Holiday Detox Tea

The holidays are upon us. As such, some of us may experience occasional instances of slight overconsumption*. No judgment here! I’m usually feeling rather gouty by the time Jan 1 rolls around, myself.

If you do overeat/drink and feel gross, I recommend this tea. It’s my take on a few different variations of detox tea I’ve seen around, including one found at Seattle’s most delightful tea shop, Remedy. I usually start stress eating to warm up for the holidays by mid October, so I’ve been drinking this shit for months.

SO ARTSY

SO ARTSY

Here is how I make it. This stains like a mofo so be careful.

*Roman emperor style binges that seem to last for days on end.

Detox Tea

This is full of good shit. Lemons are a diuretic (aka they will debloat you), turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, cinnamon does something good I am now forgetting, and ginger settles your stomach and aids digestion. You can also make this in larger batches to mix with your choice warm or cold milk product, kinda like chai.

Serves 1-2

  • ½ to 1 inch ish fresh ginger, grated or thinly sliced
  • Cinnamon, 1-2 sticks or a vigorous shaking’s worth (1 tsp ish I would guess)
  • Turmeric, about the same amount as cinnamon
  • Juice o’ one lemon
  • Optional: dash or so cayenne depending on how much of a spiciness badass you are

Pour some v. hot water over the ingredients and let steep for about 5 minutes, then strain into a mug. Stir in some honey to taste.

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Recipe Roundup

I haven’t been feeling very inspired to write as of late, but I HAVE been feeling inspired to eat (thanks shitty weather and 5pm darkness). So, here are links to some fall-ish recipes that resulted in deliciousness. Some are healthy, some are fatty mcfatterson.

This is totally irrelevant but I am still finding it hilarious (via the Safeway pastry dept.)

This is totally irrelevant but I am still finding it hilarious (via the Safeway pastry dept.)

  • Jalapeno Mac and Cheese Holy shit was this good. And easy to make! I am planning to save this and reuse about a million times with other ingredients.
  • Roasted Potato and Paprika Chickpea Salad Simple, healthy fall salad. Roasted chickpeas are a delightful snack, too, if you make extra.
  • Apple Crumble So damn easy and so damn tasty. I may have made this twice last weekend, don’t judge me.
  • Crockpot Chicken Chili This is relatively healthy and seriously soooo delicious. I kind of ruined my nonstick skillet browning the peppers but I think it was worth it (just be careful during this step). Also of note, I only had vegan cream cheese and that worked fine.