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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

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.

How To Make Your Own Kombucha Scoby — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn This is a mature scoby - after a few rounds of making kombucha, it will thicken, become smooth, and take uniform color (Image credit: Emma Christensen) There's really no arguing that it's ugly. And kind of alien-looking. And yeah, even downright gross. You can beg a scoby from a kombucha-brewing friend, or you can order a fresh one online. What is a Scoby? "Scoby" is actually an acronym: Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. P.S. How Can You Grow a Scoby from Nothing? A scoby is a naturally occurring part of the kombucha brewing process. You grow a new scoby from scratch by combining tea, sugar, and some pre-made kombucha. A blobby "baby scoby" forming in a bottle of store-bought kombucha - you can use this to make a new scoby! Is It Safe to Grow Your Own Scoby? Part of the job of the scoby is to protect the kombucha while it ferments. Keep an eye on it and refer to the pictures in the slide-show below. A newly-made scoby, ready to be used to make kombucha How To Make Kombucha Tea at Home

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: Kombucha Tea Starter Culture | SCOBY for Making Homemade Kombucha Description Details Brew delicious, organic kombucha at home and save money! Commercial kombucha sells for $3+ per bottle. Using our kombucha starter culture you can brew your own kombucha for $2 per gallon. Each box contains 1 dehydrated kombucha starter culture (SCOBY) and 25 pH strips.Cultures at 68° - 85°F. Kombucha Starter Culture Instructions and Troubleshooting Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.Having trouble making kombucha? Kombucha Starter Culture Ingredients Organic sugar, organic black tea, live active cultures. Kombucha Starter Culture Allergen Information Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.Non-GMOGluten-freeVegan Additional Details About the Kombucha Starter Culture A kombucha starter culture consists of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Shipping and Storage Information Our Kombucha Starter Culture is shipped in a dehydrated state and must be rehydrated before use.

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.

ABOUT I am a rebel. I like to eat red meat. I think butter is good for me. I’m a wife, a homeschooling mother, an author and nutrition educator, and a passionate advocate for what I call “real food” — as opposed to the edible food-like substances which dominate America’s food industry today. Influenced by the research of Sally Fallon and Mary Enig, the work of Weston A. I want to save lives. Your life. My life. My family’s life. I want us to shout a collective and resounding “NO!” Yes, I said ignorant. Have you ever heard of the research documenting how traditional people groups who transitioned to a Western diet (and subsequently got heart disease or diabetes) then returned to their traditional diets only to experience a rapid recovery? Traditional diets have withstood the test of time, yet that knowledge is swiftly becoming scarce. This is my meager attempt to rectify the situation. To that end, I created this site. And, as always, you’re welcome to join me anytime at the Food Renegade Blog.

5 plantas que promueven energía positiva en tu hogar No es ningún secreto que las plantas de interior embellecen un hogar. Ha sido científicamente probado que también purifican el aire y promueven buena salud. Pero, ¿y si hubiera plantas con propiedades para sembrar energía positiva? ¡Las hay! Colocando una o dos de estas bellezas naturales alrededor de tu hogar, no solo harán que huela increíble, sino que también ayudará para emanar buenas vibras. Ellas son: Salvia Una planta conocida por sus increíbles propiedades de limpieza y su habilidad para decirle adiós a las energías negativas. Romero Se dice que el Romero contiene aceites esenciales que ayudan a estimular las actividades cerebrales e incrementar el nivel de alerta. Jazmín De acuerdo a la medicina ayurvédica, el Jazmín es una planta que representa compasión y amor y ha sido utilizada en la salud para colaborar a desarrollar inmunidad y reducir fiebres. Bambú Es una especie de pasto extremadamente versátil y tiene una larga historia en sanación. Albahaca Fuentes: Pagan Pages Ebay

Sarah Ramsden | Want to make kombucha but don’t have a SCOBY? Try this. - Sarah Ramsden If you want to make your own kombucha, one of the easiest ways to get a SCOBY is to grow your own. It’s SO easy to do! How to grow a SCOBY Get some kombucha from a friend, or from a bottle you have purchased (see the recommendations I make here), and pour about 1 cup into a shallow bowl.Cover with a cloth, and put it somewhere at room temperature where it will not be disturbed.The kombucha will start to grow it’s own SCOBY, starting with a thin see-through film, and then developing into a jelly-like disk. Taking care of your SCOBY Always wash your hands with a natural soap before handling.Keep it away from metal, as this will weaken it.If you are temporarily storing your SCOBY, put it in a jar in the fridge.Volatile oils in teas such as earl grey, and peppermint will damage, or even kill it.SCOBYs like caffeinated teas the best. PS. Kombucha Continuous Brew Maintenance Read More 13 Ways to Take Care of Your Microbiome We have an organ that’s essential to life, yet is invisible.

15 plantas medicinales que arruinarían las farmacéuticas La venta de medicamentos es un gran negocio. Las empresas farmacéuticas invierten cada año miles de millones de euros en publicidad, financiación de revistas científicas, congresos, regalos y conferencias bien pagadas para conseguir que los médicos receten sus productos. El resultado es que se consumen muchos más medicamentos de los necesarios. Hasta un 95% es prescindible, según explica el director del Centro Nórdico Cochrane, Peter C. Los trastornos de salud más comunes pueden tratarse con terapias seguras, como las plantas medicinales. 1 Menta Los analgésicos son los medicamentos más vendidos. • Otros remedios: la matricaria (Chrysanthemun parthenium) se toma preventivamente para evitar las migrañas o reducir su intensidad, y también la acupuntura se ha demostrado eficaz en el tratamiento de los dolores de cabeza. 2 Regaliz Los antiácidos, cuyas ventas no dejan de crecer año tras año, tienen efectos secundarios. 3 Sol de oro 4 Semillas de zaragatona 5 Hipérico 6 Espino albar 7 Valeriana

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