Turmeric 101

(Just to clarify, in this post I will be talking about whole turmeric, rather than the powdered variety)

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Turmeric is darn good stuff.

However, it turns EVERYTHING yellow. I had a pair of blue tongs. They were gorgeous. Such a nice, peppy shade. I used them in a turmeric based sauce. They’re green now. I’d post a picture, but it’s painful for me to look at. I liked those tongs. Turmeric has a very, very, very strong flavor, only a pinch is usually required, as it can be overpowering. To use whole turmeric, peel it up,

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and then pulverize it in any way- grate it, zest it, throw it in the food processor, shoot laser beams out of your eyes- well maybe not that last one. But if you can shoot laser beams out of your eyes, kudos to you! Turmeric is also surprisingly healthy. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric was pretty much the answer to all life’s problems and diseases. And now today, it’s been proved to be beneficial in curing diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, jaundice, and even cancer. I bet you didn’t know the cure to cancer was sitting in your spice cabinet! And, forget throwing chemicals on your skin just to keep it nice and clean and clear. Just mix up yogurt and turmeric, and rub it on your face. I can testify to this. You may have seen it in food-related news, such as companies replacing food coloring with it in things such as macaroni and cheese and cereal. Turmeric is the future! You heard it from me.

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