Dandelion Root Coffee with Chicory

Spring is here. I enjoy the warm weather and the sunlight, as well as the occasional rain that makes the sky alive with dark clouds. I feel changes in my body as well. I crave more greens, more fresh vegetables. I’ve been eating asparagus like crazy.

And I’ve begun drinking dandelion root coffee every day, usually in the morning when I wake up. It tastes wonderful with raw milk or cream, and I find it to be a rather satisfying start to my day. Quite often I have some raw chocolate on the side as well. It’s a very comforting food for those who need comfort without the guilt of eating something unhealthy.

Last Saturday I walked into my favorite herb store to get some more roasted dandelion root. I ended up getting some chicory as well and the combination of the two is even more extraordinary

Below is a simple recipe for dandelion root coffee with chicory. Please experiment with it and make it delicious to your taste.

You can buy the roots already roasted or just roast them in the oven yourself.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Roasted dandelion root
  • 1 tbsp Roasted chicory root
  • 2 cups Water
  • Milk or cream (optional)
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle on top (optional)

Add the first three ingredients together and let it simmer for at least 15 minutes. Add milk. Enjoy!

My favorite place to buy herbs is Mountain Rose Herbs. 

Rose tea

Beautiful rose continues to be one of my favorite herbs. I used to make tea from the dried petals, but I lately discovered an herb shop in San Francisco that seemed to have good quality herbs. I purchased pink rose buds there and the tea I made from them was heavenly! This is my new favorite tea with rose as the only ingredients.

Rose inspires love and self care. To allow myself to be vulnerable and yet seeing the strength in letting myself be honest in the way I act, and in who I am. I’ve suffered a lot of emotional abuse from myself, and also a lot of heart ache from losing my family. I feel I need a lot of healing from lovely rose.