Recipe: Golden Milk Turmeric Tea

I found this turmeric tea recipe in Epicurious and plan to try it out this weekend.  Recipe yields two cups and takes about 20 minutes to make. INGREDIENTS 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk beverage or almond milk 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric 1 (1/2-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns Ground cinnamon (for serving) PREPARATION Whisk coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil, peppercorns, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan;…

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Recipe: Flourless Coconut and Sweet Potato Muffins with Ginger, Cinnamon and Maple Syrup

Just have to share this anti-inflammatory muffin recipe: INGREDIENTS 1 small organic sweet potato, roasted (1 cup, packed) 3 organic free range eggs, lightly beaten ¾ cup of organic canned coconut milk 2 tbsp of organic olive oil ½ cup of pure organic maple syrup 1 cup of organic brown rice flour ¼ cup of organic coconut flour 1 tbsp baking powder ½ tsp pink Himalayan salt 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon 1 tsp of ground ginger ⅛ tsp of ground cloves ⅛ tsp of ground nutmeg PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil a 12-hole muffin tray.…

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Recipe: Braised Sweet Corn with Chile, Cilantro, Feta and Lime

  Source: Conde Nast Traveler I love corn and so I could not resist sharing this recipe with you. INGREDIENTS 6 ears corn, shucked Kosher salt 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium-hot green or red chiles, preferably Fresno, minced 1 shallot, minced 2½ oz [70 g] feta cheese, crumbled Juice of 1 lime ¼ cup [7 g] fresh cilantro leaves PREPARATION Using a knife, shave the corn kernels off the cobs into a medium bowl and set aside. Working over a small bowl, scrape the cobs with the back of the knife to extract the milk. Set aside…

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Favorite Skin Product: Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

I have been obsessed with the Royal Jelly Body Butter ever since I “discovered” it at the Savannah Bee Company while walking along Broughton Street which is Savannah’s equivalent to Charleston’s King Street. The Royal Jelly Body Butter comes in three formulas – the original, tupelo honey and sensitive skin. The packaging is so pretty and I just love the smooth and velvety texture, the delicate scent, and the fact that it’s very hydrating – I highly recommend! Since my trip, I have repurchased the big container of the sensitive skin formula. My daughter occasionally gets eczema and she…

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Travel Notes: Savannah, GA

“There are vaster and wealthier cities, but for architectural simplicity, for an indescribable charm about its streets and buildings, its parks and squares, there is but one Savannah.”  – Timothy Harley, a minister who visited Savannah late in the nineteenth century. It seems that I have been forever fascinated by the Low Country since my first sight of big oak trees splendidly draped in gray-green Spanish moss in hot and sultry Jekyll Island many summers ago.  This fascination led me to Charleston and now, Savannah.  I am enamored!  This place is beautiful, romantic, genteel, laid-back, and mysterious all at once.…

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