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Introducing The Herbalist’s Healing Kitchen

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Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food – Hippocrates

 

In a day and age when it is easier to reach for a pill or a shake than to prepare wholesome, nutritious foods — does this age old adage even apply?

Haven’t we leveraged technology and a global processed food system to meet our basic caloric needs?

In many ways we have, and as a busy working parent, I can hardly deny the allure of convenience.  Fast food and packaged meals and supplements appear to helps us meet one of our most base level needs to survive: calories in, nutrients in.

But so many of us are finding that the food that we eat is just that — calories in.  We aren’t thriving.  Food doesn’t make us feel good.

Are you satisfied living life this way?  I am not.

Let me introduce you to The Herbalist’s Healing Kitchen…

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Which is why I wrote The Herbalist Healing Kitchen!  Using the concept of “food as medicine”  — this book takes a dive into the world of eating for your health.  In its pages I will teach you how to identify the five primary flavor profiles in food – salty, sweet, bitter, pungent and sour.  Then using our knowledge of how those flavor profiles influence our mind and body, we can explore the vast array of healing foods and medicinal recipes to stomach’s satisfied and our selves happy and healthy.

Confused?  Pssst, you already know how this works — it’s just that nobody ever told you how to make food work for you.

Example?

We reach for spicy foods to open our sinuses.  We drink salty sports drinks to restore electrolytes.  We pile on the citrus to prevent a cold.

See?  You already know this!  Now you just need The Herbalist Healing Kitchen to guide you to preparing recipes that nourish you body, mind and soul!  With 75 recipes ranging from everyday meals, tasting side dishes and lavish deserts — this book has a recipe for everyone!  Divided into chapters focused on recharging, restoring, and nourishing our many organ systems, each part of the book is filled with everyday foods and culinary herbs that act as medicine.  Try Roasted Cauliflower Soup to detoxify our bodies and clarify our skin.  Brine up some Salt Preserved Meyer Lemons with Bay Leaves to dose your day with a liberal amount of vitamin C.  You might even try a Rose & Maca Truffle to spice up your love life…

In this book, Devon Young takes the “food is medicine” mantra to new heights. With easy recipes made from readily accessible ingredients, she guides readers in choosing and incorporating surprising superfoods into their daily menus. The insight on nutrition and herbal benefits that accompany each recipe make it clear that the effort to include even the simplest of ingredients can boost our health and vibrancy. – Kris Bordessa, author of ATTAINABLE SUSTAINABLE: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living

The Herbalist’s Healing Kitchen publishes October 29th, 2019!
Reserve your copy from me or one of these major book sellers!

or an unsigned copy from one of these major book sellers

 

 

As a thank you for those of you who place your order for The Herbalist’s Healing Kitchen before October 29th, I would love to send out my ebook, The Herbalist’s Healing Kitchen Companion Guide to Culinary Herbs.  Enter our information below to get a digital download of this handy guide to rethinking the role of culinary herbs in our everyday meals.

 

Devon Young has clearly put her heart on a plate in The Herbalist’s Healing Kitchen. Her wealth of knowledge is evident in the thoughtful combination of ingredients and the recipes are completely drool-worthy. This book is a very digestible way to include herbalism in daily life, and a tasty one! ~Stephanie Rose, award-winning author and founder of Garden Therapy®

 

 

Devon

Devon is a writer and author on subjects of holistic and sustainable living. She has a degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, and her first book, The Backyard Herbal Apothecary, was published by Page Street Publishing in Spring 2019. Devon's work outside of NittyGrittyLife.com can be seen at LearningHerbs.com, GrowForageCookFerment.com, AttainableSustainable.net, and in the magazine The Backwoods Home. Devon's second book, The Herbalist's Healing Kitchen, will be published Fall 2019.

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