With over 75 nourishing recipes and herbal remedies, this cookbook and seasonal guide to wellness brings the ancient wisdom of the elements to the 21st century.
Turn your kitchen into a healing sanctuary This cookbook will help you identify your unique constitution based on the five elements--earth, water, fire, wind, and ether. Use that insight to design an everyday wellness plan with nourishing meals, healing herbs, and self-care rituals. Tapping into these elements is at the heart of all traditional medicines--Ayurveda, Western Herbalism, Chinese Medicine, and Tibetan Medicine--and it is the key to discovering your most vibrant self.
Learn to create your own kitchen apothecary to achieve mental clarity, enhanced digestion, a calmed nervous system, and an extra glow. From cleansing tonics like Roasted Dandelion Chai or Hibiscus Punch with Schisandra Salt to rejuvenating classics like Kitchari with Golden Ghee or Tumeric Congee, you'll find transformative recipes and uses for adaptogenic herbs to restore and find balance every day.
"Every page of this stunningly beautiful book overflows with seasonal wisdom, herbal teachings, and unique recipes for health and well-being. But more than just another book of delicious seasonal recipes, The Kosmic Kitchen is a colorful compendium of sensory delights, a wellness manual, and an herbal cook book all rolled into one. Colorful, flavorful, and fabulous, in every sense this book is certain to be a classic." --Rosemary Gladstar
"For anyone starting on a path to understanding the healing power of plants and herbalism, this is your book. One of the things I love is the way Sarah and Summer go beyond the realm of infusions, decoctions, and the like, and really dive into the space where herbalism and day-to-day cooking intersects. Everyone needs a bit of kosmic in their kitchen!" --Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Cooking
"This book is a blend of all that makes American Herbalism unique and a joy! Sarah and Summer have brought together the beautiful bounty of the garden into the kitchen and married it with the joy of being alive. Using mindfulness as a focus, the choice of herbs, their preparation to make outrageously delicious recipes is clear and empowering. The section on the mindful creation of the kitchen space is irreplaceable. Buy this book!" --David Hoffmann BSc, FNIMH, medical herbalist and author of Medical Herbalism