Seasonings & Spices

Seasonings & Spices

Salt Makes You Hungry

Salt increases thirst only in the very short term and then actually reduces it and makes you hungry. That’s the…

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Spice Storing and Pouring

Is there a mishmash of messy old spices in your cupboard? Here’s some spice-saving wisdom… First, how long can spices…

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Make Your Own Spice Blends: Smoky, Earthy, Sweet…and Healthy

Making spice blends at home can transform your meals—in minutes. There’s magic when you blend aromatic spices together—cumin, coriander, ginger,…

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The Happy Spice: Vanilla

Want a quick mood boost? Go vanilla. People who ate vanilla-flavored yogurt had more positive moods, according to a new…

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Rescue Salty Dishes

Oops! You just dumped a bunch of salt in your homemade stew (or soup or dressing or anything with wet…

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Pepper Shaker Secrets

Humidity can make your pepper shaker uncooperative. Here’s what to do… To keep the holes in a ground pepper shaker from…

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Easy Way to Dry Herbs

Fresh herbs are great for a variety of recipes, but they can be pricey and you often can't use the…

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Pass the Pepper, Lose the Fat

Piper nigrum Linne, the plant that gives us black pepper, has been used in Eastern medicine for centuries to reduce…

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Delicious Spice Rubs (and Burger Mix-Ins)

Spice rubs and mixes are an easy way to add wonderful flavor to foods. They can be made in advance…

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3 Homemade Salt Substitutes

Do you need to watch your salt intake? Well, don't trade in flavor for bland! Here are three Wilen sisters–approved…

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Taking the Miso Out of the Soup

If you have eaten in a Japanese restaurant, you have probably tasted miso, the fermented bean paste that is the…

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6 Hot and Healthy Spices to Eat, Inhale, Even Rub

No doubt you've heard about the current “it” spice, turmeric, which shows promise at protecting against cancer, inflammation and Alzheimer's…

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Better Way to Store Ginger

What a great root ginger is! It's an inexpensive healer for stomach ills and muscle aches and a chef favorite.…

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Make Zatar an Addition to Your Kitchen

If you are like most people, you have a few favorite spices that you use over and over again. But…