Sunday, January 26, 2014

Warmed Turmeric-Ginger Cashew Milk

Serves 1
Time: less than 10 mins

Are you watching The Blacklist? I haven't been this obsessed with a series since Lost and 24. I love the ongoing mystery behind Red and Lizzie's connection and how it's so expertly balanced out with the cleanly resolved blacklist criminal cases in each episode. I think it's a genius way to frame the series and keep everything interesting. I also love the little details in the margins, like the apple, the Rembrandt and Lizzie's scar, which have to all potentially mean something. And who is Lucy Brooks? Who is in the photo that Red pulls from the list of the Stewmaker's victims? Who does Mr. Fitch work for? What's the deal with Lizzie's husband and what's in Nebraska? So. many. questions+theories!

While watching one of the last episodes, I made this turmeric "tea" which I've seen a lot of on pinterest latelySince then, pouring this beautifully warm, delicately spiced and subtly creamy concoction it onto a mug with turmeric-stained fingers is a little ritual I've fallen in love with before curling up on the couch at night. There's something soothing and nice about the steam, color and unique aroma that's perfect right before bed. 

I feel a little silly giving exact measurements for everything below, because this is a completely eyeballityourself kind of thing, but fresh ginger is key here and pairs perfectly with the earthy and warm quality of the turmeric.

1 cup of cashew milk (soy or almond milk will do as well)
1 tsp Earth Balance OR 1 TB canned coconut cream (skim the heavy portion off the top of the can)
1/2 tsp dried turmeric OR 1 tsp fresh turmeric, grated
1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
a few pinches of cinnamon, cloves and/or anise 
1-2 TB raw agave syrup
pinch of salt


Place the vegan milk into a saucepan over over medium-low heat. Add in the vegan butter or coconut cream, turmeric and ginger, and whisk until smooth.

Add in any extra pinches of spice, agave and salt. Heat through until warm, then whisk again and serve immediately.


  1. Beautiful! I love that you included your turmeric-stained fingers in the final photo!

    1. Thank you! I used to try scrubbing it off after making this and now I just kinda let it fade away on its own. : )

  2. i don't usually do the warm drinks, i have my coffee in the AM and that's about it. i have taken to drinking broth at night though. anyway, this looks very comforting, what with the crazy cold we've been experiencing.

    i have not seen Blacklist, i'm going to wait for it to come out on Netflix to watch in one fell swoop, i already have too many other shows to watch, one of which is The Following, which makes my heart thud the entire hour it's one.

    1. I love The Following, yes it stressed me out too! I marathon watched the entire first season on Netflix in two days. I would prefer watching Blacklist that way too, except I am way too addicted and undisciplined to wait for it!

  3. Wow--this was great. I didn't expect to like it quite as much as I did, but I'll be making it again for sure. Came out just fine with unsweetened almond milk.

  4. I love the Blacklist! I watch it with my 15 y/o daughter every week. We watch it on Hulu whenever we have time together. When she was in Oregon recently, it was so hard to wait for her to get back so we could catch up! :)

    The drink sounds lovely too. I'm a relatively new follower and generally lurk, but I love your blog and have so many recipes pinned to try soon!

  5. I need to check out Blacklist! And this looks wonderful, perfectly warming on a cold night ... If we ever get one here again!


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