The Amazing Turmeric!
Turmeric is apart of the same family as ginger. It has many different health benefits, helps fight inflammation, antioxidants, protects the hart, helpful for arthritis and brain boosting! So here are a few recipes to help get more turmeric in your lives!
Storage - Fresh turmeric should be free of dark spots and be crisp! It can be stored in the freezer to help prolong the life and can be used when you need, hopefully reducing turmeric food wastage! You can also store it in the fridge in an air tight container for a month!
Cleaning - we all know turmeric can be problematic when cleaning! Its yellow colour can stain kitchen equipment easily. A great way i have found to get rind of this yellow stain is to make a thick paste with baking soda and water. Leave your stained kitchen appliances in this solution for a few minuets, then rinse this should get rid of any unwanted stains!
Turmeric Tea Recipe
Also known as 'ancient golden milk' drank before bed it can help support digestion, immune function and liver function! You can change a few of the ingredients depending on personal taste. There are also vegan, G/F and D/F options too!
FOR 4 CUPS
2 x cups of Milk, Almond milk OR Bone Broth
1 TSP turmeric freshly grated
1/2 TSP Cinnamon powder
Pinch of pepper ( pepper helps the body to absorb the active ingredients in turmeric)
A small piece of fresh ginger
Small pinch of cayenne pepper depending on personal taste
Raw honey (optional)
Method - Blend all ingredients in a Nuttribullet or a high speed blender until smooth. (This smooth mixture can be kept in the fridge in a sealed container for 1-2 days ready to be heated when needed) Then tip the smooth mixture into a sauce pan and heat on a low simmer for 3-5 mins. Pour into tea pot of mug ready to drink!
Turmeric Broth Recipe
This recipe is helpful for weight loss, it accelerates metabolism rate and lets your body burn significant number of calories!
1 TSP fresh turmeric grated
1 TBSP grated turmeric
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1/2 TSP cumin
1/2 TSP pepper
Put all the above ingredients into a pan and simmer gently for 5 minutes then its ready to serve - easy!
This is such a great accompaniment to so many dishes, i personally love it with the byRuby Coconut chicken curry it adds a real kick of freshness. This is also good as a healthy dip alternative, with carrots or cucumber sticks. I also love it in a delicious tortilla wrap with feta and salad!
1 x clove of garlic
500g of Natural Bio Greek yogurt
1 TSP grated fresh turmeric
Squeeze of lemon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp chopped mint
Crush the garlic and put into a bowl along with the yogurt. Grate the turmeric into the bowl and season with lemon, salt and pepper. finely chop the mint leaves and mix through the yogurt mixture then its ready to serve!