(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.


  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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  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. Shakshuka – Say It With Me Now

    Fri, 23 Oct 2015

    This Shakshuka, or Shakshouka if you prefer, is why I’m so glad the show/blog/channel is called, “Food Wishes.” This North African one-dish-meal is so fast, easy, and delicious, but it probably wouldn’t have occurred to me to do a video for it, unless someone sent me a request.  I always appreciate these types of reminders, and seeing " Shakshuka" in a subject line does catch your attention, but now I have a little problem. I can’t stop saying it. It has basically replaced using profanity for me. Yes, now when I stub my toe, I yell "shakshuka!" I know we did an Italian-inspired version of this idea , served in individual ramekins, but this is supposedly the original. The sauce is quite different, and I think more interesting. The peppers and mushrooms add another layer of flavor, and the spicing is much more complex. Not to mention, a large pan of this is much more of a showstopper. Just be sure to cook your sauce until the veggies are nice and soft and sweet. I don’t think you want crunchy onions and peppers in this, so take a little time building the base. You will also have to monitor the liquid level as it simmers, but that’s very easy to adjust by adding a splash of water or broth. Once the eggs go in, you can finish covered on the stove, or just pop the pan into a hot oven until they cook to your liking. I go for just barely set, and the advantage of that system is, if you do want them cooked more, you just need to stir the egg into that hot sauce, and it will firm-up instantly. No matter how you like your yolks cooked, this makes for an impressive breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. And if you’re serving a large group, you can scale this up to any size pan or baking dish. I really hope you “shakshuka!” very soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 6 small portions: (one egg per portion as appetizer - double for a main course) 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, diced large handful of sliced mushrooms 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 1 cup diced red bell peppers 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 28-oz can (about 3 cups) crushed San Marzano tomatoes, or other high-quality plum tomatoes. Of course you can use fresh tomatoes in season. 1/2 cup water or broth, or as needed 6 large eggs (or as many as you can fit in you pan) crumbled feta cheese and fresh parsley to finish

  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 ..... coconut water & coconut milk) 1 T. ground turmeric 1 bunch curly Kale, washed and de-stemmed

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Turmeric Cashews

    Fri, 29 May 2015

    type of beneficial food choice. These turmeric cashews became one of my favorite snacks ..... They were extra special because I used turmeric gifted by Tara ( Seven Spoons ) when I saw her last recently. She told me the turmeric is from her maternal grandfather's

  2. 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

  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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