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Chorizo Spice Mix: Not Just for Sausages

If you've ever made your own Mexican-style chorizo, you probably threw in a handful of spices like chile peppers, cumin, oregano, and garlic. This …

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15 Flavorful Recipes for Green Olives

From fruity Italian <i>cerignolas</i> to firm and buttery <i>luques</i> and even briny California olives from the can, green olives are great as a stand-alone snack, …

Cardamom Chai Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> As a drinker of purebred coffees and teas, I was skeptical about chai and its maelstrom of spices, its blast of sugar. I lumped chai drinkers in with owners of tiny, transportable dogs and wearers of miniskirts with UGGs (full disclosure: I almost bought a pair last year. …

Ginger Recipes For Better Cognitive Health (PHOTOS)

Ginger enthusiasts have been spreading the gospel of this root's health and medicinal benefits for years. People claim that ginger has the ability to soothe nausea, ease arthritis pain and that it works overall as an anti-inflammatory (with potential to lower cholesterol.)<p>But that's not all. A new …

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The Real Cinnamon Challenge: 5 Unexpected Uses For The Spice (PHOTOS)

Doctors are warning people against taking the cinnamon challenge, a new craze which entails swallowing a spoonful of the spice without water and posting videos of the attempt on YouTube.<p>Ridiculous fads aside, there are many other uses for cinnamon around the house that don't involve eating it (and …

The Spice That Helps You Breathe

Could a spice save your lungs? Ginger may help ease asthma symptoms, finds new research from Columbia University.<p>Researchers found two chemicals in ginger, gingerol and shogaol, are able to work hand-in-hand with asthma-treating medications to help relax airway muscle tissues more effectively than …

Season This With That: A Quick Guide to Common Spices for Common Dishes

A Reference Guide to Common Spices for Common Dishes<p><b>Chicken</b><p>Dried herbs and spices: thyme, rosemary, coriander, marjoram, sage, garam masala (spice …

9 Ways To Use Vanilla Beans

Gallery9 Ways To Use Vanilla Beans<p>Clocking in at five dollars a pop or more, vanilla beans are undoubtedly expensive. But they add a complexity of flavor, a mix of sweet, floral, earthy, and spicy, that blows vanilla extract away.<p>So if you are going to drop the cash for the good stuff, how should …