About the Book"Inspired by their successful Kosmic Kitchen brand, Sarah Kate and Summer Ashley have created a health-conscious cookbook full of the magic of plant medicine and wholesome foods. Explaining the importance of the five elements and four seasons when it comes to food consumption, this cookbook has recipes and rituals for everybody"--
Book SynopsisWith over 75 nourishing recipes and herbal remedies, this cookbook and seasonal guide to wellness pays homage to the ancient wisdom of the elements. Turn your kitchen into a healing sanctuary! This cookbook will help you identify your unique constitution based on the five elements--earth, water, fire, wind, and ether. Use that insight to design an everyday wellness practice with nourishing meals, healing herbs, and self-care rituals. Tapping into these elements is at the heart of all traditional medicines--Ayurveda, Western Herbalism, and Chinese Medicine--and it is the key to discovering your most vibrant self. Discover the power of herbalism and the elements to feel balanced and well from season-to-season. With simple spices and healing herbs, you'll feel confident creating remedies that support mental clarity, enhanced digestion, a relaxed nervous system, and promote an overall radiance. From cleansing tonics like Roasted Dandelion Chai or Hibiscus Punch with Schisandra Salt to rejuvenating classics like Kitchari with Golden Ghee or Tumeric Congee, you'll find transformative recipes and uses for adaptogenic herbs to restore and find balance every day.
About the AuthorSARAH KATE BENJAMIN and SUMMER SINGLETARY studied permaculture at the Regenerative Design Institute, community herbalism at the Florida School of Holistic Living and Clinical Foundations of Ayurveda at The dhyana Center. Summer apprenticed with renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, which led her to study at the California School of Herbal Studies, to work as an herbalist for Traditional Medicinals, and now as a holistic marketer in the wellness industry. Sarah has interned at Herb Pharm in Oregon, apprenticed at Tassjara's Zen Kitchen, has studied Amazonian plants in the Peruvian jungle, and works at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and as a holistic foods chef in Sonoma County. They launched the Kosmic Kitchen, an herbal wellness company, in 2012 and have popular online herbal workshops and a self-published zine Be Radical, Eat Traditional!