Stir fry with inflammation fighting spices

Last night I got out the wok and made a stir fry of pork and vegetables with a mixture of spices that all have anti-inflammatory properties – turmeric, cumin, ginger and paprika.

All of these spices are considered to help reduce inflammation in the body so variations of these mixtures are showing up frequently in my cooking.

A basic spice rub can be used as a starting point to a lot of dishes.  Depending on the quantities of each spice you use and what you add next it can change the flavors.  I added chicken stock, some plain yogurt and a touch of honey to balance out the heat from the other ingredients.

Anti-Inflammatory Spice Rub
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt

To make the sauce, sprinkle the spice mixture  over the meat and veg when cooked and toss together well.  Add about 1/3 c chicken stock to the pan, taste for seasoning.  Reduce to desired consistency then remove from heat and add a couple spoonfuls of plain yogurt and a dash of honey to balance the flavor.

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Posted on March 7, 2010, in Foods Known to Help Arthritis, Recipes / Cooking. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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