FALL FRIENDLY RECIPES FROM NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES
Following our recent interview with Paris based naturopathic practitioner Juliet Leger Mairry in which she shares her tips for prepping our bodies for the season ahead, we now share 4 fall-friendly recipes from our favorite pros on the other side of the proverbial pond, namely Kerrilynn and Cindy of CAP Beauty, Moon Juice’s Amanda Chantal Bacon, Nitsa Citrine for Sun Potion and self care goddess Shiva Rose.
So whether you are still seeking the sun’s rays or slowly moving towards nesting mode, remember to take some time to nourish yourself both inside and out.
CAP BEAUTY MOSCOW MORNING PORRIDGE
1 cup buckwheat groats
4 dates, pitted and chopped
21⁄2 cups filtered water
1 small beet, peeled and grated
1 ripe pear, chopped
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1⁄4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
2 tablespoons coconut butter
Honey or maple syrup
In a medium bowl, soak the groats and dates in water overnight.
Strain, rinse and transfer to a medium saucepan. Add the 21⁄2 cups water, beet, pear, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut butter. Top with the walnuts, bee pollen, and honey or syrup.
Makes 4 servings.
ABOUT BUCKWHEAT GROATS
This little seed packs a punch. While many of us think of buckwheat as a grain, it’s actually a fruit seed that is closely related to one of our favorite spring fruits: rhubarb. A perfect substitute for traditional cereals, buckwheat groats uplevel your morning oatmeal. High in magnesium, which has been known to relax blood vessels, buckwheat contributes to a healthy cardiovascular system and strong circulation.
SUN POTION RECIPE FOR AUTUMNAL ADAPTATION
Blend together in a high-speed blender.
Pour into your favorite cup.
Option to sprinkle with Tocos and Cardamom to top.
Makes 2 servings.
SHIVA ROSE’S COOLING MILK & SPICE FACE MASK
2 or 3 whole nutmeg pods, or 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon whole milk, preferably raw, plus more as needed
1 teaspoon raw honey (optional - use only if you have exceptionally oily skin)
*Editor’s note: We recommend you avoid this recipe if you have or may have an allergy to nutmeg.
Oily and acne-prone skin types.
Two or three times a month, if you have a lot of breakouts.
Breakouts are eruptions usually caused by too much Pitta - fire energy - in the body. We have to learn how to harness the passion and fire and put it to work for us. Otherwise, we just swallow that fire and it can come out in acne or cysts, hormonal issues. This mask treats acne by soothing and calming the skin to leave it smooth and supple. The medicinal qualities of nutmeg help to rejuvenate the skin and also treat anxiety and digestive issues in the body. Whole milk is full of nourishing fats that help moisturize, and when these two ingredients are mixed together, your skin will want to drink up the combination. (In fact, it is good enough that you could drink it!)
Grind the nutmeg in a coffee grinder and transfer it to a bowl. Add the milk and the honey, if using, and stir until combined to form a paste. You can add water instead of more milk to get the right consistency. Wash your face and pat it dry, then apply the mask all over or just to problem areas. You may get some tingling, but that means the mask is being activated. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.
AMANDA CHANTAL BACON’S CINNAMOON MILK
Blend on high. Drink from a mug.
Makes 1 serving.