Culinary herbs enhance flavours of food and promote digestive health, reduce inflammation, relieve anxiety, and more. While explaining the health benefits of each herb, these recipes show how to incorporate hearty doses of delicious herbs into every meal.
Add dill to fish to boost flavour and stimulate digestion. Add garlic and ginger to greens so the body absorbs more nutrients. It’s no coincidence that herbs are cornerstones of cuisines around the world accompanying the great tastes are noted medicinal benefits. These 110 original recipes for scrumptious snacks, entrées, drinks, and desserts are packed with familiar herbs.
By relying on the potent medicine of culinary herbs and time-tested cooking techniques, these hearty recipes maximize the food’s nourishing properties and show cooks of all levels how to reconnect to the tremendous health-giving qualities of culinary herbs.
- More than flavour herbs add health benefits to your plate. Most people already know that basil, garlic, lavender, mint, parsley, rosemary, and thyme are delicious additions to many kinds of food. Here they’ll also learn about the antibacterial properties in basil, the powerful dose of vitamin C in parsley, and the digestive benefits found in thyme, plus how to use this understanding in creating food that is both delicious and health-enhancing.
- 110 deeply nourishing recipes for year-round eating. Cooking is the simplest way to get herbs into your daily routine, but the resulting dishes don’t have to taste like medicine! These recipes include snacks, cocktails, hearty salads, comfort foods, and desserts, with a focus on selecting foods that supports the body's needs throughout the seasons, such as an herb-rich ratatouille to soak in the summer's nourishment in preparation for colder, darker days, or cannellini beans and potatoes enriched with bitter dandelion greens and parsley that cleanse and detoxify while also enhancing the digestibility of the beans.
- Move over supplements: fresh herbs pack a punch. Millions of people are taking herbal supplements daily. Cooking with herbs is an easier, less expensive, more effective and more delicious! way to get the healing benefits of herbs.
About the Author
Brittany Wood Nickerson is an herbalist and the owner of Thyme Herbal, where she offers herbal apprenticeship programs, classes in herbal cooking, and private herbal consultations. Nickerson is an active guest speaker and teacher at herbal conferences throughout the Northeast.