TURMERIC

'When it comes to what we eat, passion and intention supersede everything. Every bite is an exercise in savouring life'  David Romanelli 

 

WHAT IS TURMERIC

Turmeric, or Curcuma, is dubbed the wonder spice for its many healing properties and cosmetic benefits.

It has been used in India for centuries as popular spice and medicinal herb and is frequently suggested in Ayurvedic Cooking. Turmeric gives curry its distinct yellow colouring, and is used in many other staple dishes around Asia.

The medicinal compounds in Turmeric are called curcuminoids.

Curcumin is the most active and important one. Several studies highlight the benefits of Curcumin, it has been found to support brain functions, eases physical fatigue and seems to have a direct effect on diseases including cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, depression and obesity.

 

Explore Turmeric and add it to your diet through spicing up your salads, soups, rice and quinoa dishes, curries, tea and more.

We love this versatile root in all its forms, be it a fresh root or ground powder.

  

Our three favourite recipes with Turmeric are here:

Please note that the yellow color may stain your kitchenware or countertops, be careful while handling Turmeric

 

1. GOLDEN MILK (Turmeric Tea)

Preparation time:

Less than 5 minutes

 

Ingredients:

2 cups of milk of choice (for example almond, coconut, rice or dairy)

1 tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp cinnamon powder

a slice of ginger or less than ½ tsp ginger powder

if preferred, add honey to sweeten

make sure to add a pinch of ground black pepper, so your body can better absorb the curcumin

 

Preparation:

Blend all ingredients until smooth, pour into a saucepan and heat to simmer (not boil)

 

Enjoy your Golden Milk straight away!

 

2. TURMERIC PASTE 

This is great for every day use, you can feel the benefits and changes of the curcumin after a few months of continuous use. 

Add Turmeric powder to your favourite honey and blend, fill into an airtight container.

Eat 2 tsp every day, the paste can be stored outside the refrigerator.

 

3. GLUTEN-FREE COCONUT TURMERIC PIE 

This is a wonderfully easy, yet refreshingly exotic recipe and can be partly prepared ahead, find it on bon appétit