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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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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Help! There is an outburst at home. What do you think it is? One of the worst nightmares for any teenager. Yes, acne outburst. Any teenager or adult would definitely be agitated at the sign of acne or pimples. You could look for over the counter treatment for acne but homemade acne treatment is worth considering. If you like to find out what the best acne treatment for teens is and using kitchen herbs and spices sound good to you, read on. This is probably the most natural way to clear acne.
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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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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.
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All you want is some fresh herbs for cooking and wonder if there are any herbs that grow in the shade. Living in a city apartment, one does not have much choice of choosing a unit with plenty of bright sunshine. Do not let this deter you from growing your own herbs. There are several shade-tolerant herbs to grow in your apartment. Let’s find out what herbs don’t need the full sun.
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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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From young, you are often told by elders to drink more water, 8 glasses a day. Am I right? Honestly, I have never kept to this. You? If my cups of coffee per day included, maybe… Today, let’s talk about infused water, what is it for? Surely, you want to how infused water benefits you. On top of this, probably you would have read or heard about detox water too. What is the difference? Lastly, I will share with you how to infuse water using your kitchen herbs and spices.
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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.
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