Recipes

Indian Beef Curry

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Indian Beef Curry

What better way to re-launch our blog than with a guest post from one of our loyal customer, an excellent photographer and one of the best home cooks I know, my brother @itsmariongarcia? Hope you enjoy his version of this yummy, fall-off-the-bone Indian Beef Curry goodness. So I recently tried an Indian Restaurant, and the food was just amazing. I liked the dish so much, that I wanted to recreate it on my own, and have my own version. Here's what I did. For the rice, I cooked it the same way you would but added: 1 stick of Cinnamon...

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Holiday-Spiced Hot Chocolate

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Holiday-Spiced Hot Chocolate

Christmas Eve, chilly afternoons, or when you’re feeling blue… any excuse is a good excuse to enjoy a hot cup of chocolate. Satisfying and warming, hot chocolate is always good when made with real chocolate, and even better when spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon. Both nutmeg and cinnamon have comforting flavor profiles that tend to bring memories of special events and holiday meals, making them ideal for Christmas. In this recipe, we’re giving classic hot chocolate an aromatic flavor boost with these two festive spices. Sweet spices have long starred in hot drinks for thousands of years across Mexico--the motherland...

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Spice hunt: Nutmeg

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Spice hunt: Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a mild spice typically used in baking for its warm, nutty and slightly sweet flavor. Because of its popularity, it can be used in many different cuisines and applications. There’s more to this spice than meets the eye. Do you know that nutmeg was one of the most expensive spices in Medieval Europe? The reason was that it came all the way from the other side of the world. I’ve learned to appreciate and put more value on this particular spice as it actually takes seven to nine years to harvest this spice from the day it was...

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4-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream

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4-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream

This week's recipe: 4-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream Ingredients:250ml Heavy Cream250ml Condensed Milk5 tbsp Matcha Powder1 cup fresh milk Directions: Pour milk in a sauce pot and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add the matcha powder and stir with a wire whisk until the matcha powder is fully dissolved. Set aside to cool. In a bowl, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Slowly add condensed milk and fold the mixture together. Add the cooled matcha and milk mixture and fold in all ingredients until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Transfer to a container with a lid and leave in...

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Dried Red Chillies

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Dried Red Chillies

Dried whole chilies make excellent chili con carne and Mexican red chili sauce. Clean, toast, and simmer in chicken stock to make the perfect chili puree or toss in the blender to make your own coarse chili powder.

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