Cooking with Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that has long been used in Chinese and Indian medicine as an anti-inflammatory, and is thought to treat a variety of conditions from jaundice, toothaches, and chest pain, and inflammatory bowel disease. If you are experiencing severe symptoms from any medical condition, stop by your nearest Houston and Austin ERs for 24 hour emergency care.

The most potent part of turmeric is called curcumin, which gives it it’s yellow or orange pigment. Turmeric has been studied and has similar effects to hydrocortisone and over-the-counter pain relievers. Turmeric can be taken as a supplement, but you can also cook with it. Read on for some delicious recipes.

Cooking with Turmeric

Southwestern Tofu Scramble

First, when preparing turmeric for cooking, choose organic turmeric when possible. Next, be careful when using turmeric because it can stain. Wear kitchen gloves to prevent it from staining your hands. Most people enjoy scrambled eggs for breakfast,

Southwestern Tofu Scramble

and if you are a vegetarian, or want to be adventurous, why not try scrambled tofu. Just follow this recipe and then add a pinch of turmeric while cooking. This is a good way to introduce yourself to turmeric.

Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

This creamy and fragrant soup will hit the spot for when you need something warm and comforting to eat. The recipe calls for ½ teaspoon of turmeric giving it just the right amount of spice and a beautiful golden color.

Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

This soup is perfect for a simple dinner, and makes enough so you will have leftovers for lunch.

Turmeric-Ginger Tea

At the end of a long day, a warm cup of tea is just what most of us need to destress and unwind. Why not add some anti-inflammatory power to your tea tonight? This recipe calls for ¼ teaspoon of turmeric, which won’t overpower the tea, and honey or maple syrup to give it the right amount of sweetness. This tea is also good to drink if you have a cold or the flu.

If you are looking for a more natural anti-inflammatory, try using turmeric by making one of these recipes. Here’s to your health.

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