Herbal Summer Detox Tea

A cooling, soothing, detoxing herbal tea that is gorgeous and delicious, I know what I am drinking all summer long! This recipe is a collaboration with Brandon Ruiz (find him on instagram here). He is an herbalist and a dear friend. I love his passion about herbal medicine and all things plants, and I admire his knowledge. He agreed to share one of his herbal tea recipes and I am totally in love with it. Hibiscus flower imbues this drink with its sweet aroma and the gorgeous red color. Holy basil lends a wonderful fragrance along with dandelion leaves, and lemongrass releases its rich citrusy essential oils into the tea. It tastes sweet without any added sweeteners, just magical!

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Creamy Cashew Spread with Fresh Herbs

cashew-cream-spread[Guest post by Debra from Vegelicious Kitchen, also on insta @vegeliciouskitchen]

So, I guess I could call this recipe “cashew cream cheese” but it’s not cream cheese. Sometimes I think when recipes are vegan and they resemble the look and creaminess of a cream cheese, for example, that’s what the recipe ends up being called. But, I think that can be putting expectations on a recipe that aren’t realistic.

Not that in any way am I saying it’s not a good recipe, it’s just different than dairy cream cheese.Yes, this recipe for Herb Cashew Spread is really creamy and yes it is filled with fresh chopped herbs and yes it does look like a dairy cream cheese spread, but it’s not cheese. It’s its own unique thing – a spread made with nuts and fresh herbs – delicious and nutritious!

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