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Sep
25

Turmeric Is Not Just For Dogs – Turmeric For Your Family

Recipes with turmeric – Let the Organic  Aroma Freshen Your Kitchen:

We know that turmeric is a very powerful supplement for dogs.  So why not try using turmeric when cooking for your entire family? Before turmeric for dogs became popular, many families used it in their kitchen.

When it comes to cooking, adding not just flavor, but also color to the food is something enthralling and it will bring a whole lot of joy to the individual engaged in cooking. Not just excitement, when it brings health benefits, it can be something more exciting, true? This is what turmeric, which is the natural anti-inflammatory spice, can do for your recipes.

turmeric for dogsIt is true that as the caring mom, you will be more concerned about the health of your family members, but it is important that you should be careful about your health as well. You might be surprised to know that the fiber-rich spice is known to have breast cancer prevention properties as per the recent studies. It’s not just helpful for women alone, but can be used for your entire family.  There’s a whole lot of anti-properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-toxic, a few to mention can bring a whole lot of health benefits to each and every member of your family. When you are smart enough when using turmeric in your recipes, you can take its complete benefits to your family. So, here are some things you should be aware of when using it in your kitchen:

Store in the ideal temperature:

The importance substance of turmeric called curcumin, which plays an important role in making this spice highly healthy is extremely sensitive to light, heat and moisture. The thing to remember is that when you boil turmeric for about 15-30 minutes, nearly 85% of its curcumin content will be lost. So, you should be highly careful about its storage. It is better to store it in a dark and cool place away from light. The ideal way to store is to use a tightly capped bottle or a foil wrapped container in refrigerator to retain its properties.

Minimize the exposure to heat:

When you are adding it to your recipes, it is better to add finally once the cooking of the dish is completed.

Stabilize it with acids:

When you use turmeric in acid-containing recipes like tomato-based dishes as these dishes will help in stabilizing the effects of curcumin.

Soak:

To make your barbecue meat healthier, you can just soak turmeric powder in garlic paste before grilling. When you do this, you can nullify the effects of hazardous substances if any in the meat.

Now, are you ready to explore some simple recipes with turmeric?

Turmeric milk:

turmeric milkFor preparing this dish, you need two cups of milk extracted from almond, a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of coconut oil, a spoon of ground turmeric, either a cinnamon stick or a teaspoon of cinnamon paste, small pinch of black pepper and freshly grated ginger. Just add all the ingredients to a pan and bring into light heat. Then, use a beater to blend all the ingredients and keep in low simmer for about 20-30 minutes. If there are larger pieces of cinnamon, you can just strain the milk and can enjoy the dish once it reaches the warm temperature.

This can be a refreshing drink to begin your day and will keep you active all through the day.

Turmeric bombs:

turmeric bombsThis can be a healthy dish for your snacking requirements at evening times. The great thing about this recipe is that it is a bespoke recipe to ensure good absorption of turmeric in the body. This thing is done by using quercetin, black pepper and fats in the recipe. The things you need for this recipe are organic ground turmeric, quercetin powder and ground black pepper. For binding, you can use either ghee or coconut oil or raw honey as per your choice.

The recipe can be easily prepared and it will not take much of your time.

  • Just take a baking sheet and line it with a parchment paper. Also, make sure that the freezer tray in your refrigerator is free to refrigerate the turmeric bombs once they are prepared.
  • Choose any of the binding agents mentioned earlier. If your choice is honey, just heat it slightly such that it will be somewhat watery and not thick. You should heat it to get it into liquid consistency. The same thing should be done when you choose ghee or coconut oil and make sure that the binding agent is not too hot and just warm.
  • Then, mix turmeric, pepper and quercetin powder along with binding agent. The mixture with honey will be thick in the form of a dough that can be pinched for making balls by rolling between your palms before placing on the baking sheet. If you have used oil or ghee, it will be watery and you will have to use a spoon to pour it on the baking sheet.
  • Then, place the balls on to the freezer, until the balls turns out to be firm and then place them in a storage container.

You can take these balls as and when needed. But, make sure that you do not overdose on them. You can take them on days in which you have heavy meals as the digestive process will speed up to prevent upset stomach due to heavy oil-based recipes.

Besides these two recipes, when you are looking for the best and easy recipes with turmeric, you can just add a pinch of turmeric in every dish that you prepare. For instance, you can add a pinch when preparing tea and you can add a raw pinch on your vegetable and fruit salads raw and afresh. You can also make it as a paste for adding in dishes just as you do with ginger and garlic pastes.  Don’t forget to sprinkle some turmeric for dogs on your pets food!

Not just for internal conception by preparing the ideal recipes with turmeric, you can use this nature’s gift for external application as well. This is why nowadays you can find turmeric as an ingredient in many skin care products due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Are you ready to explore and share different dishes with us using turmeric, so that other people can also get the benefits of this excellent spice and can lead a healthy life?