“Healing is really just practicing. Each day of your life you have an opportunity to practice letting go of what keeps you from moving forward and closer to yourself. When it seems like it’s working, keep practicing. When it seems like it’s not, keep practicing.”
I am fully on board with the four-part docuseries, Cooked, from Michael Pollan on Netflix.
In my own experience, taking control of the food I make is empowering–not only for my health but overall wellbeing. As Pollan eloquently shows, cooking has a hand in so many parts of life. I feel it in everything from my mood, to my creativity, generosity and even financial health.
Awhile back I went to hear a talk given by Mark Bittman. The state of our country’s food system/politics/policy is deeply disturbing/infuriating/depressing. His advice? Create your own personal food policy. What is food to you? And do your best to eat whatever that is with the resources you have.
AM | Nettle Infusion
I was initially interested in nettle to help my slow-growing hair pick up the pace a little. However, I’ve started to crave a liter of this infusion first thing every morning. It has a nice, clean green tea flavor and gives me a little energy boost without the caffeine. I add 4 cups of boiling water to a glass jar with two tablespoons of loose nettle, steep overnight and strain in the morning. Also refeshing with ice (for muggy island mornings).
PM | Beauty Elixir
I’m obsessed with all things Cap Beauty, including their signature warm elixir with homemade non-dairy milk, tocos, adaptogenic herbs and the best coconut butter around. This is also a good base recipe to experiment with other ingredients, such as pearl powder or cacao. I was recently gifted Zapoteca Mesomerican Chocolate Elixir from New Mexico. Adding just a tablespoon of this blend of chocolate, coconut sugar and cacao nibs makes for a rich, soothing night cap.