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Quick Guide to Every Herb and Spice in the Cupboard

Quick Guide to Every Herb and Spice in the Cupboard
(Image credit: Jag_cz/Shutterstock) Ever get coriander confused with cumin? Or wonder just what exactly curry powder is made out of? As much for our benefit as for yours, we've put together this quick reference guide to all the most common (and some uncommon) herbs and spices! For any herb or spice listed below, click on the name to read the full description. We'll continue adding to this list as we cover more of the seasonings we use in our cooking. Dried Herbs & Spices Asafoetida (Asafetida) - Used as a digestive aid in Indian cooking, asafoetida has a strong odor that mellows out into a garlic-onion flavor. (Image credit: mythja/Shutterstock) Fresh Herbs Basil (also: Thai Basil) - Highly aromatic with a robust licorice flavor. Ras El-Hanout (Image credit: Quanthem/Shutterstock) Spice Blends, Rubs & Mixes Baharat - Black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and cloves. Are there any herbs or spices you've been wondering about? Related:  Plantas

26 Foods You Should Learn To Cook In Your Twenties Spice Advice Adding Spices and Herbs to Food How to Add: Spices and herbs should be used to enhance the natural flavor of food--not disguise or obscure it. Many herbs and spices can complement a dish and each other; however, be selective in their combinations. When to Add: Herbs may be added near the end of cooking for more distinct flavor, or at the beginning for more blended flavors. How Much to Add: There is no general rule for the correct amount of spices and herbs to use--the pungency of each spice and herb differs and its effect on different foods varies.

25 Foods You Can Re-Grow Yourself from Kitchen Scraps Food is expensive. If you do the grocery shopping for your household, you know that this is one of the highest costs related to your home and family. While it may be unlikely that you can completely eliminate your grocery bill, you can grow certain foods yourself. And, you can grow them from scraps that you would normally throw away. Pin it Imagine having an unlimited supply of your family’s favorite produce. There are a number of fruits and vegetables that you can replant and grow yourself, ensuring that you always have these items on hand when you need them and helping you to cut down on the money that you spend on produce every week. 1. Pin it Lettuce, Bok Choy and cabbage are relatively easy to grow from scraps. 2. Celery is one of the easiest foods to grow from leftover scraps. 3. If you love using lemongrass but have a difficult time finding it, simply regrow your own. 4. If you love cooking with bean sprouts you can grow them yourself as well. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

All the Good Blog Names are Taken » Savory Bacon Kale Frittata I’m still reeling from the shock of not having won the lottery, and, $500 million poorer than anticipated, headed back into the kitchen where I am destined to spend every evening (at least until I win the next one). I love breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between, but there’s something I especially love about a leisurely breakfast, especially if it’s not too much work and but looks and tastes delicious. Maybe because it’s so rare to be able to have a lovely meal, enjoy the daylight and tell yourself that you have the rest of the day to burn the calories off. Speaking of, my calves are still growing from the new workout schedule. The other day, when I zipped up my boots, I could actually feel my pulse in my calves. I’ve mentioned before that I belong to a CSA so I’m always trying to come up with creative ways to use the produce. So one spring Saturday, I took out some very pretty eggs. I think these eggs look lovely and peaceful. Spring break is over, friends. Ingredients

A Beginner's Guide to Herbs and Spices - Health Mobile by Mara Betsch If you're like me, you have an entire drawer of spices, but have no idea how to use them. Not only are herbs and spices a low-cal way to add zest to your meal, but they also have a slew of health benefits. Try these 10 easy-to-use herbs and spices in your upcoming meals. BasilHealth benefits: Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial characteristics. How to use it: This popular Italian seasoning is great in pesto, on white meats, combined with fruit (such as raspberries and strawberries), or added in stir-fries. Get basil recipes Next: Cayenne pepper » View All Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from!

9 vegetales y hierbas que puedes comer una vez y volver a crecer siempre Hay ingredientes de cocina que utilizamos tanto que nunca dejamos de comprarlas. Las cebollas, el ajo, el cilantro, las zanahorias y las hierbas frescas son básicas para muchos platillos, y pueden ser baratas, pero cuando las usas cotidianamente se van sumando. Algunos alimentos son realmente fáciles de volver a crecer en tu casa a partir de las sobrar que quedan, y algunos pueden incluso ser cultivados en la barra de tu cocina. Aquí hay diez vegetales y hierbas que compras una vez y puedes volver a crecer siempre. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Fuentes: 33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Food Hacks | 12 comments If you are looking for some New recipes, some new ideas that will make you happy, than you are on the right place. These 33 easy and amazing food recipes will make you happy and you will enjoy in your food. All you need to do is to chose one of this food ideas and try it, or you can try all of them.

Fresh Springtime Pasta with Farmer’s Market Asparagus and Fava Beans April 30, 2012 | By Adam Roberts | 13 Comments After hauling home fresh asparagus and fava beans from the farmer’s market, I stood on a chair and made a loud declaration: “I will not adulterate these beacons of springtime with a convoluted recipe that obfuscates their natural glory!” Getting down from the chair, I thought about my declaration and realized that to live up to my word, I would need to cook the asparagus and fava beans as simply as possible, and serve them up with something special-enough to be memorable but not so special as to shadow the star ingredients: which is how I came up with making fresh pasta. I’ve already annoyed you with the fact that my favorite fresh pasta recipe comes from my own cookbook, but that book will appear on shelves September 4th. Meanwhile, you’re going to have to shell some favas. As many of you know, favas are labor intensive. Let’s look closer: So yes, those are the favas. Here, then, are my only other ingredients (remember my vow!)

Plantas medicinales para cultivar en casa + 1Email 3416 10+ 117Email Si quieres tener a mano ciertas plantas medicinales para utilizarlas cuando necesites, puedes cultivarlas tu mismo en tu casa, aunque tengas poco espacio. Estas plantas, no necesitan muchos cuidados, pero te pueden brindar muchos beneficios. No sólo puedes conseguir plantas medicinales en una herboristería, también las puedes cultivar en tu casa, sin necesidad de mucho espacio ni mucho tiempo de cuidado. Hay 5 plantas que, de acuerdo a sus características pueden ser cultivadas en tu hogar. Es una planta medicinal usada desde hace miles de año por egipcios, griegos, árabes, y chinos. PIEL: – Quemaduras: aplicada durante las primeras 48 horas, de manera que la piel permanezca húmeda con una gasa mojada con gel, después seguir aplicando hasta la curación total. Albahaca: (alhabéga, alfábrega, albaka, hierba real, hierba de olor, albahaca de olor) Procede del sur de Asia, Indonesia e India; el aceite contenido de las hojas destruye las bacterias e insectos.

21 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Toasts Posted by Taylor Oakes 1. Sliced Avocado + Crumbled Feta + Pomegranates + Olive Oil Macey Foronda / BuzzFeed Drizzle olive oil to finish. 2. 3. Use a sharp vegetable peeler to make cantaloupe ribbons. 4. 5. Ants on a log, anyone? 6. 7. Before adding them to the toast, in a bowl pour balsamic vinegar over sliced strawberries and macerate them. 8. 9. 1. 2. 3. 10. 11. Use fresh mozzarella. 12. Let’s called it Green Monster toast, because it’s the deconstructed version of your favorite green smoothie. 13. 14. Macey Foronda /BuzzFeed 15. Rinse canned chickpeas in a mesh sieve, then mash with olive oil, salt, and pepper. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Use a sharp vegetable peeler to make cucumber ribbons.