Superfoods - Turmeric

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Turmeric is a root related to Ginger and is used primarily as a spice. Turmeric is one of the ingredients in curry and gives it its characteristic deep yellow color. Throughout history it has been used to color parts of the body, but its most widespread use has been as a textile dye, being used to dye cotton, wool, silk, leather, paper, lacquers, varnish, waxes, dyes, etc. It is known to be a stomach tonic and facilitates digestion, it is also a liver protective plant and a powerful anti-inflammatory. Recipes: - Tofu and Turmeric Skewer - Carrot and Raisin Salad with Fresh Turmeric - Fresh Turmeric Dressing

This root is called turmeric if you see it is quite similar to the rhizome of ginger in fact they are cousins Turmeric is a spice known throughout Asia and is an essential part of Ayurvedic medicine

How we use turmeric we usually know it already crushed, powdered turmeric is a colored powder Yellow which is quite intense with a mild flavor but at the same time slightly Spicy that acts on the one hand as a colorant and on the other hand with one of the main digestive that we have

At our fingertips turmeric also, we can add it to a lot of different foods

Dishes it is going to give them color it is going to give them a very very very interesting flavor it is good for the liver for the stomach for the digestions for flatulence Using turmeric in your food can really improve it a lot

Did you know that turmeric is good for the brain, its extract protects brain tissues from toxic substances? such as lead or cadmium, did you know that turmeric has a precious flower very appreciated in the floral industry? The variety is called turmeric longa is white reminiscent of water lily and lasts a long time even cut Did you know that the component is 100 of some coloring products in cooking is the curcumin Which gives that intense orange color to many spices such as curry

Improves the Digestive system is a potent antioxidant is a great anti-inflammatory is Antimicrobial and fungicidal, has a biliary tonic effect, is a potent anticarcinogenic Strengthens the immune system Turmeric root is also known as the Indian saffron characteristic for its aroma

Because of its intense orange color it gives precisely the spice color tone to a lot of Dishes what I propose now is to make a little turmeric skewer with which we will use tofu Red onion And red bell pepper For the soy sauce dressing and turmeric powder, we can use it in powder or fresh in the following recipe And what do we do put all these ingredients to macerate in the sauce that you're going to make With the soy sauce You put One or two teaspoons of turmeric Turmeric adds a slightly spicy and a little bit sweet touch to the dishes

Stirs Until you undo Totally the dust Here we have it And you put inside The tofu Especially tofu because tofu is soggy

It absorbs any liquid, any sauce where you put it

Removes so that you make sure that it catches the sauce On all four sides and once you have it Just add the rest of the vegetables We place 4 small pieces of bell pepper and 4 small pieces Of onion Because what we are going to assemble is a pinchito Stir it so that also the vegetable Take the sauce and you're going to let it macerate a few minutes In the meantime take the opportunity to look for the skewer, you can also make it out of wood and leave it there prepared And to put extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan Have at hand a plate with a napkin to drain the vegetables that are very soaked in oil

we give temperature No need to put a lot of oil Simply Browning the ingredients I think it's ready And we can start first the tofu Then the rest and go on browning, moving each side of the tofu So that it is completely done and the vegetables turn over as soon as you see them Which is also gaining color are plates Super super super fast you can do it as a side dish with a cereal on the side, with brown rice with quinoa, with barley or simply make several skewers Vegetarian version The lap thing is now done Super fast, still spinning the tofu

Don't let it burn on either side, but make sure you cover them

all of them, if you notice the color of the tofu is the color of the turmeric

orange, yellowish orange according to the eye

tofu is the first thing I know it's going to make you so you're taking it out while the rest of the vegetable It's almost like a grilled vegetable

let it cool down While you're finishing with the vegetables, the peppers I think

It takes longer because the truth is everything is done pretty fast

we can already take out the onion ups oil, careful with the oil and here I have all the vegetables, turn off the fire Put the frying pan aside Not to smoke you You can now assemble your pinchito Be careful not to burn yourself We play with the elements one after the other to make it colorful and fun Here we go with the tofu Peppers if it's too hot help you With a fork or with a knife Onion and again, tofu block bell pepper now if I make it Onion tofu bell pepper What I have the hardest time nailing Onion tofu, this is the last one Bell pepper Onion and we close with one more block of tofu here you have a delicious tofu kebab Turmeric Turmeric rhizome It is a cousin of ginger It actually looks quite similar, but in a smaller version

Inside when you cut it it's a deep orange color to the ginger it's a yellow color and you have to be very careful when we manipulate the root already peeled because it stains quickly the fingers not It is also perceived on camera when you use it in powder form

Just like ginger has like a hint of lemon when you cut it turmeric its sister has A touch of orange so the recipe that I propose to you now using fresh turmeric is to make precisely an orange dressing for salads Have it ready Orange Fresh turmeric root Salt and extra virgin olive oil What are we going to do with the turmeric? First things first Scratch it You know you're going to get an orange finger Grate a good amount, be careful with your fingers

What turmeric will bring to this dressing is a sweet touch

and slightly spicy, but a delicious spiciness that even children can tolerate

Take the opportunity to Smell because it is incredibly aromatic very very special and also it is quite different from its dry version Once you have it I think now you're going to notice that my fingers are yellow or orange

In a bowl You put the olive oil Abundant Add turmeric now I don't know if you can see the color it's very nice to see the contrast it has Put it all and squeeze orange Wooden stick Breaks to help get the juice out You could also do it in a juicer but this way it's much faster and more practical

When the orange is well ripe and loaded with juice and squeezes Careful with the clothes Let's squeeze The whole orange This is A vinaigrette or dressing Quite aromatic You add A teaspoon of salt Not to overdo it and remove stir the mixture well so that all the curcuma gets on top grated, so that it does not remain in a heap

Try it and be surprised Because this is delicious very very special Here is this one Dressing dressing of turmeric, for salads, fishes and almost for whatever you want Turmeric can also be one more ingredient of your Salads by its texture by its color will provide an extra touch of the most unique Prepare a bed of rucola, shredded carrot Grate beets Avocado Raisins that I soaked for 10 minutes in hot water to make them softer and juicier

And finally fresh turmeric, already peeled ready to grate leave some space in the center of the plate With the green leaves to place A good quantity of grated carrot Salads are an opportunity to be creative in the kitchen

It gives you a lot of play and it's a little bit like painting we have the colors many elements And you can compose I have a lot of fun making salads, I find it very relaxing

let's leave stories aside To add now The beet Be careful because beet also dyes very much like turmeric

and let's play with this color contrast go improvising who is doing Circles With each ingredient we use it all bowl over here The avocado Place the avocado as you wish Making a flower or more geometric Letting the orange element than all the colors be seen, coexist And play with each other one more Raisins Raisins that are dark brown in color Also Make up Raisins are super good in salads mixed with vinaigrettes With a touch of salt They are very interesting salads some people don't like it, so you can make this salad without raisins just fine

And finally Put the plate aside To add the last ingredient the turmeric What are you going to grate Be careful that it doesn't splash, because it will stain your clothes

I even have to change you Grate the whole trunk because we want it to have presence Add it directly To the salad spreading Above the avocado From the beet it's a beautiful color and it's not exactly The color of the carrot So there is a game and a contrast we clean the hands And let's go with the dressing Quick and easy dressing that suits you very well We have apple cider vinegar You pour extra virgin olive oil It's essential that it's extra virgin, especially when you take it raw in salads

You add salt A small teaspoon if you are short then you can keep adding salt to your salad We already know that this salt and vinegar thing is a little bit according to the taste of the person

dash of vinegar I am particularly quite vinegary, and I like to salt things up a little bit

Remueves Ready for dressing Here you have this magnificent salad, where turmeric is just one more ingredient

Now that you know a lot More about turmeric is amazing root let's go over the recipes that we've made a Turmeric tofu kebab using turmeric powder Then we have been encouraged to make a dressing with fresh turmeric a dressing for salads You can also use it as a sauce for anything else

the third one, turmeric as an ingredient for a salad, an antioxidant salad

a colorful salad and then If you have seen this recipe I encourage you to change the curry

For turmeric You will see that it gives your dishes a slightly milder and quite interesting spicy touch

and if you want to be even more daring, how about changing the paella saffron? For turmeric you will discover new nuances of flavor

And it will make sense to call it saffron

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