An easy way to avoid getting sick, and to recover from long-standing illnesses like arthritis, adult acne, and allergies, is to include anti-inflammatory spices in your cooking. These spices are easy to include in holidaycooking and work on many levels to reduce pain without the nasty side-effects of prescription drugs or over-the-counter pain pills. You can even make life easier by ordering take-out meals that include these ingredients (think Indian food):
Whip up a batch of this delicious rice pudding for your office pot-luck or even Thanksgiving!
Anti Inflammatory Rice Pudding
2 cups rice milk (vanilla or plain)
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup short grain brown rice
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 teaspoon each: ground cardamom, ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon each: turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon
1/3 cup organic raisins
- Combine the rice and coconut milks in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
- Bring the rice milk and coconut milk to a boil and add the rice. Bring back to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook, covered for about 30 minutes. Add the spices and cook for another 15 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
- Add brown rice syrup and raisins after the rice is cooked. Allow the rice to cool and refrigerate in individual bowls for a few hours before serving.
- Optional: Add a drop of vanilla extract or cashews if you like!