Pepper, A Universal Spice

Black pepper is a standard seasoning for just about everything, even some sweets. White green and red peppercorns come from the same plant. They are drupes, berry-like seed husks. Ripe fruit is red. Unripe fruit is green and used to make black pepper. History tells us that pepper was so important to cooking and eating […]

Menudo Is In!

Menudo is made with tripe, or cow’s stomach lining. It’s usually a weekend and holiday dish and is sometimes touted as a hangover cure.

Chili con Curry, An International Twist

Here’s another idea to try, especially if you like things with an African or South Asian kick. Add curry powder to your chili.

Pantry Extras – Part 1: Asian Seasonings

You don’t have to make a lot of stir-fries or other asian dishes to find these seasonings useful.

Make Your Own Personal Spice Mix

I’m a big fan of Mrs. Dash. But I find I’m using it less because I’m now creating my own spice blend.

An Easy Taste of Exotic: Chicken Spinach Curry

Most of the ingredients for this dish are in your pantry, or should be. It works really good with leftover chicken and can accommodate other vegetables easily.

Good Taste Not Equal To Unhealthy

Iif we make eating an unappealing exercise, we won’t sustain those habits that lead to better health. Make good tasting food healthier instead of spitting it out.

Chewy Apple-Date Bars

Here’s a tasty snack that’s easy to make and very healthy.

Spice It Up With A Mix

Many cultures around the world have their own versions of spice mixes.

Exclusive Barbecue Sauce

If you try to make your own sauce, and it’s very easy, you’ll find it beats the heck out of anything made by a factory and even most small producers.