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Warm Turmeric Ginger Milk

Making winter days a little better with this warm turmeric ginger milk. Not only is it warm and comforting, but this milk’s bright color is such a happy sight on a cloudy day like this one. We’re expecting rain for the next couple of days, which makes me crave spring even more. I usually love winter, but this one has been dreadful. We were basically stuck inside from the end of December to the beginning of January due to the extreme cold temperatures. Since then, we’ve been experiencing drastic changes in temperature, which is not ideal for any outdoor activity. We seem to always have a few cold days with snow, followed by mild temperatures and heavy rain. It then freezes again and we’re left with icy roads and trails. Basically, I…

Golden Mango Citrus Smoothie

I’m taking advantage of citrus season with this refreshing golden mango citrus smoothie. I’m also hoping this smoothie gives me the extra boost I need to stay healthy this flu season… I caught two colds last fall (I lost my voice for a week, both times), so I really don’t need another one. Working in a hospital probably doesn’t help – I’m constantly exposed to sick patients. So since it’s winter and I’m working in a hospital, I’ve been trying to take extra care of my health. I prioritize sleep, I exercise regularly, I try to manage stress and eat more protein, fruits and vegetables. This may not be true every day, but I try! Whenever I feel like I’m lacking fruits and vegetables, I make a smoothie. To be…

Golden Hummus with Curried Roasted Chickpeas

There’s hummus and then there’s golden hummus. Turmeric is quickly gaining popularity, so I was surprised not to see any turmeric hummus. I thought I’d give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised with the results! The color is really bright (as Shaun pointed out, it’s the color of pee… thank you Shaun, thank you.) Despite that comment, we both found this hummus SO flavorful. I also added cumin and garlic to give it a boost. I like to top it with crushed chili peppers, parsley and roasted chickpeas. Eat it with roasted carrots, crackers or raw vegetables and you got yourself the perfect snack or a quick healthy lunch. For the chickpeas, I decided to go with a curry flavor since it pairs well with the turmeric and the cumin in the hummus. Not…