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my favorite hot drinks for cold weather + fighting viruses naturally

  Cold weather and “cold” weather call for hot drinks, don’t they? So far, we’ve managed to avoid the worst of the flu bug that’s going around and I’m praying it stays that way – or at least doesn’t happen around the time I’m supposed to head to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip with two of my children. Today I’m sharing three of my favorite hot drinks that are frequently in rotation plus at the end of the post, two of my favorite ways of fighting cold and flu viruses naturally.     Hot Lemon Ginger Cleansing Tea …

Lemon Ginger Cleansing Tea (vegan, gluten free, no added sugar)

As part of the 5-Day Clean Eating Challenge, we’re encouraging our fellow challengers to stick to only one cup of tea or coffee per day and to drink a lot of water. So it seemed to make perfect sense to post a recipe for this cleansing “tea” that I love to make when my family and I are under the weather or just because. I like to make the ginger infusion at least several hours before I’m ready to drink it for a stronger ginger flavor and I will juice several lemons at once and store the juice in the …

lemon curd (vegan, reduced sugar)

Scones are one of the desserts my mum makes if company is coming for lunch or in the afternoon and usually she serves them with jam. But on occasion she would treat us to lemon curd to accompany the scones. Perhaps it is because we had it so rarely that I enjoy it so thoroughly. Given the use of eggs and lots of sugar, lemon curd was something I didn’t think I would be eating again after switching to a plant-based diet several years ago and drastically cutting back on my sugar intake (including unrefined sugars) last year. Lemon curd …

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