Herbs are a gift from nature. They not only help to create aromatic and delicious food, they also support overall health and wellness on a daily basis. Using dried and fresh herbs in your cooking boosts your intake of vitamins and minerals, improves digestion, strengthens immunity, and increases energy. Using plants as medicine is an ancient and powerful tradition that connects you to the earth, helps treat common ailments, promote restful sleep, relaxation, and more.
The Herbal Kitchen will help you recognize the extraordinary pharmacy that probably already exists in your own kitchen. With 50 easy-to-find herbs and spices, information and tips for preparing, storing, and using them, and over 250 simple, flavorful recipes, it will empower you to care for your health.
Whether you are already familiar with herbs or are just starting out on the herbal path, Kami McBride offers recipes for everyone. Mix up refreshing drinks, infuse oil, vinegar and honey, learn how to make tinctures and cordials, salts, sprinkles, and more.
About the Author
Kami McBride has helped thousands of people learn to use herbal remedies as the centerpiece of their pro-active health care plan. She has taught herbal medicine at the University of California School of Nursing and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Kami teaches online courses that help people bring the healing power of herbs into their daily lives to create self-reliance and revitalize our relationship with the plant world.
Visit her at www.kamimcbride.com.
"Kami McBride provides everything you need to amaze your friends and family with a seasonal bounty of delicious herbal drinks, smoothies, cordials, pestos and more."
Rosalee de la Foret, author of Alchemy of Herbs
"The Herbal Kitchen is written by a practicing herbalist, seasoned gardener, and medicine maker (no armchair herbalist here!) Kami has imbued this book with a sense of joy, practical knowledge and deep wisdom and with her guidance, you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the many healing herbs and foods found in your kitchen."
Candis Cantin, author of The Herbal Tarot
"Plants have long been humanity's powerful and generous allies, providing us with daily nourishment, wellness, support, and joy. The more we commune with these botanical friends, the more they enrich our lives, and The Herbal Kitchen inspires us to invite them to each and every meal. If you long for food filled with nature's color, vitality, and love, this is the guide you seek."
Julie Bailey, herbalist, gardener, and co-owner of Mountain Rose Herbs
"In The Herbal Kitchen Kami McBride extends an enticing invitation to dive into the art, rich tradition and flavor of kitchen medicine. An herbal, a recipe book and home remedy companion all at once, it will inspire you to learn, grow, cook and share. A plethora of incredible recipes, in-depth plant profiles and Kami's years of experience and passion will give you all the tools you need to stock your herbal pantry for lasting health."
Brittany Wood Nickerson, herbalist, owner of Thyme Herbal