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Make a Better Trader Joe’s ‘Umami Powder’ With Dried Mushrooms

When the Trader Joe’s Multipurpose Umami Seasoning Blend was first released unto the world, I received many a text, DM, and email about it, because my brand is very strong. As a lover of the fifth taste, I was excited about this powder, particularly since TJ’s had discontinued their umami paste.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to KonMari Your Spice Rack (and Actually Use the Spices)

Now is the winter of our discontent and—due to something happening on Netflix—people seem to be managing this discontent by getting rid of all their shit. I’m into it. I have always been a fan of purging, and this extends to my fridge, freezer, and cabinets. (I do a fridge re-organization at least once a […]

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Put MSG in Everything, You Cowards

By now, we should all be completely unafraid of monosodium glutamate, the umami-boosting molecule more commonly referred to as “MSG.” It will not give you headache, it will not make your arms numb, but it will inspire you to eat an entire head of roasted broccoli in one sitting. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Pulverize Seasonings Before Sprinkling Them on Popcorn

People underestimate the versatility of popcorn. It’s a flawless snack, yes, but when paired with a glass of wine and some roasted olives, it also makes a pretty good supper. And, seeing as it’s a whole grain, I don’t think anyone could fault you for eating it for breakfast. (It’s basically oatmeal.) It’s near…Read more… […]

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These Blends Should Be in Your Spice Cabinet

Making your own spice blends isn’t particularly challenging, but buying a single bottle of a blend is both more convenient and fiscally responsible than buying five bottles of five different spices. Plus, if you’re just getting into the world of seasonings and spices, blends can be a bit less intimidating.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Best Meatless Ways to Use Liquid Smoke

Liquid smoke, an additive that imparts a charred wood flavor to food without using a smoker, has been dismissed as both “cheating” and “nasty” but, if used with a delicate hand, it can produce some tasty results.. I love liquid smoke in my apartment-approved, smoke-free, sous-vide ribs, but it has other clever uses,…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Use Liquid Aminos

If you’ve ever seen a bright yellow bottle with two happy looking old people on it, you’ve probably wondered exactly what are Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. Basically, it’s an unfermented, soy sauce-like product made completely form soy beans and water (meaning it’s wheat free) and it is delicious.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Optimize Your Movie Snacking With These Popcorn Toppings 

Awards season is rapidly approaching, which means you should be watching lots of movies—so that you may express your smart and good movie opinions—and eating lots of snacks. A big bowl of fluffy, flavorful popped corn is the obvious, correct choice, but if you find yourself getting a little bored of the basic…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Build an Indian Spice Cabinet

Indian cooking can seem complicated and convoluted to people who aren’t inherently familiar with it; all that grinding of various spice pastes—a dash of this, a smidgen of that. But the truth is that once you get the hang of a few basic spices, Indian cooking is as straightforward as any other cuisine.Read more… Continue […]

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How To Use Peppercorns of All Colors

Throughout the culinary kingdom, there are many foods that pair famously well, salt and pepper being perhaps the most iconic. These two grace almost every dish, every recipe, every table, and every condiment bar that you’ve ever been to. But why? Don’t get me wrong, black pepper has its place—I love a fillet au…Read more… […]

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Four Simple Spice Rubs You Can Make in Five Minutes or Less

Under-seasoned meat is a crime. That poor, simple-headed chicken gave its life for you and ¼ teaspoon of salt-free lemon pepper per drumstick is your whole plan? Jesus, Barbara, have some respect. Thank goodness for spice rubs, which prevent crimes of improper seasoning by quickly imparting complex flavors to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Four Simple Spice Rubs You Can Make in Five Minutes or Less

Under-seasoned meat is a crime. That poor, simple-headed chicken gave its life for you and ¼ teaspoon of salt-free lemon pepper per drumstick is your whole plan? Jesus, Barbara, have some respect. Thank goodness for spice rubs, which prevent crimes of improper seasoning by quickly imparting complex flavors to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Four Simple Spice Rubs You Can Make in Five Minutes or Less

Under-seasoned meat is a crime. That poor, simple-headed chicken gave its life for you and ¼ teaspoon of salt-free lemon pepper per drumstick is your whole plan? Jesus, Barbara, have some respect. Thank goodness for spice rubs, which prevent crimes of improper seasoning by quickly imparting complex flavors to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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