Garam Masala Substitute

What’s A Good Garam Masala Substitute?

Simple alternatives to a complex spice… Traditional garam masala is an incredibly complex spice blend that often contains more than 30 ingredients. Because it is such a massive undertaking to make a homemade garam masala, many people prefer to purchase pre-made commercial blends.In some areas, these blends can be difficult …

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Rosemary vs Thyme

Rosemary Vs. Thyme: SPICEography Showdown

Sure they’re paired in a famous Simon and Garfunkel album… And rosemary and thyme are both very popular in the spice rack, but how much do you know about their similarities and differences? How different do they taste? Do they provide similar health benefits? Can one even substitute for the other in …

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Oregano

Oregano: The Staple Herb That Packs a Punch

Ever since US soldiers returned from World War II with a special affinity for what they referred to as “the pizza herb”, oregano has been a staple on spice racks across America. In other countries, oregano has been an important culinary and medicinal herb for centuries. Oregano is a member …

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Thyme

Thyme: A Truly Timeless Ancient Herb

Thyme is an ancient evergreen herb that has been renowned for its myriad uses for thousands and thousands of years. In addition to its value as a culinary herb, it is also known for uses both medicinal and ornamental. It is a member of the mint family and a relative …

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Cardamom

Cardamom: Festive Flavoring of the East

Aromatic cardamom is a spice made from the combined ground seeds of several plants that are native to India. In countries including Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Indonesia, cardamom grows wild throughout the countryside. Today, Guatemala is the world’s largest producer, followed by India and Sri Lanka.  Cardamom flavor profile …

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Substitute For Cloves

What’s A Good Substitute for Cloves?

There are many popular recipes out there that call for the addition of cloves. With a powerful and distinctive flavor, this potent spice is often the one key component that gives a dish the boost it needs to go from ordinary to extraordinary. Cloves are common enough that it’s typical …

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Garam Masala

Garam Masala: India’s Most Complex & Healthful Spice Blend

Garam Masala is a complex blend of many spices that originated in Northern India. While it was first used during the cold winters to help warm all those who enjoyed it, it quickly gained popular and is now a staple of traditional Indian cuisine. Translated, Garam Masala means “hot spices”. …

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