The Healing Herbs Cookbook

Paperback | March 31, 1999

byPat Crocker

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Recipes that reflect the vibrant taste that only fresh culinary herbs can give.

Some of the most medicinally potent herbs and spices sit within arm's reach -- on your kitchen spice rack. This book will undoubtedly pique your interest in herbs, both culinary and medicinal.

There's growing scientific evidence for the medicinal value of herbs and this in turn is putting herbal remedies into mainstream consciousness. The recipes in this book are designed to give you many ways to present wholesome, healthy food into your everyday meals and which feature fresh herbs. Home cooks will discover how fresh herbs not only fill the flavor gap but provide many healing and holistic benefits and will learn to prepare food that contains vitality, is seasonal and indigenous to our environment.

Herbs are more than just medicinal plants -- they also happen to be delicious! Here you'll find 115 vegetarian recipes -- ranging from soups and starters to desserts and beverages. All incorporate whole, natural ingredients with a wide variety of healing herbs. The recipes are easy, accessible, and full of appetizing tastes and textures. Sensational recipes include Three-Bean Enchiladas with Green Tomato and Apple Salsa, Fettucine with Fiddleheads in Thyme Vinaigrette, Leek, Onion and Garlic Tart, Fall Vegetable Paella, and Ginger-Echinacea Jam.

But that's not all. In addition to the delicious recipes, The Healing Herbs Cookbook provides a wealth of useful information on preserving and cooking with herbs, as well as a comprehensive reference on over 30 herbs and their medicinal properties. From Elder and Echinacea, to Garlic, Licorice and Thyme -- discover how to recognize them, grow them, their healing properties, availability, uses in cooking and even folklore.

With a list of herbal organizations, mail-order sources, glossary and herb specific recipe index, this is the ideal book for people who want to bring the benefits of healing herbs into the kitchen.

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Herbs are not only delicious but also surprizingly nutritious. A growing interest in health and wellness has made alternative therapies a growing trend. This has transformed into people using natural and herbal medicines in their food. The Healing Herbs Cookbook contains more than 100 recipes featuring one or more healing herbs. Includ...

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Recipes that reflect the vibrant taste that only fresh culinary herbs can give. Some of the most medicinally potent herbs and spices sit within arm's reach -- on your kitchen spice rack. This book will undoubtedly pique your interest in herbs, both culinary and medicinal. There's growing scientific evidence for the medicinal v...

Pat Crocker is a culinary herbalist and professional home economist who has written, given demonstrations and lectured about herbs and health issues for more than 25 years. She is also the author of The Juicing Bible, The Smoothies Bible, and The Vegan Cook's Bible. Pat Crocker

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:March 31, 1999Publisher:Robert RoseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0778800040

ISBN - 13:9780778800040

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword by James A. Duke
Introduction
Herbs: The Helping Plants
Herb Profiles
Cooking with Medicinal Herbs
About the Recipes
Starters
Soups
Salads
Main Dishes
Side Dishes
Pasta & Grains
Desserts
Beverages
Condiments, Sauces and Dressings
Herb Sources
Bibliography
Glossary
Recipe Index
Herb Index

From Our Editors

Herbs are not only delicious but also surprizingly nutritious. A growing interest in health and wellness has made alternative therapies a growing trend. This has transformed into people using natural and herbal medicines in their food. The Healing Herbs Cookbook contains more than 100 recipes featuring one or more healing herbs. Including recipes for Glazed Leek and Three Bean Enchiladas, this book also provides information on preserving and cooking with herbs and the medical properties of the 36 healing herbs.