Turmeric is a spice that is used often in India. Not just to make food, but also to dye clothes and even for henna tattoos. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory, so these recipes are ideal if you have aching joints. The turmeric is also good to colour recipes, and is often used in vegan cuisine (a tiny pinch for vegan scrambled egg or omelettes, for example). Do not take turmeric if you have gallbladder liver or bile duct issues, bleeding disorders, diabetes, iron deficiency, hormone-sensitive conditions, arrhythmia or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Nor if pregnant or about to undergo surgery. That’s quite a list but most people can take it.
Turmeric Shots (Green Smoothie Gourmet) are made with fresh or powdered turmeric. Made in a jar, these are great for your immune system and as an anti-inflammatory.
Vegetable Curry with Turmeric Coconut Sauce (Lauren Caris Cooks) is an earthy tasting feast with a rich sauce and lots of healthy veggies, use whatever you have leftover in the fridge.
Spiced Turmeric Latte (The Vegan 8) is an ideal coffee replacement. It is sweetened with maple syrup and contains black pepper, cinnamon, fresh ginger and turmeric and nutmeg.
5 Minute Vegan Golden Milk (Minimalist Baker) is a blend of coconut and almond milk, with spices of turmeric, ginger and cinnamon.
Lemon Turmeric Chia Pudding (Crowded Kitchen) is a ‘sunshine in a jar’ dessert. Brighten your morning with this protein-packed breakfast or dessert. Always soak chia seeds and avoid for children and people with swallowing difficulties.