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Pain fighting foods and recipes

AARP-The magazine just ran a story about ingredients that help fight pain. I created recipes for each of the ingredients. And would like to share one with you here –

According to the AARP story, “A recent Thai study found that the spice common in many Indian foods fights the pain of rheumatoid arthritis as effectively as ibuprofen.”

Here is a link to the story – other ingredients include grapes, ginger, soy,  cherries, coffee and salmon. Do click on the story to check out all the fun recipes I created.

Cauliflower Sautéed With Turmeric and Rosemary

by Monica Bhide developed for AARP-The magazine and AARP.ORG

Serves 4

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets

1 teaspoon turmeric

Leaves from 1 sprig rosemary

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup golden raisins

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika

1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.

2. Add the cauliflower, turmeric and rosemary and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is brown and caramelized, about 8 minutes.

3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Stir in the raisins and pine nuts and cook about 1 minute more, until everything is heated through.

5. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika.

Gorgeous photo of cauliflower taken by the terrific Sala Kannan

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Comments

  1. Monica, great article and recipes to go along!

  2. These all sound so good, I’m not sure which to make first!
    Whatever my choice, my knees will thank you.

  3. The food frm your table is always fantastic and therapeutic, I can take these two things for granted. Thanks for sharing lovely recipes…always, Monika !

  4. Cauliflower & rosemary, interesting pairing…a definite must try on the food list!

  5. This recipe looks delicious, and I will definitely be making it very soon. (Also thank you for the quick, easy, fast, delicious, low cost scramble idea–on Twitter, tonight, which will be our meal tomorrow!). Your blog is a visual delight!

  6. Delicious! Glad to hear about the health properties of turmeric!

  7. Carol Cripps says:

    Thanks for this – I’ve added the story to my favourites so that I can try them all.

  8. You make the cauliflower look so appetizing, now maybe people will eat more of this rather than pills alone to fight pain. Beautiful, Monica!

  9. Will try these. The cauliflower looks yummy.

  10. Great recipe Monica and of course wonderful use of healing spices!

  11. Interesting read about your pain fighting recipes. I found the list in the AARP article too…since I have a bit of arthritis:)Thnx for sharing

  12. Doug Barnard says:

    Great post, thanks for this! By the way, whenever i’m making something like this, I alway use Textuarants

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