Is your spice drawer feeling a bit worn out? It probably is! Spices and ground herbs do not last longer than a year, and that too, only if they are kept in closed containers and out of the sunlight. Try sniffing them. . . if they don’t tickle your nose – in the dustbin right away! Ace it up- it’s time to throw the old powders and grab new ones which will put ample flavours to your meals! And here’s the secret- spices and herbs that don’t only add flavours, but are also good for your health! So, sprinkle it on and enjoy!
A good way to brighten any meal anytime is by chopping mint and tossing it on the nosh! Or you can as well sprinkle it over the bowls or stir it as salad dressing. This herb is available mostly in spring but can be found all year long in grocery stores. It can also be grown at home, if well taken care of. So, chop and sprinkle some mint – huge health benefits!
Blimey- you use cilantro for taco night or guacamole! But, ever thought of sprinkling it over grain bowls at breakfast or on eggs and toast? It does a lot of difference: a burst of simple flavours. This herb can be a good and fresh friend on salads, over stews or in fruit or vegetable smoothies. Want the best results? Sprinkle the chopped cilantro over cooked dishes, rather than adding them during the cooking process.
This spice has been used in ayurvedic medicine and Indian cuisine for over centuries. It is mainly used as an anti-inflammatory and culinary spice – good nosh having flavour with healing properties! The vibrant turmeric powder is made mostly in South and Central Asia, by crushing the tiny orangish root. The root of the turmeric itself is very powerful and can be steeped in milk, be blended into juices or smoothies, or added to soups. This flavoury ingredient can be sprinkled on just everything from lattes to desserts! Looking for some inspirations for the next dish? Find some as you play food and fruit slots at Magical Vegas Casino! On this collection of games, you’ll find the sweetest to the hottest slot games which might give you some cooking ideas. . . and some potential delicious wins!
Found in Indian and French cuisines, Vadouvan is a frenchified curry powder. It consists of mainly cumin, pepper, chillies, and turmeric which are mixed with aromatics like fenugreek, shallots and garlic. It sounds complex but is not overpowering in terms of taste. Almost smoky and sweet, Vadouvan is an exotic add-on to salad dressings, meats and roasted vegetables for a ‘mouthgasm’ feel. The longer this spice roasts in fats like cooking oils or meat, the better and sweeter the flavours!
Next time, you’re on for some nosh shopping. . . don’t forget these flavoursome herbs and spices! Spice it up anytime you’re cooking, and feel chuffed while impressing the tasters!