• Let's do a Turmeric Shot!

    You may know that turmeric is a powerful spice to get into your daily diet to reduce inflammation, decrease oxidative stress and so much more but ARE YOU GETTING IT IN?

    In episode 38 of In My Plant-Based Kitchen I share one of my daily health hacks - a trick to help you get turmeric (and powdered ginger) into your day!

    We discuss:

    • why turmeric is so helpful for health (hint - it's a powerful anti-inflammatory AND it decreases oxidative stress/DNA damage)
    • things you can add to it to boost absorption of curcumin (the active ingredient)
    • why powdered ginger is so helpful (it goes beyond dampening nausea)
    • a few cautions for people who should double check their use of these powerful spices (e.g. contraindicated medications)
    • and we make a "turmeric shot" that can help you get it all in in seconds (and for pennies) a day

    Want to know how to make this magic shot? (Oh, I like that name even better!)

    In a short glass combine:

    • 1/4 cup (approximately) plant-based milk (I love using soy)
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
    • pinch black pepper

    Whisk it all together until completely combined, and bottoms up!

    How are you incorporating turmeric and ginger into your daily diet? Leave a comment below :-)

  • Let's Talk Turmeric!

    One of my favourite things about heading into the winter season is getting cozy with healthy comfort foods -- soups, stews, curries, and warm drinks.

    I have found myself reaching for a couple of my go-to warm drinks in the afternoons/evenings recently, so I thought it would be a good time to share them with you, alongside some information about the benefits of including turmeric on a daily basis too!

    In this week's episode of In My Plant-Based Kitchen I cover:

    🫚 what turmeric is
    🫚 why it's beneficial to include in culinary doses on a daily basis
    🫚 who should be careful about consuming turmeric and why
    🫚 ideas for including it

    and we make my version of Golden Milk (and I also talk about how to make Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea.

    This is a quick but info-packed episode.
    Join me here.


    Golden Turmeric Milk 

    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (or you can boil a few slices of fresh turmeric root instead)
    • ¼ - ½ tsp cinnamon (to taste)
    • A few slices of fresh ginger
    • A mugful of plant milk (soy, oat, almond, rice - whatever you prefer)
    • Small pinch black pepper (this helps the absorption of curcumin, which is the active antiinflammatory ingredient in turmeric)
    • liquid sweetener to taste, optional (agave or maple syrup)

    Combine turmeric, ginger, milk and pepper in a small pan, whisking until combined. Bring to a low boil, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove solids, add sweetener to taste and enjoy. 

    Lemon-Ginger Turmeric Tea 

    • 3 slices fresh ginger
    • A cupful of boiling water
    • Juice of ½ a lemon
    • ½ tsp turmeric powder
    • Small pinch black pepper
    • Sweetener to taste, optional

    Boil some water and place ginger slices in the water to steep - simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove solids, add lemon juice, turmeric and sweetener to taste. 
    (This also makes a really nice cold drink, but the turmeric does tend to separate so you need to make sure it is stirred well before drinking).


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