Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Energize and Cleanse!

Warm up that tea with turmeric, an easy anti-oxidant.

A warming tea made with turmeric, warming spices, honey, and citrus.
Serves: 1-2
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, minced
  • 2 teaspoon ground turmeric (or 1 inch turmeric root)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or 2-3 cinnamon sticks)
  • 1 lemongrass tea bag
  • 6 peppercorns, optional
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • TO SERVE: sliced oranges, honey, juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil, add peeled and minced ginger root, turmeric, cinnamon (you may also add cinnamon sticks), peppercorns if desired, sliced oranges, sea salt.
  2. Simmer for 10-15 minutes on medium-low heat. Add lemongrass tea bag if using- steep for 3 minutes and then take out.
  3. Pour in a tea mug,
  4. TO SERVE: add coconut oil, which is optional, honey to taste, and fresh lemon juice. Enjoy hot or warm.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Urbancore 2015 Calendar

Photo from the cover of the Urbancore 2015 Calendar.  Calendars are $25 and will be available starting December 12th.  All proceeds from the calendar go to benefit the Children's Research Fund!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Quick, get me some protein!

My grandmother used to make these around the holidays. They were in bowls - everywhere! So simple and easy to carry around for a post-workout protein snack. 

Pat/drain a large can of chick peas until they are relatively dry. Season with a few tablespoons of olive oil and whatever seasonings you prefer. I used cayenne pepper, garlic powder and a little sea salt. 

Bake for 30-40 minutes and watch carefully at the end so they don't burn and enjoy.