September 05, 2023
Need more belly laughs? Me too.
Ever have a stressful day and just need to decompress into hysterical laughter over a bubbly drink? Yeah, me too.
That’s why Justin & I collaborated on a recipe for a Joy Juice Mocktail – so you can create your very own happy hour, any day of the week.
We've always loved putting flower essences into beverages & food, so when my friend Nick Polizzi asked Justin, Alan & I to be a part of his new Healing Kitchen series, we were stoked!
Chef Justin Booher and I jumped on a plane to Denver a few weeks later!
In Nick’s beautiful style, he graciously hosted us in a gorgeous setting with an uber-professional team of filmmakers.
Nick has an uncanny ability to ask a few simple, humble questions – and then hold an ocean of space to elicit the most profound answers.
I watched Nick interview Justin for 3 hours, and found out all kinds of beautiful things I never knew about Justin. His story about how he became a chef is absolutely poetic, starting with washing rice in a sushi restaurant. He even told the tear-jerking story about his near-fatal bike accident, and how that influenced his life & career.
Alan went on a separate trip to Colorado for filming, and he told stories about growing up in a Chinese family, with a grandfather that taught him tai chi … and also a killer bitter gourd recipe (my favorite vegetable on earth!).
Besides the three members of the LOTUSWEI family whipping out our favorite recipes with flower essences, Nick interviewed a whole slew of special chef's, herbalists and other amazing food professionals you'll definitely want to listen to.
You'll get loads of recipes with visual how-to's and touching stories to accompany the food.
For a 'taste' of Healing Kitchens, check out this Joy Juice Mocktail how-to video & enjoy your own happy hour:
Love & happy bubbly mocktails,