Ancient healer, modern medicine…
Considered to be one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients, turmeric is a powerful spice that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including digestion problems, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, toothache, bruises, chest pain and colic.
Turmeric has been harvested for over 5,000 years in its native Indonesia and is a key ingredient in many dishes and medicinal remedies throughout the region. It is now rising quickly in popularity everywhere in the world as wellness seekers of all ages discover the health properties of this incredible superfood.
Scientific studies now show that turmeric contains anti-cancer properties, may be helpful with inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s, rheumatoid arthritis, help with improved liver function, heart health, may help to lower cholesterol and be protective against Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric becomes more active either when cooked or combined with other specific ingredients such as ginger and black pepper. Whether in root or powder form, turmeric can be used in juices, smoothies, infusions, soups, curries, pulses, stews, for roasting with vegetables, adding to hummus, yoghurt and marinades for fish, meat or tofu. All the health benefits, how to use turmeric and 50 delicious recipes are included.
Chapter one: Breakfasts
Including Frittata, Devilled scrambled eggs and Coconut and cashew granola
Chapter two: Snacks & Condiments
Including Spiced and roasted seeds, Bliss balls and Turmeric hummus
Chapter three: Soups
Including Ginger and turmeric carrot soup, Squash and coconut dhal and Kitchari
Chapter four: Vegetarian Dishes
Including Sweet potato bulgur, Five veg tagine and Roast cauliflower salad
Chapter five: Fish & Meat Dishes
Including Turmeric prawn linguine, Keralan fish curry and Beef stew
Chapter six: Sweets
Including Coconut rice pudding, Turmeric glazed banana and Turmeric maple ice cream
Chapter seven: Drinks
Including Carrot and orange tonic, Turmeric tea and Golden mylk
Chapter eight: Beauty
Including Turmeric and milk face mask, Turmeric and coconut face mask and Body scrub