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7 Spices with Major Health Benefits

Spices are a great thing to have in your pantry. They have the ability to turn a healthy, slightly bland meal into a nutritious flavor explosion. What's even better, many spices are really great for y…

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4 Incredible Benefits of Cumin Seeds, and How to Include Them in Your Diet

In India, we use cumin seeds in our cooking almost as liberally as we do salt and pepper. In addition to spicing up my dals and curries childhood upward, cumin also played healer when I suffered from …

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2 Quick & Zesty Chutneys That Fight Off Cold & Flu

†In Northern India, where I live, most meals are†incomplete without a side of chutney or pickle. Growing up, I took the chutneys on our table for granted, liberally spooning them on to my plate or sco…

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Mexican Fideo

Recipe: Fideo†From: Toni Okamoto at†Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on†Facebook and†Twitter! Here is a quick and easy recipe for the "sopa" my grandma used to make for me. Itís a Mexican pasta…

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Salmonella in Your Spice Rack?

In the past there have been rampant salmonella outbreaks in lettuce, sprouts, and even peanut butter, but now itís time to be wary of a surprising source -- your spice rack. In a recently published st…

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5 Warming Winter Spices

In India, we use garam masala (which translates to Ďhot spiceí) all through the cold months. The masala is a combination of†beneficial†spices that have been lightly roasted and powdered together. It i…

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Wonder Spice: Cumin

Cumin is a time-tested spice, known to improve digestion and boost immunity. It encourages the absorption of nutrients into the body, and its essential oil plays a key role in fighting respiratory dis…

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The Heart-Healthy Mix of Fat and Spice

Americans just canít seem to find that crucial equilibrium when it comes to eating a diet of healthful and enjoyable foods. We have become adherents to the idea of nutritionism, a reductionist concept…

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Cumin-Scented Quinoa & Beets With Curried Chickpeas

This was the first recipe I tried from Maria Speck's wonderful new cookbook, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals last summer (congrats to Maria on all the wonderful press her book has gotten of late - it'…

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Pickled Beets With Cumin & Cloves

Here at our house, the canning continues. The latest is this delightful pickled beet recipe that seemed like a good way to use the three big bunches of beets that have been cooling their heels i…

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