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Columbian Inspired Meatloaf
Columbian Inspired Meatloaf

The following recipe comes from Chow and Chatter: Ingredients: one pack of lean beef 1/2 red onion one tablespoon cumin powder one tablespoon dried parsley 4 cloves of garlic 2 boiled eggs one beaten egg 1/2 cup of bread crumbs 1/4 green pepper salt and pepper to taste A little Italian herbs one teaspoon of […]



Fun Facts on Parsley
Fun Facts on Parsley

Parsley is thought to have originated in Sardinia Parsley is one of the most commonly used herbs in American Cuisine, used in soups, stocks, sauces and as a garnish There are two types of parsley curley and flat leaf or Italian It is best to add Parsley near the end of cooking a dish to […]



Ground Beef Goulash
Ground Beef Goulash

This wonderful simple Goulash recipe comes from Chow and Chatter Ingredients: one pack of lean beef one chopped onion 2 cloves of garlic 2 tablespoon of paprika one tablespoon of all purpose flour one can of chopped tomatoes some tomato puree pinch of salt one green bell pepper chopped Method: saute the onions, garlic, pepper […]



Cumin Seed - Whole
Fun Facts on Cumin

The dried seed of the cuminim cymimuni plant makes cumin seed. cumin makes up a large proportion of curry powder and chili powder. In the Middle ages it was believed that cumin kept chickens and lovers from running away! It was also said that if cumin was carried during a wedding happiness would follow. Cumin […]



5 Spice Roasted Chicken
5 Spice Roasted Chicken

  The following easy to prepare recipe comes from Nasi Lemak Lover, what a wonderful way to use Chinese Five Spice : Roasted five-spice chicken 1.5 kg chicken, cut into 6 big pieces Marinate chicken with below:- Use a mortar and pestle to pound below to a coarse paste and extract juices:- 2” ginger 10 […]



Chilly Pepper Poem
Chilly Pepper Poem

The following fun and creative chili pepper poem comes from Just for Licks: Rocotillo in Peru, With roasted meat is good to chew. Chile Peppers, hot cha cha, Careful when you eat them raw. Heat in units called Scoville, So the opposite of chill! Habaneros top the list, Heat so hot you’ll need a mist. […]



Fun Facts on Paprika
Fun Facts on Paprika

Paprika is so much more than a coloring agent! It is made by grinding the pods of the pepper plant capsicum annium In Hungry there are 6 classes of Paprika We carry 3 varieties of Hungarian Paprika, sweet, hot and smoked. The most common pepper to make Paprika is the sweet red pepper Paprika is […]



Chef Dean Martin's Asian Barbeque Sauce & Marinade
BBQ Goes Asian

American BBQ chefs are inspired by the East and adding Asian Spices to their creations. Like Indonesian palm sugar, Korean powdered honey and Philippine tamarand powder used by Slap Yo Daddy BBQ Team. One of the biggest trends in American barbecuing right now is trying the recipes of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia on the […]



Spicy Spring Veggies
Spicy Spring Veggies

The following easy vegetable side with a kick comes from Chow and Chatter: Ingredients: one cup of green beans one carrot chopped a few yellow beans 1/4 red onion 1/4 cup shredded coconut a pinch of mustard seeds salt to taste 2 red chili’s 1/2 a teaspoon of masala powder or to taste Method: steam […]



Hogs Tale Grilled Pork Fajita style Soft Tacos
Hogs Tale Grilled Pork Fajita style Soft Tacos

We recently received a variety of spices and rubs from the Great American Spice Company. We were delighted with the fresh quality of the spices received. My husband is the grill master in our family, and the first grilling spice he put to the test was the Hogs Tale Rub. The spice was a blend […]