So much is going on in today’s modern world, staying in good health mentally or physically can be a bit of a challenge. Undoubtedly, a healthy lifestyle with regular exercising, healthy diet and other activities such as meditation and yoga can help. There is another activity or technique that may help. The idea of cleansing your home space to bring positivity to your life sounds pretty good, yes? Burning of sage, also known as smudging is a technique to clear or cleanse a space. However, you must find out exactly what smudging is. Having a good understanding would help you figure out if this cleansing technique is for you.Continue reading “What is the Purpose of Burning Sage”
Have you ever wondered what five spice powder is? Well, all I know was it is a spice mixture primarily used in Chinese cooking. I assumed there are 5 types of spices combined because of the word “five” as indicated. Is it true or false? Read on to find out the answer. Also, you will be delighted to know that you are able to make your own too – your own creation of the five spice powder!
You may also want to find out if five spice powder has any health benefits. Read on…Continue reading “What is Five Spice Powder”
There are several ways to preserve your herbs – making your own herb-infused oil, herb butter, herb salt or seasoning blends. If you have more than enough and not sure what to do with them, the next best thing to do is dehydrate your fresh herbs. Doing so, you will not run out of herbs for cooking. Furthermore, your own dried herbs will have better flavor and aroma than store-bought because they are newer, hence more pungent.Continue reading “How to Dehydrate Herbs”
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”
A simple herb name but confusing. Cilantro and coriander are often mistaken for the same. Actually, they are the same depending on where you are. However, there is a difference between cilantro and coriander which will be explained as you continue reading. You should consider adding cilantro to your diet as it has impressive health benefits. Let’s see how you can do this and get ready to grow your own cilantro indoors.Continue reading “Cilantro Same as Coriander – Yes and No”
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.
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?
If you are growing your own rosemary plant, I am sure you have more than enough for cooking or making home remedies. How to make use of your rosemary herb? Have you thought of sharing with your four-legged friend? Really?! Can dogs eat rosemary herb? Generally, can dogs eat herbs?