I love making bread. I wrote about it over a year ago in a post called “How to Make Bread.” I follow the Jim Lahey no knead method. Because there is no need to knead! Continue reading “Update: How to Make Bread”
OMG! I have finally found a ketchup recipe that we LOVE. I have tried a few and this one hits the mark. The secret? Simmering. The base is tomato paste and it really needs to be cooked to bring out the flavor and take the edge off of the raw intensity of it. Continue reading “How to Make Ketchup”
I needed coconut butter for a recipe for the Essential Vegan Desserts course I am taking. It is an online baking course through Rouxbe.com with the queen of chocolate Fran Costigan! I usually like to make everything myself and coconut butter is no exception. It is stupidly easy and a lot less expensive than buying it. Continue reading “How to Make Coconut Butter”
So, I made harissa paste. I am not sure if this would be considered “authentic.” But whatever. It’s freaking fantastic. I can’t stop eating it. Continue reading “How to Make Harissa Paste”
We named these “fight colds/feel better shots” because that is exactly what they are. All of the elements do their jobs including but not limited to:
Ginger: immune boosting, detoxing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, detoxing
Lemon Juice: immune boosting, detoxing
Cayenne Pepper: anti-cold, anti-flu, anti-fungal
And now that we are about to leave our summer vacation bubble and head back to the city, we need to make sure we are fortified for the school year!
I had to buy some new equipment for this project but it is well worth it. I got a dozen of these cute little 2oz. bottles and these little stainless steel funnels so that we could properly portion out our shots and not waste a drop! I made these in the Vitamix and I can’t vouch for them if made in a blender. So you know what I say? It’s time to get a Vitamix!
This recipe makes about 11 2oz. shots. The size of ginger and turmeric varies but really some amount like what is pictured below is fine.
1 3/4 cup filtered water
The juice of 4 lemons
1 piece of big ginger
3 pieces turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
11 2oz. bottles
1 fine mesh strainer
Pour the water into the Vitamix. Squeeze in the fresh lemon juice.
Peel the ginger and add it to the Vitamix. Next, add the turmeric, unpeeled. Add the cayenne pepper.
Start the Vitamix on low and then turn it up and let it rip until it is yellow and you don’t hear any more grinding.
Set the fine mesh strainer over a 2 cup measuring cup and pour the mixture through. Press the remaining pulp with the back of a spoon and get out as much as you can. There will be only a small amount of pulp left. You an also skip this step.
Set the bottles up in an assembly line and get the funnel ready. Have a spoon handy to mix the measuring cup every few pours to make sure the pulp doesn’t settle and it is evenly distributed among the bottles.
Pour the shots and then twist the covers on tightly. Store in the refrigerator. Shake them up before shooting them and enjoy!