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Seasoned with Gratitude is an innovative cookbook infusing mouth-watering recipes with reverence for the sacred gift of life. A cookbook for all dietary persuasions — vegetarian and carnivore, paleo and gluten-free, which encourages the use of fresh, sustainably-raised ingredients. In recipes from breakfast through desserts, discover morsels of scientific research and folk wisdom, as well as blessings and practices to share and nurture awareness of our place in the circle of life. Succulent one-pot dishes, 30-minute meals or those that take all-day; include robust meat or vegetable stocks, healthy fats, and savory ways to include abundant vegetables. Author Kathryn Lafond reminds us that preparing and eating food is how we heal, comfort, and connect with others and suggests by including the secret ingredient of gratitude, we just might gain even greater nourishment.
About the Author
Kathryn Lafond, known for her love of prayer, song and ceremony, is devoted to helping us remember that all life is sacred and that cooking is the act that transforms the sacred plants and animals into nourishment. For over 20 years she has served her community as an Intuitive Energy Healer, spiritual guide, writer, health coach, home-chef, as well as teacher of Wild Foods and Medicine classes. She is the author of Seasoned with Gratitude: 250 Recipes & Blessings Celebrating the Greater Nourishment of Real Food. Kathryn worked as a professional chef and caterer for 11 years, although most of her cooking inspiration and creativity draws from over two decades of raising and feeding her family. As an intuitive healer and health coach, she has worked with clients throughout the country; taught cooking, foraging, and spirituality classes; and has been featured as a guest speaker and singer. In 2008, she wrote and produced a full-length CD of spiritual music. From 2005-2009 she wrote and published a quarterly health newsletter after experiencing a life-threatening illness. In Seasoned with Gratitude, Kathryn brings a reverent perspective to preparing food and nourishing bodies. Kathryn says: It is my hope that when people understand that they too are a part of an interconnected web of life, they will take better care of themselves and all life on this planet.
“ … A magnificent collection of recipes, but much more as well — a celebration of the alchemy of cooking and the magic of nutrition, of life itself.”
— Larry Dossey, MD
Author, One Mind
“… A sensuous and spiritual treat — thanks to Lafond’s reverence for food, cooking, eating, and the relationship between these three — and what she calls ‘the Great Mystery.’”
— Rivvy Neshama
Author, Recipes for a Sacred Life
“… Not only a terrific cookbook filled with nutritious, healthy, and beautiful recipes, it’s a journey that reminds us to connect with the foods we eat in a deeper and more meaningful way — and it teaches us that the very act of cooking is an honor to engage in — something that can heal and balance us.”
— Tracey Ryder
Cofounder, Edible Communities
“…I’m planning to make a place for it on my bookshelf between Laurel’s Kitchen and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and I suspect you’ll want to as well!”
— Alice Peck
Author, Bread, Body, Spirit