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Turmeric Recipes

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April 26th, 2012
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By: Alicia Martin

turmericrecipes 220x137 Turmeric RecipesSpices not only add a tasty flavor to dishes, but they also present many significant health benefits. One of the most beneficial spices you can consume is turmeric, which is why so many cultures around the world utilize various turmeric recipes. The spice is known not only for its flavor, but also for its ability to fight cancer, heart disease, and even boost total immunity. It can even help prevent and treat conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, aging, and arthritis.

With these many benefits, you will be enticed to include turmeric in your meals everyday. But what recipes can you use turmeric for? Here are some of the most popular turmeric recipes you can use in your daily life:

A Few Turmeric Recipes

  • Curry - Curry dishes do not only use turmeric, but a variety of other spices rich in nutrients as well. Curries usually have a meat base, but you can also use vegetables for it. Curries are fairly simple to make, as you essentially just mix spices and nutritious ingredients such as garlic, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, onion, and cilantro. All of these are seriously powerful health boosters, and they are quite delicious. The best part? It’s really simple. Just mix and wait till you get a pasty texture.

  • Barbecue - Barbecue meals are usually accompanied by marinated sauces and sometimes even dipping sauces. You can use turmeric to augment the marinated sauce for your meat or vegetables; use the turmeric sauce as a sauce to garnish the barbecue while it is cooking, and use for a dipping sauce recipe afterwards.

  • Soup - Turmeric usually comes in powder form when you buy it from the supermarket, but you can also find turmeric root or liquid turmeric. Using liquid or turmeric root, you can boil the turmeric to make tea, or you can add it to your favorite soup recipe.

  • Salads - Further expanding your turmeric recipes, you can also use turmeric as an added flavor to your salad dressing.

Turmeric is usually accompanied by other spices like cumin, curry powder, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and many other ingredients to give more flavor to a dish. However, turmeric alone can be helpful to not only satisfy your tastebuds but your entire body as well. Add a few tablespoons to your dishes, and add many more health benefits to your life!

From around the web:

  • Nita

    In making curries how much of each of these garlic,turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, onion, cilantro do you put in? It sounds like something I would like to try. Is there a cook book using these herbs and spices?

  • Betty

    I agree, please let me know about recipes also containing herbs and spices for diebetes, Arthritis and Joint pain. **Tumeric** sounds so great for **Cancer** also. We forget about these herbs and spices when we are given Drugs all the time that makes the Pharmacy Companies rich, and destroy our bodies.

  • Jay Sprueill

    I'm just getting started in this natural foods life style, and wondering if anyone has a name, or resource for a good cookbook with recipes using some of these wonderful wonder herbs?

  • Spaz

    Since you had both an article on blueberries and turmeric, I though maybe someone would enjoy our recipe.

    A daily staple at our house is frozen but mostly thawed peaches and blueberries, a handful of almond slices or sunflower or pumpkin seeds with a teaspoon coconut oil, turmeric, ginger and dash of cayenne pepper. It's delicious and healthy. Even the children ranging from 1-4 love this sweet and spicy pick-me-up as a breakfast or at snack time.

    • Anonymous

      That sounds great, will give it a try

    • Cerise

      Not too much into spices except garlic powder, pepper flakes, and celery seed are my most often go to spices. I wondered if you could tell me what tumeric taste like? Is it something I would use mainly on sweets, meat, or soups or eggs? I absolutely hate spices like sage & oregeno. Can you tell me what to put it in?

    • Betty

      Sounds Awsome, sure will give it a try.