Herbal Culinary Recipes

DIY organic herbal recipes.

Amaze friends and family as you gather at the table to break bread, dole out some nourishing hot soup, sip organic tea sweetened with lavender or rose honey and pass around a plate of herbal cookies -- all natural, organic and homemade! Need some inspiration? Feel free to browse and share our collection of herbal recipes ...

Herbal Breads & Breakfast Treats

 

Hummingbird Bread

A delicious yeast bread featuring fresh  bee balm flowers.

 

Morning Biscuits with Rosemary

What a lovely way to start the day!

 

Cheddar Pepper Cornbread Muffins
Spicy, savory and filled with cheesy goodness, these cornbread muffins are perfect served with dinner, as a snack or for holiday get-togethers and take-alongs.

 

Seedy Salted Soda Bread
With a crisp crust, moist crumb, aromatic seeds, and a nice crunch of salt, this savory loaf is wonderful with soups, stews, holiday meals, or just a simple smear of fresh melting butter.

 

Nettle & Garlic Buttermilk Biscuits

Loaded with nutrition and savory flavor, these biscuits are perfect with spring soups and salads.

 

 

Beverages
 

Lemon Balm on Ice

This is a soothing a refreshing cool drink for any occasion.

 

Natural Root Beer

Brewed with wintergreen leaves and sassafras root bark.

 

Spring Qi Tea

The season of stillness and reflection is steadily morphing into the season of awakenings and new beginnings. It's also the season of the liver. "This formula benefits Qi, generates fluids, and protects the Liver. A few days of this tea is all that is required to reap its benefits."

 

Herbal Coffee Latte with Vanilla Rooibos Ice Cubes

This creamy, caffeine-free coffee alternative satisfies any craving for fancy lattes.

 

Spiced Chai Recipe

Sipping spicy chai tea on a wintery day is pure bliss!

 

Rose & Cardamom Eggnog

Homemade eggnog fortified with brandy and rum, seasoned with cardamom, nutmeg and organic rosewater.

 

Homemade Hops ~ Ginger Soda
This homemade sparkling soda is a delightful non-alcoholic option for hop lovers!

 

 

 

Herbal Spirits & Cocktails

 

How to Make Vanilla Extract

It's so easy to make your own!

 

Infused Booze

Recipes for Chai Spiced Rum, Roasted Cacao & Vanilla Bean Brandy, Smoked Peppercorn Vodka & Lavender Gin

 

 

 

Desserts & Sweet Treats
 

Rosemary Tapioca Cream with Dates and Walnuts

This adaptation for herb lovers is the ultimate comfort food.

 

Violet Custard
This is a simple but elegant dessert. The violets float to the top!

 

Cardamom Chia Pudding

Chia seed pudding is incredibly delicious, nutritious and easy to make.

 

Rosemary Custard & Wine-Poached Pears
This healthful dessert is a great way to finish a meal. The fresh rosemary counters the sweet pears to balance the flavors.

 

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

All the old-fashioned goodness of traditional gingerbread cookies, but without the gluten.

 

Bourbon, Pumpkin, and Spiced Pecan Tart
This tart is deeply intoxicating in flavor -- and in spirits, unless you use apple cider instead of rum or bourbon.

 

Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are crunchy, sweet, salty, warming, spicy, aromatic deliciousness. Go ahead and make a double batch if you plan to share these at a gathering – they go fast!

 

No-Bake Herbal Cookie Nuggets

These delicious nuggets are a perfect snack whether adventuring in the outdoors, gardening, bicycling around town, or working in the office. They’ll satisfy your sweet cravings and children love them too.

Lavender Chocolate Truffles

Lavender and chocolate are an amazing combination! Better make a double batch of these decadent delights because they tend to disappear fast.

 

 

 

Jams, Jellies,  Conserves & Condiments

 

Acai & Goji Berry Jelly

Naturally sweet but low in sugar, with a deep flavor like red wine and chocolate.

 

Vanilla ~ Honey ~ Peach Butter

This wonderful spread is delicious on warm toast, biscuits and scones or served alongside grilled chicken or pork.

 

Four Thieves Vinegar & Vinaigrette

This  formula can be taken by the spoonful, added to water, used in place of regular vinegar in many recipes, or as a surface cleaning agent.

 

Brandied Honey Mustard
Use as a dip for hot pretzels, slathered on a good old fashioned hotdog or sandwich, and just about any other way you like your mustard.

 

Homemade Honey Mustard

A simple recipe for honey mustard goodness with your favorite grilled foods, salads and sandwiches!

 

Herb Infused Sugar

Sugars infused with lavender flowers, vanilla beans or other herbs are easy to make and are appreciated as gifts.

 

Rosehip Jam & Biscuit Spread

Easy to make, delicious on warm biscuits or toast and loaded with vitamin C!

 

Garlic Chili Marinated Olives
Like refrigerator pickles, these lively olives "cook" in the frig and become infused with the zesty flavor combination of garlic, rosemary, thyme and red pepper.

 

How to Make Herbal Syrups

Delicious atop pancakes, waffles, ice cream, cakes, strawberry shortcake, fresh fruit, crepes, or stirred into lemonade, iced tea, or cocktails. You can even mix them with soda water to create your own herbal sodas.

 

Fire Cider Zest

This stimulating botanical blend captures the “fire” of traditional Fire Cider cold remedy (get the recipe) but is used to season foods and beverages.

 

Chipotle Cacao Grilling Glaze

A spicy, sweet and savory glaze for grilled vegetables and meats.

 

Refrigerator Pickled Red Onions

So simple to make and so good!

 

Curry Garlic Aioli

Zesty flavor and golden color gives this classic a new twist.

 

 

Soups, Stews & Sauces
 

Tomato & Fennel Soup

Fennel and tomato are the perfect pairing for this rich, velvety soup.

 

Fennel Sauce

This recipe was created by the Roman gourmet Apicius, and dates to the first century A.D.

 

French Garlic Soup
Serve with a plate of fresh fruit and sliced cheese and a robust red wine.

 

Eggplant-Garlic Soup
This broth is terrific as-is or when used as a base stock for other soups and stews.

 

Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup

Ready in minutes and very warming on a cold day!

 

Shiitake Miso Ginger Soup
This rustic soup offers savory deliciousness -- and lots of immune boosting power combined with shiitake mushrooms, ginger, garlic, onion and other herbs and veggies.

 

Curried Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

An irresistible combination of spicy and sweet, this soup smells and tastes amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appetizers & Snacks
 

Mushrooms Stuffed with Lemon Balm & Crab

Steamed crab, garlic, lemon balm and parmesan cheese come together in this recipe.

 

Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts
Use these sweet and spicy nuts to garnish salads, toss with grains or rice or serve them straight up as a snack.

 

Herb and Onion Dip

Perfect for summer parties or any time people come together.

 

Herb Roasted Chickpeas

Flavorful and packed with protein - enjoy as a snack or add to salad or rice.

 
 
Vegetables, Salads & Sides
 

Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes
Rosemary, garlic and olive oil are an amazing combination in this comfort food.

 

Sautéed Vegetables with Thyme

A medley of vegetables seasoned with thyme and served over rice or couscous.

 

West Indies Tempeh Salad
With notes of ginger, fenugreek, coriander, mustard seed, and garlic, the harmonious blend of Epicurean Organics West Indies Rub adds a punch of flavor and a nice amount of heat to this recipe.

 

Orzo Salad with Tomato, Cucumber &  Feta

A refreshing salad made with just a few ingredients. A satisying meal in minutes!

 

Roasted Acorn Squash with Sage & Garlic Cream
People will be talking about this savory side long after the pumpkin pie is just crumbs.

 

 

 

Entrees ~ Main Dishes
 

Chicken with Lemon Balm & Vegetables

A savory wine and mushroom sauce is brightened by the flavor of lemon balm.

 

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Lemon Balm & Artichokes

This lemony Mediterranean-style salad features fresh shrimp with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes.

 

Chicken with Rosemary & Honey

Serve this sumptuous main dish with wild rice and mushrooms garnished with a fresh sprig of rosemary.

 

Roasted Curried Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

A spiced yogurt marinade makes the chicken moist and succulent, even when roasted.

 

Balsamic Red Onion & Chicken Quesadillas

Just a handful of simple ingredients and dinner's on the table in minutes.

 

Roasted Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Succulent, spicy and time-saving because you can prepare the chicken the day or night before.