How to improve store-bought BBQ Sauces

No question, a homemade BBQ sauce will kick the butt of most bottled sauces available. It takes time and an investment in ingredients though, so finding some shortcuts to boost the taste of the store sauces might be just the compromise between convenience and...

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Black Cardamom

Black cardamom, the wild cousin of green cardamom, has a much larger pod and is by no means a substitute for green cardamom. It is quite bold and smokey compared to the subtle floral notes of its cousin. Popular in savory dishes of Africa and northern India, it lends...

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The Epicentre Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Ingredients for Epicentre Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe 6 minced garlic cloves4 tsp peeled and grated ginger4 tsp ground turmeric 2 tsp The Epicentre's Garam Masala 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp The Epicentre's Roasted Cumin 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt 1 tbsp kosher salt 2...

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The Spice of Life – Health Benefits of Spices

Antioxidant, anti-inflammation, exercise recovery, heart health and more benefits from spices. The same antioxidants that convinced doctors that fruit and vegetables help prevent heart disease and certain cancers are now known to be present in spices, and in larger...

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Valentine’s Day is for the birds

There was a popular notion in England and France during the Middle Ages that birds started to look for their mates on February 14. The reason for this assumption is not clear but might be related to the fact that the warbling of the first songbirds after a long winter...

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Pumpkin is over-hyped. Its the spices you like!

What is it about pumpkin pie that makes it such an autumnal success? Well, its the perfect delivery mechanism for our favourite spices: allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, mace and often a big whack of sugar. Aside from the well-known Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte we...

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