The Herbal Kitchen
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.
Herbal Kitchen, The: 50 Easy-to-Find Herbs and Over 250 Recipes to Bring Lasting Health to You and Your Family
Paperback By: Kami McBride (Author), Rosemary Gladstar (Foreword)
"Read deeply; this is a book that will nourish heart and soul, body and spirit with the rich harvest of the green world. And yes, another book to add to my shelves of green literature; this one, however, goes on the top shelf where I house most of my favorite tomes and the ones I use most often.
“Kami McBride serves up tasty tidbits of herbal wisdom and practical recipes for good health in The Herbal Kitchen. She understands the dilemma of the modern era. We're overwhelmed and super busy, yet we need to slow down, now more than ever--and that includes taking time in the kitchen with herbs. Why? Because they are super foods, packed with vitamins, minerals, and natural healing agents. Thanks, Kami, for keeping grandma's old-fashioned remedies and recipes alive with an easy, unintimidating plan for making herbs a part of everyday life.”
--Elise Collins, author of The A-Z Guide to Healing Foods
“Wow! I learned a lot from The Herbal Kitchen and I’m keeping it in my kitchen so I can refer to it often. I love this book!”
--Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“The Herbal Kitchen is a beautifully written guide to expanding your herbal repertoire. It will expand your horizons for using common kitchen spices and garden herbs and transforming them into healing remedies, delectable recipes, even beauty potions. This is a book that can bring more fun, flavor, and health into your life.”
--Brigitte Mars, author of Rawsome! and The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine
“The Herbal Kitchen brings us back to our long-lost earthy roots, connecting us to the valuable healing and culinary aspects of plants in a modern day way. Kami peppers the text with useful tips and information about the nature of individual plants, as well as creative herb-infused recipes to get the ‘spice’ back in our cooking. No kitchen is complete without the treasure trove of botanical wisdom found in this wonderful book!”
--Deanna Minich, PhD, CN, nutritionist and author of Chakra Foods for Optimum Health, An A to Z Guide to Food Additives, and Quantum Supplements
“The Herbal Kitchen is a breath of fresh air and more. It is full of simple and convenient tips to transform ‘weeds and waste’ into exotic and nourishing culinary delights. Thank you for this timely and visionary gift.”
--Margaret Beeson, naturopathic physician
“Be prepared for a whole new way of thinking about herbs—not just as hints of extra flavor, but as a zesty centerpiece to dozens of healthful recipes for teas, pestos, ghees, cordials, infused oils, vinegars, and bath salts. Kami McBride resurrects traditional knowledge of herbs’ medicinal and culinary attributes for use in the modern kitchen. Her imaginative recipes for herbal drinks alone are a major contribution, offering a delicious array of alternatives for those looking to avoid sugary sodas.”
--Ann Vileisis, author of Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes From and Why We Need To Get It Back
“Finally, a cookbook for using herbs! If you’ve ever cooked with herbs, made herbal tea, eaten pesto with basil (or edible flowers as Kami suggests) you will love this book. If not, you need this book. The Herbal Kitchen is the most extensive list of recipes using herbs you will find anywhere. So much more than a cookbook, in The Herbal Kitchen your food becomes your medicine, as it has always been, and through the gift of Kami McBride’s recipes, this ancient usage of herbs remains alive.”
--Pam Montgomery, herbalist, educator and author of Plant Spirit Healing and Partner Earth; A Spiritual Ecology