Nearly a year ago today, Abbey Rodriguez and I started our journey of sharing our love of self-healing through food and herbalism in the form of a cookbook. We envisioned the book as a guide to holistic wellness that makes the ancient practices of herbalism from around the world accessible to the modern reader, debunking the idea that herbs are only good for smoothies, teas, and “medicine.” The fact is, medicine in its most potent form is all around us, in the natural world—and when you know where to look the beauty and nourishment we can take in through all our senses, while cooking or just being present, is one of the most direct ways to make you feel vibrant, healthy, and whole every day of your precious life.
After countless hours of chopping and infusing, tasting and testing, staging and ladder-climbing and light-diffusing, we’re thrilled to share with you the cover of our book-baby. Root & Nourish is more than just a collection of over 100 recipes, designed to address concerns with digestion, mental health, and female reproductive hormonal health. It’s an invitation to transform the way you eat, cook, and live, and create rituals for yourself that allow you to act in alignment with your values and integrity every moment of every day.
It has never been more urgent for us all to reflect on what we are consuming, and what is consuming us. By starting with our food, we can cultivate the power to make healthier decisions for ourselves and each other.
We can’t wait for you to be able to see more of what’s inside in the months to come.
Meanwhile, you can gift your future self some herbal wellness by preordering your copy today! We encourage you to support local and independent bookstores, in person or online, when you make your purchase.
Root & Nourish
An Herbal Cookbook for Women’s Wellness
On-sale April 6, 2021