- March 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm #271833
I’d like to add turmeric to our diet for its antioxidant properties – but most the recipes that I’ve found searching the net have lots of ingredients or exotic ingredients or lots of exotic ingredients 😉
i’m looking for quick, easy, and frugal.i’m going to do some experimenting on my own, but thought i’d ask here as well.
- March 23, 2009 at 10:21 am #418145FreebieQueenModerator
Turmeric is one of my favorite spices! I add it to pots of homemade chicken vegetable soup for a kick. It adds a deep rich yellow color and lots of zip on the flavor. One thing to remember when adding turmeric to your recipes, a Little goes a LONG way!Add it to egg salad, be sure to mix it in well. If you like breakfast, scramble some eggs and diced potatoes in a pan together, sprinkle with turmeric.
Combine the following in a small bowl, mixing well and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to serving:
Vegetable DipOr..if you’re looking for a dinner Dish:
* 1 cup mayonnaise
* 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
* 1 teaspoon garlic salt
* 1 teaspoon white sugar
* 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
* 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
* 1 teaspoon white vinegar
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
* 2 tomatoes, chopped
Lightly brown onion in oil in a medium size skillet. Stir in salt, cayenne, turmeric and cumin. Add potatoes and cook 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, cover pan and cook until potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes.Makes a wonderfully light, yet filling dinner.
- March 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm #418157
Tumeric is the poor man’s saffron .. look up recipes that use saffron and sub a bit of tumeric
Use in rice, just a littleAdd to your chicken soups, lovely colour
I make faux egg salad with firm or extra firm tofu .. squish the heck outta it, then crumble and make as normal, just add some tumeric for colour
Most of my Indian dishes have some in it .. in reality most the spices are already in your kitchen its just the combinations that are different .. ex: you really do need a little cinnamon in some of the dishesRia
- March 23, 2009 at 5:06 pm #418183
Thanks y’all – we eat lots of eggs here. I’ll try the scrambled and egg salad suggestions today.
And I do lots of chicken soup, as well as brown rice – will try both of those. And will go on a saffron-recipe search later today.The potato dish and the veggie dip will come in handy around here, too.
- March 23, 2009 at 5:20 pm #418185
Thanks this is very interesting, and the recipes sound excellent..
- March 24, 2009 at 12:44 am #418224I put it in my chicken curry to add to the flavor and color.
1 med. onion
1/2 tbsp garlic
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp ginger
1 tbsp tumeric
1 tbsp curry
1 tbsp oil any kind
4 tbsp water
salt to taste
as much rice as you like
cook it all except for rice on stove top for 15-20 min. make rice separately as you normally would. You can always add more spices if you like depending on how strong you like it.
- August 26, 2009 at 6:56 am #424522Does anyone here on the forum have info about proposed turmeric benefits?
- August 26, 2009 at 11:43 am #424523FreebieQueenModerator
@a brick 124387 wrote:
U.S. National Institutes of Health had four clinical trials underway to study curcumin treatment for pancreatic cancer, multiple myeloma, Alzheimer’s, and colorectal cancer
Does anyone here on the forum have info about proposed turmeric benefits?
The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.
Here are 20 reasons to add turmeric to your diet:1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.
18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Turmeric can be taken in powder or pill form. It is available in pill form in most health food stores, usually in 250-500mg capsules.Once you start using turmeric on a regular basis, it’s fun to find new ways to use it in recipes. My favorite way to use it is to add a pinch of it to egg salad. It adds a nice flavor and gives the egg salad a rich yellow hue.
Contraindications: Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.
Curcumin in Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis – Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov
Alzheimers Treatment Study
A Pilot Study of Curcumin and Ginkgo for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease – Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov
Measuring Biological Response Study
Measuring Biological Response to Curcumin – National Cancer Institute
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