By now you have probably heard of turmeric. This potent root has been heralded for its numerous health benefits. Some of these are reducing inflammation, increasing the anti-oxidant potential of the body and reducing the likely-hood of heart attacks and cancer.
It’s a wonderful addition to any kitchen and along with its health boosting properties it also adds a delicious spice to many dishes. I have been cooking with turmeric for years and below are 3 of my favorite ways to add this spice into meals.
Scrambled Eggs with Curry Powder
Turmeric is the base spice of curry, an Indian spice mixture that imparts a warm, slightly spicy flavor to many foods. To add it in with scrambled eggs simple add a teaspoon of curry powder to 4-6 eggs in the pan and scramble like normal. You can add peppers, onions, mushrooms, nitrate free bacon or any other ingredients you normally add to your scrambled eggs. The flavor is not overpowering and adds a mild sweetness and warmth to the dish.
Bone Broth w/ Turmeric or Curry powder
This incredibly easy to prepare broth mixture tastes great and delivers a dose of protein and micro nutrients including magnesium and potassium. When mixed with a few dashes of either turmeric or curry powder you can add not only the delicious flavor of the spices but also the numerous health benefits as well.
*Bone broth itself is pretty bland. I usually add Redmond REAL salt to mine with the turmeric or curry. This salt is incredible and comes right from a mine in Utah. Its completely unprocessed and contains trace micronutrients not found in normal table salt.
Beef or Chicken Stir Fry with Curry or Turmeric
The next time you make a stir fry try adding a tablespoon or either curry or turmeric powder. Just add it during the last minute or 2 of cooking and stir vigorously to mix the spice into the meat and veggie mixture. If you are a fan of Indian cooking you will absolutely love this addition to an already delicious meal. Making sure to cook the curry or turmeric a bit releases some of the flavor into the food and makes for a savory and healthy meal.
These recipes are just the tip of the iceberg as ar as using turmeric in your cooking. Experiment and try out different amounts, spice mixtures and foods to mix it with. My many years of working with food and helping people change their diet to enhance health are always available to you. In addition to my blog I offer functional medicine, nutritional counseling and chiropractic services. Call us if you need any help in any of these areas.