The Herball's Guide to Botanical Drinks: Using the alchemy of plants to create potions to cleanse, restore, relax and revive
The perfect book for plant lovers, foragers, fermenters, brewers and those fascinated by the healing power of herbs, this is a collection of natural, non-alcoholic stimulants and tranquillisers to improve awareness, aid sleep, and everything in between. Trained herbalist, nutritionist, aromatherapist and drinks specialist Michael Isted has treated the worlds of fashion, art and wellbeing to his fabulous natural drinks, and now brings his delectable potions to a wide of fashion, art and wellbeing to his fabulous natural drinks, and now brings his delectable potions to a wider audience. This is no rarefied guide; using everyday plants such as dandelions and nettles, Michael reveals the history and processes of making drinks at home. A wonderful selection of amazing non-alcoholic drinks teach the secrets of love elixirs, sleeping draughts or brain boosters, among many others. Michael draws on his knowledge of worldwide plants to match each to a desired effect. A seasonal guide shows when and how to harvest plants, wherever you live, and by using the power of the Sun and Moon. Whether you’re an active herbalist, looking for a way to live in tune with nature, or just want to try your hand at making natural drinks, this is the book for you.… read more
An oven is likely the most-used appliance in your kitchen. From boiling water to broiling steaks, an range oven is indispensable. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best oven for your baking needs.
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Rachel Saunders's The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, now available in paperback, is the definitive jam and marmalade cookbook of the 21s...t century approaching the nostalgic preserving kitchen with a modern, sustainable eye. If you love to cook, are crazy for... read more
"Originally published in slightly different form in hardcover in Great Britain by Ebury Press, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, a d...ivision of the Random House Group Limited, London, in 2008"--Title page verso. read more
Winner, 2017 National Parenting Product Award As mamas, we all want our babies to get the best nutrition possible. In a time when ...the house is messier, showers are shorter, and every wink of sleep is worth its weight in gold, finding the time to cram... read more
Table for Two is the perfect cookbook for young couples, empty nesters, and everyone in between. This easy-to-read resource featur...es over 235 classic and nouveau recipes made with fresh and readily available ingredients - nothing exotic, nothing cute.... read more
An array of abundant wild foods is available to hikers, campers, foragers, or anyone interested in living closer to the earth. Wri...tten by a leading expert on wild foods and a well-known teacher of survival skills, Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants is more than a listing of plant types—it teaches how to recognize edible plants and where to find them, their medicinal and nutritional properties, and their growing cycles. This new edition features more than 70 plants found all around the United States along with more than 100 full color photos plus handy leaf, fruit, and seed keys to help readers identify the plants. It also includes fascinating folklore about plants, personal anecdotes about trips and meals, and simple and tasty recipes. read more
From Zach Berman and Ryan Slater--the longtime friends behind Vancouver's wildly successful Juice Truck--comes an accessible, info...rmative and fresh book on the popular and healthy juicing and cleansing lifestyle.There are lots of juice books out there, but few get it right. In The Juice Truck, Zach and Ryan make it their mission to make juicing approachable, fun, imaginative and healthy. Their obsession with juicing began when they took a trip to the Himalayas and Nepal, which quickly turned from a journey of self-discovery into a full-blown juice-seeking adventure once they were introduced to the most delicious, locally-sourced juices they had ever tried. They decided then to create the same community and street side accessibility to juice in Vancouver that had inspired them throughout their travels. Alongside colourful and eye-catching photographs and illustrations that match their company's brilliant branding, The Juice Truck incorporates advice from health coach Colin Medhurst, and outlines the tools you need to make the perfect juice, the science behind juicing, and the benefits of each specific ingredient. The book dives into the juice cleanse and tells you everything you need to know about this health trend, giving you the top 10 tips to consider before embarking on a cleanse. It debunks other cleanses and outlines which ones are actually good for you and how to cleanse in a safe and proper way. The authors also break down and profile their favourite superior foods, tinctures, supplements and boosters. Once the reader is perfectly equipped, Zach and Ryan provide over 110 mouth-watering drink recipes from nut milks, smoothies, juice and hot drinks, as well as easy-to-make and delicious plant-based food recipes that can be eaten alone or accompany the many drink recipes. Interspersed throughout the recipes are case studies by experts in their fields on subjects like meditation, sleep, yoga, fiber, microbes, food allergies, sensitivities and intolerance, and the nervous system. In addition to appealing to both loyal and first-time juicers everywhere (as well as the dedicated following of the Juice Truck in Vancouver), this book will be the definitive juicing guide for people who live a healthy, active lifestyle, and those who would like to transition to a healthier diet. This is not your average juice book--it's a combination of storytelling, nutrition and tried-and-true recipes that deserves a place in every juicer's kitchen. read more
The following information is most helpful for many ailments. The herbal spices and unique herbal teas, to the top cures from aroun...d the world, of the best traditional medicine, and of the different remedies for a younger looking skin. Read on to find out what can make the many changes in your life, and improve your lifestyle too.A well-approached text about the finest of herbs and spices used worldwide. Learn how to heal naturally with the many simple uses of herbs and unique spices from around the world.The interesting information is most helpful for many ailments, the herbal spices and unique herbal teas, to the top cures from around the world, of the best traditional medicine, and of the different remedies for a younger looking skin. You too can make the many changes in your life, and improve your lifestyles.Herbs an the most rarest of herbs from around the world. You will be amazed of the unique herbs and spices used spices are different from other places of the world. In this book you are able to find the most commonly used herbs to the rarest of herbs used. For the good and young looking skin, to cooking and healing with all herbs in detail and to the point.A must have for every home! read more
The Botanical Bible is an elegant and comprehensive introduction to the beauty, diversity, and value of the botanical world. Autho...r Sonya Patel Ellis covers the evolution of the plant kingdom, the history of horticulture, basic botany, and more. Readers will learn not only how to garden and forage in six major climate zones but also how to make the most of their harvest through a series of recipes for savory dishes, sweets, and drinks. Ellis demonstrates how to use botanicals for beauty and health, with instructions for making essential oils, herbal remedies, floral scents, and natural cosmetics—and even explores the world of botanical artistry and crafts. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, and packed with information and hands-on projects, The Botanical Bible is the ultimate guide for aspiring gardeners, botanists, homesteaders, and anyone seeking a more meaningful relationship with nature. read more
From the former head chef of London’s renowned NOPI comes a soup cookbook unlike any other; with a focus on the revitalizing healt...h benefits of soup, Ultimate Soup Cleanse offers over sixty delicious, healthy, restorative soup cleanse recipes to fit any lifestyle.There is just something about soup: it has the ability both to revitalize and to soothe; it’s packed with nutrition and offers variety, deliciousness, and comfort; it’s also a fantastic aid for weight-loss and improving digestion. Discover all that soup can do for you in this healthful guide packed with over sixty delicious, nutritious recipes, all organized into four different categories of soup cleanses—Reduce, Restore, Renew, and Resolve. Recipes as varied as asparagus mimosa soup, saffron broth with prawns, and smoked aubergine and kefir soup are all part of the Reduce cleanse, proving that losing weight by eating nutritious, filling soups is not only possible, but also delicious. And hot cucumber with barley soup and wild garlic & baby spinach with olive soup are both tasty, healthy meals as part of the two-day Resolve cleanse and perfect to attempt over the weekend. If you’re feeling more ambitious, you could sample an array of recipes from the five-day Renew cleanse, such as barley bone broth, mussels and leek soup, or wild rice, edamame, and rainbow chard soup. Whether you’re swapping a stale sandwich at lunchtime for a vibrant bowl full of grains and greens that will help you lose weight, or relaxing at home over a velvety blend of Jerusalem artichoke and fennel soup to help strengthen digestion—it’s always the right time for soup. read more
At any time, in any place, food is there for the taking—if only people knew how to look. This foraging handbook tells readers how ...to recognize the rich possibilities that surround them—whether in the city or in the countryside. The author—who makes a living out of foraging—reveals the how, why, and what of this lost art. He starts with the many different sorts of habitat, from waste ground to woodland, from cliff top to coastland. Many of these plants—nettles, dandelions, fat hen, sorrel—grow so profusely they are considered a nuisance, yet they offer fantastic food possibilities and are rich in nutrients. For each plant and mushroom, ideas for how to use them in the kitchen as well as their nutritional qualities are provided. With tips from some of the most exciting chefs working in Britain today, this book will take readers on a voyage of discovery. read more
Discover The Lectin-Free Cookbook – Easy, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every DayThere are so many different d...iet regimens that promise to make people lose weight or have better health. But don’t you know that even if you are eating healthily, your body is still prone to inflammation, especially if you eat the wrong food? This is where the Lectin-Free Diet comes in.The Author designed, Lectin Free recipes, to help you consume lectin-free foods without going through the conventional rigor of food preparation. With the simple rules, advice and delicious ideas given in this book, you can prepare a wide range of lectin-free meals without subjecting yourself to too much stress.The book Lectin-Free Cookbook offers a step-by-step approach to changing your nutrition and even your lifestyle habits. Detailed information will help you to get closer to your goal with every step you take.For your satisfaction, this Lectin Free cookbook offers:A Comprehensive Overview for understanding the basics, benefits, foods to avoid while being on the Lectin Avoidance Diet60+ savory recipes with colorful images and nutritional informationSimple breakfast ideas, amazingly flavorful snacks, chicken, fish and even dessert recipesTasty suggestions for vegans, and ice-cream lovers***Please note: Book is available in 2 Paperback formats- Black and White and Full color. Choose the best for you ***Full-color edition - Simply press “See all formats and versions” above the price. Press left from the “paperback” buttonBlack and white version - is the default firstGet Started Now for a Healthier Lifestyle! read more
Herbs have been humanity's pharmacy and spice rack since the dawn of civilization and many botanists today believe that the healin...g properties of herbs have yet to be fully explored. New Bill and Sylvia Varney share their hands-on knowledge of herbs gained through two decades of experience in herb farming. In this practical book, the Varneys have distilled a wealth of information on growing and using herbs. They show how herbs can make everyday living more interesting—and more flavorful—with practical instruction in using herbs in recipes from breads to vinegars; creating natural herb lotions, bath salts, and oils; growing herbs in containers; planning herb gardens for culinary, medicinal, cosmetic, and fragrance use. The heart of the book is its "Gallery of Herbs," providing not only complete descriptions of more than one hundred varieties—with advice on planting, care, harvesting, and use—but also a host of recipes and tips. A chapter on planning an herb garden features landscaping ideas, followed by gardening instructions that tell you what you need to know about soil, watering, propagating, and pest control. The book concludes with a host of additional how-to recipes for both the kitchen and home. read more
Cooking With Napalm is 48, beautifully photographed, delicious recipes that prove that wildly spicy food can be flavorful and comp...lex without having to be overwhelming. The recipes in the book use the world's hottest peppers, such as the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili), several Habanero types, Devil's Tongue and others. read more
This vintage book is a comprehensive handbook of herbalism, with chapters on its history, instructions on the application of herbs..., descriptions of plants, directions for gathering and harvesting, and much more. Although old, much of the information contained within this volume is timeless and will be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in the medicinal applications of plants and herbs. Contents include: “History of Herbalism” , “Herbalism Today”, “Medicinal and Other Herbs”, “Botanical Names”, “Index to Therapeutic Action”, “Weights and Measures”, “Medicinal Formulae”, “Toilet Recipes”, “Culinary Herbs”, “Gathering and Drying”, “Index to herbs”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. read more
Meet Ghee, the Better Butter. For thousands of years, Ayurvedic practitioners have held ghee in high esteem for its flavor, rich n...utritional profile, and curative properties. Despite being a staple in Indian cuisine, ghee is rarely seen as an ingredient in traditional Western cookbooks. Many Westerners have never even heard of ghee and if they have, they aren’t entirely sure how to use it. That’s where this book comes in. This handy guide provides quick tips and easy recipes to help you learn how to incorporate ghee into your daily cooking, health, and beauty routine. The Goodness of Ghee explains: What is ghee How to prepare your own ghee from home How to cook with ghee How to make butter-free dishes for every meal of the day How to use ghee as a salt-free substitute for oil and butter How to use ghee to relieve indigestion, constipation, dry skin, and sleeplessness read more
This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to cleanse your kidney. It also contains recipes that can change your overal...l well-being. There have been countless articles on how to clean our kidneys, but in this book, we focus on the importance of our kidneys, and the causes of kidney diseases. In this book, we will show you different ways to protect yourself from kidney failures, combine kidney-cleansing foods like: watermelon, lemon juice, berries, ginger, turmeric, etc., and make them into delicious meals or drinks to help protect your kidneys. After reading this book and following the suggestions here, you will see a significant increase in your energy, mood, and your overall well-being. read more
Edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts grow along roadsides, amid country fields, and in urban parks. All manner of leafy... greens, mushrooms, and herbs that command hefty prices at the market are bountiful outdoors and free for the taking. But to enjoy them, one must know when to harvest and how to recognize, prepare, and eat them. The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts provides everything one needs to know about the most commonly found wild foods―going beyond a field guide's basic description to provide folklore and mouth-watering recipes for each entry, such as wild asparagus pizza, fiddlehead soup, blackberry mousse, and elderberry pie. This fully illustrated guide is the perfect companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth. With it in hand, nature lovers will never take another hike without casting their eyes about with dinner in mind. read more
* Suitable for novice foragers and seasoned botanists alike* More than 65 of the most common edible plants in the Pacific Northwes...t are thoroughly described*Poisonous plants commonly encountered are also includedOriginally published in 1974, Northwest Foraging quickly became a wild food classic. Now fully updated and expanded by the original author, this elegant new edition is sure to become a modern staple in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries.A noted wild edibles authority, Doug Benoliel provides more than 65 thorough descriptions of the most common edible plants of the Pacific Northwest region, from asparagus to watercress, juneberries to cattails, and many, many more! He also includes a description of which poisonous "look-alike" plants to avoid -- a must-read for the foraging novice. Features include detailed illustrations of each plant, an illustrated guide to general plant identification principles, seasonality charts for prime harvesting, a selection of simple foraging recipes, and a glossary of botanical terms. Beginning with his botany studies at the University of Washington, Doug Benoliel has been dedicated to native plants. He has owned a landscaping, design, and nursery business, and done his extensive work with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Doug lives on Lopez Island, Washington. read more
In Foods That Heal, Dr. Bernard Jensen uses the teachings of Hippocrates and VG Rocine, as well as his own research and theories, ...to offer compelling evidence that what we ingest has a profound effect on our health and wellbeing.Part One may change the way you look at your next meal. The section contains a host of helpful troubleshooting advice: health cocktails for common ailments, herbal teas, tonics, vitamin- and mineral-packed food combinations, and detailed data on the roles foods play in the optimum efficiency of specific bodily systems, functions, and overall health.Part Two provides an easy-to-understand guide to fruits and vegetables. Each listing in this section presents a history of use, a buyer’s guide, therapeutic benefits, and nutrient information.Part three contains easy-to-prepare recipes utilizing the “Foods That Heal.” Each recipe makes use of the freshest and most natural ingredients – ingredients that are not processed or altered by chemical preservatives, food colorings, or additives.Both those looking to improve their health and those interested in taking an active role in enhancing their overall wellbeing will find this book interesting, informative, and full of common-sense suggestions for attaining good health through proper nutrition. read more
Excerpt from The Bar-Tenders Guide, or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks: Containing Clear and Reliable Directions fo...r Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together With the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes; Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, Etc., In Endless VarietyLiquors Directions for Velvet Bourbon Cocktail for Bottling Whiskey Punch tor Bottling. Brandy and ginger-al and Gum and Peach.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
This back-to-nature reference and herbal medicine making guide details effective herbal medicines and natural remedies for family ...health issues and first aid including stomach upsets, sore muscles, wound healing, teenage acne, allergic reactions, even herbs for arthritis. The body care section provides herbal recipes for skin care, (body oils, insect repellents and hair masks) and there are non toxic chemical free, home cleaning options and delicious food recipes which incorporate edible medicinal plants into ones diet.Dive into the alchemy and art of herbal medicine preparations, receive safety tips, and perfect the techniques to create your own elixirs at home using the numerous recipes provided for tasty herbal infusions, tinctures, poultices, liniments, fomentations, herbal vinegars, salves, and herbal infused oils. Become familiar with using kitchen herbs and spices medicinally and learn how to prepare delicious herbal teas. Gain confidence and understand how to use plant medicine in your home in this valuable herbal medicine makers handbook. Featuring over 40 medicinal plants including detailed descriptions and recipes for the use of Turmeric, Lavender, Nettles, Heartsease, Sweet Violet, Self Heal, Juniper and Sage; common kitchen herbs and even vegetables and also some lesser known medicinal plants such as Watercress, Daisy and Sunflowers! This book is packed with herbal wisdom, traditional use, and just the right amount of science. Scattered throughout are reflections on how bodies heal, color photographs for plant identification and commentary on the natural world's role in facilitating healing through connection to spirit and building community. Author Katolen Yardley has more than twenty years of experience as a Medical Herbalist and teaches courses in herbal medicine and naturopathy. Here she offers a simple, straightforward, and beautiful guide to natural remedies that will help you take charge of your health using nature's own medicine. read more
Choosing the foods and herbs that are right for you is essential to achieving and maintaining good health. Over thousands of years..., Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has accumulated knowledge about using foods and herbs therapeutically, providing a natural way to boost energy and immunity, extend longevity, enhance beauty, reduce toxins, regulate mood and treat other health conditions, externally and internally. This book will help you put the wisdom of TCM to use, guiding you with case studies, treatment details, recipes and illustrations. Inside you'll find practical and easy-to-understand information about: Assessing your body constitution The features of food according to TCM Customizing your selection of foods and herbs Using food to treat or prevent health problems Improving your appearance and mental outlookThis book also features a handy chapter on nearly 90 functional foods and herbs. Arranged alphabetically, with quick facts and photos, this resource will help you plan your strategy for healthy living by using foods and plants specifically suited for your body, lifestyle and goals. Let TCM help you better understand your body and show you how to make the choices that are best for you! read more
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, n...otations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. read more
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Reading this guidebook is like taking a wild foods walk with foraging experts Mia Andler and Kevin Feinstein: it gives practical a...dvice for gathering edible wild plants in the Bay Area in a voice that is friendly and suffused with rich personal knowledge. The authors provide thorough descriptions of where to find each of the region's most readily available plants, and they give clear instructions for harvesting them responsibly. Large, detailed photographs help readers to identify plants easily. Also included are mouth-watering recipes such as cattail crêpes, cherry laurel cordial, fiddlehead fusilli, and rosehip soup. Ideal for any experience level, The Bay Area Forager invites readers to deepen their relationship with their environment. read more
Do you have a desire to nourish or heal your body naturally, but don't know where to start? "The Medicinal Power of Food" is a sim...ple introduction to healthy living and the basic knowledge you need to start down the path of healing and nourishing your body. Kyra shares her personal story of healing from autoimmune disease, as well as tips on intuitive eating, retaining nutrients in food, sprouting, fermenting, and 70+ plant-based recipes that helped her heal. The recipes provide an outline for a anti-inflammatory diet that will nourish your body without restriction and with the pleasure of your favorite comfort foods. Throughout the book you'll find helpful knowledge about the medicinal qualities of the foods in the recipes and how they will benefit your body. Kyra, a Certified Family Herbalist, shares her view on a long-lasting and sustainable approach to healthy living that will help you to attain optimal health and wellness. read more