Whirled Crystallized Ginger Tea

Cook's notes: Reworking one of the tea recipes in Singers’ Home Remedies: Garlic, Honey, and Ginger page to use my Vitamix blender instead of straining out the ginger. It has a lot of lovely flavor and most everything is measured in three's. Honey and black pepper are supposed to be good for a cough; ginger soothes …

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Hot Chai Cocoa

Cook's notes: This recipe is brilliant. I'm now dreaming of different dark chocolate bars for different flavors of cocoa. Place 8.5 oz milk (I used almond milk), 40 g chopped dark chocolate, and 1 chai tea bag in a small pot over medium-low heat. Simmer until chocolate is melted, stirring often. Remove tea bag and …

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Kefir Smoothie

Cook's notes: Kefir gives this smoothie a wonderful tangy flavor. This is a great smoothie without greens, similar to the transitional Low Fiber Smoothie: Peach. Makes about 3.5 cups. (2 servings)   2 cups vanilla Kefir yogurt drink 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 banana, peeled and chopped 3/4 cup frozen blueberries (unsweetened) 1/4 cup frozen cherries (unsweetened) Add …

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