There are a lot of reasons to love turmeric. Cooking wise, it gives dishes a lovely orange or yellow hue. Health wise, it’s pretty awesome. Ayurvedic medicine has utilized turmeric for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant spice. According to Web MD, the spice is used to help arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders. Before using turmeric for health reasons, we recommend consulting with a doctor to talk about how much you should consume each day or week for your ailment. Here are some awesome recipes that use turmeric!
1. Ayurvedic Lentil Crusted Tofu
This recipe also comes with instructions for a delicious dipping sauce made of rice wine vinegar, sugar, orange, garlic, chili garlic sauce, corn starch, water and cilantro.
2.Turmeric and Smoked Paprika Marinated Eggplant
For this tasty dish, you will also make a black bean and pecan butter sauce – be prepared, this sauce includes more than a dozen ingredients, but imagine how amazing all of those flavors will mesh together.
3. Spicy Turmeric Twice Baked Potatoes
These spicy twice baked potatoes are the perfect dish for potato lovers who are tired of their old baked potato routine.
4. “Egg” Salad Sandwiches
This is a great lunch idea. Make the “egg” salad mixture the night before work, store it in the fridge, and make a sandwich in the morning to take with you. Easy!
5. Raw Mandarin Carrot Cake With Lemon Cream
Yes, turmeric can even be used for sweets! Its rich orange color is great for making yellow and orange hues.
6. Sunshine Smoothie: Anti-Cancer Superhero
This smoothie looks just like orange juice but has turmeric in it for an extra health boost. It’s perfect to wake up to and help get your day started on a healthy note.
7. Spiced Vegan Pumpkin Flatbread
Now that fall has arrived, it’s a chance for us to have pumpkin flavored everything. Why not try pumpkin flatbread to add to your seasonal obsession? Yum!
8. Curry With Tofu and Grilled Vegetables
Turmeric is a perfect complement to curry dishes for both taste and color, and many curry powders or mixes already contain this spice.
9. Stir Fried Brussels Sprouts with Ginger and Curry Leaves
If you hate brussels sprouts, we dare you to try this recipe. This is far away from boiled, bland brussels sprouts you may have experience with. This dish bursts with flavor!
10. Roasted Red Potatoes With Turmeric and Thyme
Red potatoes are perfect for roasting and taste great with added herbs and spices like turmeric and thyme.
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