I thought I would do a slightly different post today and focus on one ingredient.
Turmeric has been a common spice in Asian and Indian kitchens for milienia!
It is a grossly underused spice in the US.
Turmeric is known to have many health benefits.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
used to treat IBS, Rheumatoid arthritis, Cystic fibrosis and even has been
shown to be useful as a Cancer preventative.
The list is much longer than that, depending on your source of information,
Check out these health benefits.
For my purposes today, I will focus on the Rheumatoid arthritis. My husband was
diagnosed decades ago (in his 30's) as having Rheumatoid and it has gotten
progressively worse. He had a tendon in his elbow that he injured recently.
Our neighbor stopped by and he mentioned this. She is very knowledgeable
regarding herbal remedies, we lovingly call her our local 'Witch Doctor'!
She gave him a few different remedies, including DMSO and Ruta gravens.
After 2 doses he was much improved but when she left after the second dose,
she insisted that I get Turmeric, kimchi and kombucha in his diet! To this end I have used
this extremely versatile spice in several recipes. This being his favorite.
Grilled Shrimp with Coconut Vegetable and Cashew Curry.
We have had a dish with turmeric in it at least once a week for about
one month and he says his pain has lessened.
This is so quick and easy that you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.
It is packed with flavor, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals!
If you think you don't like turmeric or haven't tried it, you are probably wrong.
If you use a dry curry powder in the US, then you have had turmeric.
The dry curry powder is actually a spice mix.
The turmeric gives the food a lovely golden glow!
in a few teaspoon of olive oil and the juice from half of the lime. Don't marinate too long
or the shrimp will begin to cook from the acid from lime.
this could take as little as 1 minute per side. So watch them closely!
great collection of 32 different recipes from Bon Appetit