Chai Tea

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

food painting for the vegetarian cookbook by Fiona Morgan
Aromatic. Easy. Warming. Spiced.

Food painting artwork

30x30cm gouache on canvas. My defining memories of chai tea involve sitting in a very hippy tent with a random shaped returnable mug of warming spicy chai and having equally random conversations with total strangers who each had a different shaped returnable mug. Hence all the various mugs in this picture.
By the way, all the food painting artwork is available to own in the Official Art Store.


The meatless meals recipe

If you love chai tea and always wanted a solid recipe to use at home instead of buying the stuff in the packets, here it is. And this one is free of caffeinated black tea, too.

Lightly boil together for about 20mins:

3 cups water
10cm cinnamon
8 cloves
4 cardamom pods
up to 2.5cm fresh ginger, sliced and peeled (peeling helps stop the scum that unpeeled ginger generates when boiled)
up to half a teaspoon grated nutmeg

Then add one cup of milk or soy milk and heat through.
Pour into mugs and sweeten with honey to taste.

The spices can be used up to 3 times. Obviously the tea is weaker each time.
Don't try and use ground spices. They just make a revolting sludge.

This will make enough for 2 cups.


More vegetarian cookbook goodies

Need help with conversions? Download this handy dandy pdf of cooking conversion charts for every cooking measuring system I could find. It should make your life easier.

Want to check out more vegetarian dinner recipes? They're all in the Table of Contents.

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