Spicy Tuesday

Spicy Tuesday – Basil Mint Coconut Shrimp

We’re big fans of light and fast meals for summer. And this one is no exception, with the shrimp as a flavorful topper for a big green salad. Serve it up with a glass of ice-cold green tea with mint, and you’ll have family and friends clamoring for more. Did you know...

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Spicy Tuesday – Cardamom Citrus Fruit Salad

Have you tasted the exotic flavor of cardamom? We bet you have – even if you don’t have a bottle in your cupboard. Cardamom is often added to Christmas cookies, curries and other dishes that have warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon added. Cardamom, a spice native to...

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Spicy Tuesday! Basil – Leek and Olive Salad

We don’t usually think about leeks as the starting point for a salad, but for a recent class on pre and pro biotics, we chose to use leeks for this one because they are a potent pre-biotic. In other words, they are a functional food. They stimulate the growth and/or...

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Spicy Tuesday – DILL – Spring Green Salad

The clean fresh aroma of dill always makes us happy. Yes, dill has been used since ancient times and in more foods than just pickles! This week's recipe highlights the versatility of this mouth-watering herb. We are using the feathery soft fronds from the plant, but...

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Spicy Tuesday – Cilantro! Chickpea Burgers

Do you love the grassy fresh taste of Cilantro as much as we do? It is native to Mediterranean and Asia Minor (Turkey) regions. This perennial plant requires well-draining fertile soil supplemented with warm summer climates to flourish. Cuisines around the world use...

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Spicy Tuesday – Ancho Chile Powder!

Chili Powder is actually a healthy seasoning with significant amounts of beneficial nutrients. To start, it has Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, and a small amount of calcium. You get the most “bang for your buck” when you add  one tablespoon of chili...

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Spicy Tuesday – OREGANO

Oregano is a proven super "functional food." This herb is an excellent source of  potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. It is an easy spice to buy or grow and is used in cuisines around the world. We love doing cooking demos with oregano because the...

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