By now, you and I are very familiar with the common herbs and spices in our kitchen and what we can do with them. How about those less common? For this instance, Mace. You may know mace as the “mace spice” but I knew it by a different name – nutmeg “flower”. This was the name I’ve been told since young. I may have misunderstood or simply didn’t bother to find out. Well, I was just a kid then. Now, I found out that it actually comes from the nutmeg fruit itself. Let’s find out what is mace for and how can you use it for cooking? Does it have nutritional value benefiting your health? You must read on…Continue reading “What is Mace – A Less Common Spice Derived from Nutmeg”
Why would you want to make your own vegetable stock powder? It is a hassle gathering all the ingredients and takes time making. Well, you may want to reconsider this. It may take time and effort but it is definitely a healthier choice. The commercial vegetable stock powder is loaded with sodium and not forgetting the various ingredients you may find difficult pronouncing. Before you decide to make your own or not, let’s find out exactly what vegetable stock powder is and how to use it in your cooking. Its health benefits and convenience of having it in hand makes it worth making your own.Continue reading “What is Vegetable Stock Powder”
Every home cook strives to cook better. While the flavour is important, so is the nutritional value. Level up your cooking skills by using natural flavours of herbs and spices to bring taste with nutrition to your fish dish. Today, find out what herbs go well with fish and best spices for fish.Continue reading “Best Herbs and Spices to Flavour Your Fish”
I am pretty sure most of you know what Cajun Seasoning is but are you not curious to find out, exactly what spices are in it? When you know what they are, it will be great to make your own because there are many benefits to it. And, what if you run out of Cajun Seasoning when you need it? Worry not. There is an easy substitute for Cajun Seasoning. Read on to find out.
When following a certain recipe, I am sure you have come across using broth or stock as one of the ingredients. Are you not curious to know what the difference between broth and stock is? Are they interchangeable? Well, you are about to find out now.
Have you come across a spice that gives you a distinctive aroma and taste so alluring that you wish to find out more? No, … yes? Besides the garam masala blend I wrote about earlier, cumin gives you that. On top of its amazing flavour, continue reading to learn more about the health benefits of cumin and how to use it to spice up your dish.
In Indian cuisine, one particular must-have spice blend is garam masala. I love Indian food, especially biryani. After several attempts cooking this, I ended up with more garam masala than needed. My bad for buying a new packet when another was at the deep end of the drawer. What can you do with this leftover spice blend? And, wouldn’t it be great if you know exactly what is in garam masala? Then, you could make your own blend.
UPDATED: APRIL 20, 2020
Store-bought seasoned salt basically contains table salt, spices, herbs, other flavourings and sometimes monosodium glutamate (MSG). You do not want MSG and trying hard to reduce your salt intake but want flavourful meals. Why not make your own seasoned salt?
You may have probably ask yourself umpteen times, what to do with fresh herbs. If you are growing your own with abundant supply, surely you want to use them quickly while fresh. Cooking and juicing with herbs are ways using them daily. Besides that, making your own herb-infused oil and herb butter can help you preserve the fresh herbs. Now, let’s add another – make your own herb salt. Not only will you NOT waste your fresh herbs, but it is also actually healthier and flavourful. You get a salty herbaceous flavour and taste rather than saltiness alone. This way, you will use less salt. Is this not interesting? Read on, I’ll tell you more.
While writing the article “Best Herbs with Beef”, I came across grass-fed and finished beef. Grass-fed beef is pretty straight forward but what exactly does grass-finished beef mean? It was mentioned grass-fed beef does not necessarily mean it is grass finished. I am confused and you may, too. With other similar terms, grain-fed and feedlot beef, there is much to learn. Join me in finding out what grass fed finished beef is and its benefits. What you are about to find out may change your buying and eating habits.