In her new superfood cookbook, Jennifer Iserloh invites readers to transform nature’s most powerful ingredients into nourishing meals and healing remedies.
Before I started working with alchemy, a forerunner of chemistry based on the transformation of matter, I was trying to juggle mind, body, and soul practices separately. I was following different programs and driving myself a bit crazy in the process—not finding quite what I was looking for and feeling like a hamster on a wheel. Eventually, even my yoga and meditation practices felt stagnant and worn out. To an outside observer, my life was a dream: I had a loving marriage, a stable income, and a fulfilling career. Yet I felt I still hadn’t “made it,” and I constantly felt overwhelmed and frazzled.
I knew there must be something out there that could help me break through to the next level. One day, I saw an old alchemy drawing—an obscure engraving from the 1700s called the Tabula Smaragdina (the Emerald Tablet). It’s a pictorial representation of the alchemy formula that teaches the path to deepest transformation: How to become more evolved in mind, body, and soul. In other words, how to achieve a more healthy, vibrant, enriching life.
Alchemy teaches us that to be truly transformational, healthy practices must be integrated into all aspects of our lives. When I saw the drawing that day, I realized that my love of cooking could help me overcome my mental and emotional plateau.
My goal is to teach you to cook like an alchemist: The recipes in this book incorporate superfoods, medicinal plants, and adaptogens that are known to support healing. By …