Herbalism + Cooking
Herbalism and cooking are sisters — both art and science. An ancient collaboration between humans and plants to nourish our bodies, satisfy our tastebuds, and keep us in rhythm with Mother Nature! In many ways, herbalism starts in, and truly belongs in, the kitchen. Stirring fresh garlic into a pot of soup, dicing cilantro into salad, sprinkling sage over root veggies: this is ALL herbalism. It’s simply a matter of bringing plants into our daily practice of nourishment, trusting that when we follow our intuition they are offering our bodies what we need.
Fire Cider dressing? Yes, please!
So, if you’ve known us for a while, you know that we are big fans of using Fire Cider as a culinary ingredient. Hello, kitchen herbalism! From cocktails (YES!) to stirfry (OMG), it’s quite perfect for the kitchen! Apple Cider Vinegar has such a wide array of applications in cooking: adding flavor to soups, helping assimilate minerals in broths, giving dressing that sour kick… You know, just about everything is made better with that apple cider vinegar flavor. Combined with the added nutrition and flavors packed into Fire Cider, and you’ve got your new secret ingredient. (Just don’t keep it too secret, okay? We like to share!)
Chickpea Salad Recipe
This recipe comes to us from a long-time friend and customer who loves to experiment with her daily shot of Fire Cider. This has got to be her best discovery yet! And bonus — it’s SO easy.
2 cans Chickpeas (or 3 cups of fresh cooked chickpeas)
4 Roma Tomatoes (chopped)
1/2 Red Onion (chopped)
1 Cucumber (chopped)
*You can also add whatever other veggies you have at home or in your garden! For example, peppers, shredded carrot, avocado, etc.
2-3 TB Town Farm Tonics Fire Cider
2-3 TB Olive Oil
Salt + Pepper
Lemon Juice (to taste!)
*You can also modify this by adding any variety of seasonings like parsley, cilantro, cumin, or tumeric!
That’s IT. Mix and enjoy sweet (and sour) nourishment. Nutrition made simple, the way nature intended.