Eating In | Turmeric Tea

Spring is finally here and for a lot of us that means allergies and inflammation. If you're feeling me, look no further than this take on traditional golden milk by Monica Pierini. Turmeric is known for it's fantastic anti-inflammatory properties and it's such a treat paired with coconut milk! Happy sipping.

Food styling by Monica Pierini, props courtesy of Prophaus

Food styling by Monica Pierini, props courtesy of Prophaus

Serves 1

1 cup dairy-free milk of choice (coconut milk is best) 

1-inch piece turmeric, peeled and sliced

black pepper 

agave 

Bring coconut milk to a simmer. Add turmeric and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour through a sieve and serve with a pinch of freshly ground pepper and agave, to taste. 

Make your own variation by adding additional spices such as cardamom, cinnamon or clove.

Eating In | Forbidden Bowl

This is the sort of meal I love because it fits my own shopping habits. Instead of requiring a complicated grocery trip unto itself, I can use pantry staples like grains, eggs, and yogurt that I tend to always have on hand, making it a perfect stress-free, healthful choice. This recipe is the brain-child of my friend Monica Pierini, who is a fabulous food stylist, and an easy go-to meal that uses a few simple ingredients to tremendously delicious effect.  

Food styling by Monica Pierini, props courtesy of Prophaus

Food styling by Monica Pierini, props courtesy of Prophaus

Serves 2

1 cup forbidden rice

2 cups broth 

2 eggs

1/4 cup whole milk yogurt

1-inch piece turmeric, peeled and finely grated

salt and pepper

1/2 head radicchio or other chicory, torn into bite size pieces

4 tablespoons mixed chopped herbs such as chives, parsley, and mint

1 lemon, supremed

In a medium pot combine rice and broth and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep covered for 10 minutes. Flake with a fork and set aside. In a medium pot bring enough water to cover the eggs to a boil. Add eggs and simmer for 6 minutes. Peel and set aside. In a small bowl combine yogurt, turmeric, salt and pepper to taste. Serve turmeric yogurt topped with rice, radicchio, herbs, lemon and eggs. Serve with additional salt and pepper.