Elderberry

Let’s talk about how to build immunity, shall we? With all the talk about coronovirus, and just in general, we should get to know the natural antiviral wonder known as Elderberry, also known as Sambucus. Elderberry has been used medicinally since the days of Hippocrates. You know, the dude credited with being the father of…

Schisandra

Schisandra berries are an #adaptogen (read: helps lower stress and anxiety – yes please!) and is a new- to-me ingredient. It’s been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) for thousands of years. It’s flavor is unique to my palette, but I’m working to incorporate it as the health benefits, in addition to lowering stress and anxiety, are…

Sauted Apple

I am still with a weakened digestive system, but a voracious appetite. I need food that will be soft, gentle and still nourishing. Enter poached apples with cinnamon and cardamom. This is a slight variation on an Ayurvedic remedy, which calls for ghee (clarified butter). This would be a good quick/warming winter breakfast or an…