Gochugaru - Korean red pepper flakes

Gochugaru: History, Flavor, Benefits, Uses

Gochugaru is the term for Korean red pepper flakes. The traditional form of the spices consists of sun-dried red chili peppers that have been ground coarsely. The final texture is somewhere between those of regular pepper flakes and fine powders like cayenne or paprika. On the scale of Korean history, …

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Mustard powder substitute

What’s A Good Mustard Powder Substitute?

Mustard powder is also known as ground mustard or dry mustard. It is the ground seeds of the mustard plant, and you can use it to make a host of savory dishes. Mustard powder provides food with a pungent, tangy burst of acidity and a mild heat that can cut …

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Apple Butter Vs. Peanut Butter

Apple Butter Vs. Peanut Butter – How Do They Compare?

Apple butter and peanut butter are both used on bread and are popular in the US, and that’s about where the similarity ends. Let’s compare these two spreads to see how different they really are. How does apple butter differ from peanut butter? Apple butter and peanut butter are made …

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mulling spices for cider

What Are Good Mulling Spices For Apple Cider?

The tradition of mulling beverages with spices actually began with the Ancient Romans and their love of mulled wine. Over time, the spices were added to other beverages like apple cider. The list below contains the spices that pair best with cider. You do not have to use all of …

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curry leaves vs bay leaves

Curry Leaves Vs. Bay Leaves: How Do They Compare?

Curry leaves and bay leaves are both staples of Indian and Sri Lankan cooking. Bay leaves come from the bay laurel tree while curry leaves come from the sweet neem or Neeme tree, which is a relative of the cinnamon tree. It is possible to confuse the two since curry …

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Smoked Paprika Substitute

What’s A Good Smoked Paprika Substitute?

The Spanish refer to smoked paprika as pimenton and they use it in a range of their dishes like paella as well as in various soups and stews. It consists of peppers that are first dried, then smoked and ground to a powder. The varieties of smoked paprika range from …

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Sazon Seasoning Substitute

What’s A Good Sazon Seasoning Substitute?

Sazon seasoning is one of the key seasoning blends in Central American and Caribbean cooking. It is used in many of the region’s cooking styles, including those with European and African origins. You will need sazon (and its tasty umami flavor), especially if you are cooking Puerto Rican dishes. If …

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Sazon Seasoning in rice

Sazon Seasoning: History, Flavor, Benefits, Uses

Sazon seasoning is a blend of spices widely used as a general seasoning in Central American and Caribbean cooking. Along with adobo, sazon seasoning has long been considered essential for creating an authentic Latin American flavor. Many consider it a comforting seasoning that brings with it memories of home. Beans …

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