Autumn, in my opinion, smells like ginger and cardamon.
What warming steam – right?
Ginger and Cardamon – their intensity can give a unique character to our infusions and dishes.
I always try to keep cardamom in a jar so that it does not lose its intensity. Every time I open it, this captivating aroma absorbs me fully. On the other hand, I cut ginger into various pieces and put it in tightly closed boxes in the freezer to always have it in stock.
Both of these autumn spices, in addition to their magical aroma, due to their warming properties and antibacterial properties, are valuable means of fighting colds, infections and even malaise.
I like to start my autumn mornings with the so-called A health elixir (mentioned in the article on the immune system), with a large dose of ginger and chamomile. An easy and quick way to warm up the body in the morning.
2 – 3 cm Fresh, chopped Ginger
2 tablespoons of dried chamomile,
3 cups of water
1-2 teaspoons of Manuka honey or honeydew honey, eucalyptus or acai honey.
Boil ginger and chamomile on low heat for about 20 minutes. Strain and pour into cups. When the decoction slightly cools, add a teaspoon of your favourite honey.
Honey is a beautiful ingredient in our diet that strengthens the immune system. Still, it should be treated gently and not added to boiling water, baking or frying because the high temperature deprives it of nutrients.
On the other hand, rainy and cold autumn evenings will warm you up with an oat milk drink accompanied by cardamom, ginger and cinnamon
1 cm of fresh ginger
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
3 of cardamon seeds (shells)
½ teaspoon of honey
1 cup of oat milk
Grate the ginger and put it in a slightly heated pot, peel the cardamom from its shells and crush it in a mortar, then add it to the ginger pot. Stir lightly and add the cinnamon. After a short while, add a cup of oat milk. Stir again and heat up without bringing it to the boil.
When the drink is warm, pour it into a mug and add half a teaspoon of our favourite honey.
When I feel a slight cold or fatigue, I add a teaspoon of grated turmeric and a pinch of pepper to the ginger and cardamom mix.
I heat it together, then add the milk and simmer it without bringing it to a boil.
Such a decoction enhanced with turmeric will strengthen our immune system and put us on our feet faster.
With love NvL.
photo by pexels-taryn-elliott.