Chai Tea to Warm the Soul

One of our fabulous interns from TDH has a recipe this week for you to enjoy! If anyone knows Carmen they know I can find humor in everyday mundane things. For example, when I’m working remotely at a coffee shop, I always chuckle when I hear people at the counter ordering chai tea lattes. You…

Warming Spice Cake

I love all the different ways I can add herbs into sweet foods. This recipe is no different. What better way to warm you up after a meal than a spice cake using delicious carminative herbs and circulatory stimulating herbs.. These herbs will not only keep you warm in the winter months but also help…

Pumpkin Mousse

Who doesn’t want a delicious pumpkin and herb filled desert? I sure want one. This is a delicious way to make a pumpkin desert for the holidays. This recipe is gluten free already so no need to make any adjustments. Ingredients 3 Eggs 1 cup milk 3/4 cup honey 1/2 cup milk 0.25 ounce unflavored…

Spicy Caramel Nut Mix

I love to have nuts but why cant we add some spice to them as well. With so many holiday treats being filled with fats and sugars, these candied nuts will at least offer you some herbs to help support your digestion and keep you warm at night. The only challenging part of making this…

Cranberry Tarts

This combines two recipes that I have already shared with you and you will not be disappointed. This is a great way to use your left over cranberry sauce and to get a delicious treat with it. I love fruit filled deserts.  Last year we made a delicious cherry cranberry sauce and now that you…

Cherry Cranberry Sauce

Every year I like to experiment with cranberries and find new delicious ways to add herbs and spices to them. This year I was inspired by a friend who had added sour cherries to their cranberry sauce. I stepped it up a bit more. Let me know if you enjoy it? Ingredients 16oz cranberries 8oz…

I’ve Just Got This Cough

“Carmen, I’ve just got this cough and I’m having so much trouble getting rid of it, what should I do”, asked the manager at my local drug store. She had no idea I am an herbalist. I was shocked because this had been happening to me often since studying herbal medicine. And because it was…

COOKIES!!!!

I don’t normally write about things like this but I enjoy them and you will too! Healthy, nutritious, and seriously delicious cookies! A few years ago I bought ‘Vegan Cookies: Invade your cookie jar.’ A book all about vegan recipes for cookies. When I became gluten free I first went to this book. Now this…

Holiday Homemade Gifts: Spice Mix

Did you get a chance to try The Dancing Herbalist’s spice blend last year? No! Well now is your chance to make it yourself to give as a holiday gift this year. Going to the bulk section of Whole Foods will give you a huge selection of bulk powdered herbs you can use to make…

Holiday Homemade Gifts: Potpourri Sachet

A few years back I started making holiday gifts for my entire family. I am going to continue this again and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite herbal inspired gifts. After finding these lovely hand dyed felts I decided to make potpourri sachets for many relatives. Stuffed inside each of my hand embroidered…

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake

We interrupt your free exerts of our book: A Beginner’s Guide to Wellness to offer some fall food treats. So, while this is not straight up an herbal remedy, it is super delicious, nutritious, and should definitely be an addition to your fall breakfast rotation. I have been making this for a few years now…

Cinnamon: Looking at the Research

While there are many wonderful herbs out there for many wonderful things, not all of them have modern scientific backing for their uses. Cinnamon is a superb herb for everything from lowering blood sugar and blood lipid content (that is fat), to preventing cancer. Ya, there is research showing it helps. I went searching for…