If you are anywhere near the Northeast, you've probably (hopefully!) heard of the impending Super Snowstorm. They've even given it a name. Nemo. Somehow that name just doesn't conjure up images of driving snow that could bring down power and bury us all in 2 feet of snow.
So while you are out there stocking up on the necessities, and the not-so-necessities, consider adding some of the ingredients for these yummy natural marshmallows to your list. Snow days in my house = lots of snow play, lots of hot chocolate with marshmallows, and lots of board games. Usually in that order, and usually repeated throughout the day.
So in honor of dear Nemo, I've dug up this old post on how to make your own delicious, natural marshmallows. Enjoy!
Originally from Snow Day!
We like to put our own herbal spin on things around here, so I thought I'd share a fun recipe to making real marshmallows. Those air puffed, spongy white things don't contain any marshmallow at all, which is actually a very healing herb. Marshmallow root is renowned for its abilities to sooth skin and heal inflammations in the body. It's one of my go-to herbs for sore throats.
Go on, I dare you try making these. Super easy and SO delicious.
This recipe is adapted from Lesley Tierra's (2000): A Kid's Herb Book.
-1/2 tsp Vanilla
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 tablespoons marshmallow root powder
-Preheat oven to 275 degrees F
-Separate 2 eggs, keeping the whites. Beat whites until foamy and not quite stiff.
-Add in 1/2 tsp. Vanilla or other delicious flavoring
-Slowly beat in up to 1/2 cup (it's okay to use less!) sugar, 1 tsp at a time
-Beat in 2 tablespoons marshmallow root powder
-Drop mixture using teaspoonful at a time on a lined cookie sheet.
-Bake 1 hour
-Remove from sheet and let cool. Yum!
*Refrigerate extras (if there is any) for several days
I am constantly amazed by the healing power of yoga and herbs. They inspire me to heal, to write, to teach, and to keep exploring.