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Bloody Marys are good for you

Have You Ever Thought About How Good Bloody Marys Are For You?

They’re a staple at brunch and perfect on a lazy Sunday afternoon while watching movies. There is much more to the humble Bloody Mary, though. Even though they contain vodka – have you ever thought about how amazingly nutritious Bloody Marys are? The main ingredients: tomatoes, Tabasco hot sauce, celery…

Make your own seasoned salt

Making Homemade Seasoned Salt in a Pinch

I racked my brain and thought of what was in “seasoned salt,” and I realized we had everything in the kitchen to make my own.

Chicken Curry, Easier with Homemade Curry Paste

Hello, January! Now that our December heatwave has broken – it’s time for curry. And this is a super fun recipe, both for the curry and for the homemade curry paste.

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Making your own Chinese hot chili paste (La jiao jiang)

The name literally translates as ‘hot pepper paste’. You can buy it at most grocery stores or specialty markets, but it’s so easy there’s really no reason not to make it yourself. I made this batch the other day so I could add it to some spicy Lanzhou cilantro noodle soup I’ve been craving for a long time.

A Cajun “Chrimbo”

Some friends of ours are Mississippi expats living in Vermont, and we love doing holidays together (though not always in a timely fashion). This year, our very late Christmas “Chrimbo” celebration – teetering into Mardi Gras territory – was in their apartment, and the food was pure Cajun. So, while…