Posts Tagged ‘spices’

BBQ Spice Blend

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

BBQ Spice Blend

BBQ Spice Blend

This is a great BBQ spice blend for chicken, pork, or steak.  It’s also great to use as a taco seasoning.  You could also use this for any oven baked meat dish too.  Try it on this grilled chicken.
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Roasted Chickpeas

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Roasted Chickpeas

Adapted from a Molly Steven’s recipe from Bon Appetit

Roasted chickpeas are an easy, healthy, and tasty snack alternative to chips.  Slightly nutty and crunchy, these little nuggets can take on any flavor.  Just change up the spices to create different flavors.  Below is a mainly cumin and coriander blend.  You could use basil, oregano, and thyme and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano for an Italian flavor.  For a Barbecue flavor try ground mustard, powdered garlic, powdered onion, paprika, and chili pepper.  Or, a salt and vinegar spice for Salt & Vinegar.
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Roasted Carrots with Toasted Cumin Coriander Blend

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Roasted Carrots (and Cauliflower) with Toasted Cumin-Coriander Blend

Roasted Carrots (and Cauliflower) with Toasted Cumin-Coriander Blend

Roasted Carrots with Toasted Cumin-Coriander Blend

I love roasted carrots.  Drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, roasted carrots almost taste like a sweet-savory dessert, at least to me.  Sprinkle with Toasted Cumin-Coriander Blend before roasting to get a lovely, fragrant warm spice note.
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Dal Soup

Sunday, August 21st, 2011
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Dal Soup

Adapted from The Healthiest Meals on Earth by Jonny Bowden

This is fairly simple and quick soup with a lot of flavor from all the spices.  It’s also great for leftovers, since the spices have even more time to meld.
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Buying and Storing Spices and Dried Herbs

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
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Spices

Tuesday Tip

Buying and Storing Spices/Dried Herbs

When storing spices it’s best to store them away from light and heat.  Spices and herbs won’t go bad; they just loose their strength and flavor as they age.  Whole spices will keep their flavor longer than ground spices.  You will also get the best flavor by ground whole spices right before using.  Purchasing ground spices is still okay and works for many dishes.  Ground spices will keep their flavor longer than dried herbs.
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