Real Cocktails: The Martini

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When I embarked on my cocktail journey, it was a labor of love.  I was intrigued by the rich history behind the Martini, imagining polished fingers gently cradling elegant martini glasses, conversing in suave cocktail parties in the 40s and 50s.

But the Martini not enjoys a posh status, but a legitimate status as a tried and true drink that has pleased palates for decades.  Martinis are the rare drink that whets appetite, isn’t too sweet, and could even be considered savory.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s the perfect dinner drink. [Read more…]

Today ONLY! Get my books for only 99 cents until MIDNIGHT EST

Buck Books Sale!I only have a minute, but I wanted to let you all know about the great deal on my books for today.  But it ends at midnight, so you’ll need to hurry!

My ebooks, Real Cocktails (formerly Natural Cocktails) and Real Food 101 are finally available on Amazon!  Woohoo!

Real Food 101

New and improved, and twice as long as it was!  I added several new recipes and tutorials, so that your kitchen can be well-informed about nutrition in the comfort of your own home.

Real Cocktails

This one is revamped as well, and can be bought as a hard copy, too!  Plus, have I mentioned that you can get a hard copy?  People have been begging me for this since I launched the thing!  In fact, it’s already ranking at #1 in all it’s catergories.  I’m so proud!  And it’s only been a few hours!

#1 ranking! Booyah!

But here’s the best part: both ebook versions are on sale for 99 cents TODAY ONLY.  Buck Books is featuring both my new and improved books in their Health and Nutrition bundle with 11 other books all marked down to 99 cents.  It’s a discount book venue called “Book Bucks”.

So you can get both my books for 99 cents each!   Sale ends at midnight tonight EST. Click any of the images at the top or CLICK HERE.

The price will be 99 cents literally for just one today before it’s back up to $10. You’ve got until midnight eastern time today to add it to your book collection, along with some of the others.  This is the best deal I have had on my books EVER.

I’ve been wishing for a long time that I could get you my books for a more affordable price. This is your chance! I hope you get over to Buck Books in time. Here’s the link again: Buck Books.

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WINNERS of Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit (Do You Have an Inner Herb Nerd?) — $50 value!

GIVEAWAY!  Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

Hooray!  The 2 winners of the Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kits are announced!  Drumroll please….

The winners are:

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GIVEAWAY: Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit (Do You Have an Inner Herb Nerd?) — $50 value!

GIVEAWAY!  Traditional Medicinals Wellness Tea Kit | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

I know I do.  I am totally an herb nerd.  Can you relate?

I nerd it up all the time about how much I love my herbs and their healing properties and endless combinations.  I let medicine be my food and food be my medicine, and herbal tea blends are a powerful part of my home remedy collection.

And so I have good news!  Traditional Medicinals makes some of the best herbal tea around, and they have agreed to give away a Wellness Tea Kit to TWO of my readers.  Yay!

It’s simple to enter the giveaway.  Let’s see what you need to do to enter!

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Real Cocktails: Mimosa

Real Cocktails: Mimosa | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

Mimosa is the hallmark of fancy brunch drinks.  Who doesn’t want an excuse to sip on champagne in the late morning?  And it doesn’t hurt anything that it’s so delectable.  Sweet, slightly effervescent, and refreshing. [Read more…]

Real Cocktails: The Perfect Margarita

Real Cocktails: The Perfect Margarita | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

There is nothing quite like drinking a margarita with fresh lime.  Perhaps it’s because I grew up in California, and now I live in Arizona, or perhaps it’s because I have always loved Mexican food, but a margarita might be my favorite drink of all time.

Well, at least today it is.  Or at least, in the summertime that’s usually the case!

A margarita is a simple and delicious as it gets.  All you need on hand are limes, tequila, and homemade orange liqueur.  The orange liqueur takes a little thinking ahead, but I promise you that it is so worth it.  Orange peels steeping in rich Cognac, then sweetened with honey or coconut sugaryum!

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REAL FOOD 101: How to Make Root Beer

Healing Herbal Root Beer | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

Handcrafted root beer is almost a lost art these days, which is a shame.  Complex and layered, these earthy flavors combine with whey to create a naturally fizzy drink that is good for your well-being and your gut.  Homemade root beers are probiotic by nature, and have been revered for their beneficial powers for centuries. (source)

Fermenting your own drinks is a wonderful way to incorporate good bacteria into your diet.  Plus, kids love it.  They love to help make it, and they love to help drink it when it’s done.  What’s not to love about homemade soda?!  Root beer has always been my favorite, and now I feel quite justified in preferring it above all else!

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Drink of the Week: Bloody Mary

Blood Mary with homemade hot sauce and Worcestershire | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

I love me some homemade cocktails.  In fact, I wrote a book about it.

And as far as I’m concerned, the more savory the cocktail, the better.  I love a dirty martini, and I am very partial to these Bloody Marys as well.  They are a lovely change from all those sweet cocktails that are so popular these days! [Read more…]

Drink of the Week: Bourbon Sweet Tea Cocktail (GAPS)

Bourbon Sweet Tea Cocktail (GAPS-friendly) | OUR NOURISHING ROOTS

This cocktail is a lot of fun to make, because you can use your favorite green, black, or white tea and the flavors are excellent and clean.  But you can also make funky teas like rooibos, herbals, and even chai for an interesting and ever-changing twist on a simple cocktail. [Read more…]

A&E Chooses The Queens’ Tea for Project Startup


This is a guest post by my good friend J. Seth Anderson (pictured on the right), of The Queens’ Tea, a Salt Lake City based company that specializes in the highest quality hand-picked loose leaf tea blends I have found!  Seth co-founded The Queens’ Tea with his fiancé Michael Ferguson (pictured on the left).

“As the world’s most widely consumed beverage, the varieties of tea are endless. The Queens’ Tea bridges peoples and cultures, bringing them together by sharing the worldwide variations of this exquisite drink. And since it has been cherished for thousands of years, tea rekindles our connection to history, the earth, and each other. Indeed, tea is the original social media.” [Read more…]