This Superfood Spice Is Totally Taking Over

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Turmeric has quickly become classified as one of those magic superfoods — you know, the ones that you're always hearing about. This spice is basically the off the shoulder top of food fad. It's nothing new, but it's gaining serious traction these days.

Confession: I am a turmeric novice. Until recently, I wasn't sure what it tasted like, and how the hell I was supposed to use it in everything. But after doing some digging across the web and scouring trusted food blogs, I was surprised at how many recipes out there call for turmeric. Whether it's the headliner or simply a side-kick ingredient, the spice is a key player in many familiar (and downright delicious) dishes. With notes of ginger and orange, turmeric adds just the right hit of flavor to all kinds of recipes (even smoothies).

So read on if you want to join me (and the rest of the world) and give turmeric a try.
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Blender Turmeric Limeade
Contemplating adding a splash of vodka to this honey-sweetened turmeric limeade.
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Healing Bowl
This bowl boasts a poached egg on top of turmeric sweet potatoes, greens, grains, and a little lemon dressing.
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Slower Cooker Indian-Spiced Lentils
Indian made easy in a slow cooker with tasty turmeric.
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Spiced Moroccan Chicken Wrap
Master Moroccan food in a flash with a pinch of turmeric.
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Red Cabbage and Kale Slaw with Turmeric Tahini Dressing
Take your slaw game to the next level with a superfood duo of kale and turmeric.
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Thai-Style Curry Shrimp & Noodle Bowls
This simple Thai shrimp dish is served in a light turmeric broth.
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Super Green Falafal With Turmeric Tahini Sauce
Turmeric mixed with creamy tahini makes for the perfect falafal dressing.
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Roasted Turmeric-Chili Chickpeas & Pear Salad
Try seasoning your chickpeas with turmeric for a spiced up salad topping.
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Turmeric Latte
Turmeric-infused coconut milk makes for a creamy cup of tea with a kick.
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Turmeric Rice With Coconut Kale
Coconut milk makes a creamy compliment to this zesty rice.
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Turmeric Ginger Colada Smoothie
A turmeric smoothie?! Yes, it sounds crazy but tastes like a frosty glass of topical heaven.
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Egg Fried Rice
Where do you think this fried rice gets its golden hue from? Hint: turmeric.
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Bread & Butter Pickles
These sweet and savory pickles get a kick of color and flavor from a turmeric spice blend.
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Anything-You-Have Coconut Curry Soup
The only must-have for this recipe is turmeric — so get creative because anything else goes!
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Indian Curry Hummus
Give traditional hummus a twist by adding a pinch (or more) of turmeric.
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Baked Vegetable Samosa Handpies
The veggie filling in these baked treats is deliciously flavored with, you guessed it, turmeric!
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Persian Honey-Glazed Chicken & Jeweled Rice
This turmeric-tinted dish utilizes the spice in both the rice and the chicken for some serious flavor.
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