This stuff is the bomb. Full of amazing health benefits and super tasty to add to food. The recipe comes from John Redden who is a master herbalist in Toronto and practices in the Junction. He offers several botanical medicine courses, of which I continue to be a part of. I'm not a fan of spicy and fell in love with this when we made it a few years ago. I make a new batch every spring. I add a tsp to homemade salad dressing, mix into a stir fry or quinoa salad, or it's been topped onto steak (not by me, but many others :-) )
This is a great option for people that have alot of sinus congestion as the heat from the ingredients will help to move fluids out of the body. While horseradish and mustard taste spicy, they infact cool the body down by bringing heat to the surface of the skin, and thus is a great addition to our diets in the summer.
Recipe: (I cut the recipe in half)
500 grams horseradish, chopped and put into a high powered blender (vitamix or blendtec)
apple cider vinegar to cover
1/3 cup tumeric
1 cup mustard powder
1/2 cup unpasteurized honey
I had to blend it for several minutes and stopped it a few times to turn it with a spoon. I also added a little extra apple cider vinegar to get it a little bit thinner. Play around with it til you get the texture you like.
It will store for 6 months in the fridge, but am sure it will be gone by then!
Horseradish is part of the brassica family, having 10x the anti-cancer properties that broccoli has. It's also an antioxidant, supports the immune system, and is high in vitamin C.
Mustard contains glucosinolates, sugar-derived compound that in a study published by the "International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research" in 2002 found that glucosinolates have a protective effect against certain types of cancer, especially lung cancer.
It's also high in minerals such as; iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium and phosphorus
Tumeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, being a COX-2 inhibitor. It also has anti-cancer properties, is a potent anti-oxidant and supports liver health.
I got the horseradish at the Dufferin Grove Farmers Market and the spices at Noah's Natural Foods.
All this goes to show that food is medicine.