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  1. Hoping you are beginning to feel better. Having a nasty cold is no fun. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate turmeric in my diet. Both drinks look delicious and the tea is perfect for me. Looking forward to you getting back into the action.

    • Thank you, Jovina. You are so kind. I started putting turmeric on my eggs in the mornings and it’s great. I am feeling better. Little by little I’ll be back to my old self, but more protective of my time. I have to see what you’ve been up to. I’ve missed so much reading! Be well, Jovina. xo

  2. I’m sorry to hear about your cold, but it seems you know exactly how to fight it (and I don’t mean only turmeric). All three of the drinks sound and look delicious, and the citrusy tea sounds quite incredible; I would love that! Get well soon, so you can enjoy the arrival of Spring, and share all those wonderful sounding recipes with us.

    • Thanks, Darya. You’re right. I felt a lot better the week after I got back and then just resumed everything and it came back to get me. I’ve been drinking so much of that tea and as per your suggestion, I’ve been having turmeric eggs. I’m really enjoying its new uses. Spring is coming. So much good produce on the way. I hope you’re doing well. I’m loving watching your adventures on Instagram 🙂

  3. Beautiful photos!! I recently read up about the amazing health benefits of using turmeric. I must give all three of the drinks a try! They look delicious! x

    • Thanks so much. I’ve been consuming so much turmeric that it’s possible I need a rest from it. My favorite use lately has been over eggs, but the cold shake, with yogurt instead of almond milk is amazing. I drink that pretty often. 🙂

  4. Colds are awful things, glad to hear you are getting over yours. Your photos and lists of ingredients and how you serve them up with such beautiful cups and spoons I think I would very much like be under your care if I ever had a cold because I know I would be feeling better pretty soon.

    • Aww thank you Maria. Yes, colds have a tendency to linger if you don’t heed their call so I’ve been just indulging in rest and these teas. I drink the cold one often because it tastes so good and I add yogurt instead of almond milk. But I’ve been drinking jars of the tea. I really like it. The cayenne adds a nice kick. I’ll make these drinks for you and you can send me your pastries. It’ll be an exchange 🙂

  5. Hi Amanda, I’m glad you are feeling better. The turmeric shake looks like something I really want to make! My husband had knee surgery in January, and I have heard that turmeric is a good anti-inflammatory agent, in addition to other great things! I have been trying different “healing” smoothies for him, and this one looks like a great one to try!!! Hope you continue to feel better and stronger!

    • Hi Jenny! I think you’ll like this one. Sorry to hear about your husband’s knee. My husband had knee surgery a few years ago and I tried to go the same. It’s tough. Speedy recovery to him. I’m feeling better and looking fwd to spring. Be well!

  6. I think I needed this post last week – i had flu and slept for three days, right through my birthday! I will be saving the recipes for the next time, which fortunately isn’t often. I’m looking forward to reading your stewed rabbit recipe soon. I hope you are feeling better now 🙂

  7. Turmeric will dye the shit out of your clothes, I made that mistake too, haha!
    Sorry to hear about your cold but I’m glad you’re back up on your feet babe. These little concotions look delicious, brilliant adding the ginger!

  8. Sorry to read that you’ve not been well, Amanda. There’s a nasty bug going around and I know a number of people who’ve been waylaid by it. I hope you’re feeling better and on the road to a full recovery. I’ve learned to wear black when cooking with turmeric, blueberries, or concord grapes and I’ve a drawerful of stained shirts to prove that it really is hard to teach an old dog new tricks. 🙂

    • Thanks, John. I’m doing a bit better now. That’s so funny about your dark colors with foods that stain. I should probably invest in an apron, but I just don’t wear one, not that an apron would solve the problem of piles of clothes in the apartment 🙂

  9. Just what we all need now, Amanda! How good to hear you are getting better & Great restorative for the ill here in our house, my husband is slowly recovering from a bad cold, too.

    • Ahh it’s that time of year I guess. Glad to hear he’s getting better too. Maybe some turmeric tea will help 🙂 I’m glad the weather is getting a little nicer. It makes you want to be outside and running around. Be well, Nicole! xo

    • Hola, Chica! Yes it’s a great anti-inflammatory and pepper helps the absorption. The cold shake is my favorite, but I’ve been drinking the tea. Hope you’re doing well and thank you for the compliment 🙂

  10. oh amanda, here’s hoping you feel better really soon, having the sniffles right as the weather turns and it’s beautiful out is the pits. (amended: being sick anytime sucks).
    as always, thank you for your shout out and link up. you are so supportive and encouraging and i am appreciative for your thoughtfulness and kindness.

    • Thanks, Lan! I’m slowly getting back to normal. I love to pay it forward when I learn something so I’m happy to shout out when it counts. I’m so looking forward to the weekend for a little more rest and some good old fashioned kitchen work!

    • Thank you, Linda. Natural remedies really do help..and rest. I’m glad that I discovered the joys of turmeric from this at least. Thanks for the compliment 🙂 Be well!

  11. These do sound terrific and I almost forgot how great turmeric is for the body. I will need to try it on eggs too. Do you sprinkle over cooked eggs or mix it into eggs that you fry or scramble?

    • Hi Stacey, thank you! I mix it right into the beaten eggs. It ads such an earthy flavor. You can also just sprinkle a little over the cooked ones! Be well. Xo

  12. Late-winter colds are the pits, but hey–it’s spring now and I’m glad your feeling better! I love the idea of the tea, and since I can get my hands on both fresh ginger and fresh turmeric, I’m going to have to give it a try even if I’m not feeling under the weather but simply want something special to drink on a gloomy day.

  13. Oh gosh you remind me of myself last year (and the year before) where I was really hitting myself with too many things. And then I made a wallpaper for my laptop desktop which was a photo of piano keys (something that destresses me) and the words: Just let it be. It was to remind myself to stop trying to do EVERYTHING and slow down. Oh, and as I’ve learnt as we get older, any sporadic drinking regime gets too much the next day… Interesting that turmeric is a great coloring for clothes, thanks for the tip and I’ll be carefull. Guess what today I went to buy turmeric and I forgot how to say it in Spanish (or Catalan for that matter) so I asked the lady if she knew the translation for “turmeric”. The answer was no so I ended up looking it up in my phone. The answer is cucurmina by the way… xx

    • I love this comment. I like the idea of a reminder on your screen and sadly, I agree with your drinking experience, though it doesn’t stop me at all…i have a second thought and then go for it despite the consequences. I actually knew cúrcuma because the turmeric I have actually came from a woman in Panama and it actually doesn’t say cumin on it. I had to remember what it was when I was looking for it! So funny! Amazing. xoxo

  14. I do hope you are feeling better now, Amanda! We really can wear ourselves down and need to be kind to our bodies. I’ve been drinking a turmeric tea blend in the evenings, but will try yours now since it sounds (and looks) so appealing. Turmeric is also a marvelous dye for your kitchen counters, as I learned a few weeks ago when making Indian food. It was a lovely evening, so I’ll remember it fondly when I see the stain. Happy spring to you!

    • Thank you for your kind message, Hannah! It’s always great to hear from you. I now drink turmeric tea as often as possible. I am finally feeling better. I had a lingering cold for like a month. It helped to have little home remedies and comforts. I hope you’re doing well and I appreciate the advice about being kind to ourselves and knowing limits. Be well! xox

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