Vibrant Botanicals lives up to its title with enticing botanically based recipes and bold, colorful photography. Rooted in culinary herbalism, this book showcases a range of traditional and non-traditional kitchen herbs. Author, herbalist, and holistic nutritionist Jennifer McGruther expertly instructs the reader on herbal energetics, flavor, safety, foundational preparations, and includes over 70 recipes.
McGruther combines traditional herbal preparations with culinary creativity in recipes like garlic and thyme oxymel, hibiscus pineapple punch, raspberry tulsi vinegar, and bedtime tisane. Equally spirited stove-top recipes like cherries poached in licorice and black tea, baked eggs with nettle-pumpkin seed pesto, and passionflower pear chia puddings inspire the incorporation of herbs into daily cooking routines. Vibrant Botanicals is a wonderful resource in the never-ending journey of integrating beneficial herbs into our lives for more healthful, vibrant wellbeing.