Many of us know that the more we use drugs and alcohol the more we cut ourselves from the world. The fear of having others passing judgement ostracizes us and cuts us from the world. As we start our journey toward sobriety, it is important to recreate personal interactions; and what is better than around a meal? Having a shared pleasurable experience away from the difficulties that come with recovery strengthen your resolve and hopefully allows you to open-up to others. But the importance of a good meal also comes from the fact that years of addiction have wreaked havoc on your body. Your system makes you feel that you want sweets and junk food since the fast acting sugar impacts insulin levels. You need wholesome foods high in vitamins and minerals (raw food recipes usually fit the bill and are one of our favorites) So, dig in fill your body and your soul and why not cook yourself? You can find good and healthy recipes online like http://www.eatingwell.com

if you need something quick to help you fill your heart, soul while being good to your body I recommend turmeric tea.

Bon Appetit

Turmeric Tea

  • Prep time: 5 Minutes

  • Cook time: 20 Minutes

  • Total time: 25 Minutes

  • Yield: 1 Serving


  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • pinch of clove

  • pinch of nutmeg

  • tsp fresh ginger (optional)

  • pinch of fresh ground black pepper*

  • As much turmeric as you can handle! Start with a teaspoon and go up from there.

  • 1-2 cups of water

  • Raw honey to sweeten

  • Milk sub of choice (I went with fresh coconut milk, but almond and hemp would both be delicious)

Stove top method

  1. Simmer herbs and water together for 10 mins.

  2. Strain out and add honey and milk.

Blender method

  1. Boil water in your kettle and add to blender (a blender with gradual speed increase will reduce likely hood of pressure from steam of boiled water exploding out of your blender).

  2. Add in spices and blend until smooth and unified in color.

  3. Strain out tea and add milk and honey.