A Specialist in the Spice Rack
Although turmeric now comes in pill form, the full benefit of its cancer-fighting properties come to the fore when it’s cooked. You can add a little turmeric to your marinades, soups, stir-fries and curries, in fact it's distinctive taste is the base of many curry powders. Although it is not a 'spicy' spice, because of its potency, go easy with it when cooking.
All ground spices, turmeric included, have a limited shelf life, after which they lose volatile oils, and with them flavor and nutritional value. It’s best to replace them every six months or so. Be careful when handling turmeric. One of its traditional uses is as a cloth dye, so it can leave permanent stains if it gets on your clothes.
Try roasting cauliflower with turmeric and coconut oil for Cook for your Life’s simple and easy, Spicy Oven Roasted Cauliflower. Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower will add extra cancer fighting value to your meal. Turmeric can also be used as the main seasoning ingredient in warming winter recipes such as Cook For Your Life’s Moroccan Style Chickpea and Chard Stew.