(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. 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. Add a Dash! The Surprising Health Benefits of 5 Super Spices

    Thu, 28 Nov 2013

    sleeping-enhancing serotonin production. Turmeric It may not be as common as the other spices used here, but turmeric is such a powerhouse, I had to let you know ..... food , though, you may not use much turmeric . Fret not, it’s easy to add to a range

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  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. Lemongrass Turmeric Curry Paste

    Fri, 8 Jan 2016

    but I love a generous shallot base - and that's what you see here. To the shallot base I add lots of ginger, and garlic, turmeric , and serrano chiles. The color is amazing, and the flavor is equally vibrant. In addition, I thought it might be helpful

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