Tumeric is bright orange in color and is an ingredient in curry. It has a mild, nutty flavor.
Some studies are showing that tumeric may help to prevent some cancers (in epidemiological studies) and may reduce cancer cell growth in already existing tumors. That's big news for a spice!
Butternut Tumeric Bisque
2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 lb butternut squash, seeded, peeled and cubed (~5 cups)
4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 Tbsp ground tumeric
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauce until lightly browned. Add broth, squash, and tumeric. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for ~ 30 minutes, or until squash is soft.
Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth, or alternatively, transfer small batches to a blender and puree until smooth.
Sprinkle with additional tumeric and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately!
Nutrition Info per 1 1/2 cups: 156 calories, 3 g fat, 3 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 5g fiber