• Pinole

    Pinole is a versatile food made from ground and toasted grains and spices. It can be consumed as a beverage, porridge, or baked into small cakes, as in the recipe below. Pinole has its origins

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  • Chia Fresca

    Chia Fresca, also known as Iskiate, is a traditional drink of the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) people of Chihuahua, Mexico. Chia seeds can absorb up to twelve times their weight in water and consuming them helps the body to retain

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  • Blush

    This is one white wine that’s sure to make you blush. Just a few sips will get your blood flowing and inspire amorous sensations throughout your body. Don’t fret if you don’t have all the

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  • Blood-Building Syrup

    The blood is a living river of nourishment upon which all organs and systems of the body depend. While the health of our blood is not something modern peoples give much thought to, it is foundational to our vitality and longevity. Replenishing the minerals in the blood on a regular basis is a recipe for good health—particularly for folks who menstruate. We nourish the blood by eating mineral-rich foods, getting plenty of aerobic exercise, and consuming blood-building herbs.

    Nutritive herbal syrups are a staple in my home apothecary. Molasses is my sweetener of choice, as it contains iron, magnesium, calcium, selenium, and B6 which all need to be consumed regularly for optimal health.

    This syrup is one I always take with me when I travel and recommend to anyone who is experiencing increased stress or a period of transition. It tastes delicious, is easy to prepare, and lasts for months in the fridge. I recommend making the full recipe and giving a bottle or two away to your favorite friends who could use a boost!

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  • Sun Tea

    Sun Tea is probably the simplest herbal preparations you will ever make, and also quite possibly the most wonderful!  In the Summer, this wholesome preparation becomes a integral part of my daily rhythm and an

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  • Lavender Oatmeal

    This recipe is super simple and versatile.  The calming properties of lavender combine perfectly with the nourishing and grounding energy of oats to provide a healing breakfast that is ready in no time.  Feel free

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  • Ashwagandha

    The Plant That Changed Me Without pretense, I can say that Ashwagandha has changed my life. It is rare that I write about a plant that I have never cultivated, harvested, or even met face

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  • Wild Onions

    Harvesting wild onions is a deliciously grounding way to reconnect with the Earth as she grows more fertile with each passing day of Spring. I recommend finding a patch of damp earth, dappled with sun

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  • Lover’s Truffles

    Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a legendary aphrodisiac. And like many aphrodisiacs, its primary action is to nourish the body and rebuild depleted nutritional stores so that the neurotransmitters and hormones necessary for arousal can be more easily

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