Tang of Tamarind

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Tamarind is a fruit that is widely used in Indian, Caribbean and East Asian cooking but foreign to most cooks in North America. The fruit has a fleshy, juicy, acidulous pulp. It is mature when the flesh is colored brown or reddish-brown. The fruit pulp is edible. The hard green pulp of…

Go Nuts!

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Above image borrowed from HealthHomie. These days it’s actually a good idea to go nuts, by incorporating nuts into your diet that is. Eating nuts as part of a healthy diet can be good for your heart. — Mayo Clinic While there are many different type of nuts that are beneficial such…

The End of Eating Everything

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I saw this sign in a store window in Miami and took a picture. Recently it occurred to me that this phrase pretty much sums up our current state of nutrition. With the onslaught of posts circulating through social media about what is healthy and unhealthy, often with the information contradicting, it…

Under Appreciated, Must Have Ingredients

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I love to cook and am fascinated by exotic ingredients. You might even say I’m an ingredient investigator… As a result, I have a stocked, no, let me clarify, an overflowing pantry, filled with just about anything you can imagine from marmite to powdered egg whites to cake meal. But despite the…

5 Healthful Ways to Stretch Your Food Budget

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Times are tough for many and food often is one of the higher costs in ones budget. So it is to be expected when one needs to economize, the food budget is the easiest ones to adjust. Only problem is that how most people stretch their budget is by buying poorer quality,…