Always Keep Curry Powder Around, Especially If It Contains Turmeric

Are you tired and want to make an easy dish? Take a couple cups of  leftover cooked brown rice and mix it with the same amount of cooked black beans and two or three raw eggs and a little curry powder to taste. Mix it well. Put it into a glass pie cooking dish and microwave it for about 20 minutes. If you microwave it you won’t need to oil the pie dish, thus making it fat free. Have it with a nice salad and some steamed zucchini and onions. Turmeric is being studied for numerous healing properties including slowing the onset of diabetes and Alzheimers. Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

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Turmeric is Rumored to Prevent Alzheimers. Good News for Curry Lovers

In my home we’ve learned to love curry, a mixture of spices, one of which is turmeric. I developed a taste for curry in London. As a vegetarian it was difficult to find meals but the Indian restaurants always came through. When you’re far away from home and you walk into a restaurant and order warm golden-colored curry, it leaves an impression. To me, curry means anything with curry spice in it. It can be rice and vegetables with curry or a soupy curry with legumes. I think of it as “comfort food”, especially when I hear statistics showing Indians who eat curry regularly show fewer signs of Alzheimers. And curry is a good way to use what’s in the fridge needing to be eaten. Sometimes I make curry with lentils and sometimes it’s black-eyed peas. Every pot of curry is different. Today’s curry started with a base of dried split peas. After they were cooked at a low temperature I added carrots, celery and zucchini and simmered. I threw in a handful of uncooked brown rice and added a teaspoon of curry powder and left it for hours on the back burner just below the simmering point. Soy sauce will flavor each bowl.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Poor-Jonnys-Cookbook-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114031

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