Eating for Brain Health

You can improve your brain health with the right diet

SPICES to enhance your health –

Vegetarian Main Dish

Turmeric – is a natural anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant.  May help to protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease.

Vegetarian Tikka Masala


  • 1 cup uncooked rice, I used brown or white jasmine
  • Seasonings – Prepare in a small bowl and mix all spices thoroughly
    • 2 teaspoons coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 medium onion, and enough olive oil to saute
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cans , Goya Chickpea
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews


  1. Cook your rice per package instructions. Wash rice. 1cup rice/2cups water.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onions until tender . Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, coconut milk and mixed spices
  4. Add in the chickpeas. If additional sauce is required, add some tomato sauce, water or coconut milk.
  5. Taste and season with salt if needed.
  6. Once ready to serve, sprinkle cilantro and cashews.

Vegetarian Drink

Golden Turmeric Latte


  • 8 fl oz non-dairy milk alternative (Almond or Soy Milk)
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric 
  • ½ tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • star anise
  • 2 tsp Manuka honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for garnish (optional)


  1. Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan placed over a medium heat and bring to the boil, stirring often.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 5–6 minutes. Strain the spiced milk with a fine sieve into a heatproof glass.
  3. Garnish the top with a little sieved cinnamon, if using, and serve immediately.