I'll add powdered turmeric and ginger (either diced or powdered) into rice or quinoa after it's cooked. Sometimes I'll do marinade for chicken or pork with powdered turmeric, powdered ginger, rice vinegar, and olive oil. And I recently got a recipe for "golden milk" from my gal's yoga instructor - powdered turmeric, coarse ground black pepper, coconut oil, and water to make a paste; then mix that into warmed up almond, or cow, milk.
But yeah, like the guys have said, it's a very strong flavor so there's no real getting around it. There's just working with it.
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