Golden Milk

As the name implies, this milk has turned golden with the use of turmeric. It has also turned "golden" because milk is now more precious, worth many anti-inflammatory benefits.

An Ayurvedic tradition - Golden Milk is a tonic that is meant to be nourishing, and good-tasting at the same time. Do you know that the compound - piperine found in black pepper enhances the absorption of turmeric? Don't forget its black pepper partner in harmony the next time you use turmeric in curries, pilafs, or even a salad dressing.

Golden Milk
adapted from Whole Foods

2 cups organic whole milk
10-15 thin slices fresh turmeric, gently pounded in a mortar and pestle
8-10 thin slices of fresh ginger, gently pounded in a mortar and pestle
Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
1 cinnamon

Directions: Gently simmer everything in a pot for about 15 minutes or more and you will notice the milk changing color to yellow. Keep the heat low (and do not allow boiling) so that the milk does not curdle. When done, sieve out the "solids" (strain the milk from the other ingredients). Serve the milk warm.

There are many ways to prepare Golden Milk - some recipes use ground spices while some use fresh whole spices.

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