You may remember that I’m a big fan of turmeric and always use it in hot toddies when I am sick. After I talked about my dog Rosie’s hip dysplasia a few weeks ago a lovely reader Jane sent me a recipe for golden paste which she feeds her dog with great results. She sent me to www.turmericlife.com.au which is an Australian vet who encourages people to give this paste to their dogs, cats, and horses – and even themselves. As I have arthritic knees, I’ve made the paste up and Rosie and I are both having ¼ of a teaspoon twice a day. I have mine on a rice cracker and it doesn’t taste too bad and Rosie doesn’t seem to mind hers mixed into her grain free biscuits. Here’s the recipe if you’re keen to try:
½ cup turmeric powder
1 cup water
1/3 cup good oil like hemp seed or olive
2 tsp ground black pepper
Mix the water and turmeric powder in a saucepan and heat until boiling. Simmer for a few minutes until it turns into a thick paste. Take off the heat and then whisk in the oil and the black pepper. Once cool pour into a small glass jar with a lid and store in the fridge.