Healing & Recovery

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Winter-spiced Apple Sauce (slow cooker)

This homemade applesauce is made multiple times in my kitchen in the fall and winter. The aromas from whole spices are other worldly delicious.. If you aren't sure that apple sauce can be indulgent, give this slow cooker spiced version a try. And if you have a vanilla bean hanging out in your pantry or have a special occasion, slice it open and drop it in for truly swoonworthy applesauce experience.

By Shelly Rose


Congee is a soothing and savory rice porridge commonly served in Asian countries. You can certainly eat it just because any time of the year, but I especially like to make it on cold and slow wintery days, if a loved one is under the weather with very little appetite, or in a healing state (it's so gentle on the gut).

You can also serve this with a soft or hard boiled egg, shrimp, or fish. Some people even like to crack an egg into the congee and allow the egg to cook in that way. It really is a blank canvas so add whatever lights you up... like spices, roasted sweet potato, a splash of ume plum vinegar, gomasio seasoning, or seaweed.

If you want to make your own homemade Nourishing Bone Broth, try this recipe.

By Shelly Rose

Burdock Root Pickles

These gnarly roots can be wild foraged or store bought. If you choose to wild forage them, please do so safely and ensure you are 100% confident you've properly identified the root. With centuries of medicinal and culinary use, burdock is a root you don't want to pass by. The blood cleansing, liver protecting, anti-inflammatory benefits are just a bonus to what's packaged inside these brine-y, crunchy pickles. Eat them as you would any other pickle! They should last up to a month in the refrigerator. You can also steam can them if you decide to make a bigger batch for shelf storage.

By Shelly Rose

Ginger & Lemon Tea w/ Raw Honey

Bring your lemon water up a notch. Keep these therapeutic ingredients on hand in your kitchen and medicine is always in reach during the colder months. This simple tea is warming, cleansing, nourishes the liver, the skin and can be drank daily or as needed with the onset of acute illness. You can also omit the lemon and enjoy the ginger honey as a tonic to settle an upset stomach or to quell nausea.

By Shelly Rose

Garlic-roasted Brussel Sprouts

Keep this flavorful, easy-roasted Brussel sprout recipe in your back pocket for quick dinners. They also re-heat nicely and serve well for breakfast or lunch as well. Too simple, right?

By Shelly Rose

Lemon Rosemary Seared Salmon

Fish can be intimidating, but a simple pan sear with oil, salt, pepper, lemon, garlic, and a fresh herb is fail safe. It's a fast and tasty way to have this superfood on the regular.

By Shelly Rose

Chai Turmeric Latte

Your classic non-dairy, homemade, chai tea latte with an extra punch of turmeric. Or a turmeric latte meets a chai latte. However you see it, let's get some more turmeric in our bodies, shall we? This simple drink is a tasty, warming, therapeutic treat, especially in the winter. It's grounding, nourishing, and has all the spices to help soothe inflammation.

By Shelly Rose

Massaged Rainbow Chard + Pink Lady Apple Salad

This recipe is an adaption from one of my beloved nutrition and therapeutic cooking instructors at Bastyr University, Jennifer Adler. It's tweaked for a fall flare and was created for a lifestyle design conference workshop for lady entrepreneurs (RebelleCon) who want to make nutrition delicious and sustainable in their busy lives.

By Shelly Rose

Prism Sprouted Lentil Lettuce Wraps

This one goes out to all of my clients who tell me they don't cook, but they will assemble! I crafted this dish earlier this summer, just trying to use up what was in my fridge. The lentils were meant for a brownie recipe 'experiment'. Which fear not, I did realize after cooking the lentils and tasting a bit of their rooted earthy flavor, it probably wasn't going to work in a gluten free brownie dish! They landed here instead and I'm so glad for it.

By Shelly Rose

Blueberry Beet Smoothie

Ridiculously rich in antioxidants, vibrant, tangy, and gingery, this smoothie has all the good stuff. It'll hit the spot just right on a hot, summer mid-morning or afternoon when you want to cool off and stay light. Add a splash more of orange juice or your favorite kombucha to thin it out if it's too thick.

By Shelly Rose

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