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. 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

  3. ginger-lime tuna with coconut quinoa

    Tue, 4 Mar 2014

    50-50 with white quinoa, adding coconut milk, water and turmeric to create a deeply colorful option that added a lot of vibrancy to the ..... quinoa well in a wire mesh strainer and add to the pan with the turmeric , stirring to combine. Bring back to a boil, reduce the heat

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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. Sesame Yogurt Pasta Salad

    Thu, 6 Oct 2011

    minute or two of your time. It made a stand-up lunch - filling, plenty of vegetables, and so on. Also, the flavors in the turmeric -tinted sauce are brilliantly unexpected - garlic, tahini, yogurt, cumin, cayenne, and coriander. Sealing the deal

  3. Grilled Mushrooms with Couscous

    Tue, 18 Oct 2011

    with the rest of the vinegar. Spray again with Pam. Cover dish with plastic wrap and set aside. Combine broth, water and turmeric in a small pan. Bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes. Stir in the couscous, cranberries, lemon and salt. Remove from heat

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