QLD GARDEN EXPO RECIPES from my presentations over the weekend.
Wow, what an awesome bunch of people run this garden expo, not to mention the amazing program and line up of educational and informative presentations. Now, anyone who knows me… knows that gardening is not even on my agenda. I am seriously not a gardener. Even though I’m a Master Herbalist, Gardening is not on my “To do” list. Cactuses die in my care…
So for The Medicineroom to set up in amongst the green fingers of our community was a decision made purely because I was able to be me… Yes I was able to run my stall, talk with all the awesome people and share our herbal wisdom.. But best of all. I got to present three times in the Gourmet stage and do my thing with cooking ” The Magic of Food as Medicine” . And the beautiful people who visited us over the three days didn’t even know about my lack of gardening skills. They truly flocked to the Gourmet Kitchen and listened to me talk and drank in the deliciousness of the treats I cooked for them. Thank you all who attended. I am truly grateful.
I presented three times and made delicious drinks
1. Turmeric and GInger and why they are medicine for arthritis and Inflammation . At this presentation I made Golden Milk.
2. Kitchen Pharmacy. here we made you some delicious Peppermint and Fennel digestive Tea
3. Chocolate Chai and why chocolate is good for you!
Yes I made my famous Chocolate Chai from my book ” The Magic of Food as Medicine”
Here are the recipe for Golden Milk .
This is the drink for bones and joints. Golden Milk is perfect for anyone who has pain, arthritis, joint pain and for those who do a lot of exercise. Its perfect for yoga, sports people and make this drink for Pregnant ladies, elderly people who have pain and children going through growth spurts, This a beautiful recovery drink when you have a low appetite and need some good bone food. Also Just to add another benefit of Golden Milk, it is perfect on hot summer days, and cold winter days when there is either joint pain, inflammation or a feeling of too much fluid in the body. This is Magical Food as Medicine.
Almonds are very high in calcium and using Almond milk in this recipe is certainly the fastest way to good bone nutrition. You can use other milks such as fresh organic cows milk which had a very creamy and rich texture. You can GMO free Soy, Rice, Oat or Goats milk depending on your local tastes and preferences. –
So much goodness for your body with Turmeric and Ginger These are both evidence based as anti inflamatory herbs, arthritis relief, they also help with cholesterol levels reducing Low density lipo proteins ( fast) in the blood. Turmeric also works to remove excess estrogen from the body and is known as a liver herb, tumor marker and cancer preventative antioxidant. Ginger is a circulation stimulant, liver herb, anti arthritis herb and also really helps with cholesterol levels and cardiovascular protection through the circulatory system. I understand that the traditional recipe contains only turmeric. However I added Ginger and love that Ginger twist to the drink. You can add other herbs too if you want to add in some extra qualities. However remember this is Golden Milk, so keep the herbs golden. Ideas include Calendula Flowers, Golden Seal root and Chamomile flowers. Honey is full of nutrients and is our preferred flavour for all sweet drinks. In my book The Magic of Food as Medicine we show you the latest clinical trials, evidence base and information about all of the herbal ingredients in this recipe –
Golden Milk is a recipe for everyone. Its made with fresh Turmeric root and works well for you when you want a natural and nutritious anti inflammatory drink. I have added some ginger root into this recipe. But, do as you want. We also added almond milk to this recipe, However you can use cows, rice, oat or goats as you prefer. You can also use dried root instead of fresh. I always use 1/3 dry to what I would use fresh in weight. So, you will need to experiment with quantities yourself and add more or less of any of the herbs, salt and honey to your taste. Remember the stronger it is with the herbs the more medicinal it becomes.
This recipe makes about 1.2 litres and you can drink it warm. or pop in fridge for a cool summer treat.
What you need
2 big knobs of Turmeric root and Ginger root.
to taste 1 pinch sea salt
1 big blob honey ( to taste)
1 litre Almond milk
3 litres water
How to make it
1. Cut the turmeric and ginger into small pieces
2. Add the turmeric root, ginger, salt, water and honey into a sauce pan and pop on the stove top and bring to the boil. Let it reduce the liquid by half so that you end up with 1.5 litres of very yellow herby liquid.
3. Now, Pour in the almond milk and stir well.
Let it get really hot, but not boil. Then strain the liquid away from the herbs then serve.
You can make it in much larger amounts as I did at the Garden Expo.
We love our Golden Milk and hope you do too.
The other two recipes you can read in my book ” The Magic of Food as Medicine” and thats available online in ebook format. Or you can purchase a hard copy at our web site too. Here is the link Medicineroom e books link
I trust you are having a lovely day. Come and visit us at The Medicineroom Naturopathic Herbal Dispensary and chat with us about your health care and how we can help you develop optimal health and wellness.
Blessings and with love Dom xox
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Dominique Liv Kamal
Master Public Health ( Health Promotion)
Bachelor Health Science ( Complementary Medicine) ]
Naturopath, nutritionist, writer and Herbalist.
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