Recipes for Self-Healing by Daverick Leggett

I use Daverick Leggett's book as a nutritional guide with energetics of food and food as medicine. Below are a few basic healing recipes that treat general imbalances within the body. I am constantly posting recipes and healing information on my Facebook page as well. Click on the FB link in above menu.

Lemon and Tumeric Tea

A morning tonic is important for daily cleansing & balancing. Tumeric Tea is a mild cleanse which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant.

12oz hot water
1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp honey
1/8 tsp turmeric

Green Tea Matcha and Hemp Milk

Green Tea Matcha with Hemp Milk is a daily cleansing & balancing drink that comforts and energizes. It has anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant.

6oz hot water
6oz hemp milk
1 tsp honey
2 tsp green tea Matcha powder (unsweetened)

Bone Broth

Bone Broth is rich in protein and minerals. Glycine supports the body's detoxification process, digestion and secretion of gastric acids. Bone broths are also rich in gelatin which may support skin health.

Carcass of 1 roasted chicken
2 yellow onions quartered
4 ribs celery
3 carrots, chopped
1 T whole black peppercorns
3 sprigs thyme
8 sprigs flat leaf parsley
2 bay leaves
1/4 c white wine
4-6 quarts cold water to submerge bones

Combine all and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat and simmer covered for 12 to 14 hours. Add water to keep the bones submerged. From time to time skim away any scum that might rise to the surface. Strain the broth, discarding the solids, then pour into jars. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze up to 6 months. As broth cools a layer of fat may solidify at top, scrape off and use as cooking fat.


This is a basic healing dish that strengthens the body when compromised.

Congee is a soothing, easy to digest meal that is between food and medicine. Congee is probably the most easily digested food in the world and considered strengthening to the Spleen. The Spleen is the mother-ship of all organs. This soup is very healing.

1 cup white rice
6-8 cups water or broth
1/2 c spring onion
1 tsp grated ginger

Cook rice in a pan on lowest heat for about 4 hours, keeping the lid on. You can also use a crock pot or casserole dish and bake on low over night. The longer it cooks the more nutritious it is considered to be.