I started really hearing about turmeric a few years ago when I was diagnosed with an auto immune disease. I read some posts about how it helped with this, that, and pretty much everything under the sun. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I really started to do some in depth research and started using it in my everyday cooking. It would take an entire post for me explain all of the magical benefits of turmeric ( maybe that will come at a later date). Here is a link with some helpful facts. http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric/ It really deserves its own separate write up. I will say that after using it once, I was hooked. Has it positively effected my health? Yes I believe it has but not only that… I Love the taste. Especially in eggs! I will never eat my scrambled eggs again without turmeric. You can use this recipe straight up or add any veggies or topping your little heart desires. Here is how I make them.
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoon of milk (or any milk sub. you can even use water)
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- salt and pepper to taste
I usually end up using 4 eggs because this will feed myself and my 2 year old son. This is our go to brunch meal most days of the week while big brother is at school and dad is at work.
crack your eggs into a bowl for mixing. Add your milk and whisk! Whisk until you feell like your arm is going to fall off! Then keep whisking!! This incorporates air into your eggs which creates fluffier eggs!
Add the turmeric and mix until combined. I like adding the turmeric in while the eggs are still in the mixing bowl because I feel they are more evenly distributed that way rather than when they are already in the pan and cooking.
Get out your pan and melt your coconut oil. You can use butter or another type of oil if you choose. Coconut oil, in my opinion is the best to cook with and its another one of those things that contain endless health benefits. http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/
once the oil is melted you can add your eggs! Make sure to cook your eggs on a low heat. Cooking them at a high temperature will dry them out and they will have the texture of rubber. Cook them low and slow for nice fluffy, moist eggs. I like to add my salt and pepper during the cooking process that way it gets all folded into the mix! you can always add ore when the eggs are done so don’t add too much to begin with. Eggs continue cooking after you take them away from the heat so make sure not to over cook them in the pan. Once you no longer see a liquid consistency, take them off of the heat.
Today I felt like adding some diced tomato and fresh basil. I added the tomato when the eggs were pretty much done. They do not require much cooking. I just wanted them to be heated through. once they were done, I plated them (some for me and some for the little dude) and topped with some fresh basil. You could also top with some grated cheese. Whatever you are feeling at that moment! Go for it!! The tomato and basil were delicious. My son said his scrambled eggs tasted like pizza?I guess anything that contains tomato and basil is considered pizza! I don’t know but he said yummy and thats all that matters 🙂