The Kitchen Healer

The Journey to Becoming You

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Pub Date Nov 15 2022 | Archive Date Nov 15 2022

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Look at your relationship with your kitchen, and you discover the unconscious recipe guiding your life.

All the ways you live and love begin in your kitchen. And it’s in the kitchen where you’ll find the way to your true self. A place to nourish your being and heal with the freedom, beauty, and permission you have always longed for.

With The Kitchen Healer, Jules Blaine Davis invites you into the messy beauty of her healing kitchen and asks, “What are you really hungry for?”

Jules teaches that how we were or weren’t nourished in our childhood kitchens shapes every aspect of our lives today, and so it is through the kitchen that we find healing from the stress, overwhelm, and trauma that so many of us carry.

Though this book contains recipes—with ingredients both traditional and emotional—this isn’t your typical cookbook. This is a book that will shine a light on how to cook up the life you deeply long to live with food you love to make.

As you rest and receive in the cozy glow of Jules and her kitchen, you’ll begin to understand that the freedom to turn on the fire—in the kitchen and in your life—is one and the same.

Look at your relationship with your kitchen, and you discover the unconscious recipe guiding your life.

All the ways you live and love begin in your kitchen. And it’s in the kitchen where you’ll find...

Advance Praise

“In this luminous book, Mama Jules cooks up a feast of awakening. She artfully invites us to step into our stories and transform them, meet our hunger and fill it, and claim our abundant aliveness. This is a paradigm-shifting, awe-inspiring book.” ―Mirabai Starr, author of Wild Mercy

The Kitchen Healer is THE example of what is possible in terms of nourishment, freedom, and home.” ―Bryce Dallas Howard, actress and director

“Jules’s guidance is a gift to us all … reconnecting us to our inner magic, which has just been so darn hungry.” ―Carrie-Anne Moss, actress and founder of Annapurna Living

“In this luminous book, Mama Jules cooks up a feast of awakening. She artfully invites us to step into our stories and transform them, meet our hunger and fill it, and claim our abundant aliveness...

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A magical journey from kitchen to self. More self-help book than cookbook, but a joy to read this deeply personal story. Very positive but not what I was expecting. Enjoyable non the less.

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I've had a tough time with illness recently and this book was exactly what I needed. It is like a bit comforting blanket hugging me. It is the reassurance you need in hard times that everything will be ok and there is no need to worry. I will be buying this as a gift for a few of my friends.

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Really enjoyed the book and recipes. Found it very helpful and the book had a bonus I was not expecting and that was a self-help book of sorts around holistic living.

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Jules writes of a warm welcome to healing, in the heart of the home, in the kitchen. She underlines how mothers everywhere have exhausted themselves caring for everyone, even during celebrations. Conditioned to be selfless. Jules shows mothers the way back to themselves with anecdotes, poetry and heart-warming, simple recipes.

This is my own honest review of The Kitchen Healer by Jules Blaine Davies, due to be published by Sounds
True, 15 November 2022. Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for a free, uncorrected proof advance copy

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The Kitchen Healer by Jules Blaine Davis is an outstanding book of love, healing, health, family and food. There are a good many ways I could describe this but the world, 'otherworldly', comes to mind. This book is multi-faceted and I'd argue was probably the first book I've ever truly savored, having spent a good while pouring over each and every page.

This book, upon first glance to some, might seem a lot like a cookbook and maybe, to a degree, you would be right. There are recipes woven in a good number of the pages but there are also poems, stories, art and so much more. Really and truly there aren't words that exist in the here and now that could be used to describe the raw authenticity this book provides. The only way I could possibly get close is by saying that this is truly a healing, nourishing book both for you body and your mind (as for me, I'd say this nourished much more than these two but I'll let you be the judge).

I couldn't find a negative piece in this book at all. As I said above, this book is raw authenticity and I mean that. The photos are realistic - exactly what you might see in any other Mom's kitchen. The goals are all so minimal in writing but so vast in practice and truly you'll find solace in every page.

This is truly a book you want to savor and get to know more intimately. I implore you to hold it in hand over a cup of warm tea or outside with your muddied children. I've never been one to risk the like-new quality of my books but this book was absolutely made to be used by the dirtied hands of an early baker or by the dreary eyed, spill-having mother - you are welcome in this space; we all are.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. It was written by a mother to mother's and women everywhere - to all persons' everywhere. I don't think there isn't a single person alive that wouldn't greatly benefit from at least one page from this book and I know, if you took that chance, you'd see the same as I do in that.

*received this book to give my opinion freely through NetGalley*

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The Kitchen Healer by Jules Blaine Davis is a glimpse into what a slow, intentional life can look like, starting in the center of our homes, the kitchen. Using poetry, simple recipes, and heart work, Davis encourages readers to look at their story and how it feeds our hunger for nourishment, connection, and a place for hope. As a mom and wife, the drudgery of making meals that my family will eat, cleaning dishes from the meal no one wanted, and trying to find a moment for myself that doesn't feel lonely is enough to drive anyone to depression. Using her writing prompts for how I woke up in the morning as a child, brought up some hard memories, and stirred up what I wanted to avoid for my own kids. Wanting to be slow when anxiety tells you to keep moving, means finding ways to be intentional. Flowers, tea, space, and time are your starting line. Searching your story and building a space full of joy, fire (even in candle form), and coming back to earth are the building blocks.

The book has beautiful photography, bringing warmth and color to the page. The food recipes are simple and easy but solid for weekly cooking and comfort. Easy enough for a new cook, but refreshing for a seasoned family chef. This book would be great to have as a book club read or birthing circle discussion.

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This is more than a beautiful cookbook. It is a must-have resource to help one improve their health, resiliency, and live a more full and happy life. It is full of stunning photos and delicious recipes. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. I love this book so much! I am about half way through and the writing and photos are beautiful. Can't wait to read the whole book!

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This was a really lovely cookbook. I just love the imagery and the format of it. The author seems like such a kind soul and I can't wait to try some of her recipes. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

This is not what I expected when I started reading this book. I expected spinach smoothie recipes and a glossary of healing recipes. This is more than a cook book but a self-help book of sorts around holistic living. Jules encourages us to dwell on topics around trauma, stress, self acceptance and how they influence how we cook and move around the kitchen. The book encourages one to find thyself in the hustle and bustle of the kitchen

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