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How to Make Pungent Digestive Bites with Spicy Herbs

I first learned about making herbal “balls” (I usually call them bites) from Rosemary Gladstar several years ago. Since then, I’ve taken to whipping up a batch of them regularly because I just love snacking on them and I enjoy knowing that I’m not just eating a cookie or something (not that I don’t enjoy a cookie now and then) – instead, I’m eating a nutrient-dense little bite packed with herbs. This particular recipe is one of my favorites for after dinner bites. It’s full of pungent carminative herbs that taste delicious and help support the digestive process.



  • 1 part organic sunflower seed butter, unsalted and unsweetened
  • 1 part organic raw honey
  • 1 part organic oats
  • ½ part organic chocolate chips (optional)
  • ½ part organic unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
  • ½ part organic Ginger powder
  • ¼ part organic Cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of sea salt

Start by combining equal parts of the nut butter, honey and oats and stir them together well until thoroughly combined. Add in your herb powders and stir, then mix in the chocolate chips  (optional) and coconut flakes. Form the bites into small balls and store them in a bowl in the freezer.


What do you like to add to your herb bites?

Much love,


How to Make Hawthorn Pumpkin Bread

This recipe was first published in the November 2017 issue of AromaCulture Magazine.

So adding Hawthorn to autumn-spiced baked goods has turned out to be one of the best decisions I've made all season. The first recipe experiment with it worked out so well that Hawthorn has been showing up in all of my cozy weather recipes lately. It's just that good. This Hawthorn Pumpkin Bread is no exception - it's perfectly moist and fluffy, yet dense and warm and spicy all at the same time. And, it's marvelously egg-free! Success! I definitely know what I'm bringing to all of the holiday season gatherings this year (and maybe every year after this).



  • 3 cups of organic whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup organic Hawthorn berry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tablespoon of organic Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of organic Cardamom, Clove, and Ginger powders
  • 1 can of organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of raw, organic, unrefined sugar
  • 2 mashed, ripe organic bananas
  • 1 tablespoon of organic Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of organic olive or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup or organic honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of organic milk
  • 1/4 cup organic plain, unsweetened yogurt

To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whisk together your dry ingredients in one bowl and your wet ingredients in another bowl, then stir them all together until thoroughly combined. Bake in buttered-up loaf pans for 55 minutes.

While it's tempting to eat this bread straight out of that ever-fragrant oven when it's done baking, it's best to let it cool for 20 minutes or so before serving...but if you want to slice it up right away and slather some raw butter on it and let the whole bite just melt in your mouth while the bread's still fresh from the oven, I won't judge. ;)

Watch the video below to SEE HOW I MAKE THIS RECIPE

What is your favorite thing to bake during the holiday season?
Let me know in the comments below. =)

Much love,