How Grace O Creates Her Recipes

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I start creating a recipe only after I find a fruit or grain or spice that has something beneficial to offer my body.  For instance, I know that the spice turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory  Ai properties. Turmeric can therefore reduce swelling in the arteries.  Arterial inflammation leads to things like blood clots and strokes. Turmeric is a bold yellow spice that also keeps nasal passages from swelling too much during an allergy attack.  TS-181987566 Creating Recipes VerticalSo I know I want to get turmeric in my diet.  But how?  Unless I eat Indian food every night, I don’t normally come across this spice.  Here’s where I get to work.  I taste, I experiment, I make meal after meal until I hit upon a delicious recipe or two that incorporates this beneficial food.  One of the recipes I created is Turkey in Turmeric Sauce recipe. It’s also in The AGE GRACEFULLY Cookbook. In my new cookbook, The AGE BEAUTIFULLY Cookbook, I created two delicious new recipes with turmeric – Egg Salad with Turmeric and my Chicken Curry with Moringa (there’s a cool video to watch with this recipe, too).

Fresh turmeric root also contains antioxidants. The best way to enjoy fresh turmeric is to juice it (see my recipe below). Once juiced and strained, it can be stored in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Once juiced and strained, it can be used in my Turmeric Rice and Turkey in Turmeric Sauce.

Fresh Turmeric Juice

juiceYIELD ½ cup (4 oz.)

¼ lb. turmeric root, peeled
½ cup water

  1. Slice the turmeric root until it measures about 1 cup.
  2. Place the turmeric slices in a food processor or blender. Add a bit of the water and blend at low speed. Gradually increase speed, slowly adding water until all of the water is used up and mixture is smooth.
  3. Strain the juice using a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or coffee filter.







About Grace O

Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally and recreationally all of her adult life. As a child in Southeast Asia, she learned the culinary arts by her mother’s side in her family’s cooking school. She became so well versed in hospitality and the culinary arts, she eventually took over the cooking school and opened three restaurants. She is widely credited with popularizing shrimp on sugar-cane skewers and being one of the first culinarians to make tapas a global trend. She has cooked for ruling families and royalty. Grace O’s move to America precipitated a career in healthcare, inspired by her father, who was a physician. Twenty years and much hard work later, she operates skilled nursing facilities in California. Grace O strives to create flavorful food using the finest ingredients that ultimately lead to good health. Her recipes, although low in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, are high in flavor. Grace employs spices from all over the world to enliven her dishes, creating food that is different and delicious. She believes that food can be just as effective at fighting aging as the most expensive skin creams. And since she’s over 50 herself, she’s living proof of that.
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