What’s your take on turmeric? It’s pretty much a taste that you’ll either love it or leave it. I actually love it – – now. It took me a while to get used to the flavor but after “leaving it”, I decided to add a little to my coffee, just to get the benefits and eventually, I became a “love it”! The benefits of turmeric far outweighed what I thought of the taste so I am really glad I started incorporating it back into my diet. I now can’t imagine some of my meals without it!
It’s not easy getting old. Well, I take that back…..it’s actually very easy! It’s just not fun. I will say that I actually feel the best I’ve ever felt in my entire life BUT it’s clear that my body has been earth side for over 1/2 a century. I get aches and pains that I otherwise wouldn’t get if I were younger. Turmeric has played a huge part in my aging process by way of helping me feel like I’m not aging at all! Since it helps with inflammation, I have felt a huge sense of relief with arthritis & joint pain. It’s been game changing! That is the main reason I keep turmeric in my diet but it’s been known to do so much more – it’s an antioxidant, helps with depression, improve skin needs, help lower bad cholesterol and so much more! Read here to learn more!
As I mentioned above, I like to add it to meals. Sometimes it isn’t even evident that it’s there but I like to add it in wherever I can so my family and I can get that golden powder into our system’s without even realizing it. I needed a side one night so I grabbed my convenient bag of Cauliflower Fried “Rice” Crumbles …and decided I wanted it to be a turmeric “rice”! It came together quickly and I’m all about meals that come together quickly, especially when they’re healthy! I paired it with salmon that night but it would be delish with chicken thighs or steak! If you find that you don’t like the taste of turmeric but do want to get it into your system to snag those benefits, start out by adding just a little here and there. Perhaps cut the turmeric in 1/2 for this recipe. Or maybe add a little to a green juice or smoothie. I also like to sprinkle it on my eggs in the morning, as well as making a golden paste and adding it to my coffee or almond milk. I promise you will notice the benefits! I have definitely noticed when I have slacked off on using it …..so it’s something I make a priority nowadays! If you’re a fan of turmeric and use it on the regular, let me know how you incorporate it. I’d love to hear it and it would be great for others to know too!
- 16 oz package Cauliflower Crumbles Fried "Rice" Blend
- 2 tbsp cooking fat (I used bacon grease)
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- In a large pan, melt cooking fat.
- Add Crumbles to pan and heat/stir for 3 min. Pour in chicken broth, stir and add in all spices/seasonings.
- Stir occasionally for 5 minutes on medium. This will be a little al dente. If you prefer a softer "rice", continue cooking until desired consistency.
- Serve with your favorite protein!