Dukkah Spice Mix. Hemp Seed Dukkah. How To Grow Your Own Turmeric. It Is FAR Better Than Buying It! Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary “healer spice” that spans cultures – it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and gives the American mustard its yellow color.
Turmeric is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods. Turmeric’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties also make it great for cleaning and treating wounds, and its anti-inflammatory properties work well against joint pain and arthritis. Experts believe that turmeric may even have over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic uses and 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. Also, a body of evidence is emerging suggesting that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent as well, probably due to its anti-inflammatory action.
Turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, and does so with virtually no adverse side effects! Turmeric can be easily grown indoors. Turmeric does not set seeds. How to Use Fresh Turmeric Root Instead of Dried. Turmeric's earthy, exotic aroma and flavor make it a delicious addition to many dishes.
Turmeric is almost always sold with the dried spices at grocery stores, but some specialty markets carry the fresh root. Swapping fresh root for dried in recipes is possible. Flavor your tacos, salads, and sauces with this homemade taco seasoning. Dukkah, a seasoning blend that is about to take over the entire world ;) Ginger Powder: How to Make Your Own and What To Do With It (in a Lesson from India) Amanda’s note: I always love opening up my emails from Ramya because I get to read great new content like this one.
Ramya writes from a coconut farm in India where she shares traditional solutions to daily problems and some of her best kitchen techniques. Drying your own ginger is one of those techniques. Find Ramya Venkateshwaran at her website WildTurmeric.net.) Pumpkin Pie Spice. Berbere: An Ethiopian Staple. Throughout the lifespan of this blog I've amassed an enormous collection of spices.
Name it and I probably have it. This is unavoidable when you're cooking dishes from around the world, but a luxury to have exotic aromas and flavors at your fingertips. With this, however, comes the problem of using up these spices before their expiration and one of my favorite ways to use up excess stock is making staple spice mixtures that can be used in multiple ways. Berbere, a blend of spices and chili peppers, is as fundamental to Ethiopian cooking as the classic sour spongy injera bread that most people associate with Ethiopian food. Ethiopian-Inspired Spicy Chicken Stew Recipe on Food52. Cooking is more fun with friends.
Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Food - Coriander seeds recipes. Tomato Skin Salt Recipe on Food52. All About Chiles. Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.
Today: Chile 101. How to cook with, identify, and enjoy (yes, enjoy) chiles. If there's one ingredient that yields polarizing opinions, it's the chile pepper: Some of us can't get enough of them, adding heaping scoops of chile powder and flakes to our meals, while others avoid the peppers at all cost. But chiles are everwhere: They're denoted with red stars on menus, provide a depth of spice to our paella, and sometimes find their way into our Spaghetti alla Chitarra, packing a universally-recognized punch -- despite their origin. Chiles are originally from the Americas and didn't make their way into Asian cuisine until the 16th century -- proof that anyone can learn to love spicy food, given time. While as ubiquitous as salt, the ingredient is shrouded in mystery -- particularly for those who go out of their way to avoid it.
Make Baking Powder. That mysterious little ingredient hiding in your pantry, taken out occasionally to help the other, more important, ingredients make a cake.
What are you, oh baking powder? You mysterious white powder in a strange container! What are you capable of doing? Why do trustworthy recipes call out for you by name? I mean sure, no one really knows what baking soda is either, but at least it has a bulging arm emblem that immediately recalls strength, and assumingly, a purpose of some sort. Maybe you already knew that both baking soda and baking powder are used as "levelers" in baked goods which help the dough rise and create a fluffy-ish texture.
Today is...Fava Beans!: Drumstick / Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) Now here's an usual food plant.
Ever eat a tree? And I mean, the whole tree? From roots to flowers? Bark and leaves? The Spice Series: Fenugreek - The Homestead Garden. This is a continuation of my Spice Series.
Sambar powder recipe on Food52.com. Two Seasoned Salt Blends recipe on Food52.com. How to Make Dukkah (Egyptian Spice Mix) - Spice Recipe. 5 Ways to Use a Spent Vanilla Bean Pod. Today, Guest Editor Dorie Greenspan is sharing five ways to capture every last drop of flavor from vanilla bean pods.
Vanilla is earthy. Madras Curry Powder recipe on Food52.com. Food - Asafoetida recipes. The Spice Series: Fenugreek - The Homestead Garden. The Spice Series: Allspice - The Homestead Garden. This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Allspice! Illustration by Christy Beckwith **Allspice is an excellent name for a spice that seems to resemble the taste and aroma of many other spices. When put in a blind sniff test, allspice has been mistakenly identified as nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, and cloves. Hungry Ghost. Adzhika, Hot Pepper Relish with Walnuts, Sage and Many Other Spices recipe on Food52.com. Cooking is more fun with friends. Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.
Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Food52. It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home. Today: To make your Thai food fresher, spicier, and more vibrant, start with a batch of Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen's homemade curry paste. When I first met my husband, I was pretty green when it came to Thai food. Growing up in a small town in the South doesn't exactly foster culinary exploration. Asafetida — Even stinkier than garlic. “Eat no onions or garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath,” a Shakespearean character entreats actors in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Salad Booster Recipe. Indian Recipe Community. Cooking with Wasabi.
Vegetarians, Meet Your New Secret Weapon: Smoked Paprika. Is Your Cinnamon Real? Ah, cinnamon! I sprinkle it into my morning coffee, whip it into delicious homemade ice cream, and even stir it into savory Indian dishes at dinner time. Za'atar Recipe.