Monday, December 14, 2020

Golden Root Paste + Golden Latte #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Quail & Olive.
Complimentary product was provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.
However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

This weekend I stopped in at The Quail & Olive* and Anni shared these two spices from Diaspora Co. with me. I always love learning about new companies, especially one that has such interesting roots. Diaspora Co. was founded just a couple of years ago with a mission to forge an equitable spice trade that decolonizes spices back into a seasonal crop and restructures a broken system into an fair and sustainable exchange.

From the pantry section of The Quail & Olive, I picked up the Diaspora Co. Pragati Turmeric and Aranya Pepper. Both are single origin with the former coming from Vijayawada, a city in the southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh; the latter comes from Thirunelly, a village in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

I have long been a fan of golden milk, a traditional Ayurvedic recipe made with turmeric mixed with different spices. Some versions include black pepper, others cardamom. Some are sweetened with honey, others with dates. But I've always bought a mixture...and they're pricey. So, the two items from The Quail & Olive inspired me to make my own version. With just a few ingredients, you can have your own golden root paste...and make your own golden lattes.


Golden Root Paste makes approximately 1 cup paste
  • 1/3 cup turmeric powder
  • 5 Tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1" knob fresh ginger, peeled and freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 to 2 cinnamon sticks (organic Ceylon cinnamon sticks from RawSpiceBar)**

Golden Latte makes one cup

Golden Root Paste
Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Heat until the coconut oil is melted. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and take out the cinnamon sticks. Transfer to a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator. 

Note: the paste should be stored in the refrigerator and used within two weeks.

Golden Latte
Gently warm milk in a saucepan. Whisk in turmeric paste and honey until well-combined. Pour into a mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.

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