Your understanding of what grass fed finished beef is may change your buying decision

What is Grass-Fed Finished Beef


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.

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While specific herbs pair beautifully with certain meat, what is the best herbs for beef?

What is the Best Herbs for Beef


Cooking day in, day out can be boring and tiring. You can change this. You can create and enjoy your culinary experience as a home cook by experimenting with different kind of ingredients. Let’s begin with herbs! There are plenty of flavorful herbs you can use in cooking. While specific herbs pair beautifully with certain meat, what the best herbs for beef is?

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Learn All About Brining to Become a Better Home Cook

What is a Brine

Cooking is enjoyable when done right. The bonus comes when you receive a compliment from your family and friends, especially from someone special. Do you agree with me? How many times has your meat dish particularly chicken breast turned out dry and tough? Something is not right - I always say this to myself. You probably would have too. Frustrate no more. The solution is to brine. You may have heard of this term but to be exact, what is a brine?

Read on to find out how does brine works, benefits of brining, what you should brine and how to do it correctly.

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Use herbs and spices to spice up your plain white rice

Healthy and Simple Herb Rice

UPDATED MAY 20, 2020

Why settle for a bland plate of rice when it should be bursting with flavours?  Cook flavourful, healthy and simple herb rice that goes with any main dish. There are only 6 steps in the cooking process to spice up your plain white rice. I am sure you are anxious to know. Let’s begin, shall we?

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What is herb butter and how to make your own

Herb Butter Takes Your Dishes to a New Level of Deliciousness

An otherwise plain and bland dish, herb butter makes your dish much superior and delectable. You can easily make your own, using fresh herbs from your garden or store-bought. If you have more herbs than you need for cooking, this is one of the best ways utilizing them. Waste not! So, I hear you asking – how to make a herb butter?

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What is a Bouquet Garni

If You Don’t Know What is a Bouquet Garni, You’ll Lose a Lot of Amazing Flavours

Some of my friends know that I love reading recipes. Yes, it is what I do during my downtime. And of course, with a cup of coffee in hand. Recently, I came across the word – bouquet garni. What a pretty name this is but I have no idea what was it precisely. Do you? Well, let’s find out the definition of bouquet garni. I will also share with you how to make your own and use it to cook delectable dishes like a trained chef.

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Bay leaves add a distinctive flavor and fragrance to any dish

What is the Purpose of Bay Leaf in Cooking


When you cook following a recipe, what would you do if it calls for a particular herb or spice which you do not have? I will omit it. Especially so when the recipe calls for a teeny-weeny amount. In my case, it was ONE piece of bay leaf. This was many years ago. Now, my advice to you is NOT to omit this superb piece of leaf. Even though it is just one piece. You must be wanting to know – what is the purpose of bay leaf and how does 1 bay leaf in a recipe affect the outcome of a dish? Follow me and I will tell you…

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How to Substitute Fresh Herbs with Dried

Fresh Herbs VS Dried Herbs – How to Substitute Fresh Herbs with Dried


While dried herbs are easily available in our kitchen, fresh herbs might not. Unless you have your own herbs garden. Since fresh herbs do not last, most of us will only keep the dried version. How many times have you used a recipe only to find out that fresh herbs are needed? Sometimes, this put me off. Therefore, it is good to know how to substitute fresh herbs with dried.

Knowing how to substitute, you will always be able to cook your favourite dish without omitting the herbs. It does make a difference in taste and aroma. Furthermore, you will reduce wastage too. Buying fresh herbs, mostly come in a bundle. What to do with leftovers? May end up in waste.

Actually, there are ways to extend the life of fresh herbs and things we can do with leftover herbs. Read on to find out.

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