Warming Ginger Turmeric Tea

Warming Ginger Turmeric Tea // 24 Carrot Life #antiinflammation #ginger #turmeric

Turmeric is one of those spices that I know is good for me, I want to use it, but I have no idea how! Should I get ground turmeric or fresh turmeric? Where does one even find fresh turmeric? Am I supposed to peel it? Help!

Turmeric is an orange root that looks similar to ginger in shape and texture. It has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and is actually best when paired with a pinch of black pepper which activates the main ingredient curcumin.

Warming Ginger Turmeric Tea // 24 Carrot Life #antiinflammation #ginger #turmeric

I figured tea was an easy way to start and I ended up loving this little concoction. Just a few ingredients and I had a potent cold-fighting and winter-warming tea.

This is one of those recipes that isn’t much of a recipe at all. Just throw a few nubs of peeled fresh turmeric and ginger into hot water, add a touch of honey or stevia, a pinch of black pepper and that’s it! If you don’t have fresh turmeric, I think you could sub in 1/2 a teaspoon of ground turmeric to begin and then add more water or turmeric as needed.

This tea is going to be on serious rotation for me until I use up all the fresh turmeric my friend brought for me from an asian market nearby.

Warming Ginger Turmeric Tea // 24 Carrot Life #antiinflammation #ginger #turmericHave you ever used turmeric? What do you make with it?

Warming Ginger Turmeric Tea
 
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • knob of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped into three pieces
  • knob of fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped into three pieces
  • pinch of black pepper
  • honey or stevia, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add water, ginger and turmeric to a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, add black pepper and honey/stevia, turn off heat, and let cool slightly before drinking.
Notes
If you don't have fresh turmeric, start with 1/2 a teaspoon ground turmeric and then add more water or more ground turmeric as needed.

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Squares

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Squares // 24 Carrot Life #healthy #chocolate #peanutbutter

A few weeks ago I visited some friends in D.C., and of course the weekend was filled with lots of food adventures. #thankful for having friends who like to eat as much as I do. My friend, Jordan, and I made a killer breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast one morning, and we hit up some adorable coffee shops during my trip. My favorite thing to do!

We also visited Union Market in between music sets at the All Things Go Festival we went to. Union Market was awesome! It was like a combination of Philly’s Reading Terminal Market and the Ferry Building in San Fran. Aka… two places I could legitimately live in.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Squares // 24 Carrot Life #healthy #chocolate #peanutbutter

One of the stalls in Union Market had this delicious looking chocolate bar that was solid as a brick. I knew we had to have it so I picked up for Jordan and I to split. The ingredients list was short and I could pronounce everything on it- chocolate, agave, peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, dried cherries, and oats. Done.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Squares // 24 Carrot Life #healthy #chocolate #peanutbutterChocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Squares // 24 Carrot Life #healthy #chocolate #peanutbutter

To the kitchen I went! I modified the ingredients to fit what I had on hand. I skipped the agave since the chocolate chips were sweet enough, and swapped puffed rice cereal for the oats. I love the crispy texture the puffed rice gave the bars! These bars rival any rice krispy treat and are like a healthier chocolate peanut butter fudge.

These bars are:

Fudgy
Chocolatety
Sweet
Salty
Crispy

I don’t know what else I can say to convince you to get in the kitchen immediately and make these bars. I stuck half the batch in the freezer to keep them out of site, out of mind. Who am I kidding, though? I know they are in there…

Jordan, if you’re out there reading, these bars are for you. And all the rest of you too!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Squares // 24 Carrot Life #healthy #chocolate #peanutbutter

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Squares
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 12 squares
Ingredients
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/3 cup raw pepitas
  • 1/3 heaping cup dried cherries
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 and ½ cups puffed rice cereal (rice krispies)
Instructions
  1. Line a 6x6 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients except puffed rice cereal to a large bowl and mix to combine. Once combined, add in puffed rice 1/2 cup at a time and fold to combine.
  3. Pour mixture into the pan and press down with the back of a spoon to smooth.
  4. Place in fridge for 30 min-1 hour to set and store in the fridge or freezer.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 square Calories: 271 Fat: 18.3 g Carbohydrates: 20.6 g Sugar: 12 g Fiber: 3.1 g Protein: 6.7 g

 

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Oven-Dried Tomato Pesto Fettuccine

Oven Dried Tomato Pesto Fettucine  // 24 Carrot Life #pasta #tomatoes #healthy #ad

Pasta has a bad rep when it comes to healthy eating. It is ridiculed for having too many carbs and calories, and that is mostly right if you’re eating tons of it and covering it in a super creamy and cheesy sauce. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be part of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, it’s a great energy source and it’s an inexpensive meal option. If you pair it with some protein, even better!

In honor of National Pasta Month (if you didn’t know this about October then you’re not alone) Recipe Redux and The National Pasta Association challenged us “reduxers” to create a healthy pasta dish. Easy peasy.

So today I’ve got another comforting, yet healthy, pasta dish to add to this already growing list.

Oven Dried Tomato Pesto Fettucine  // 24 Carrot Life #pasta #tomatoes #healthy #ad

I knew I had to put these oven-dried tomatoes to good use, so pesto it was. Use store-bought sun-dried tomatoes or make your own, throw them in a food processor with just a few more ingredients and you have the most flavorful pesto (with a vegan option)! I have been eating the leftover pesto with Nut Thin crackers and I bet it would be amazing with some cheddar cheese.

So, bottom line is don’t be so afraid of pasta and try out this flavorful dish for a healthy option!

Oven Dried Tomato Pesto Fettucine  // 24 Carrot Life #pasta #tomatoes #healthy #adWhat’s your favorite way to keep pasta healthy?

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Fettuccine
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4 with extra pesto
Ingredients
  • 1 package dried wheat fettuccine
  • 2 cups oven-dried or sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (vegan) or grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, keeping it al dente.
  2. Add oven-dried tomatoes and remaining ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. Add water in tablespoon increments if you would like the texture to be a bit thinner.
  3. When pasta is cooked, drain, and serve. Top with oven-dried tomato pesto or toss before serving.
  4. Store oven-dried tomato pesto in an airtight container in the fridge. Stays for up to a month.
Notes
Extra pesto is great served with cheese or on crackers. It would also be great on a piece of toast topped with a fried egg.

Disclaimer: By posting this recipe I am entering a contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. 

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