Posts tagged spices
3 Easy Weekday Vegan Side Dishes that Require no Measuring!

There's this restaurant I love in Madrid where you basically get to assemble your own meal. Their kitchen is in the center of the restaurant and you get to see all the different sides and components they have, and you get to pick and choose like a kid in a candy store. 

I love to recreate this feeling whenever I can at home, making several smaller components, setting them out and having everybody pick the options they love and make their own combinations of flavors.

When I do this at home, I opt for simple sides that I know so well, I can practically make them in my sleep! That way there's no stress added, and I can focus on making a special recipe, or a delicious dessert, and all my components are taken care of. 

For today's quick fix I thought I'd give you a 3 for 1!

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Spice it Up!: An Introduction to Spices and How to Make your Food Pop with Flavor

It's so strange how such a tiny little ingredient can cause so much overwhelm in the kitchen. If there's one thing I've noticed over the years in people who are beginning to cook, it's the fact that their entire spice cabinet is full, and also expired. 

That's right, endless beautiful jars of dried herbs and spices are full to the brim, and way past their peak. Sometimes we buy one of those spice kits and they simply go unused, sometimes we bought spices that were called for in a recipe, used a quarter teaspoon and then it just stood their in our spice cabinet so sad with the rest of its unused friends.

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