Moroccan stew with healing spices

An easy recipe featuring the healing and anti-aging superspice turmeric, which imparts an earthy taste and a yellowish color, and ginger, which is fragrant and spicy. Both ingredients are used often in Moroccan tagines, soups, and stews. Recipe courtesy of Mountain Trek Health Retreat.


¾ tablespoon olive oil

8 ounces lean turkey

1 ½ cups diced onions

1 cup diced celery

1 cup diced yams

1 cup diced zucchini


2 tablespoons minced cilantro

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

¾ teaspoon dried ginger (may use fresh — about 1 ½ tablespoons)

1 teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon sea salt

¾ tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons currants

1 cup cooked chick peas (garbanzo beans)


4 cups veggie or chicken stock


Cook the turkey in oil on medium-low. In a separate pan on low heat, sauté the ginger and turmeric to release their rich flavors, then add onions, celery, and yams and sauté together until softened. Transfer to the pot with the cooked turkey and add stock, zucchini, parsley, cilantro, and salt. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes. The stew can also be made in a crock.

Mountain Trek is a boutique health and fitness retreat nestled in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Guest focus on four hours of hiking each day, enjoy health lectures, and eat delicious homemade meals with a 16-guest maximum for an individualized experience. Mountain Trek was featured in USA Today as one of the World’s Best Wellness Resorts.


Per serving: 304 calories, 8.5g fat, 30g carbohydrates, 4g sugar, 26g protein