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Friday, December 7, 2012
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Serves 4 to 6
In this tea ginger supports digestion, fragrant cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar and has anti-microbial properties, persimmons are a natural remedy for acid reflux and turmeric along with the black pepper has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
- 8 cups/64oz filtered water
- One 3 inch piece peeled and thinly sliced fresh ginger
- One 3 inch piece peeled and thinly sliced fresh turmeric root
- 1 teaspoon fresh good quality peppercorns
- 6 good quality cinnamon sticks, preferably celyon cinnamon
- 2 small or 1 large fuyu persimmon, thinly sliced (save a few slices for serving)
- Sweetener of choice (ex. honey or stevia) to taste
Strain tea through a fine mesh strainer (or pour through a coffee filter to catch sediment).
Pour into cups or bowls. The softened persimmons may also be added or add a few fresh slices for garnish and serve adding preferred sweetener to taste.
Alternatively you can cool the tea to room temperature and refrigerate for a couple of days and reheat as desired.
Courtesy of: http://gourmandeinthekitchen.com
Monday, November 19, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Lokah samastha sukhino bhavantu.
This Sanskrit phrase translates into English as “May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May the thoughts and actions of my own life, contribute in some way, to the happiness and freedom for all”.