Let me tell you how much I love Ann Oliverio’s first book, Crave Eat Heal. For full disclosure she is a friend and gave me a free pdf to review. I love the concept, the photos, and the recipes – especially the Carrot Ginger Turmeric Steamer which I’m sharing with you today.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for the recipe and a chance to win a copy of your own!
Ann’s concept groups recipes by cravings. I love the idea! Just decide if you want something creamy, crunchy, salty, sweet, tart, warm or cool then turn to that chapter to find a few recipes to choose from.
She also has a chapter on building block recipes that include recipes for cashew coconut cream chez, cayonnaise, raw corn tortillas, vegan sausage patties and many more. This is usually my favorite chapter in any book I cook from. I know I’ll be making more of Ann’s staples.
Ann is a multi-talented woman. She blogs at An Unrefined Vegan, started the Virtual Vegan Potluck, and is an in-demand cookbook photographer.
When Ann sent me her Outtakes PDF to look at, I immediately contacted Ann and my publisher to see if she could do the photos for my new book, The Easy Vegan Cookbook. She said yes and the rest is history. Well, history and tasty looking photos!
I have to tell you that I don’t have a juicer, but I do have a high-speed blender. I chopped 3 small carrots and added just enough water with the ginger and turmeric to keep the blender going until it was pureed. I used about 1/4 to 1/2 cup water.
Then I strained through a fine mesh strainer and voila – juice! I’m going to play with a recipe for the leftover pulp for dinner tonight.
Carrot Ginger Turmeric Steamer (or Chiller) from Crave Eat Heal
I think of this as my anti-cancer drink because ginger, turmeric, and carrots all bring their own powerful properties to attacking rogue cells - especially in certain types of cancer such as melanoma, lung, stomach, bladder, colon, and prostate cancers. This recipe is from Crave Eat Heal by Ann Oliverio.
- 4- inch piece of ginger root
- 4- inch piece of turmeric root
- 2 small carrots
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 10-12 drops of vanilla-flavored liquid stevia
- Juice the ginger root, turmeric root, and carrots.
- Combine the juice with the coconut milk and the stevia.
- Heat gently on the stove or in a microwave. This is best warm rather than hot.
- Serve immediately.
Coconut milk brands vary widely in flavor. I prefer a brand with a strong coconut taste, but use your favorite, or use another non-dairy milk.
Go raw and drink this cold.
Amount Per Serving Calories 465Saturated Fat 43gSodium 31mgCarbohydrates 9gProtein 4g
You are the best. You get me jobs, you answer my many questions, you listen to my whining, support my crazy endeavors – and you make my tummy happy with your recipes. <3
Kathy Hester says
No, you are the best and everyone can see it in your photos. <3
Kathy M says
I can’t wait to try this drink. It makes me wish for a juicer!
Mary Ellen says
What a neat idea to group the recipes by cravings! Right now, my cravings are for mostly sweet. But of course, that is subject to change!
I just happen to have all the ingredients on hand! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the giveaway, too.
Thank you for the giveaway and for sharing this wonderfully healing recipe.
Karen D says
I prefer savory
Terri Cole says
I go back and forth between sweet and salty/crunchy. Thanks for the giveaway!
This sounds tasty! Definitely sweet cravings
That’s a tough one! I crave both!
Nicollette D says
I can’t wait for this book. I’m so excited for the salty chapter!
Pamela Hurlbert says
Can powdered turmeric be substituted for the root?
Kathy Hester says
I used about 1/2 teaspoon powdered turmeric in mine and I thought it worked well.
Love the idea of organizing by tastes! I cycle through cravings – right now I am more attracted to sweet flavors. Thanks for the give away! The drinks sounds very energizing and thanks for providing your non-juicer approach to making it – much appreciated by this non-juicer-owner!
Krista F says
I definitely crave sweet food more often. Chocolate in particular.
This looks yummy and delish and I will try both warm and chilled… thanks for sharing!
I definitely crave savory more than sweet! This drink looks amazing!
Laura Jeanne says
I love the concept of this book and am excited to check out more recipes!
Usually crave sweet 😛
Ann S says
Usually I crave savory most, but every once in a while I get a powerful sweet tooth! This book looks great!
Depends on my mood but I eat very little salt in my diet so I do occasionally crave it. Love your books.
I probably crave sweet more, but may be leaning toward savory as I learn to cook more tasty savory things!
Melissa K. says
My partner states emphatically that I go for sweet. Who am I to argue?
I always have a sweet tooth. this recipe looks amazing.
I always enjoy sweets but lately I have been leaning toward savory cravings.
Lydia Claire says
I definitely crave savory more.
I crave sweets more than anything else.
Is the coconut milk in the recipe the thick coconut milk like from a can or the newer, ready to drink variety?
Kathy Hester says
It’s the newer one that’s in a carton. I used a few tablespoons of coconut milk from a can because I was out of the one in a carton and it worked too.