(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. Spicy Shrimp Cakes – All Killer, No Filler

    Sun, 5 Jun 2016

    I love Asian-style fish or shrimp cakes, but almost never order them at restaurants, and the reason is a little thing called “food cost. “While the best tasting, and textured shrimp cakes are made with pure shrimp, chefs have always added some type of cheap, starchy filler to make the dish more profitable.   Oh sure, they call it a “binder,” but make no mistake, it’s there to stretch a pound of shrimp into two pounds of cakes. Home cooks have been known to do the same thing, for pretty much the exact same reasons, but if you want to enjoy shrimp cakes in their most pure form, I encourage you to give this a try. It only takes a few minutes to put together, assuming you have a food processor, but even if you don’t, they can still be yours. You’ll just need to pile up your ingredients on a cutting board, and using a large knife or cleaver, chop until you get a paste, which will take less time and effort than you expect. Maybe five minutes of the ol' choppa choppa, and you should have something very similar to what I achieved. You can play around with the flavorings here, and it’s not a bad idea to cook a small piece of the mixture to test for spiciness, salt, etc. And please, don’t overcook these. They only need a minute or two per side. Even if they are a little translucent inside, as they sit for a minute on the paper towel, they will finish cooking through. I really hope you give these a try soon. Enjoy!   Ingredients for 8 appetizer sized portions: NOTE: I made mine with 24-ounce of shrimp, but since it’s generally sold in pound units, these ingredients are for a two-pound batch 2 pounds raw peeled and deveined shrimp 1 rounded tablespoon finely crushed garlic 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves and stems 1 or 2 teaspoons sambal chili paste, or freshly minced hot peppers 1 teaspoon kosher salt (you can always start with 3/4 teaspoon, then cook some to taste, and adjust) 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon turmeric pinch of cayenne Panko breadcrumbs as needed vegetable oil for frying

  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 -ginger tea

    Fri, 15 Jul 2016

    any kombucha, Behesht kombucha is some of the best kombucha I have ever tasted, made with Vashon strawberries or activated turmeric or rosehips and cardamom. I’ve become so fond of this good-for-the-gut fermented drink she makes that I can’t imagine a week without it in our house. Luckily

  2. 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

  3. 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

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