Posts Tagged ‘Middle-Eastern recipes’

Turmeric means Turmeric Cake!

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Turmeric powder is one of the most indispensable spice ingredients you can have on hand. Turmeric powder is the dried and ground root of the plant of the same name, sometimes known as curcuma. A member of the same family as ginger, turmeric has been part of our diet, medicine and culture for thousands of years and shows no signs of slowing down. Fresh turmeric root is also used in much of South Asian cookery, but it is the powder that really lends itself to a myriad of applications, originally as a dye for textiles, a staple in Ayurvedic medicine, a food colourant and flavourant in culinary dishes both sweet and savoury, and in soothing teas and immunity boosting elixirs and smoothies  Continue »



Fabulous Falafel

 

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Anyone who is vegetarian, or has “gone vegetarian” for a while has likely had a falafel or two. And depending on what you add to the falafel, they are vegan as well as vegetarian! Falafel is the fried patty made from ground chickpeas, fava or other broad bean; the smushed beans are most often mixed with onion, garlic and spices and either deep-fried or pan-fried until they are crispy on the outside and still lovely, moist and soft on the inside. Continue »