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.
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
- 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. An easier method if you don’t have a juicer:
1/2 cup bottled carrot juice (make sure it’s 100% carrot juice)
2 cups coconut milk
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
10-12 drops vanilla-flavored stevia liquid