from Wall Flower Kitchen. I have just tweaked it to make it my own. You should too! Enjoy!
Making an infusion (long steeping herbal tea) is such a simple way to increase our mineral intake and absorption! Almost all of us are needing more minerals and mineral deficiency is at the root of so many health and wellness challenges. Increasing minerals has been shown to support healing in depression, anxiety, various autoimmune disorders, allergies, sleep issues, low immune system, weight issues, adrenal fatigue, cravings, addictions, tooth decay, osteoporosis and so much more.
Most herbal infusions contain large quantities of calcium, magnesium, trace minerals and other minerals, in their most absorbable form. They also contain essential fatty acids, vitamins and protein. In addition, they each have particular medicinal qualities, actions and uses.
This is a simple recipe that I like. You can add anything to your daily infusion if you are looking to address additional wellness concerns with herbs. I think that you'll find that this recipe has a pleasant taste and aroma and is easy to drink.
I am so thankful for my family, friends, and community and I love making amazing healthy food for family and friends on the holidays. The trick is to make gourmet, delicious food, that nourishes the body and soul, without adding sugar, toxins and inflammatory foods. My guests love joining us and don’t feel like they are coming over for a “healthy” meal. Here are several of my Thanksgiving recipes and a few from others that I love. I’m happy to finally be able to them put here all in one place! Each recipe is delicious, gluten free, and full of so many healing foods. The recipes here are mostly grain free, all are gluten free, and are processed sugar free. Much of this list is Paleo and GAPs friendly as well. It’s all super delicious and of course there's lot's of maple syrup. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
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