I'd like to start incorporating tumeric in to my diet for inflammation. My husband is diametrically opposed to curries so I really don't want to make two dinners.
What's an easy/quick way to take it besides just taking a big awful dry spoonful or in water?
I make Turmeric Tea: boil 2 cups water, at 1t turmeric, 1t cinnamon, a pinch of cayenne pepper and a few slices of fresh ginger, let steep, strain and sweeten with raw honey. Dam good tea and it can help with inflammation and a number of other things.
I was going to suggest a new husband over taking turmeric straight from the spoon, if those are your choices, but that might not go over if you're fond of the man.
Kewpie's idea of burying it in meatloaf is probably the best compromise.
Tea. I've been looking into getting more turmeric into me, and I keep seeing it paired with chai/warming spices and milk/coconut milk/almond milk and ginger and honey. Makes sense - it's a bitter flavor. Perhaps we could start by just adding it to a rich chai tea?
Turmeric does have flavor if you use a teaspoon or more. It has a powdery taste and is quite obnoxious to me. When we make curry, the turmeric ends up getting cooked in the oil for a little bit. This dulls that odd flavor. I'm not sure if this removes the good properties from Turmeric, although I have heard that frying it in oil brings out the nutrients more, not sure which is true. Indians have been doing it that way for ages, so that's how I do it too!
I say just add a pinch to just about everything. It adds a lovely sunshine color!
Turmeric is what's for dinner here, but it's easy to spot and you won't be fooling your husband by saying you added mustard. You could add it to your own food, the same way you use seasonings like pepper. I'll put it on a green salad, or sprinkle it on top of soup or a stir fry.
Turmeric has a strong Ginger like flavor. If you use ginger anywhere, you can sub a little Turmeric for it. Thinly cut Raw turmeric root soaked in lemon juice can be stored like pickle and had as a condiment. Turmeric powder in any food will impart yellow color and alter the taste a little, Go for the capsules if that is not to your liking.
Buy empty capsules and fill them with turmeric. It's really easy. This is really the only viable solution (for me, anyways) considering turmeric tastes like crap. You can buy a big bag of it at an Indian grocery store for only a few dollars.