Turmeric

(TUR muh rik) The root of a tropical plant belonging to the ginger family. This spice looks like ginger on the outside, but that's where the resemblance ends. When dried and ground, turmeric's powder is bright yellow-orange, its flavor is bittersweet, and its aroma slightly musty.

Recipes

  1. Turmeric -Roasted Cauliflower

    Su-Mei Yu roasts cauliflower with spices and slivers of kumquat. The turmeric , white peppercorns and coriander seeds are beneficial to the respiratory and circulatory systems; the kumquat, with its sour and bitter tastes, warms the chest and eases coughs.

  2. Vietnamese Tilapia with Turmeric & Dill

    Sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, and chile make a simple yet classic sauce - one that's practically requisite at any Vietnamese meal. Here it's drizzled over fish fillets.

  3. Tofu-Salad Sandwiches

    In this riff on a classic egg-salad sandwich, Melissa Rubel Jacobson stirs finely chopped silken tofu with mayonnaise, mustard, chives and crunchy celery, then spreads it on whole wheat toast. To mimic the yellowish color of egg salad, she sometimes adds a little turmeric , but it's not necessary.

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Articles

  1. Indian Curry a Key to Good Health

    Wed, 6 Jun 2012

    Great news for fans of Indian cuisine ! Turmeric , the ingredient that gives curry powder ..... thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has recently been the subject of extensive ..... suggests curcumin—the active compound in turmeric —possesses powerful anti-inflammatory

  2. Bread & Butter Pickles – One of the Great Depression’s Greatest Hits

    Tue, 26 Aug 2014

    During the Great Depression, sandwiches weren’t quite what they are today. Forget about choice of aioli, or did you want roast tri tip or smoked turkey; back then it was more like, “Did you want cucumbers in your sandwich, or nothing in your sandwich?” Okay, cucumbers it is. At the end of summer, the excess "cuc" crop was sliced, salted, pickled, and put up in jars for the cold, lean months ahead. If you thought summer Depression-era sandwiches sucked, it was much worse in winter, when you couldn’t even find a bland vegetable to slap between your slices of buttered bread. I can just imagine what a treat it must have been to fill a sandwich with these sweet crunchy coins, or "bread and butter pickles," as they came to be known. I’m sure it was a wonderful break from what must have been a fairly flavorless existence. Happily, times are a bit better now, and we only make these because they taste really good. So, make a batch, experience a little piece of American culinary history, and as you’re tossing them on that burger, think back to what those days must have been like. I mean, especially with no YouTube! I hope you give these bread & butter pickles  a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for about 2 pints: 2 lbs pickling or other firm, little cucumbers 1/2 yellow onion, sliced 2 red jalapeno pepper, sliced 3 tbsp kosher salt 2 cups sugar 2 cups white distilled vinegar 1/4 cup water 1 tbsp mustard seeds 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 tsp black peppercorns 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  3. red quinoa, kale & roasted cauliflower

    Mon, 7 Apr 2014

    milk, along with smoked paprika and turmeric , as it creates a flavor bomb that blows ..... mixing in that beautiful yellow color that turmeric is known for, making the end result even more gorgeous. Pretty food makes everything ..... coconut water & coconut milk) 1 T. ground turmeric 1 bunch curly Kale, washed and de

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Turmeric Tea

    Mon, 16 Sep 2013

    helping until it occurred to me to bump up the turmeric in my diet. It has significant anti-inflammatory ..... and I started going for it - adding extra turmeric to curries, drinking turmeric tea in the morning and evenings, and generally

  2. North Indian-Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014

    Sweet potatoes get a spicy makeover when they’re tossed with a mix of turmeric , garam masala, and red pepper flakes in this recipe for North Indian-spiced roasted sweet potatoes. Step away from the marshmallows

  3. Ayam Jeruk (Grilled Chicken and Toasted Coconut Salad)

    Thu, 15 May 2014

    We fell in love with the description of Ayam Jeruk, "an addictive warm salad of grilled shredded chicken and roasted coconut tinged a bright yellow from fresh turmeric roots."

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