Recipe Courtesy of Neda VarbanovaTurmeric is more potent when it's fresh rather than in its dried form, making this detox smoothie the perfect way to flush out your body's toxins.Click here for 10 Ways to Incorporate Turmeric Into Your Daily Diet
Naturally fermented drinks have been consumed as daily tonics for centuries. Somehow over time these medicinal beverages have morphed into the sugar-laden fizzy sodas commercially available today. The good news is that these tonics are quite easy to prepare, requiring just a little patience while the process of fermentation works its magic. — Carla Oates, author of The Beauty ChefThis recipe requires one cup of the Ginger and Turmeric Bug recipe.
It’s important to use organic ginger and turmeric in this recipe, as the naturally occurring bacteria found in the skin is what kick-starts the fermentation process. Non-organic and imported ginger and turmeric are irradiated, which kills the necessary bacteria for fermenting. — Carla Oates, author of The Beauty ChefUse this recipe to make your own homemade Ginger and Turmeric Beer.
"I think turmeric is one of the greatest spices we can add to our diets, especially because of its recently discovered link with fighting dementia. Ground turmeric is perfectly good, but grated fresh turmeric is even better. It’s probably not possible to have a curry every night of the week, so I try to think of other ways to incorporate it into my diet. This one works a charm." - Julie Montagu, The Flex Foodie.Recipe excerpted with permission from cookbook Super Foods Super Fast: 100 Energizing Recipes To Make in 20 Minutes Or Less by Julie Montagu. Click here to purchase your own copy.
Put a spin on this year’s Thanksgiving spread by introducing exciting, bold, island-inspired flavors to the dinner table courtesy of Milaidhoo Island Maldives. Available at its Ba’theli Restaurant & Lounge over the holiday, the resort is sharing its recipes for those who can’t make it to the Asian country for the feast. Ba’theli is the first modern Maldivian restaurant in the Maldives.
Recipe Courtesy of Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNSGolden milk is everywhere these days, and for good reason. Throughout the history of Ayurveda—India’s ancient healing system—practitioners have been mixing warm milk with spices to create a soothing, health-boosting elixir. And today, everyone from bloggers to yogis to stay-at-home moms are sipping this creamy drink.Golden milk gets its color from turmeric, a pungent, bitter spice with health benefits that match and exceed some pharmaceutical medicines. Turmeric provides significant anti-inflammatory effects that can benefit such a wide variety of health concerns, as inflammation is at the root of most diseases. And this Turmeric Latte makes it easy to get it into your diet on a regular basis. With the Turmeric Latte, I’m taking my Turmeric Tea Recipe to new heights by adding even more health-boosting ingredients like cordyceps, reishi and the adaptogen herb ashwagandha. These ingredients have anti-aging and exercise performance benefits and help the body to cope with stress. I can’t think of a better way to cap off a long day!Ashwagandha and 10 Other Foods Everyone's Talking About (But You've Never Heard Of)
"One of my favorite dishes in the book, this recipe comes from my friend Roopa Gulati. Her mom used to make it. It is actually very simple to cook—it’s just spiced roast chicken with dressed potatoes—but it is satisfying on every level. It looks like a painting when you set it on the table (all those dark colors); has contrasting flavors (slightly bitter turmeric beside sweet dates); and is an Indian dish that has a fairly limited ingredients list, so it’s not time-consuming to make. You ideally need fresh turmeric, which looks like a skinny, brightly colored ginger root. You’ll find it in larger supermarkets and Asian markets. If you can’t find it, use 1 tablespoon of ground turmeric instead, though it doesn’t make a paste." - Diana Henry, author of A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood
This recipe was inspired by my mother’s traditional Indonesian fried chicken, ayam goreng. But instead of deep-frying the wings, I tried to make these a little healthier while still retaining all the flavor, so I pan-roasted them in the oven.
Be warned: The unmistakable tang of turmeric will fill your kitchen. And the telltale stains will be everywhere, no matter how hard you try to work clean. But that’s okay. These are worth it.
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Spice up you Easter eggs the natural way! Turmeric yields a lovely golden hue that will make your kids think that you have Willy Wonka’s golden goose!
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