Brazilian seasoning/spice blend

Brazilian seasoning/spice blend

This spice/season blend is a must in every Brazilian household. It is super versatile and can be used for everything, literally, everything: From sauces to salad dressings, to add to your stews, soups, stroganoffs, tofu, stir fry, you name it. Either storebought or...
How to make Ethiopian berbere spice and misr´wat

How to make Ethiopian berbere spice and misr´wat

  I have this fixation with spices and herbs and everywhere I go I try and buy some new flavors as well as some favorite old-time heroes. I believe that spices are the spinal cord of your food, it decides the structure and it distributes the flavors through the...
Health benefits of kimchi

Health benefits of kimchi

These benefits of kimchi are helpful to persuade you in finally giving this spicy fermented napa cabbage a try. Kimchi is eaten by Koreans so much this food is often seen in Korean movies and television shows alike. In fact, did you know as a tribute to this...
The beauty behind masalas: five different masala blends

The beauty behind masalas: five different masala blends

Whenever I think about comfort food but I also want a little bit of a humf, I think of Indian food. Well, Indian curries, more specifically speaking. There is something calming and soothing about Indian curries, the taste of the fresh vegetables mixed with those...
The mysteries and mystique of mushrooms

The mysteries and mystique of mushrooms

I have always been obsessed – I could use a little less dramatic adjective here but how I feel about mushrooms is a borderline obsession. Yes, one of many I have, all related to food and cooking, you’re right… But before any judgments, I will explain...
All about bees: Why are they dying and is honey vegan?

All about bees: Why are they dying and is honey vegan?

Is honey vegan? It’s not unusual for larger honey producers to cut off the queen bee’s wings so that she can’t leave the colony or to have her artificially inseminated on a bee-sized version of the factory farm “rape rack.” When the keeper wants to move a queen to a...