The idea of an Elixir, though ancient and mythical in origin, is finding new meaning and place in our modern world.
More and more people are experiencing Elixirs as an alchemical vehicle for the delivery of food and medicine, pairing the best in modern nutrition with ancient herbal wisdom.
When an Elixir is truly well made, it will enhance your state and nourish you on a deep level. In addition to tasting delicious, it will provide essential nutrients and energy in an easy to absorb and balanced manner.
There is more to a delicious beverage than our tastebuds alone can sense. Beyond flavour, energy, and refreshment, it’s a sacred pleasure. Elixirs provide a comforting lift, a blissful break, no matter the moment.
When you first taste an Elixir, you’ll be delighted to discover something different than a typical green juice or a smoothie. An Elixir fulfills the need for energy and satisfies the desire for something deeply delicious.
They are the ultimate in everyday self-care and nourishment.
Elixirs pair the best in modern nutrition with ancient herbal wisdom. Whether the preference is to be warmed by a hot drink, or refreshed with a cool one, Elixirs answer our need for immediate nourishment and long term health.
Elixirs speak to a deeper need for us to be connected to the making of our food in such a way that it offers the opportunity for self-expression—a little creativity and inspiration to enrich our every day.
The art and craft of creating attractive, delicious, and nourishing elixirs is achievable by everyone. Along the way, crafters will feel nourished and inspired as their learning supports a delicious and easy pathway to better health.
Elixir crafting becomes a way of life as it guides, empowers, and inspires; ultimately re-creating relationships to food in a way that brings nourishing superfoods and herbal medicine into each crafter’s hands and kitchen. At the heart of this process is a person’s individual journey in reviving ancestral food traditions, honouring age-old cultural wisdom, while incorporating the advances in nutrition science and technology. Through this, each person can develop, re-establish, and reclaim a deeper connection with food preparation, and, as a result, strategically and intentionally nourish themselves in the modern world.
Elixir Life: Modern Nutrition Meets Ancient Herbal Wisdom is a brand new book by author Malcolm Saunders. You the reader will enter a world of healing, delightful, sacred and transformative beverages. Elixir Life contains all the tools, teachings, and resources needed to begin exploring new foods and herbs. Full colour with over 30 specific recipes and ideas, this book will most importantly, empower you, the elixir crafter, with concepts from which to launch personalized versions. The fun and freedom of being your own elixir crafter awaits you.
Copies can be purchased through the Light Cellar in Calgary, at the upcoming Elixir Crafting workshop at Noorish in Edmonton as well as thelightcellar.ca
Malcolm Saunders’ mission is to deeply connect people to their food, and is the author of the book Elixir Life: Modern Nutrition Meets Ancient Herbal Wisdom. He has worked in the field of food and nutrition for close to 20 years and is the Owner & Creative Visionary of The Light Cellar in Calgary, AB.