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I'm a certified nutritionist and a fairly adventuresome cook and a foodie. But I have to confess that until recently, I'd never heard of sumac. Well, that's not entirely true. I have a vivid memory of catching poison sumac while camping as a teenager.
Health food shelves are stocked with weight loss supplements promising to help you shed stubbourn pounds. While you would be wise to be weary of ones making wild claims, there are supplements available that have been proven to be both effective and safe. Just head to the spice aisle.
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We like to spice things up a bit...especially during the holiday season. So this year we've decided to bring one of our favourite spices into the spotlight, and we have a feeling that you will be doing the same after you see all of the deliciousness we have in store for you!
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Because life's too short to eat bland food.
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As the song goes: Spice up your life!
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The 411 on all things fibre -- what it is and what it can do for you. From the AOL Partner Studio
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In French, the word souvenir means "to remember." In travel, the word souvenir often conjures up memories of cheesy tourist shops full of "Made in China" knick knacks. When searching for something to...
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The latest obsession is the "golden milk latte," something I remember my brother and I were forced to drink as kids when we got sick from a cold. Mom would simmer up a batch of milk and swirl in a few spoons of fresh turmeric powder, pour it into giant mugs and make us finish it while it was still warm.
A study suggests that saffron has the same effects as antidepressants
The year 2015 was all about harissa as the new sriracha, South African flavours, and ramen spots seemed to pop up on every corner. So what will 2016 bring to excite our palates? Chefs around the world have predicted what will be on menus in 2016, and the consensus seems to be more creative cocktails, spices from Africa and Asia and condiments will be all the rage.
Curry has taken the world by storm, becoming the new buzz word. It is the current trend of hashtags in the twitter world (i.e.#curry), and there are even an overwhelming number of "curry clubs." It seems we cannot get enough of this dish, and this is reflected in magazines, restaurants, cooking shows, blogs, and anything and everything that is food related!
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You'll never look at parsley as a mere garnish again.
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One of the best places to look for alternatives is nature. Antibiotics were first discovered in natural species -- fungi to be exact -- and a number of options for the future have been found. Now it seems there is another possible option worth exploring: turmeric.
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As the Spice Girls proclaim, spicing up your food can definitely spice up your life and offer joy both emotionally and physiologically. Whether you choose the bitterness of garlic, the sweetness of cinnamon or the umami and heat of a kimchi, you can ensure the time is filled with joy rather than pain.
Herbs and spices are used to naturally enhance the flavours of everyday dishes we love, but when it comes to knowing which spice or herb to use, you don't need to be a chef to make the right decision....
I love fish and chips just as much as the next person, but I sure don't like the heaviness of a deep fried batter. So the question is, how can we indulge in the texture and flavour that we love with traditional battered fish and chips, but without all of the fat and calories?
Against the advice of our local guide in Bangladesh I tried this dish from a street food vendor. The dish is called Jhalmuri -- pronounced Chahl Mooree. It is Indian Puffed Rice and is a fun, very quick and very flavourful snack food. This dish is a great snack for football season and to spice things up for the chilly weather we are experiencing now in Canada. This recipe is my best attempt at trying to duplicate what I had on the streets of Dhaka.