Turmeric is a spice that many of us take for granted. You’ll be surprised how this simple spice can be used to enhance our health.
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory spice. It decreases muscle soreness after an intense workout, it can help neutralize free radicals which can lead to wrinkles, cellulite, and fatigue. It is also known to be used for liver detoxification and known to have anti-aging properties.
Its warm, peppery flavor and golden color add richness to dishes and interest to the most boring of vegetables and legumes. It also adds some depth to smoothies and turns regular eggs into something a little more special.
Here are Top 10 Ways To Use Turmeric:
1. Turmeric Elixir
Boil turmeric root in water, discard the turmeric. Add raw honey, ground turmeric, lemons, and cayenne pepper. Blend with ice, then cool.
2. Spiced Cauliflower
Toss cauliflower in olive oil, salt, black pepper, and turmeric. Roast for 30 minutes. Serve with lemon zest and coriander.
3. Turmeric Scrambled Eggs
Adding turmeric into your scrambled eggs, such as this recipe from Food and Wine, lifts this simple dish to another dimension.
4. Dal Fry
The combination of dhal and turmeric is a real match in heaven. This recipe is a testament to just that.
5. Turmeric Kale
Kale is a super powerhouse vegetable. Try this kale stir fry for a different flavor punch.
6. Turmeric Milkshake
Try this dairy-free milkshake for a change. It’s yummy and good for you. What more can you want?
7. Curried Chickpeas
Serve this Curried Chickpeas dish up at your next dinner for a healthy bit of spice to your diet.
8. Turmeric Vegetable Dip
Blend cashews, young coconut flesh, coconut water, olive oil, garlic, ground turmeric, and ground ginger. Serve with vegetable crudités.
9. Spiced Carrot & Tahini Soup
Pan-fry carrots, onion, garlic, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground turmeric, and sea salt. Add vegetable broth. Blend with tahini and lemon juice. Serve dusted with turmeric and topped with coriander leaves.
10. Turmeric & Pumpkin Seed Pate
Go raw and try out this interesting combination. The turmeric & pumpkin seed pate is fresh and different.