Find out exactly what is in five spice powder to make your own

What is Five Spice Powder

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…

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How to Dehydrate Herbs

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.

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Mace is a less common spice worth knowing. Find out what mace is for in cooking and baking, and you will be amazed.

What is Mace – A Less Common Spice Derived from Nutmeg

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…

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All You Need to Know About Cilantro

Cilantro Same as Coriander – Yes and No

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.

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What is in Cajun Seasoning

all you need to know about Cajun seasoning

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.

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Find out exactly what garam masala is and its components to make your own.

What is Garam Masala

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.

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Find out what is in herb salt and learn how to make your own. With herb salt, you can cook and eat healthier meals with less salt.

What is Herb 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.

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