The rich green flavor of fresh spring nettles can’t be beat. This is a perfect first course soup to rejuvenate the senses, and wake up the palette after a winter of root vegetables. This soup is also excellent for a light lunch with salad and bread. Continue reading
For centuries, spices have been used to create delicious and nourishing meals. Some herbalists believe that the shape of a spice reveals its healing properties. Did you ever notice that ginger, turmeric, chilies, cumin, and dill seeds have the same shape as the stomach? These are some aromatic herbs and spices, also known as carminatives, which improve digestion and make zesty, globally inspired dishes. The key to making beans easier to digest is to cook them from scratch, adding sea vegetables like dulse along with carminative herbs and spices. Continue reading
The red palm oil and red lentils give this soup a beautiful orange color. Feel free to use any greens you like such as spinach, collards, kale, mustard greens or even nettles. You can also swap ghee or extra virgin coconut oil for the red palm oil. Continue reading
This sweet and spicy stew is a fun and unusual take on chili. And if you happen to have leftovers, it tastes even better a day or two later. Continue reading
Cashew butter makes this soup rich and creamy without a drop of dairy, and the shitakes are very healthful. In China, they’ve been used for their immune-boosting properties for thousands of years. What a delicious way to ward off colds and flus! When cooking with any type of fresh mushrooms, sauté them first to seal in the flavor or they will give it all to the broth.