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How To Grow Your Own Turmeric

Turmeric Latte
Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Editor

Nov 09, 2021

As we’re in the midst of a fast-spreading virus pandemic, now is the perfect time to add turmeric to your diet. The close relative of ginger, turmeric is an antioxidant spice that can complement a wide range of dishes from curries, chicken, soups, veggies, your morning scrambled eggs and even a latte.

Turmeric is not only great for a unique, rich taste, but also for its powerful medicinal properties. Its main ingredient, curcumin, is said to help lift your mood and ease depression, fight inflammation and keep blood sugar levels steady for diabetics, and most importantly fight off viral infections, amongst other health benefits.

How To Grow Your Own Turmeric

Watch the video below to get organic gardener, Shelly Pryor’s top tips on growing your own turmeric.

Want to test out a turmeric recipe? Why not try Gwinganna’s Chai Golden Milk Recipe?

Chai Golden Milk, turmeric

Turmeric paste: Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cardamom pods, seeds removed, ground
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 2tbsp coconut oil

Cashew milk: Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 2.5 cups filtered water
  • 2.5 cups rice milk
  • 1 cup coconut cream (to make your own, simmer four parts shredded coconut in one part water)
  • honey to taste

Instructions

Grind all spices together until fine with no chunks. Place spices in a pan on the stove with a little water to form a watery paste. Cook over low heat for a few minutes until fragrant and water has absorbed. The paste will thicken. Add black pepper and coconut oil, remove from heat and mix together to a paste. This paste will be the base for the drink.

Blend drained cashews and water in a blender to make cashew milk. Place milk into a large saucepan and add rice milk and coconut cream.  Add paste in small amounts until it reaches a flavor you like. Sweeten with a little honey and serve warm. Leftover paste can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Makes approximately 3 pints.

NOTE: This delicious warm drink can help cleanse the liver, is full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. To make a smoothie, blend paste with any non-dairy milk and banana.

Try this yummy Mushroom Soup from Gwinganna below:

Mushroom recipe
Mushroom soup recipe

Gwinganna’s Super Easy And Healthy Mushroom Soup Recipe

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Editor

Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com. She is the only person to edit and publish Australia's three biggest flagship magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea. Robyn was Group Publisher of Bauer Media's most successful and prestigious magazines including Woman's Day, Good Health, Grazia and ran Hearst in Australia including Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison. Voted one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media at the Women in Media Awards Robyn was a keynote speaker at Pause 2021, Cebit & J&J Women In Leadership. Robyn was also the winner of the prestigious Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year award.

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