Iced Golden Milk Latte with Coconut Milk and Cardamom

 Chilled, with creamy coconut milk, lovely spices, and gently sweetened with honey, this AIP-friendly drink is a delicious way to cool down and get anti-inflammatory spices into your diet. -- The Nourishing Gourmet

Chilled, with creamy coconut milk, lovely spices, and gently sweetened with honey, this AIP-friendly drink is a delicious way to cool down and get anti-inflammatory spices into your diet.

I’ve been working on getting anti-inflammatory spices in my diet on a more regular basis. This beautiful iced drink gives me not only healthy (and creamy) coconut milk, but the scrumptious flavors of turmeric, ginger, vanilla and is gently sweetened with honey. Leave out if on a strict Autoimmune Protocol Diet, but here I’ve also added one of my favorite spices, cardamom. It adds so much! This is one delicious way to enjoy these spices.

Before I brought you a more traditional Golden Milk recipe, then I brought you a Golden Turmeric Sipping Broth – which is a savory version of the sweet drink. Now I wanted something to enjoy on a hot afternoon, and this is lovely for that.

For other lovely summer recipes check out this list of 41 Sweet and Refreshing Summer Recipes.

AIP notes: Use gum free coconut milk or cream, like the brand listed below, and leave our cardamon and black pepper.

Ingredients:

Chilled, with creamy coconut milk, lovely spices, and gently sweetened with honey, this AIP-friendly drink is a delicious way to cool down and get anti-inflammatory spices into your diet. -- The Nourishing Gourmet

 

Iced Golden Milk Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coconut milk or cream (you can thin down with water)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon dried ginger
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (leave out if strict AIP)
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried cardamom (leave out if strict AIP)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-4 teaspoons honey
  • Ice

Directions:

In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil with the spices until just simmering. Whisk in the honey and vanilla extract and remove from heat. Let steep for 10 minutes. Fill one large glass with ice, or two small glasses with ice. Pour golden milk over the ice. Stir and enjoy.

Iced Golden Milk Latte with Coconut Milk and Cardamom
 
Serves: 1-2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of coconut milk or cream (you can thin down with water)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon dried ginger
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (leave out if strict AIP)
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried cardamom (leave out if strict AIP)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-4 teaspoons honey
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil with the spices until just simmering. Whisk in the honey and vanilla extract and remove from heat. Let steep for 10 minutes. Fill one large glass with ice, or two small glasses with ice. Pour golden milk over the ice. Stir and enjoy.

 

Thai Chicken Fried Rice

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By Katie Mae Stanley of Nourishing Simplicity

Savory grains of rice are mixed with fresh summer vegetables, tender chicken, and spicy basil.

Thai chicken fried rice is the perfect dish to enjoy anytime, especially in the summer when gardens are bursting with zucchini, bell peppers, string beans, and basil, all of which make up this dish.

I am a huge rice fan. Part of that comes from living in Mexico for ten years where I ate it almost every day. The other part is simply because rice is pretty tasty. It helps that rice is an excellent way to stretch pricier items like meat. Even now that I have been State-side for over two years I crave rice if I go more than a few days without eating it.

Rice is the humble staple of many cultures. Whether it is Arabic rice, Chinese egg fried rice, Jamaican rice and peas, or a savory miso rice congee, rice is an integral part of life. It is the substance that keeps many people going.

Unless it is necessary for me to go grain-free I don’t see my kitchen ever going without rice.

Thai is one of my weakness when it comes to picking a restaurant to eat at. If I could, I would eat it out at least once a week but that is not exactly budget friendly.

Thankfully over time I have started to learn how to recreate some of my favorite dishes, like yellow curry or Kimi’s simple Thai broth. It was only a matter of time that I finally broke down to create a Thai chicken fried rice that satisfied my cravings.

This Thai chicken fried rice is a combination of three of my favorite restaurants in various parts of California.

I mentioning making velvet chicken in this recipe. It is a process of poaching the chicken to make it more tender. It is a beneficial step but not necessary. There are times when I skip it, so don’t pressure yourself to do it. If you have a little extra time then it is worth it in my book.

If you are confused about why we are okay with white rice read more about it here.

Thai Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups steamed white rice (Jasmine preferred), made at least a few hours before and chilled
  • 1 pound chicken breast, thinly sliced and velveted (optional)
  • 1 cup Thai basil*
  • 1 cup zucchini, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup string beans or long beans, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons coconut/palm sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce/tamari for gluten free
  • 1/2 teaspoon unrefined salt

* If Thai basil can not be found, feel free to substitute with sweet basil. To cut the basil roll a few leaves into a cigar shape and thinly slice.

Directions:

1. Cook the rice a few hours to a day or two in advance. Allow to cool.

2. Thinly slice the chicken breast. Use the velveting method to par-cook the chicken or set the raw chicken aside to cook in the skillet.

3. Quarter the zucchini, cutting it 1/4 of an inch thick. Remove the end from the string or long beans, cutting them into 1/4 inch pieces. Cut the bell pepper in half, removing the seeds. Thinly slice the bell pepper. Roll a few basil leaves at a time like a cigar. Thinly slice the rolls of basil. Crush the garlic.

4. Mix the soy sauce, palm sugar, and salt in a small dish.

5. In a wok or cast iron skillet heat the oil for two minutes.  Add the green beans and bell pepper. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes, allowing them to blister, stirring frequently.

6. Add the chicken and crushed garlic. Stir until the chicken is almost cooked.

7. Add the rice, zucchini, the soy sauce mixture. Stir for 3-5 minutes until thoroughly mixed and heated through. Add the basil and stir again.

Top with extra basil if desired.

Thai Chicken Fried Rice
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups steam white rice (Jasmin preferred)
  • 1 lb chicken breast, thinly sliced and velveted (optional)
  • 1 cup Thai basil*
  • 1 cup zucchini, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup string beans or long beans, chopped into ¼ inch pieces
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 TBS coconut oil
  • 2 tsp coconut/palm sugar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce/tamari for gluten free
  • ½ tsp unrefined salt
Instructions
  1. * If Thai basil can not be found, feel free to substitute with sweet basil. To cut the basil roll a few leaves into a cigar shape and thinly slice.
  2. Cook the rice a few hours to a day or two in advance. Allow to cool.
  3. Thinly slice the chicken breast. Use the velveting method to par-cook the chicken or set the raw chicken aside to cook in the skillet.
  4. Quarter the zucchini, cutting it a ¼ of an inch thick. Remove the end from the string or long beans, cutting them into ¼ inch pieces. Cut the bell pepper in half, removing the seeds. Thinly slice the bell pepper. Roll a few basil leaves at a time like a cigar. Thinly slice the rolls of basil. Crush the garlic.
  5. Mix the soy sauce, palm sugar, and salt in a small dish.
  6. In a wok or cast iron skillet heat the oil for two minutes. Add the green beans and bell pepper. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes, allowing them to blister, stirring frequently.
  7. Add the chicken and crushed garlic. Stir until the chicken is almost cooked.
  8. Add the rice, zucchini, the soy sauce mixture. Stir for 3-5 minutes until thoroughly mixed and heated through. Add the basil and stir again.
  9. Top with extra basil if desired.

 

Golden Turmeric Sipping Broth

This golden broth is flavored and colored by bright turmeric, ginger, with garlic undertones and richness from coconut milk. It's a savory version of "Golden Milk" and so delicious! -- The Nourishing Gourmet

This savory broth is a lovely mix of creamy coconut milk, nourishing chicken broth, and is spiced with turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and garlic for a flavorful, anti-inflammatory sipping broth.

This is my savory version of “golden milk” – a traditional drink that is sweet and spicy. This version uses salt instead of honey, and chicken broth instead of water for a great way to mix things up. Plus, you get the benefit of homemade chicken broth! (Though, the recipe also works with store-bought as well).

I’ve been trying to add more turmeric to our diets lately, and this is a delicious way to do so. My kids love it! They like it especially if I add a handful of rice to give them something to bite into.

As homemade broths and stocks continue to gain popularity, flavored sipping broths are getting a foothold. Those who have followed a “nourishing” diet have long extolled the pleasures of sipping salted homemade broth in the morning chill. That idea is taking off now even commercially. I still enjoy an occasional cup or rich broth by itself, but I love flavoring mine. One example is this recipe. Another one of my favorites is my Simple Thai Broth from my cookbook, Ladled: Nourishing Soups for all Seasons. (Amazon links are affiliate).

AIP Note: This recipe is safe for you if you leave out the black pepper and use a gum free coconut milk/cream. If/when you can handle black pepper, add it, as it helps you get the benefit from the turmeric.

Recipe Notes: I use organic spices, and this brand of gum free Coconut Cream .

This golden broth is flavored and colored by bright turmeric, ginger, with garlic undertones and richness from coconut milk. It's a savory version of "Golden Milk" and so delicious! -- The Nourishing Gourmet

Golden Turmeric Sipping Broth

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of whole fat coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric*
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger*
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic, smashed and peeled*
  • Generous sprinkle of ground pepper, (freshly ground, preferred)
  • Unrefined salt

Directions:

1In a medium both combine all of the ingredients and bring to a low simmer. Simmer, on low, or medium-low heat for about ten minutes. Remove garlic with a spoon, salt to taste, and enjoy! Serve 2-4.

Notes:

*I’ve also made this with fresh ginger and turmeric. Take 2-3 inches of turmeric and fresh ginger, and slice it on a diagonal. Add to broth instead of the ground versions. Remove the roots along with the garlic before serving.

*You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to give it a bit of a punch.

Golden Turmeric Sipping Broth
 
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of whole fat coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric*
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger*
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic, smashed and peeled*
  • Generous sprinkle of ground pepper, (freshly ground, preferred)
  • Unrefined salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium both combine all of the ingredients and bring to a low simmer. Simmer, on low, or medium-low heat for about ten minutes. Remove garlic with a spoon, salt to taste, and enjoy! Serve 2-4.
Notes
*I’ve also made this with fresh ginger and turmeric. Take 2-3 inches of turmeric and fresh ginger, and slice it on a diagonal. Add to broth instead of the ground versions. Remove the roots along with the garlic before serving.

*You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to give it a bit of a punch.(Not AIP)

 

 

41 Refreshing and Sweet Recipes for a Healthy Summer

These easy and healthy refreshing snacks and desserts will keep you (and your kids) going all summer long! Made with real food, and dairy free, gluten free and paleo friendly, too. -- The Nourishing Gourmet

Glorious summer days are upon us! And with those hot days, our meals are transforming into lighter meals. I’m reaching a lot more often for my blender to make smoothies for us all, and ice cream sounds just about right on a hot afternoon.

With me pulling out various recipes from my recipe index, I thought I’d compile some of my favorite summery and sweet recipes here so that you all can find them easily too!

There is surprisingly little need to stock up on sugar-y ice cream, dye-filled popsicles, and other typical store bought treats with these easy homemade treats on hand! But you will notice, that just for fun, I’ve linked to some fun add on products that you can buy for special treats (like gluten-free ice cream cones!). I’ve used affiliate links when possible.

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1- Frozen Grapes: Before I get to the recipe links, I have one very simple “recipe” to suggest for summer. Frozen grapes. These are so delicious and freezing them changes them in surprising ways. Try it on the next hot day. You won’t be sorry.

Refreshing Smoothies

2. Creamy Raspberry Vanilla Smoothie: The vanilla and kombucha in combination with coconut milk really make this recipe splendid. Plus, it’s lower carb and banana-free, for those who don’t want a high in carb recipe.

3. Healthy Shamrock Shake: Very fun, very green, and sweet with dots of dark chocolate and plenty of mint flavor. Yum!

4. Orange Mango Smoothie: Still one of my favorite combos – orange and mango.

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5. Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie: Protein-rich, creamy, and makes me think of Nutella. Need I say more?

Fun and Healthy Popsicles

Keep in mind that any favorite smoothie recipe can also be used to make popsicles! I have been using these silicone popsicle molds recently and they are a lot of fun, as well as these star popsicle molds . But I’m thinking of getting these mini popsicles for my toddler to enjoy!

These 5 healthy and delicious recipes for ice pops and popsicles are so simple and easy to make! They are all dairy-free, paleo and vegan-friendly, and kids love them. ---- The Nourishing Gourmet

6-10. Five Healthy Popsicle Recipes (shown above): Get Chocolate Peanut Butter, Mango Green Monster, Strawberry Cream, Carrot Apple and Pina Colada recipes here! All of them sweetened naturally, and dairy-free.

11. Creamy Tropical Popsicle: Banana, mango, and coconut make a delicious popsicle.

12. Strawberry Creamsicle: Super creamy and naturally sweet, we love this beautiful popsicle!

Gelatin Treats

I loved it when my mom made me Jello back in the 80s when I was little. Now I make gelatin based desserts for my kids without the higher sugar amounts and the artificial dyes. One good brand of gelatin to try is this one.

Tart Cherry Fruit Snacks - Great for the kids, lunch boxes, and summer camp. ---- The Nourishing Gourmet

13. Tart Cherry Fruit Snacks: Take five minutes and 3 ingredients, and make this fun and much healthier treat for your kids (or yourself!). Tart cherry juice is also supposed to help you sleep well at night, so there are added benefits, too.

14. Fruit Juice Gelatin: “Jello” without the dyes and sugar!

15. Tangy Orange Lemonade Gelatin: So refreshing and flavorful too.

16. Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows: With some gelatin and honey you can make super fun homemade marshmallows. How fun is that?

17. Kombucha Jello: Light on the tummy, and very flavorful and bright.

Dairy Free Ice Cream

We just got our ice cream maker out of storage and I’m thrilled to have it back! Ice cream is delicious all on it’s own, but very occasionally I buy my kids these gluten-free ice cream cones and dye-free sprinkles for a special ice cream treat. Yum! I buy them locally, but the brand I buy has a set that they sell on Amazon which looks very fun, it has gluten-free cones, sprinkles, and edible ice cream bowls!

Chocolate-Banana-Ice-Cream

18. Simple Banana Ice Cream: No ice cream maker needed, just frozen bananas and a couple of other ingredients!

19. 3 Ingredient Pineapple Whip: Same idea as the chocolate banana ice cream, but this one uses frozen pineapple for one of my favorite Disneyland lookalike recipes.

20-31. 12 Amazing Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipes: Everything from vanilla, to Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, to Mint Chocolate Chip, these dairy-free ice cream recipes are the bomb!

Whipped Cream

You’ll, everything improves with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Dip whole strawberries in them, top your ice cream with it, or top iced homemade coffee shop style drinks with them. For those who tolerate cream, here are a couple of recipes (and for those who don’t check out the following coconut cream ones!)

32. Strawberry Whipped Cream: Strawberries and cream belong together.

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33. Chocolate Whipped Cream: My husband grew up having this with angel food cake for his birthday. I also love it with fresh strawberries.

34. Maple Whipped Cream: Classic flavor with sweet notes of maple.

Coconut Milk Whipped Creamy (Dairy-Free, with ISI Dispenser)

35. Maple Coconut Whipped Cream: Sweet with notes of maple, this dairy-free whipped “cream” is a treat!

Chocolate Coconut Milk Whipped Cream is a rich and delicious treat! (Dairy-free and Paleo-friendly!)

36. Chocolate Coconut Whipped Cream: Same as above but enriched with cocoa powder. Because cocoa makes everything better.

37. Stevia Coconut Whipped Cream

Fauxccinos

These blended coffee styled drinks are yummy, refreshing, dairy-free friendly, and save you a trip to the local coffee shop too.

Vanilla Bean Fauxccino-www.thenourishinggourmet.com

38. Vanilla Bean Crème FauxccinoUltra creamy and sweet.

39. Salted Caramel Mocha Fauxcchino: Need I say more?

40. Chai Fauxccino: When you don’t want yours hot, drink it ice-y cold!

Freezer pie

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41. Banana Coconut Freezer Pie: This fancy looking dessert is very easy to make and is sweetened only with bananas! It uses coconut milk for a creamy dessert that is dairy-free, and has a grain-free nut crust. Yum!

Enjoy!

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