December 12, 2015

Life Lately

hot cocoa with her / full moon / the little hanging that's been everywhere / grey days / my grandpa's t-shirt worn paper thin over the years. miss that man. / my nieces + dried flowers + rose-dyed linen / sweetness / burnt french toast & turmeric milk

Turmeric Milk ~
1 tbs turmeric powder
1 cinnamon stick
ground cloves
1 tsp cardamon
1 tsp ginger 
2 cups milk (your choice, I used almond )
maple syrup
1 tbs coconut oil

Simmer turmeric, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, ginger, maple syrup and milk on the stove for 15 minutes. Add more milk if it reduces down too far. During the final minute, add the coconut oil and stir. I made a variation of this recipe. It's a lot like chai, but spicier and not as sweet! 

Besides being a nice warm golden drink, turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. It is thought to be one of the most beneficial and potent antioxidants in the world. Turmeric contains bioactive compounds (chemicals found in certain foods that promote health) called curcuminoids, the most powerful of which is curcumin. Curcumin is, essentially, the antioxidant to end all antioxidants. Along with being a powerful anti-inflammatory compound that can bring relief to people suffering from joint pain, studies have shown curcumin to be anti-tumor, antibacterial, and antimicrobial, as well as being a powerful assistant in liver detox, because of this, turmeric has been used for centuries to promote healing of the stomach, gut, and liver. You can find more of its benefits and ways to use it here.

I hope everyone enjoys the next couple of weeks leading up to Christmas ~

"Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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