turn any ordinary dish from bland to exciting.
Popcorn, nachos or dips take on an extra layer
of deliciousness when you add turmeric to the
An ordinary snack can suddenly seem extraordi-
nary with the addition of a little exotic spice.
Perhaps most surprisingly, turmeric provides
sweet dishes with a delightful zing.
The sweet, pungent taste of turmeric provides
an extra dimension of flavor to fruit, yogurt and
Use it in baking to complement an overly sweet
dessert, making it taste richer and more satisfy-
Try these Turmeric Cookies, which play on the
* 1 tablespoon Organic Turmeric Sweet Blend
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
* 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1/4 cup maple syrup
* 1 egg
* 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
* 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line sheet trays
with parchment paper.
2. In bowl of stand mixer, combine butter and
3/4 cup sugar. Beat on medium until butter and
While on a long road trip, a very hungry elderly
couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for quick
After finishing their meal, they were in a hurry to
leave the restaurant and resume their trip.
While putting on her coat to go, the elderly
woman set her eye glasses down and forgot she
had left them on the table.
She didn¡¯t miss them until they had been driving
for about forty minutes.
Upon remembering, the elderly lady screams out
to her husband, ¡°We¡¯ve got to go back, I left my
glasses at the restaurant!¡±
Needless to say, her husband wasn¡¯t too happy
about this huge delay.
To add to the aggravation, they had to travel
quite a distance before they could even find a
turn around spot, in order to return to the res-
taurant to retrieve her glasses.
All the way back, the elderly husband became
more the classic grumpy old man.
He fussed and moaned and complained and
grumbled at his wife relentlessly during the en-
tire return drive.
The more he chided her, the more agitated he
became. He just wouldn¡¯t let up for a single
To her great relief, they finally arrived at the
As the woman got out of the car, and hurried in-
side to retrieve her glasses, the old geezer yelled
after her, ¡°While you¡¯re in there... you might as
well get my hat and the credit card.¡±
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Ingredients: Merry Mint from your herb garden,
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Food & Dining
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Experimenting With Turmeric
Perk up your taste buds midday by adding
turmeric to salad dressings, sauces, broths
The rich flavor of turmeric also comple-
ments the flavor of sweet potatoes or cot-
Frontier Co-op Turmeric Twist Savory Blend
offers a robust combination of organic
flavors along with turmeric, including on-
ion, garlic, paprika, sea salt, black pepper,
lemon peel and chipotle for a zesty addi-
tion to any pasta or rice dish.
Use any Turmeric blend to infuse your
savory dinner dishes with the goodness of
You can add extra zing to your soups, gra-
vies, casseroles, proteins or legumes for
an amazing taste enhancer.
Cook with your favorite blend every day to
sugar are combined. Add maple
syrup and egg, reduce speed to
low and beat until incorporated.
Stop mixer to scrape down sides
3. Add flour, turmeric blend,
cream of tartar, baking soda, salt
and vanilla. Beat on low until
dough starts to combine. Switch
to medium-low and process until
dough has come together and
4. Place 2 tablespoons sugar and
turmeric blend in small bowl.
Scoop dough to roughly 1 1/2
ounces in size. Roll into ball, dip
top half of cookie in sugar and
press down to form a disc. Place
on sheet tray and continue with
remaining dough. Cookies will
spread during baking, so space
about 2 inches apart.
5. Bake 12-14 minutes, rotating
once. If you make smaller cook-
ies, reduce baking time to 8-10
minutes. Cookies should look
set and start to brown around
the edges. Remove from oven
and let cool for 10 minutes, then
transfer to cooling rack. Once
completely cool, transfer to an
airtight container and store at
room temperature for up to 3
days or freeze for 3 months.
Experimenting with turmeric in
your everyday cooking is easy,
fun and you may never want to
go back to ordinary spices again.
For more info and recipe ideas
5 surprising ways to use turmeric
in your everyday cooking
(BPT) If you¡¯re familiar with turmeric, you
probably know it as a spice in Indian cuisine
such as curry.
Turmeric is mildly aromatic, with a distinct
earthy, pungent flavor and deep yellow color.
The warm, gingery taste of turmeric can be
combined with other spices to create unique
flavors that can add incredible depth of flavor,
for a wide variety of both savory and sweet
Here are some great ideas for adding the rich
flavor of turmeric to your everyday cooking.
Kick-start your mornings by sprinkling a little
turmeric on your oatmeal or eggs, or mix it
into homemade granola for a tasty and health-
ful start to your day.
You can stir turmeric into your coffee, tea or a
smoothie for a delicious pick-me-up.
Frontier Co-op Turmeric Twist Daily Blend com-
bines organic turmeric with a number of other
organic ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, black
pepper, cardamom and Ceylon cinnamon.
This blend of spices is just right to enhance
breakfast dishes with a delicious boost of
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