Brighten up your kitchen with turmeric
At Jolliette, we are always looking to create a super plate full of different healthy, colorful and flavorful foods. On a regular basis we highlight an ingredient that we often use. Today we are talking about turmeric.
One of the sunniest and most potent spices
For Jolliette one of the sunniest and most powerful spices. A must-have in the modern kitchen. The turmeric we know - the bright yellow powder - is made from the root of the turmeric plant. The plant belongs to the same family as ginger and is native to India and Southeast Asia. The roots are harvested, dried and then ground into a powder that is then used in cooking. Turmeric has been used for centuries. Most people know it as an ingredient in the curries of Indian cuisine. Our carrot soup of the month contains turmeric. Soon we will also share the recipes of our last monthly menu.
The health benefits of turmeric are widely accepted as a cornerstone of Ayurvedic medicine. Although much conclusive clinical evidence is lacking, turmeric has been attributed several beneficial effects for a variety of conditions and general well-being. More research is needed in humans, but we know with certainty that spices and herbs such as turmeric make our dishes healthier because we need less salt, sugar and fat. And turmeric, for example, brings a lot of color to the plate.
In love with turmeric
We have really fallen in love with turmeric in our kitchen. It adds a ton of flavor and color to everything from soups, to curries and cakes. You don't need a lot of turmeric to have a potent impact. Here are some ideas for your menu:
- Roasted cauliflower in a sauce based on turmeric
- Creamy carrot soup with turmeric (we use vegetable cream)
- Smoothie of orange, turmeric and coconut
- Baked potato with turmeric yogurt
- Scrambled eggs with turmeric
- Focaccia with potato and turmeric
- Pancake with turmeric