Recipes for the Soul + Body: As we transition into cooler weather, it’s comforting to indulge in immune boosting and hearty recipes to fuel the mind, mind and soul. Below find recipes from herbalist and Suu Kuu founder Erika Hanson and our friend Maggie Mattuchio Flynn that’ll keep you warm and help you sleep.
Barley and cardamom peaches
Cook barley with water for 25-30 minutes or until barley is soft. Heat ghee in a pan over low heat then add peaches, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger to taste. Saute until slightly browned. Blend cooked barley, a splash of vanilla, coconut milk and The Giving Tree in an immersion blender. (add water as needed) Portion out two bowls of creamed barley and top with peaches!
Gryph and Ivyrose Call it a Night nightcap
While co-founded by supermodel Karolina Kurkova to offer a responsible and safe herbal supplements for children – this lady no-kids loves the Gryph and Ivyrose Call it a Night cap sleep support when I am having trouble sleeping.While you can dose directly from the dropper 30 minutes prior to sleeping.I’ll find any excuse for a fancy sober nightcap.See below for my favorite recipe for your one way ticket to sleepy town.
How Gryph & IvyRose works: Pulling from Chinese Medicine with a modern twist using Chamomile and silk tree flowers to balance heat, small amounts of salvia and turmeric root to support the circulation of Qi – It is believed that the stagnation of Qi creates friction “heat” within your body.It is this unsettling that can aid to emotional and spiritual distress which can lead to problems sleeping.
Combine milk, cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat stirring in coconut oil with a whisk. Prior to boiling, remove from heat and whisk in honey and Gryph & IvyRose call it a night nightcap. Let sit for a minute and pour into your favorite mug. Make sure you drink it while it’s still warm and get ready for dreamland.
In good health!