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Turmeric Veggies and Quinoa

Barry: While preparing to write this post do you know what I found out about Turmeric?

Rachel: What?

Barry: That it’s been used for centuries for two things that might scare off beardsmen.

Rachel: Like what?

Barry: Dying hair for one.

Rachel: I know all about it, but there is a procedure to do that. It takes time, you have to create the right mixture with it, work it into the roots and wait 15 minutes as it sits in your hair. I don’t think there is any danger of guys dyeing their beards.

Barry: So, no worries if they get a little in their beard and wash it out.

Rachel: No worries.

Barry: OK

Rachel: What else?

Barry: This is a really scary one.

Rachel: OK, what?

Barry: Turmeric is used to remove facial hair.

Rachel: That’s true, but again, it needs to be done intentionally. A special paste needs to be prepared and then massaged into the hair for for 5 to 10 minutes and allowed to dry.

Barry: OK, I got a little worried there.

Rachel: Has it stained your beard?

Barry: No.

Rachel: Has it removed your beard?

Barry: No.

Rachel: Then what are you worried about?

Barry: Did you see what it did to my white shirt?

Rachel: I’ll try to get the stains out.

Barry: And the dishcloth?

Rachel: Yes, but it’s no big deal. Just be more careful with it. But it’s worth it, right?

Barry: What do you mean?

Rachel: It’s worth it. You feel better, no?

Barry: Much better. Not sure we’d be hiking so well without it.

Rachel: Right? Just the anti-inflammatory and pain reducing is worth it.

Barry: For sure.

Rachel: OK, so stop worrying and start sharing what I gave you to share.

Barry: OK, OK, here we go...

About Turmeric:

Turmeric a powerful healer that contains more than 300 antioxidants. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in turmeric will help you to look and feel better, be smarter, run faster, hike higher. Turmeric helps repair damaged skin and hair. It is a natural painkiller and will help you to heal faster. It is great for people with active lifestyle and will make your food tasty and colorful. Learn more about Turmeric Curcumin


Our Favorite Super Food:

Turmeric Veggies with Quinoa


  1. Green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces - 2 cups
  2. Tri-color carrots, cut into pieces - 2 cups
  3. Fresh ginger, cut into small pieces - 1 Tbsp
  4. Turmeric spice - 1 Tsp
  5. Sumac spice  - 1/2 Tsp

Cooking Instructions

Turmeric and Veggies
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add all the ingredients listed above.
  3. Stir the veggies around the pan for a couple of minutes to let them start cooking.
  4. Squeeze in half a lemon and stir it again.
  5. Let it cook for about 5-7 minutes occasionally stirring.
  6. Right before it is done add salt to your taste.
  7. Give it a last stir and turn it off.

Your veggies are done and ready to be added to a grain of your choice. We prefer quinoa.

I cook quinoa in advance and let it cool down. After the veggies cool down I mix them into quinoa and taste it to see if it needs more olive oil, lemon or salt. Sprinkle it with parsley and enjoy!   

Barry: No pic of the final masterpiece?

Rachel: You are right, I should do that. Wait a minute. It will only take me a few minutes.

Barry: You mean you didn’t take the pic yet?

Rachel: No, I’ll do it now.

Barry: I don’t think so.

Rachel: Why not?

Barry: I ate it.

Rachel: You ate it?

Barry: Yeah, I thought you were all done with it.

Rachel: You ate it all?

Barry: I think so.

Rachel: You think so?

Barry: I guess so.

Rachel: He thinks so! He guesses so! Great, no pic!

Barry: It’s OK.

Rachel: Really?

Barry: It’ll be fine. Could you get me a beer? I’m almost done.

Rachel: Really? Why don’t you get your own beer?

Barry: Please. It’s hard to write when I’m thirsty and there’s nothing like washing down your fine cooking  with a beer or two.

Rachel: You are too much.

Barry: Just one - to get me through to the end here. Please, I’m feeling a little blocked here, need some lubrication.

Rachel: You gotta be kidding me, first you eat it all and now you have me running to bring you beers???

Barry: Just one, almost done.

Rachel: OK, OK, here you go…

Barry: Great! Thanks! That’s it, I’m all done.

Rachel: I’m going to kill you!

Barry: Really?

Rachel: Really!!!!