The Herbal Kitchen: 50 Easy-to-Find Herbs and Over 250 Recipes to Bring Lasting Health to You and Your Family

The Herbal Kitchen: 50 Easy-to-Find Herbs and Over 250 Recipes to Bring Lasting Health to You and Your Family

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by Kami McBride
     
 

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Do you enjoy eating garlic bread? Does oregano always find its way into your spaghetti sauce? Do you garnish potato salad with paprika? Then you are participating in the ancient tradition of using herbs to enhance the health benefits and digestibility of your food. With over 250 recipes for herbal oils, vinegars, pestos, dressings, salts, cordials, syrups,…  See more details below

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Do you enjoy eating garlic bread? Does oregano always find its way into your spaghetti sauce? Do you garnish potato salad with paprika? Then you are participating in the ancient tradition of using herbs to enhance the health benefits and digestibility of your food. With over 250 recipes for herbal oils, vinegars, pestos, dressings, salts, cordials, syrups, smoothies and more, The Herbal Kitchen provides the information necessary to prepare, store, and use herbs, and create a long term healthcare plan.

The Herbal Kitchen will help you to recognize the extraordinary pharmacy that already exists in your own kitchen--one that will boost immunity, heal sickness, enhance energy, and ensure overall health and vitality, all without the need for fancy equipment or specialty products.

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Wondering what to do with the turmeric in the back of the cupboard? Make Turmeric Honey, a natural remedy for allergy symptoms. From allspice to vanilla, this volume provides a valuable resource for utilizing herbs in food or as natural remedies. McBride (herbal medicine & women's health, Univ. of California-Davis; 105 Ways To Celebrate Menstruation) explains the properties and uses of 50 herbs commonly found in home kitchens. Recipes employ herbs in various beverages (waters, smoothies, cordials), vinegars, oils, baths, and more. Color photographs would enhance the material, but the text is well organized and clearly written. The source list for buying dried herbs, seeds, and other materials used in the recipes is important, as not all markets may have these ingredients readily available. VERDICT McBride's articulation of the health benefits of herbs is accessible, and the variety of recipes provides readers with many approaches to maximizing these benefits.—Meagan Storey, Virginia Beach

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573244213
Publisher:
Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
608,385
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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From the Introduction: The current spice rack is a remnant of the wisdom of how to bring the earth's harvest into our house to feed and keep our families well. It is the accumulation of thousands of years of experience all powdered and packaged into convenient one ounce jars. Take a deeper look at your spice rack. The herbs come from all over the world, having touched many hands; they carry the lineage of our ancestors' embodied knowingness that using plants in the kitchen helps keep us well.

Meet the Author


Kami McBride is a CMT, Herbalist, and Women's Health Educator. She developed and taught the herbal medicine curriculum at the UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco in the Complimentary and Alternative Medicine program. She serves as an instructor of herbal medicine and women's health at University of California/Davis, Solano Community College, Napa Valley Junior College, and American River College. Author website: www.livingawareness.com

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The Herbal Kitchen: 50 Easy-to-Find Herbs and Over 250 Recipes to Bring Lasting Health to You and Your Family 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I love about The Herbal Kitchen, you get the knowledge of each herb what part you use so as not to confuse you. There are many times that a recipes calls for a particular herb and you have no idea what it is the leaf or the bark this can be hard for a beginner. Also you have the common name as well as the scientific one. My dad taught me the scientific names so sometimes I have to think about the common ones my husband thinks that is funny most people are the opposite. I love how you get the knowledge and then it gets good because a lot of beginner books give you the knowledge but not the recipes to put them into, this one does. You have recipes for ¿Infused Honey ¿Vinegar ¿Oils ¿Bath and Foot Soaks ¿Spices (how to create blends) and so many more.
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