gifts buried in suffering,
At the beginning of the new year, many of us take time to pause and reflect. Giving thought to the past year, reviewing our lives, and taking inventory of what we have accomplished or not accomplished. Often, from a place of self-judgement, we create “resolutions”, or goals for the year to come, which involve even more accomplishing, doing, and producing.
For me, this means cooking and eating foods that are alive and full of nutrients- rather than ones that leave me feeling heavy and tired. Instead of saying, I’m not going to eating dairy or sugar, I gently nudge myself away from the mindset of rules, into the realm of feelings, remembering how wonderful it feels to feel vibrant, alive and energized.
Because cooking is a big part of my work and everyday life, I feel more grounded to the earth and its cycles when I prepare food that actually comes from the ground, when it’s grown in its true season.
A New Year – Fresh Turmeric Tonic
A healing turmeric tonic with freshly juiced turmeric root, apple, orange, beet, ginger and carrots.
- Prep Time: 10
- Total Time: 10
- Yield: 1 glass
- 4 medium organic carrots
1 small golden beet ( 2- 3 inches in diameter) scrubbed and cut in half (optional)
1 orange (peeled)
1 tablespoon sliced fresh turmeric root ( peels are OK) more to taste.
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh ginger
- 1 apple, cored
Juice all ingredients through a juicer.
Makes one 10 oz glass of juice