After a decade of providing awakening experiences at the award-winning destination spa, The Lodge at Woodloch culled together some of the guests’ favorite recipes from over the years.
The recipe book, Nurture With Nature; Seasonal Recipes for Body, Beauty, and Healing, shares helpful tips for a Pantry Clean Up, Choosing Foods for the Season, a Food Rainbow, as well as 100+ recipes. Executive Chef Josh Tomson and his team rounded up guest favorites from the TREE Restaurant Menu as well as a few personal favorites. His collection of seasonal recipes showcases his artful take on spa cuisine (as well as a few splurge recipes). Amanda Clabaugh, the treatments manager at The Lodge at Woodloch, outlined DIY Spa Recipes to create unique and effective skincare treatments right from the pantry. Leslie Britt and Cindy Wasilewski outlined their favorite bespoke beverage recipes to make the most of each season. And lastly, Nathaniel Whitmore, Master Herbalist, collected recipes for herbal healing to help align the body with the season naturally.
The team at The Lodge at Woodloch realizes that health does not only come through what a person eats, but rather from using a holistic approach. The miracle of Mother Earth is that she symbiotically provides foods, herbs, and nutrients that are healthy during that time of year. Listening to the earth, and one’s body, can help make the most out of what nature intended.
An ideal gift for the Woodloch devotee
On my third visit to Woodloch, I spotted this cookbook in the gift shop. I originally purchased it because I've been a longtime fan of the cuisine in Woodloch's restaurant, Tree. Upon arriving home, I reviewed the book in more detail. The photography is gorgeous! I was also pleasantly surprised to find not only cuisine recipes, but DIY spa recipes. The smart thing about this book is that it is arranged by season, and the ingredients in the recipes appear to be fairly common kitchen ingredients. I'm so happy I bought this cookbook, and tomorrow I plan to make my first recipe from the "Summer" section (a raw lemon/lime pie of some sort....yum!) Props to Woodloch for creating such a wonderful cookbook!