The Mental Health Cookbook
The Mental Health Cookbook
Creating Connection with Food and Herbs
The Mental Health Cookbook, is an illustrated 52 page zine about creating a connection to the natural world through an engagement with plants, nutrients and microorganisms.
It’s not a traditional cookbook, but a How-To D.I.Y Guide covering: nutritional basics, sprouting, fermenting (making yogurt), gardening, foraging wild edible plants, medicinal herbal remedies, flower essences and more.
H. Finn Cunningham has written and illustrated a wonderful exploration of what it takes to feel connected to our food again.
Recipes Made With Essential Oils
Here you will find the latest recipes from the blog with an option to print the recipe so you can make your own creation at home!
Sipping on a warm mug of earl grey tea can make your downtime even more relaxing.. add the wellness benefits of Lavender Essential Oil to kick your relaxation up a notch!
This recipe for Rosemary & Thyme Fig Jam is the perfect accompaniment for your scones (link for Vegan Lemon Scones also included) at your next breakfast or afternoon tea.
5 Refreshing Recipes
From fun appetizers, healthy smoothies, and even satisfying desserts, there are so many easy ways you can start using Grapefruit Essential Oil in your own kitchen.
Guest blogger & chef Sydney Tshabalala shares his recipe for Braised Lamb Shank with Thyme Essential Oil. Download the free recipe to try this dish out in your own kitchen.
Guest recipe created by Sara @mshealthesteem from mshealthesteem.com who shares a unique and healthy take on a classic pesto dish using kale and basil essential oil.
Butternut squash is not only delicious, but also a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, and potassium; and it is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin E.
A recipe shared by fellow blogger Tanya from yummylilthings.com - this lemon lavender pound cake is a delicate and delicious dessert for your next gathering.. check it out!
This recipe was featured on a fellow food bloggers website and this article will share more about her experience using essential oils in a recipe and also share the link to her post.
Guest post from Amanda Gibson from lemonbaby.co who shares a fresh and inviting salad topped with a Grapefruit-Infused Vinaigrette.
Cooking salt can be infused with essential oils and is a great way to flavour food in a healthy and fun way like this thyme essential oil infused cooking salt.
This recipe for Yummy Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate is brought to you by guest blogger Amy Jackson who is the founder of learnblogphotography.com.
The herb flavoured basil essential oil adds a refreshing taste and the added grapefruit essential oil helps the citrus flavour stand out in this thirst-quenching spritzer.
These ridiculously simple bite-sized dessert morsels have the perfect balance of sweetness with a subtle floral aroma. Try them out for your next afternoon tea!
Rosemary and ice cream?! You read that properly! Sara from mshealthesteem.com once again creates a fun and deliciously inventive recipe for the blog.
This healthy and fun breakfast can be mostly prepared the night before and is a great way to use citrus essential oils such as grapefruit in your kitchen.
These Vegan Lemon Scones with Thyme Butter created by Amanda from sweetbasilthyme.com are a perfect accompaniment for your morning coffee or tea.
Chocolate peppermint bliss balls are perfect for a quick energy boost or afternoon snack before a day of shopping. The peppermint essential oil gives these bliss balls a cooling sensation.
Orzo is a form of short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice and is a great alternative to larger, heavier forms of pasta for your dinner side dish.
Tzatziki can be enjoyed as a snack served with pita bread or other a dipping bread of your choice. Using Lemon Essential Oil gives this recipe a vibrant pop of flavour.
A quick and healthy snack or side dish, Greek Salad is a winner every time. This dressing recipe includes Oregano EO which brings immune-boosting properties to the dish.
The decadent topping of whipped cream incorporates the Cinnamon Essential Oil that was combined with a teaspoon of honey as the carrier oil for this nutty and spice hot beverage.
A spicy tomato beverage that is both refreshing and potentially a little healthy with all of the vegetables it contains. The added twist to this recipe is the addition of Oregano Essential Oil.
Guest food blogger Sophia Inza from To Eat, Drink & Be Married shares her recipe for Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing using lemon essential oil.
A traditional Italian staple dish, this Bolognese sauce is finished with Oregano Essential Oil to enhance the flavour of the dish. Simple to execute, yet has multidimensional in flavour.