TGBTS Recipe Edition! Coconut Mint Tea

It’s Wednesday and that means the Recipe Edition!


After an incredibly long, wet {and wonderful} spring, we’re officially in summer. We’ve got the triple digit heat to prove it if the calendar wasn’t enough evidence.

Summertime in Sacramento provides us with ample opportunities for trying to stay cool. For someone like me who naturally runs a little hot, it’s an even bigger job.

Y is for Yogini came up with some super pitta soothing tips which I will be following faithfully this summer. I would also add drink this tea daily (and take day trips to San Francisco like we are today!).



Coconut Mint Tea {or what sure tastes a lot like Bliss from Temple}


1-2 cups coconut milk

1 serving of  mint tea, mint sprigs, or an organic TJ’s blend – delicious!

1 TBS local honey


Pour coconut milk into your heating vessel {I’m not going to lie, I use a mug in the microwave. Keeps the kitchen cool!}

Put tea into coconut milk.

Heat/steep until hot, up to 4-5 minutes

Stir in honey.


I’m also thinking this would be delicious cold – guess I’d better go make some coconut milk ice cubes!


Do you have any recipes or favorite {dairy free} foods to share?

Yoga+Music {notquite365} – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory by Oasis — Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday and that means the Recipe Edition!


For the rest of January I am giving up sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, vinegars, and stimulants. Or at least I’m going to try.

Why am I doing this you ask?

I am looking at it as an act of self-care. I’m curious to see if my overall health will improve. I want to know if what I am eating contributes to my really bad hay fever and how I seem to catch every bug that comes in my classroom.

Partly I’m curious if I can.

I’m having a really hard time imagining my life without dairy. My love of France grew because of their 500 + cheeses. {sigh}

Changing how I eat this month is also an exercise in mindful eating. With all the restrictions, I’m going to have to really think about what I am putting in my mouth.

This month’s recipes will be free from sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, vinegars, and stimulants and will be new to me.

Even though this cleanse is totally optional, I will be complaining. Consider yourself warned.


Coconut Chicken Soup from Elana’s Pantry


3 cups chicken stock
1 fresh thumb-sized piece of ginger, sliced into thin coins {I didn’t have any, so we used powder}
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce {I didn’t have any, so we used soy sauce instead}
2 teaspoons agave nectar
6 ounces leftover chicken
1 cup mushrooms, rinsed, drained and sliced in half lengthwise
1 medium carrot, julienne {we shredded}
2 tablespoons lime juice {lemon works too!}
¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced


  1. In a pot, bring chicken stock and ginger to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes
  2. Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, agave, chicken, mushrooms and carrot
  3. Just before serving, stir in lime juice and cilantro
  4. Serve


What about you?

Would you give up for your favorite foods for a limited time to see if you felt better?

Do you have any recipes to share?


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