Yellow Like a Turmeric Latte
If you don’t take risks
you are yellow
If you are angry and inflamed
you are at risk
Concentrated urine is yellow.
Don’t pee in your pants.
inflamed with fear
we are all Yellow
Turmeric looks orange but becomes yellow when infused
into a soothing warm beverage
Once yellow inflamed and frightened
you could have Yellow Fever
Jaundiced and inflamed
hatred and bile leaking inside
fuels the yellow fear leading to an:
Maple Syrup Urine has nothing to do with any of this and is a separate disease, although maple syrup is an important part of the recipe below.
The Yellow antidote.
A recipe for a soothing turmeric latte, high in curcumin, with an abundance of anti-inflammatory properties.
It’s very yellow.
Now listen carefully:
A half teaspoon of chopped fresh turmeric.
A quarter teaspoon of chopped fresh ginger.
twelve ounces of unsweetened almond milk.
a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
a few grinds of black pepper.
a teaspoon of vanilla extract
a teaspoon of fresh maple syrup
Please mix it all in a blender—except for the maple syrup. Save that for the next step.
Then pour into a saucepan and stir over low heat.
When it’s warm, add in the syrup and continue to stir.
When it is very warm but not boiling, dump the hot mess back in the blender to foam it up.
Pour it into a mug and add a lot more cinnamon on top.
Serve, and feel the fear and inflammation drain from the vessel of your body with every sip.
Serve and plan a visit to the Panama Canal where many victims succumbed to Yellow Fever.
Serve and stop being inflamed and afraid.
Start traveling again.
Put on a Panama hat.
Or wear a Pittsburgh Pirates cap, which a vendor once tried to fool my sister into believing was
“The Yellow Phillies.”
Drive to Philadelphia.
Fly to Panama.
Just get the hell out of here for a change.
(Turmeric and various food stains on cutting board)
© Richie Smith
© Richie Smith