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

What is the Best Herbs for Beef

UPDATED NOVEMBER 12, 2020

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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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 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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Allspice is a single spice and Mixed spice IS the blend of several spices

Allspice Same as Mixed Spice – NO, they are NOT

Do not mistake allspice as the mixed spice because these two are totally different. I nearly made that mistake when following a recipe. It asked for mixed spice. At first thought, I wanted to grab the allspice but my doubtful and curious mind stopped me. I will share with you here, what they are and how to use them. You need to be careful of that first thought – Allspice Same as Mixed Spice. This could lead to an unpleasant taste. You don’t want this. Are you curious to know what I intend to cook or bake? Now, read on to find out…

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Bay leaves add a distinctive flavor and fragrance to any dish

What is the Purpose of Bay Leaf in Cooking

UPDATED MARCH 12, 2020

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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Cardamom can be used in cooking, baking and in beverages too

How is Cardamom Used

Updated APRIL 23, 2019

The reason I bought cardamom was to cook one of my favourite dishes. And it was my bad for buying another pack before checking thoroughly. More so for storing it in the wrong kitchen drawer, not my usual spice corner. So now, what to do with the cardamom? Have you any cardamom stored somewhere? Better take a second look before it expires! If you do have them, you will want to know – how is cardamom used? Here, I will share with you the various ways to use them and its health benefits. Once you know them, you will have no problem utilizing your cardamoms and may end up buying more. Here goes…

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How to Substitute Fresh Herbs with Dried

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

UPDATED DECEMBER 31, 2019

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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