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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Apple Cider Vinegar Tea and Cumin Soy Biscuits



The unstable rise and drop(80F a day and 50F the next!) in spring temperatures can leave some of us miserably sick.Your truly was brought down by a bad episode of aching itchy soar throat followed by exasperating cough,not to mention the fatigue.Thankfully the relief came without visiting the doctor,through some simple home remedies.But beware if the throat ache or persistent cough does not subside in 3-4 days of home treatment or accompanies fever,be sure to get doctor's advice first.Normally the doctor would give antibiotic for bacterial infection but not for the viral,either of the cases,the home remedies can be put to test.There are many to try,but these two in particular are safe and work effectively for me.
1.Herbal teas (like the Ginger honey , Orange spice and Apple cider vinegar,recipe below),a cup every 3-4 hours.Slurping warm soups also is relieving.
2.Vitamin C and zinc lozenges or simply fresh berries or fresh fruits, helps boost immunity.



Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

Apple cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent made from fermentation of apple cider,contains a potent supply of potassium which can helpful in easing the effects of colds,sore throats and allergies.Cider vinegar is available in most health food and super stores.

Ingredients
2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup apple cider

Method

Add the apple cider and apple cider vinegar in a mug,stir in the honey until completely dissolved.Slowly sip away to relaxation.

The tea is tried and tested home remedy for sore throat and is now off to Home remedies 3,hosted this month by Jagruti of Joy of Cooking.



Cumin Soy Biscuits


Along with the soothing tea,a light nourishing snack, with touch of spices,contributed to healing the ailment.The cumin spice is good source of iron,know to strengthen immunity and aid digestion.The soy flour with richness of disease fighting isoflavones,nourishes the biscuits with pleasant moist texture.




Recipe
Ingredients
Makes about 8-10 biscuits
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1/2 cup organic soy flour
1 cup fine ground whole wheat flour
1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup apple or orange juice
2 tablespoon agave syrup or honey
2 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in center. In a medium bowl, sift together flours, baking powder,cumin seeds and salt. Add the oil and combine.Stir in enough apple juice to form dough firm enough to roll.
Cover and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.Divide in 2 portions.Sprinkle some all purpose flour on the work surface.Roll out one portion of the dough using a rolling pin,about 1/4 inch thick.Cut using a 3 inch cookie cutter.Lay on a parchment-lined baking sheet; spacing 2 inches apart.Finish making the biscuits with rest of the dough. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with tea.



I'm sending the biscuits over to Priya's Cooking with seeds Event ,the seeds in spotlight this month are Cumin

Viewer question
What remedy works best for your sore throat ?

32 comments:

Organic said...

Good to know the remedy worked for ya.I'm havin a bad season of sore throat my self.I drink honey lemon tea often.The cider one must be good too.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love those biscuits, they look super crunchy, I make a variation of this.

Ann said...

Wow.. biscuts looks super tempting. can you please pass that tea to me?

Kiran said...

Love the tea and the biscuits.Right for this unstable weather.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely crispy cumin soy biscuits. Love the floating apple slices in the tea. Nice combo!

bendibenri said...

Lovely post! I love the look of the tea. I have never thought to drink apple cider vinegar hot before. Looks wonderful. The biscuits look really yummy too. It's time and posts like these that make me wish I had an oven. If only you could cook biscuits in the rice cooker :) ,

bendibenri said...

Lovely post! I love the look of the tea. I have never thought to drink apple cider vinegar hot before. Looks wonderful. The biscuits look really yummy too. It's time and posts like these that make me wish I had an oven. If only you could cook biscuits in the rice cooker :) ,

Joanne said...

I came down with the SAME THING! I never thought to attribute it to the weather though but good call! This tea sounds like just the thing to cure me!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy and crunchy flavorful biscuits....
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pavithra said...

Nice for the weather..Love apple cider..the clicks are really tempting. Love the apple cider with nice rich soy protein snack.. Awesome clicks..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Tea sounds good and those biscuits are perfect match for the tea!

notyet100 said...

yummy combo,..;-)

3 hungry tummies said...

Looks like a very healthy treat there!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Yasmeen tea and biscuits looks yummy,even i was thinking to make savoury cumin biscuits

Priya said...

Never thought of making tea with apple cider vinegar, will try definitely...scrumptious cumin biscuits Yas..so cute..

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That tea sounds interesting and delicious. Those biscuits are fabulous, mmhhh!

Cheers,

Rosa

Niloufer Riyaz said...

tea sound new n innovative

An Open Book said...

apple cider tea sounds waay too good to pass...id have it even if i don have a sore throat :)

Hari Chandana said...

woww. mouth watering biscuits.. looks perfect.. nice tea.. :)

Asha said...

Cider Chai and biscuits, I am all set for high Tea!:)

Priti said...

Wonderful tea time delights....am trying the tea got the apple cider vinegar and ofcoz the biscuits too...

Rach said...

Thanks for stopping by. You have a nice space here :)

Jay said...

Hy Yasmeen,

First time here...you have a lovely collection of recipes here...glad to follow u. I love your version of cumin soy biscuits.
you are most welcome to my space.

simply.food said...

Lovely herbal remedy and anice treat .Biscuits look delicious.Perfect with cheese as a snack.

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,exotic tea.Never knew about it.I too have tried soy flour in baking and the cumin cookies look excellent. Hope you are ok by now

Gita Jaishankar said...

Nice comforting drink and cookies to beat the cold. I am definitely going to try the tea soon...thanks for sharing this Yasmeen :)

Kerstin said...

Cumin is one of my very favorite spices, so your biscuits sound amazing to me! And I love the cute apple garnishes you made for the tea.

Thas said...

Such a refreshing tea, never tried this, also the biscuits look great.

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Benny said...

A soothing recipe,just when I needed it.thanks.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Why everyone is with sorethroat problem, even in my family we are down with it..useful remedy..soya biscuits looks superb crunchy...great clicks..

thanks for the entry...

Hair Loss Cure said...

Hi,
Make a tea by adding 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile blossoms to a pint of boiling water and drink a cup after every few hours. This is a good home remedy for sore throat.

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