middle eastern style chicken with turmeric rice and homemade soft flatbreads. finished with a yoghurt based sauce with lots of garlic, inspired by @thehalalguys 🍴
if you ever need to whip up some quick yeast-free flatbreads, these only take just over 30 minutes to do!
sift 300g plain flour into a bowl with 1/2 teaspoon salt. on the stovetop or in the microwave, gently heat 185ml of milk with 50g of butter until the milk is warmed and the butter has melted. add to your dry ingredients and knead until a smooth ball forms. let rest for 30 min, then divide and roll into 6 even pieces to form your flatbreads. we cook these in the pan on both sides until puffy (you can use a bit of oil, but we don’t bother!) then finish with a light char over an open flame. these flatbreads remain soft and pliable, so perfect for wraps 🌯
Here’s a meal filled with Turmeric !!! Turmeric rice & onion, with a sauté of kale, celery, orange peppers & black beans topped with cherry tomatoes & cilantro
Dressing: turmeric & coconut milk with black pepper, cayenne & some salt
I guess you could say I love Turmeric but how could you not !? It’s anti-inflammatory, balances hormone levels full of antioxidants & boosts your immunity! ( Don’t forget to add black pepper when you use turmeric to improve the absorption of it )
Spice up your life by first spicing up your rice! 🍚🔥
When I see people eat plain rice all I can think is “ahh, such wasted potential...”
But seriously, take your rice to the next level by adding this simple, nutritious ingredient - turmeric !
Turmeric contains a bioactive food constituent called “Curcumin”, which is thought to be responsible for turmeric’s health-promoting effects. Curcumin is cytoprotective (meaning it protects our cells from damage) and can downregulate the expression of pro-inflammatory genes, ultimately leading to less systemic and local inflammation in the body. This is great news because inflammation is at the centre of every chronic disease – meaning curcumin can ultimately help protect against various cancers, insulin resistance, and hypertension (just to name a few). However, the catch is that curcumin is FAT SOLUBLE, meaning it needs to be consumed alongside a fat source to be absorbed, and for you to reap all its health benefits! This means that consuming curcumin in a dietary dose (such as when turmeric is added to curry) opposed to a pharmacological dose (when curcumin is provided in pill form), the dietary fat will facilitate the absorption of curcumin, whereas you may not optimally absorb curcumin when consumed as a supplement. My favourite way to eat turmeric/curcumin is by making turmeric rice! It’s super simple and SUPER DELICIOUS, I promise you’ll never eat plain rice again!
1/2 cup brown basmati rice
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of olive oil
A sprinkle of black pepper and rosemary
Simply boil the rice then stir in all the other ingredients at the end ✨
Let me know if you try it! And remember… if you consume something with turmeric try your best to eat it with a healthy fat source too 💛
Tandoori Pork Fillet w Turmeric Salad Rice and Cucumber Raita!! 🤤 Growing up this was a HUGE favourite of mine, when Mum would make it I would get SO excited!!! Thanks for the recipe Mum, safe to say there was not one piece of food left on @liam.ireland92’s plate! 😂
Kona Mai Tai (cruzan coconut 🥥 rum, amaretto, orange, lime, pineapple, togarashi ~ sweet with some spice; so good!), Sushi 🍣 (Shrimp & Lobster roll with habanero aioli and cucumber salsa, and Shrimp Tempura roll), Lamb Tagine (North African spiced braised Lamb, turmeric rice, and buttered carrots) and Dillon drank a Kona Big Wave Golden Ale draft beer 🍺 @konagrill @dillonhusfloen #yummy#dinner#lamb#sushi#lobster#shrimp#turmeric#turmericrice
This week's meal prep: Turmeric Black Rice with Chicken, lots of garlic, Asparagus, Water Spinach, Celery and Spring Onion. Tastes great, I didn't add salt to it so it's a bit bland but the turmeric coated the entire rice really well. I only cooked for 4 days (no work Friday woohoo) and this will be my breakfast and lunch.
PS: Total cost of this is 721 pesos. The Black Rice was 271 pesos for 2kgs. It's still a big save since I assume I will be using the same rice for the next 2-3 weeks in my next meal prep!! 😍
Oh turmeric, how do I love thee? let me count the ways! Today’s BOGO has me getting back to my Indian roots and feeling aaaalllll the spicy, warm feels. I have never liked the way turmeric smells because I grew up with it as a permanent fixture in my home. I under appreciated this spice until my dad was diagnosed with brain cancer and I learned just how potent this little root is. It is the most studied herb in the world, and is being looked at for many things including its ability to reduce inflammation, support healthy blood sugar levels, and calm your nervous system. It is also used commonly in India in skincare, as it’s antiseptic and balancing qualities help give your skin a clear glow. The possibilities really are endless and now we have this available to us in an even more potent delivery system- an essential oil. DōTERRA’s turmeric oil is sourced right from my motherland and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see it as part of today’s #BOGO !! If you want to know how this oil could benefit you, come join me live at 11:00PST today, right here!