Anti-Inflammatory Spice Turmeric Used 5 Ways

Ever wonder what gives mustard that bright yellow color? It’s Turmeric. It is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in existence, and there are numerous current studies validating its healing properties. Turmeric has been shown to possess  potent anti-inflammatory properties due to its active antioxidant curcumin.  Since it decreases inflammation of the body it’s  good for arthritis, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular health, and may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s,  fight or prevent cancer, and is used topically for burns, cuts, and skin problems. Turmeric is a natural pain killer and is comparable to prescription and over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs without all the toxic side effects. We recognize the healing potential of this magical plant, and have used it in many of our meals. Here is how we have used it in 5 of our meals.

Turmeric used 5 ways:

IMG_0692

Dijon Chicken:
Seasoned chicken in a creamy dijon mustard sauce with roasted kale and sweet potatoes.

IMG_0696

Tai Chicken Wraps:
Spicy tai chicken mixed with finely sliced and shredded vegetables. Served with nappa cabbage and cilantro to enjoy as a wrap.

IMG_0752

Chicken Chardonnay:
Seasoned chicken in a creamy coconut milk based sauce over a bed of fresh vegetables.

IMG_0401

Thai Spring Curry:
Seasoned Thai chicken and vegetables in flavorful and moderately spicy coconut sauce.

IMG_0787

Fresh Garden Salad:
Tender chicken atop fresh garden greens with a honey mustard sauce.

Honey Mustard Dressing

3/4 cup olive oil

1/4 mustard

1/8 honey or to taste

1 TB turmeric

1 pinch salt

1 pinch red pepper flakes

1 pinch of mustard seed

Advertisements

About sbarker4

I am a food blogger, activist, humanitarian, mother, and supporter of alternative medicine, the environment, social equality, and food that supports the optimal function of the body and mind.

Please Leave a Reply, (we love hearing from you)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s