Cooking with Dried Herbs

Dried Herbs
Dried Herbs

Fresh herbs are fun to play with, but they can intimidate some new cooks. Using dried herbs are a good second choice, just remember that they should be added earlier in the cooking process so they can begin to rehydrate and release their flavors.
Be sure to crush/grind herbs or if you don’t have a tool to crush them,   you can rub dried herbs between your thumb and forefinger or between the palms of your hands before adding them to your pot or pan to give the herbs a boost of energy and to help the herbs release their oils and fragrances. Fresh herbs should always be added toward the end of cooking to enjoy their full flavor effect because they are more fragile;

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Fresh Ginger & How to Keep It Fresh For When You Need It

As much as I love to use fresh ginger I often end up with it going bad before I use all of it. I recently came across an article on freezing it instead of storing it in the fridge. Heres a tip on how to store it in the freezer.  Don’t just toss it in the it freezer whole – Grate and measure it first. The benefit of finely grating your ginger is that you won’t end-up with those stringy bits of ginger in your food. Since it’s a bit time-consuming, it’s nice to do a whole bunch at once, that way you always have “fresh” ginger on hand when you need it. Another great tip is to store it in 1 tbs sizes because most recipes call for about 1 tbs.  After grated the ginger don’t discard the scraps but instead boil and strain them to make ginger tea.

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The Benefits of an Alkaline Vegan Lifestyle?

The Benefits of an Alkaline Vegan Life

An alkaline lifestyle is about consuming natural fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds along with natural herbs, spices and spring water. Not all foods including some fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts or seeds  are natural and should not be consumed due to their acidic nature. Learn about the natural foods that will create a healthy alkaline pH and reclaim your health!