March 15

Unveiling Turmeric Treasures: 3 Innovative Cooking Techniques


Dive into the golden treasury of Turmeric! This earthy root, scion of the ginger family, is packed with curcumin – a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant component, which gives the spice its vibrant golden hue. Today, we set foot on a culinary adventure with Johnny Appleseed Organic, where we will be unveiling the treasures of Hawaiian Red Turmeric. Not just any turmeric, this particular type boasts a higher level of curcumin compared to most others. Moreover, we will also be taking you through three innovative techniques to incorporate this potent spice into your meals. Guiding us through this process of alchemy is Michael, a farmer with hands that cultivate the soil and create wonderful dishes. So, if you’re ready to brave potential yellow stains on your clothes and revel in the marvels of this golden root, keep reading for an enlightening journey!

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Unleashing the Power of Hawaiian Red Turmeric: Insight into its Unique Properties

Unleashing the Power of Hawaiian Red Turmeric: Insight into its Unique Properties

Hawaiian Red Turmeric is not just about its exotic appeal, it’s about its exceptional health benefits, prized for a higher Curcumin content compared to most turmeric varieties. Discovering novel ways to cook with this power-packed spice can help you enrich your dishes, bestowing them with a distinctive taste while also expanding your health-conscious culinary repertoire.

Technique 1: Dehydrating Turmeric. Commence by cutting the turmeric very thinly. Place it on dehydrator racks and dry it at 135 degrees Fahrenheit for about five hours, though this may vary depending on your dehydrator. Once it’s done, pulverize it into a powder using a NutriBullet or food processor. Store this ground turmeric in a cool, dark place for up to six months. It can be used across a variety of dishes to intensify flavors. Technique 2: Crafting Golden Milk — a wonderful way to imbibe the richness of turmeric. Heat up a cup of oat milk, then incorporate the ground turmeric and a quarter teaspoon of pumpkin spice. Garnish it with a cinnamon stick and a dash of black pepper. Sweeten it with maple syrup and voila, you have a comforting cup of golden milk.

Technique 3: Making Turmeric Paste for a range of culinary arenas. Start by chopping up turmeric, ginger, and garlic, then use a mortar and pestle to create a paste. Adding a bit of jalapeno spice is optional. This paste can be cooked with various vegetables to create flavorful dishes. For example, cut onions, carrots, celery, and Ethiopian kale. Saute these veggies with the paste. As a tip, don’t overcook the greens to preserve their nutrient contents. You’ll be amazed how decadent a typical veggie dish can become with your homemade turmeric paste.

The Art of Dehydrating Turmeric: A Comprehensive Guide

The Art of Dehydrating Turmeric: A Comprehensive Guide

Unlock the full potential of Red Hawaiian turmeric through three unique cooking techniques. This turmeric, grown on our organic farm, boasts higher levels of curcumin than most of its counterparts. A word of caution as we embark on this culinary adventure though – turmeric will stain your clothes a vibrant yellow, consider wearing an apron or some old clothes you wouldn’t mind getting stained.

Begin with dehydrating the turmeric. Slice the root very thinly and place it on the racks of a dehydrator, setting the temperature at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Arriving at the perfect dehydration time can be a touch tricky and is dependent on the quantity you’re processing. For this process, we’ve chosen 5 hours, though this could extend to 6 or 7 hours for more substantial quantities. Once the dehydration process is complete, pulverize the turmeric into a powder using a Nutribullet or a food processor. Storing this turmeric powder in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place will maintain its potency for up to six months.

Now, let’s explore the creation of a delightful Hot Golden Milk– beverage. You will heat up one cup of oat milk and then mix in a quarter teaspoon of our freshly made turmeric powder. A quarter teaspoon of pumpkin spice adds to the exotica of this drink, to be garnished with a cinnamon stick and some black pepper. Sweeten to taste with maple syrup and wait for the golden hue to deepen as it sits, before tasting.

Spice replication takes center stage in a turmeric paste, made from our turmeric to be mixed in with fresh recipes. Chop turmeric, ginger, garlic and add a pop of jalapeño heat for some zing. This melange of flavors enters a mortar and pestle to be mashed into a paste. Imagine this paste sautéing in a pan full of onions, carrots and celery, followed by fresh Ethiopian Kale for a quick, nutritious stir fry. The burst of color and aroma signals the perfect state – don’t overcook, maintaining the nutritional value is key. Enjoy your turmeric, in so many innovative ways.

Creating the Perfect Cup of Hot Golden Milk Using Ground Turmeric

Creating the Perfect Cup of Hot Golden Milk Using Ground Turmeric
To capture the essence of a warm, earthy cup of hot golden milk, using Hawaiian red turmeric could bring you a step closer. Showcasing its deeper curcumin content, the first step involves dehydrating the turmeric. Begin by thinly slicing it. Following that, distribute them evenly across the racks of a dehydrator and set the temperature at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are working with a larger quantity, increase the duration from 5 to 6-7 hours. Once completely dried, pulverize them into a fine powder using a blender or a food processor. Store this golden powder safely in a tightly-sealed container, in a cool, dark location. It retains its potent qualities for about 6 months.

To prepare the delightful cup of hot golden milk, begin by heating a cup of oat milk. Subsequently, mix in your ground turmeric followed by a quarter teaspoon of pumpkin spice. A cinnamon stick and a dash of black pepper complete the ensemble. For a sweet twist, add some maple syrup. Your hot golden milk is ready! It exudes a comforting golden hue and the longer it rests, the richer its color and flavor.

Oat Milk1 cup
Ground TurmericTo taste
Pumpkin Spice1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon Stick1
Black PepperTo taste
Maple SyrupTo taste

A Spicy Twist: How to Make and Use Turmeric Paste in Your Everyday Meals

A Spicy Twist: How to Make and Use Turmeric Paste in Your Everyday Meals

Handpicked from our own farm, this Hawaiian Red Turmeric, renowned for its elevated curcumin levels, presents a world of culinary possibilities. The first method is to dehydrate it. Preheat your dehydrator to 135 degrees Fahrenheit and carefully slice the turmeric into thin pieces. After a drying duration spanning five to seven hours, you will end up with lightly-hued, thin slices that you can pulverize into a fine powder using a food processor or Nutribullet. Remember to store this home-ground turmeric in a cool, dark place to prolong its shelf life up to six months.

Now, let’s put this turmeric powder to good use by preparing a comforting Hot Golden Milk. Warm up a cup of oat milk and add a quarter teaspoon of your turmeric powder. A dash of pumpkin spice and black pepper will add depth to the flavor, while a drizzle of maple syrup brings a touch of sweetness. Finish it off with a stick of cinnamon used as a garnish. The result is a rich golden brew that shows off the warm hue and distinct flavor of turmeric. Here is a simple table showing the ingredients for Hot Golden Milk:

Oat Milk1 Cup
Ground Turmeric1/4 Tsp
Pumpkin SpiceA Dash
Black PepperFor Taste
Maple SyrupFor Taste
Cinnamon Stick1

Finally, the last suggestion for cleverly incorporating turmeric into your daily meals is to create a Turmeric Paste. This pliable mixture includes ginger, garlic, and a kick of jalapeño for an added spicy note. Use this as a base when sautéing vegetables such as onions, celery, and carrots. Add some Ethiopian kale to the pan, and you’ve got yourself a nutrient-packed stir-fry that will spice up any dinner table.


Q: Who are the hosts of the YouTube video “Unveiling Turmeric Treasures: 3 Innovative Cooking Techniques”?
A: The hosts of the video are Michael and Johnny Appleseed Organic.

Q: What type of turmeric is being discussed in the video?
A: The video discusses Hawaiian Red Turmeric, which is known for having a higher amount of curcumin compared to most turmerics.

Q: What are the three ways of preparing turmeric shared in the video?
A: The three preparation methods discussed in the video are dehydrating, making a hot golden milk beverage, and creating a fresh turmeric paste.

Q: What are some things to consider when dehydrating turmeric?
A: It’s important to cut the turmeric very thinly, place it on the racks in the dehydrator, and set the temperature to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The time may need to be adjusted depending on the amount of turmeric you’re dehydrating, but typically five hours should be sufficient. Once the turmeric is dehydrated, it can be pulverized into a powder and stored in a cool, dark place for up to six months.

Q: How do you make the hot golden milk beverage?
A: Heat one cup of oat milk, then add a quarter teaspoon of pumpkin spice and ground turmeric. Garnish it with a cinnamon stick, some black pepper, and sweeten it with maple syrup.

Q: How can one make a flavorful turmeric paste?
A: The turmeric paste requires finely chopped turmeric, ginger, garlic, and a bit of jalapeno. These ingredients are then mashed into a paste using a mortar and pestle.

Q: How does Michael suggest using the turmeric paste in cooking?
A: Michael recommends sautéing a mixture of base vegetables such as onion, celery, and carrots along with the paste in a pan. He adds Ethiopian kale but emphasizes not overcooking the vegetables to maintain their nutritional value.

Q: What is the importance of not wearing anything that could be dyed yellow while handling turmeric?
A: Turmeric is renowned for its strong staining properties due to its pigmented color. Therefore, it’s suggested not to wear any clothing that may get dyed during the process.

Closing Remarks

As we reach the finishing line of this culinary journey, it’s vital to remember the treasured gems we’ve discovered about the vibrant, versatile turmeric. From our farm-fresh Hawaiian red turmeric, we learnt not just about its higher curcumin content but also innovative techniques of making it a part of our daily diet. Whether you’re dehydrating it to create a golden powder, stirring up a comforting hot golden milk beverage infused with a magical blend of spices, or sautéeing a tantalizing paste with fresh produce, these methods promise to unlock the full potential of this priceless spice.

Do keep in mind the essential tips shared here – about the potential for staining, the ideal storage periods, and the secrets to preserving nutritional value while cooking. These little details ensure you make the most of the incredible benefits turmeric has to offer. So, with autumn’s chill in the air, put on your apron, pull out your mortar and pestle, and let the healing, warming power of turmeric enliven your cooking adventures.

If you’ve experienced an aha moment during this video or cooked up a delightful turmeric creation, don’t forget to leave a comment below and share your story. Until next time, on behalf of Michael and the Johnny Appleseed Organic team, thank you for staying tuned. Happy cooking!


  • Michael Gonzales

    Michael has a diverse set of skills and passions, with a full-time career as an airline pilot and a dedicated focus on health and fitness consulting. He understands the importance of balancing a busy lifestyle with maintaining a healthy mind and body, and is committed to helping others achieve the same success. Michael's expertise in health and fitness is not just limited to physical training, but also extends to nutrition, stress management, and overall wellbeing. He takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, helping clients to achieve their goals in a sustainable and fulfilling way. With a strong desire to inspire and motivate others, Michael is always ready to share his time and knowledge with those who seek his guidance. Whether in the air or on the ground, Michael is dedicated to helping others live their best lives. [email protected] Gonzales Michael


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