Rosemary Gladstar Fire Cider Recipe

Organic horseradish is in the house! We have been waiting for what feels like a year to source this and share with you. And here is the perfect recipe to get you started with using horseradish if you don't already. Plus, Rosemary Gladstar, the godmother of herbalism, shares the background below. A spicy hot deliciously sweet vinegar tonic, Fire Cider was first concocted in the kitchen at the California School of Herbal Studies in the early 1980’s. Intent on teaching my students how to make herbal preparations that were as much food as they were medicines, I was constantly experimenting and concocting all manner of medicinal herbs into a variety of recipes. Those that turned out well were sha

DIY: Herbal Ear Drops for Kids

One of the most beloved herbal DIY recipes in my first book, “An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants,” is for ear drops. If it seems like kids complain about their ears much more than adults, it’s true. Children are more prone to occasional ear issues due to their anatomy. Their heads are still growing, and their Eustachian tubes are at an angle that does not promote proper drainage. Warm, herb-infused oils can feel so good and soothing in the ears. This is one of the recipes I used to share with moms at the onset of immune season, so they could be armed with ways to support their kids’ health any time of day or night.* This simple herbal DIY recipe allows you to make ea

Recipe: Plant-Based Pot Roast

We usually make this one in the crockpot, but it could also be simmered on the stove. Ingredients 2 packages of Comrade Cluck ‘No Chicken’ 5 cups hot water 5 tsp miso 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp ketchup 2 tbsp Italian herb blend 4 cups of hearty root veggies cut into chunks Directions Add hot water, miso, soy sauce, ketchup and herbs to crockpot or if cooking on the stove, heat ingredients in large soup pot until hot. Whisk well to combine and then add your root vegetables along with ‘No Chicken’. Set crockpot to low and simmer for 4-6 hours or simmer on the stove at a very low temperature until vegetables are fork tender. That’s it!

The 10 Most Heart Healthy Nutrients

February is National Heart Month, and coincidentally Valentine’s Day too! We need to protect those magnificent hearts of ours as much as possible. An average heart can pump 2,000 gallons of blood each day throughout the body, which is amazing to me. As most of us know, in order to keep our heart functioning optimally, it’s important we try to avoid smoking, alcohol consumption, excessive stress, and environmental pollutants and that we maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. Certain herbals and nutritional supplements also support a healthy heart. Here are some of my favorites: Fish oil is the first of the nutrients I will highlight for heart health. Many c

Recipe: Keto Smoothie with Avocado, Chia Seeds & Cacao

DIET TYPE: Gluten-Free, Gut-Friendly, Ketogenic, Paleo INGREDIENTS: 1–1¼ cups full-fat coconut milk ½ frozen avocado 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in 3 tablespoons of water for 10 minutes 2 teaspoons cacao or cocoa powder OR 1 scoop of chocolate bone broth protein powder 1 tablespoon coconut oil ice (optional*) for topping: cacao nibs and cinnamon ¼ cup water, if needed DIRECTIONS: Add contents into a high-powered blender, blending until well-combined. Top with cacao nibs and cinnamon. Source:

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