While we are on the subject of classes, I am so looking forward to teaching in-person again. Come see me at one, two, or all of my upcoming events! I will be sharing recipes as well as herbal knowledge, and we’ll even be making some of these recipes during class so you have something to taste and to take home!
Sunday, May 1 // 2-4pm EST // $45
In-person in Oakland, NJ, and on Zoom.
Accessible Herbal Medicine the Wisewoman Way
($45 / Closer to the Heart Yoga for tickets and info on what easily accessible supplies to have ready for our medicine-making)
There is medicine all around us. Our kitchens, including our spice racks, can be an abundant source of effective medicine for us, and safer than what we find in the pharmacy. Open your mind and your senses to the broader possibilities for creating healing feasts in your own kitchen. We’ll talk about common herbs, foods, and condiments and their uses with everyday ailments.
Here’s a recipe that exemplifies Accessible Herbal Medicine:
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Perfectly Easy Parsley Pasta
Whole-wheat, egg, quinoa, rice, mugwort, or (my favorite) black bean pasta (your choice)
1–2 cups parsley, curly or flat
Olive oil, to taste
Tamari, to taste
Herb-infused vinegar, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste (optional)
Cook your pasta according to the package directions. While it’s cooking,
finely chop up your fresh parsley, including all but the largest stalks. Put the chopped parsley into a colander.
When the pasta is ready, pour the boiling water over the parsley and then let the pasta fall out of the pot on top of it, cooking it just a touch more—that is enough cooking for parsley. Stir in olive oil, and add these seasonings and/or any others you may desire. Stir it all together well. Serve and enjoy!
You can elaborate on this dish by adding more sautéed vegetables, such as onions and garlic, but this is how I make it when I want minimum time and effort to make a satisfying, nourishing meal—and have only one pot to
wash when I’m done.