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Savor the tastes of spring with influencer Anna Christian’s simple seasonal recipes

Photos by Anna Christian  

As the temperatures warm and the sun makes its resurgence, you might find yourself feeling increasingly productive, energetic, and overall, happier. With this seasonal shift comes the responsibility to not only prioritize our own well-being but to also revitalize our homes. Anna Christian, a Minnesota-native influencer who embraces slow, simplistic living, is currently working on both—especially in the kitchen. “When I think of home and the way we naturally flow, food and seasons are truly paramount,” she says.

While Christian normally prefers to cook intuitively, she complied estimate measurements for a couple of her favorite spring recipes so you can follow along in your own home and fully embrace the beauty of spring.

Raw Carrot and Beet Salad 

Inspired by her Nordic roots, Christian regularly makes this raw hormone-balancing salad for her and her family. The carrots are rich in beta-carotene, antioxidants, and fiber, promoting hormone production and digestive health, while the beets offer betaine for liver function, nitric oxide for circulation, and antioxidants for reducing oxidative stress.


1 cup raw grated carrots
1 cup raw grated beets
1 Tbsp avocado oil
1 tsp mineral salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 lemon (juiced)
1/4 cup freshly chopped dill
(Optional 1 tsp rosemary)


1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.
2. Adjust the oil, salt/pepper, lemon, and herbs to your liking.
3. Eat raw and let your body soak in the goodness!

Spring Simmer Pot

While this is not your typical food recipe, Christian’s spring simmer pot is an all-natural way to make your home smell beautiful amid the changing seasons.


6-8 cups water
1 lemon (sliced)
1 grapefruit (sliced)
2 sprigs rosemary
1 cup thyme
3 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp almond extract
Fresh floral of choice
(Optional add-ins include eucalyptus, mint, chamomile, basil, ginger, oranges, lavender, cucumber, and lime)


1. Add all ingredients to a pot (Christian recommends a cast iron).
2. Set your stove to simmer and make sure to check the pot often so the water doesn’t evaporate and begin to burn. Add water as needed.

Tip: If you have a wood stove, try setting the pot on top to slowly release the scents.

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