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This perfect companion to the seasons, this book will show you how to take greater control over your own health and well-being, treat everyday ailments, and ensure the sustainability of the planet through discovering how to forage, grow, or shop for plant- and herb-based foods and products. Including:Detox in the spring with sorrel, cleavers and nettles. Harvest summer lime leaf shoots to soothe digestive upsets and feed gut microbes. Bake a Lammas loaf to celebrate the autumnal equinox.Boost your winter immunity with red berries, purple potatoes and rosehips. Root-to-stem eating encourages you to use every edible part of plant, including the leaves, skin, seeds and stalks.Travelling through the four seasons, expert medical herbalist Alex Laird shares the natural ingredients that are available on your doorstep, simple delicious recipes and easy-to-make herbal remedies.
Connect with plants to create balance, good health and wellbeing in your life. This book has been written for anyone who has heard the whispers of the wild and has been stirred to know more, for those with a political conscience and for lovers of the outdoors. Whether you are new to the ways of herbs or already a practising herbalist, it explains how you can take your physical and mental health into your own hands using the plants that grow around you. Sensory Herbalism is a unique system of health devised by the Seed Sistas over 20 years of practice. It combines traditional herbal knowledge with an understanding of how the elements (water, fire, air, earth and spirit) and the ever-changing seasons interact with the human body. Their approach blends science, medicine, creativity, ritual, magic and fun into practical, easy-to- use tools that guide readers in developing their own relationship with plants. Illustrated with 140 artworks, photographs and diagrams, the book offers a revolutionary understanding of how to get to know and use your local medicinal plants. Understand plants better than ever before using the five tools of Sensory Herbalism: observation through the senses, intuition, interpretation, characterization and the poetic creation of plant dreams. Embark on a guided journey through the year, deepening your knowledge of each season's featured plants and enhancing your wellbeing by trying out herbal medicines, nutritious recipes and healing rituals.
Silo maps out an extraordinary new plan from radical young chef Douglas McMaster, founder of SILO the first zero food-waste restauranta food system for the future. Hes a man on a missiondedicated to weaning us from our entrenched and over-processed food habits, encouraging us to go for the purest, most natural and efficient way to cook and eat, committed to de-industrializing our food system so that we eat fresh, waste less and make the most of what nature gives us. Sustainability, organic, and vegan are words you wont find in this enlightening polemic on the future of food as we know it. Here are some that you will: closed-loop systems, radical suppliers, off-grid ingredients, waste-free prep and clean farming. These are just some of the raw ingredients deftly chopped and mixed into an irresistable and intoxicating fusion. Part inspiration, part practical kitchen know-how, part philosophyjust add anarchic flavours and a dash of pure hope for a beautifully crafted book destined to be a refreshingly radical addition to your kitchen library.
Grains, nuts and seeds are increasingly popular as part of a balanced, healthy diet. As vegetarian and vegan diets rise in popularity, they are readily recognised as excellent sources of protein and carbohydrate.Including a comprehensive guide to grains, nuts and seeds, this exhaustive volume will also cover all you need to know to buy, prepare, cook and store your superfoods, including soaking, sprouting and growing at home.Over 50 recipes are divided into breakfasts, small bites, small dishes, big dishes and sweet treats & bakes. Renée Elliott has collected a mouthwatering range of recipes that are truly international in flavour whilst also covering the myriad health benefits of each ingredient.Beautifully packaged and lavishly illustrated with beautiful photography, this pocket-sized volume is an exhaustive guide to everything you need to know about grains, nuts and seeds.
Cook great food at home and you too can be healthier and happier - with recipes from two-Michelin-starred chef Tom KerridgeThis is about encouraging everyone to cook from scratch rather than turning to processed or pre-packaged foods. With 100 fantastic recipes that the whole household can enjoy, the book will include healthier, home-made versions of popular fast food and ready meals which will taste better than the originals; mid-week suppers that take no time to rustle up; batch cooking to last you through the week; and proper feasts for the weekend. What's guaranteed is that all the food will taste amazing.
Follow the Ayurvedic path to health with this ancient approach to food as medicineTried and tested over thousands of years, the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda understands that everyone is different. Where comfort for one person might be a hot and spicy noodle broth, for another it might mean a steaming bowl of earthy stew. The sister philosophy to Yoga, Ayurveda teaches you to eat according to your constitution (or dosha) to heal, restore and bring balance to your system.In The Yogic Kitchen, Ayurvedic health coach, skilled cook and passionate yoga teacher Jody Vassallo offers you 100 recipes designed specifically for your dosha and simply explains how to work out what foods your body needs to thrive.Packed full of delicious and nourishing soups, bakes and curries, this book illustrates the power of the right ingredients to calm, soothe and restore harmony in your body and your mind.
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