I have been talking to so many about Golden Paste that I must share the recipe. The will share sources for organic turmeric and organic cinnamon, below. Note: not all cinnamon is of good quality nor recommended for ingestion.
Why Golden Paste? Turmeric It is a natural anti-inflammatory and inflammation is the number one culprit to pain and disease. As is the case so often, we Americans were slow to understand the benefits of this common Eastern medicine elixir. In the United States, they were giving it to high dollar race horses long before people latched on to the benefits. It is safe for dogs, humans and the horse, of course.
All ingredients in Golden Paste are important. Turmeric is the main ingredient and the anti-inflammatory. Coconut oil is the carrier and makes the paste assimilate into the blood system evenly. Pepper somehow increases the absorption of the turmeric. I add cinnamon because if you don’t, your urine will smell like a cat’s. Trust me. It also helps the flavor. Do not be tempted to sweeten it even with honey. ALL sugars and carbs are inflammatory and you will weaken the benefits. IF you are trying to give it to your dog, mix it with peanut butter. Most dogs like PB.
For us humans, the good news about Golden Paste is it goes down with a bang but is instantly gone with a swish of water, unlike some spices. Once it’s gone from your mouth, it is gone.
You can add Golden Paste to your salad dressing, smoothies or just take a spoonful like the natural medicine it is.
- 1 cup water and more as needed…
- 1/2 cup Turmeric
- 1/3 cup cold pressed coconut oil
- 1 + 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon
- Place turmeric and water in pan, stirring over low heat until you have a thick paste. This will take about 7-10 minutes and you may need to add additional water along the way. May be up to another cup. You really can’t go wrong because the cooled oil will solidify it. Just watch it and make it like a thick pudding paste.
- Add the freshly ground pepper, cinnamon and oil AT THE END of cooking. Stir well (a whisk is ideal) to incorporate the oil and allow to cool. You can freeze balls and bag up or just put in a canning jar for spooning into smoothies or to eat alone.