Category Archives: Cooking Tips

Turmeric And Your Health

Although it seems that we are just now discovering the many benefits the golden spice turmeric has to offer, India has been taking advantage of it for over four thousand years. Not only does it add a wonderful flavor, but used in combination with other bioactive herbs, turmeric has been known to support normal digestion while regulating digestive hormones, bile and gastric acid. However, the health benefits of this spice don’t end there. Here are some ways people around the world use this spice for improving their lives.

Turmeric For Inflammation

In Nepal, a powdered form of the turmeric root is used on wounds, sprains, swollen joints and even bruises to help speed the healing process.

Turmeric For The Colon

This miracle spice supports balance between the microbiota and the immune response in the colon. It also encourages the colonic crypts to regenerate and heal.

Turmeric For The Stomach

Turmeric is responsible for boosting the secretion of stomach mucous, which fights against damage from gastric acid. It also prevents the growth of toxic organisms and removes them while repairing the stomach lining.

Turmeric For The Liver

By boosting bile productions, turmeric helps decrease cholesterol while helping the liver. When combined with fiber-rich foods, you can effectively clean your system of cholesterol.

5 Unexpected ways to use your cookie cutter

We are sure that you use your cookie cutters quite often, especially in this holiday season. But in this article, we’d like to draw your attention to the multifunctionality of this tool. Here are 5 unexpected ways you can use cookie cutters in your kitchen!

1.Pancake shaper

Who said that cookie cutters can be used to make a shape for cookies only? Pancakes may be good-looking as well! Simply put a cookie cutter on the frying pan and pour batter inside. In order to make your future pancakes look perfectly fitting the cutter, you should make your batter a little bit thicker, than usual.

2.Candle stencil

Tired of boring pillar candles? You can change them a little, using a cookie cutter. Just place them wherever you want the design of a cutter to appear and tap. This technique allows decorating your home with unique good-looking candles!

3.Cake decoration

Cookie cutters may be perfectly used for decorating the top of your cakes! Simply place it on a cake and pour some coloured sugar inside. Do it carefully, mixing different colours, in order to get a good-looking image.

4.Napkin ring

Would you like to make the napkins on your table look better? Then you should definitely use a cookie cutter as a napkin ring!

It’s simple, just slip the napkin through a cookie cutter and fan it out on both sides.

5.Christmas tree decoration

A set of cookie cutters may be used a tree decoration!

 

7 easy dinner recipes for vegans!

Meet isn’t required for preparing a delicious dinner! These 7 simple recipes are going to prove this fact.

1.Three-bean chili

Take 3 types of different beans (cannellini, chickpeas and kidney) and mix them with chilli sauce. The recipe is simple, but the meal is both full of protein and healthy.

2.Asian Hot Pot

There is a super simple recipe for preparing an Asian soup. All you need is mushrooms, carrot, asparagus and Chinese rice noodles. 20 minutes is enough for getting this soup ready. It tastes awesome!

3.Avocado sandwich

Probably all the vegans know, how great avocado is. This fruit is also a rich source of nutrients and protein for your organism. For making a delicious sandwich without meat you just need avocado and some vegetables. That is the real charge of vitamins and minerals!

4.Chickpeas and couscous

A combination of toasted pine nuts with a couscous in this Swiss meal is incredible. This dish has a sweet taste and unique flavour, that’s worth trying!

5.Pasta with olives and capers

We consider pasta to include meat as a required component. But this dish consists of the true Spanish olives and tasty capers. A winning combination!

6.Mediterranean Campanella

This dish comes from the hot Mediterranean region! It consists of delicious pasta with almonds and roasted red peppers.

7.Rigatoni peperomia

Another great recipe for cooking pasta is here. All you need is pasta itself, kalamata olives and some vegetables (carrots, corn, etc). The final combination of those components is great.

 

6 cheeses you haven’t probably heard of

There are so many different kinds of cheese! But the majority of us has only heard of Mozzarella and Sulguni. In this article, we’d like to tell you more about some other kinds of cheeses that are worth tasting.

1.Piave

This cheese comes from the Dolomites. It’s located in the Veneto province (Italy). It has a naturally sweet flavour with some nutty undertones. It’s worth mentioning that this cheese is sold in different ages. The main principle is that its flavour becomes stronger with age.

2.French Cantal

Another country that is famous for its good cheese is France. This kind of cheese comes from the Auvergne region. It has the variety of flavours that range from sweet to peppery. The way this cheese tastes depends on its age.

3.Teleme

It may be unexpected for you, but this great cheese comes from… California! It has mild, sweet, delicate flavour. The cheese experts like Teleme, saying that it is a real joy to taste it.

4.Parmigiano

This cheese is mostly used for grating it over salads or pasta. That’s why some experts claim it to be underappreciated much. It has wonderful, sweet flavour that is adored by the true cheese lovers.

5.Emmental

This is the Swiss cheese, which has a little bit fruity flavour. Some experts say that this kind of cheese is unknown for many people. That’s why it’s not so popular.

6.Bonne Bouche

This kind of cheese is made of a goat’s milk. It tastes awesome, having some citrus notes. It’s definitely worth trying as well.

 

Different salts to be used while cooking

The majority of people used to use one, maximum two kinds of salts. We are talking about the table salt and probably the sea salt. Most of us don’t even suspect about the existence of several more types of salt that are ready to be used for cooking. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Pink salt

If you see a pink salt at your grocery store, you should know that it’s one of the most popular kinds of coloured salt in the world. It’s a Himalayan pink salt, containing trace minerals. People often use it instead of a table salt, because it gives a crunchy texture to your dishes.

Grey salt

This kind of salt comes from another part of the world – from France. It’s one of the most expensive types of salt because it’s hand-harvested in some coastal regions. It tastes great, that’s why it may be used for cooking.1

Flake salt

The only difference that characterises the flake salt is its texture. It’s presented not with the crystals, but with flakes.

Iodized salt

It’s one of the most popular kinds of salt that is used by people. It’s useful for our organism for preventing the lack of iodine in our body. That’s why it’s good for a regular consumption.

Smoked salt

As the name of this product says, this salt was smoked for getting the extra smoky flavour. Its disadvantages are the higher price and the lack of nutritional benefits.