Sammy’s turmeric chicken noodle soup

The potent healing properties of turmeric include the powerful antioxidant called curcumin which gives the Indian spice its characteristic yellow colour. Like other tuberous rhizomes, turmeric contains anti-inflammatory actions by the reducing histamine levels. It also lowers cholesterol by stimulating the flow of bile which helps to break down fat, this can also help to clear the liver of toxins. Ayurvedic medicine has prized its circulatory actions which help minimise the aggregation of blood platelets. The essential oil that the spice possesses have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, thus helping to heal or inhibit infections.

Sammy’s Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup

Serves 4 | Prep 10 minutes | Cook 20 minutes        

1 litre chicken stock
2 tablespoons tamari (gluten free soy)
1 small packet vermicelli, kelp or soba noodles, prepared as per packet instructions
2 small red chilli, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 tablespoon fresh turmeric, grated
2 bok choy, chopped
1 cup cooked chicken, no skin, shredded
¼ cup parsley, chopped
4 spring onions, finely sliced
2 limes, juice of

  1. Bring chicken stock and 2 tablespoons of tamari to the boil. Reduce heat.
  2. Add noodles, red chilli, grated ginger, turmeric and bok choy.
  3. Simmer for a few minutes until noodles are cooked. Add cooked chicken.
  4. Stir through parsley, spring onions and a squeeze of lime juice to serve.


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South Melbourne Market

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Etymology

According to Harold McGee, the American cookbook author and contemporary authority on the science and lore of the kitchen, the turmeric “name is of obscure origins. In the Middle Ages it was called “Indian Saffron and was used as a substitute for the rarer spice, and was a dye.” In approximately 700 AD turmeric was brought to China from India. 1530–40 Originally known as tarmaret, the name derived from the French terre mérite, literally translating as ‘deserving or merited earth’.

Benefits

The potent healing properties of turmeric include the powerful antioxidant called curcumin which gives the Indian spice its characteristic yellow colour. Like other tuberous rhizomes, turmeric contains anti-inflammatory actions by the reducing histamine levels. It also lowers cholesterol by stimulating the flow of bile which helps to break down fat, this can also help to clear the liver of toxins. Ayurvedic medicine has prized its circulatory actions which help minimise the aggregation of blood platelets. The essential oils that the spice possess anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, thus helping to heal or inhibit infections.

Doseage
½ – ¼ teaspoon per day as a dried spice

Contraindications
Excessive consumption of turmeric may result in the following symptoms 
and should not be taken:

• Insomnia
• Dizziness
• Blurred vision
• Itchy, sore or dry eyes
• Night sweats

Sammy’s original turmeric tonic

1 teaspoon fresh turmeric, grated
1 teaspoon raw honey
Juice of 1 lime
Hot water

  1. Select the central body or ‘mother’ part of the turmeric.
  2. Wash, peel and grate into a heatproof glass or mug.
  3. Top up with hot water, add honey and lime juice.
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