Behind Closed Doors: Courtney Coll

Courtney Coll's life has been guided by plants since an early age at her family's farm in Northern California. She's always had a deep love and respect for the natural world which grew exponentially during the quarantine and with less ability to move freely around, she turned to her sunny garden in Los Angeles and beyond to create her own herbal remedy line Potions n' Motions. An avid cook, gardener and reader, this natural beauty is sharing what's in her cupboards, the movement she relies on to unwind at the end of the day and her favorite cookie recipe.

Tell us a bit about the projects you are currently working on. 

Currently I have been working a lot on Doc's Family Farms which is my family's farm in Northern California! I do all the creative and design, so it's been a lot of fun working with different designers and artists to create new things. We have so much coming out soon so STAY TUNED!!

How do you start the day?

I love a morning routine, it really sets the pace for my whole day! I start with making a buttered coffee in the morning which is coffee blended with ghee and whatever additional add ins you'd like. I love adding collagen and maca! After my coffee I have been taking my dog on a walk through the neighborhood. I like to work out in the mornings; yoga, pilates or boxing have been my recent favorites! My routines can change often but I always try to stick to something as it helps me stay grounded in my life. Then I go right into my skin routine which is using all Osea products, I have been using them for about 3 years now and they're my absolute favorites!

What's always in your fridge? 

Sauerkraut, lemons, elderberry syrup!

What’s always in your pantry?

Peanut butter or almond butter! I love peanut butter and rice cakes as a snack. 

How were you introduced to the power of plants? 

I worked on a farm in my early 20s which guided me to the importance of growing plants. I started learning to distill plants I was growing which led me deeper into herbal medicine. I am a self taught herbalist, which led to me starting potions n` motions

What do you turn to, to make you feel your best?

Nourishing Traditions cookbook. 

Do you have a favorite ritual?

My ritual usually involves smell, every morning or throughout the day I light  incense. When I travel around the world that is also something I always get or bring with me to help me feel grounded. 

How do you end your day?

As I like to start my morning, I like to end my day with a walk as well. After the walk I like to stretch using Kyle Miller's yin class which you can download off her website. Really helps me have a sound sleep! 

Who is inspiring you in the food world? 

Aran Goyoaga. I got her cookbook as someone had mentioned it to me and now I love all her recipes! Working on getting the gluten-free bread recipe down!!

 What ingredient are you most excited about right now?

My friend has got me really into cooking potatoes in stock with mustard, olive oil, lemon, oregano and salt. Then roasting them after letting them cook in the stock mix! I have been OBSESSEDDDD.

What music do you listen to while you cook?

I love listening to music while I cook, and I love listening to Ethiopian jazz.  


1/4 cup coconut oil 
1/3 cup almond butter or peanut butter 
2/3 cup coconut sugar 
2 flax eggs (ground flax meal)
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/3 cup coconut flour 

2/3 cup chocolate chips

- Preheat oven to 350*
- First, make the flax meal egg by using the ground flax meal and water. In a small cup, mix 2T flax meal with 5T water, mix and put aside
- Second, using a medium mixing bowl pour the melted coconut oil, peanut butter and coconut sugar together and mix. 
- Add in vanilla, baking soda, salt, flax meal egg and coconut flour and mix. 
- Fold in chocolate chips. 
- Bake for 9-10 minutes depending if you want them chewy or add more time and watch for crispy!! 

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