Peel Your Garlic the Easy Way

Peel Your Garlic the Easy Way

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Peel Your Garlic the Easy Way

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Peel your garlic the easy way, in just a matter of seconds.

Sound good? I know it did to me, when I came across this method. And I liked it so much I thought it worthy of sharing here on Ethnic Foods R Us.

Almost every ethnic culture’s cuisine, worldwide, uses garlic.

Fresh garlic.

It provides a sharp, pungent accent to foods that no other herb can. The passionate flavor and tang of fresh garlic is indispensable for many ethnic dishes.

Problem is, peeling the darn cloves can be a frustrating and messy job. You wind up with garlic under your fingernails, your hands smelling of garlic so strong you have to wash vigorously with soap and water to get rid of the odor.

Well no more. This wonderfully simple and fast method of peeling garlic is the answer for how to peel your garlic the easy way. Here are the steps, which can be done in a matter of a few seconds-

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Kiwi Hāngi

New Zealand Kiwi Hāngi

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(Photo Attributed to Author: Malcolm Jacobson)

(Photo Attributed to Author: Malcolm Jacobson)

New Zealanders are often referred to (by themselves as well as others) as “Kiwis”. And this New Zealand Kiwi Hāngi meal is as old and traditional to the Kiwi people as is the length of time human beings have lived there.

This majestic and stunningly beautiful island was the last large mainland to be inhabited by humans. In fact, there were no mammals at all until the first people arrived. Prior to that, New Zealand was dominated by birds.

Polynesians first landed on New Zealand and began to settle there around 700 A.D., and before the end of the 8th Polynesians Arriving at New Zealandcentury, the British had arrived. England came to terms with the Polynesians, and colonized New Zealand as a British property – granting the “native” Polynesian full British citizenship rights.

We have just started a new page started here on Ethnic Foods R Us, devoted to Kiwi Cuisine. Click here to go to it. The page is being loaded with lots of recipes that have evolved over the centuries. Foods that naturally reflect the cultural preferences of the Polynesians and the British, and that have blended into a cuisine that is unique and original.


 

New Zealand Kiwi Hāngi

Hāngi (Photo Attributed to Author: Einalem)

One of the most unique traditional meals prepared there is this New Zealand Kiwi Hāngi (pronounced: “han-jee”). Attributed mostly to the Polynesians, who are lovers of foods cooked over open fires, the Hāngi is very similar to the American rustic camping meal called the “Hobo Dinner”. For a read on how to make a Hobo Dinner, check our post on Gourmet Open Fire Cooking.

But let’s now get right into how to prepare this real, authentic and traditional meal that is a national favorite to the Kiwi people, okay?

How to Prepare a New Zealand Kiwi Hāngi 

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Afghani Cuisine Recipes

Afghani Cuisine Recipes

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Just a short post today, to announce a new page started here on Ethnic Foods R Us-

Afghani Cuisine Recipes!

Afghan Cuisine

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Yes, if you are an ethnic food lover of all things Asian, this South and Central Asian country has some wonderful culinary treats to offer. And we are offering them for you now, on our Afghani Cuisine Recipes page.

If you are invited into a traditional Afghanistan home for dinner, you will be treated to the eating ritual of “Dastarkhan” – which is the name for how, in traditional Afghan Cuisine, a dinner meal is served. Here’s how it is done …

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All American Style Breakfast

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All American Style Breakfast

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The All American Style Breakfast is served in more households and restaurants than any other type of breakfast in the United States of America.

Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, Canadian bacon, hashed brown potatoes, toast and jam and/or pancakes and syrup, let me tell you – it is very satisfying!

Note: if you are going to serve pancakes, make them first, before preparing the rest of your All American Style Breakfast. Keep them warm in a tightly sealed deep bowl or in the oven while you prepare the rest of the meal. You will have enough irons in the fire that you won’t want to be also having to be worried about preparing perfect pancakes at the same time, trust me.

For a good recipe for easy to make, simple, but perfect and tasty homemade pancakes, click here. For a recipe for some kicked up, jazzier pancakes, try Pecan Oatmeal Pancakes or  Raspberry Sour Cream Pancakes.

All American Style Breakfast Recipe-

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Curries Health Benefits and Ingredients

Curries Health Benefits and Ingredients

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Curries Health Benefits and Ingredients

Yellow Curry Powder (Photo Attributed to Author: Thomas Steiner)

Curry Powder is a popular spice mix that has a number of valuable health benefits, including the prevention of cancer, protection against heart disease, reduction of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, ease from pain and inflammation, boosting bone health, protecting the immune system from bacterial infections,  and increasing the liver’s ability to remove toxins from the body.

Curry powder originated in South Asian and Indian cuisines. However, during the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was discovered by colonial visitors to the East, it soon gained immense popularity and large scale exportation of curry to the West began. By the middle of the 20th century, with the global popularization of Indian cuisine, which relies heavily on curries, the tasty spicy powder became even more readily available all around the world.

Curries Health Benefits and Ingredients

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9 Super Healthy Spices

9 Super Healthy Spices

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9 Super Healthy Spices

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The health benefits of spices and herbs have long been known to many cultures worldwide. And these 9 super healthy spices being presented here on this post are by no means all of them. There are an abundance of spices on our planet that are good for you. But these nine are among the very best, for reasons to follow.

According to studies carried out by McCormick Science Institute, an independent research organization, there are many health-promoting advantages realized in the body by consuming more herbs and spices.

The following list is indicative of the benefits of (not just, but especially) the:

9 Super Healthy Spices for your body.

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Homemade Red Sumac Tea

Homemade Red Sumac Tea

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Homemade Red Sumac Tea

Red Sumac Shrub, indigenous to North America

If you live in Northern America, you know the Sumac bush grows everywhere. It is a lovely wild bush, an attractive sight as you hike or pass by on the roadside. But not many people know that its berries are tasty, healthy, and medicinal. Homemade Red Sumac Tea can be made from the fruit of the sumac, and this post is all about how to show you how to do it.

Its scientific name is Rhus typhina, and is commonly known as “staghorn sumac” or “stag’s horn sumach”. A species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae, Red Sumac is native to eastern North America. While it is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant throughout temperate regions of the world, it is primarily found growing naturally in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and the Appalachian Mountains, as well as Southeastern Canada.


 

Homemade Red Sumac Tea

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And it is the berries that sumac produces that provide the tasty health benefits that we applaud and encourage here at Ethnic Foods R Us. Homemade Red Sumac Tea is easy to make, and oh-so-good for you!

Here are some of the health benefits of homemade red sumac tea:

  • Loaded with vitamin C
  • Treats asthma, colds, fevers, and scurvy
  • As a tonic, it provides relief of and cure for: diarrhea, dysentery, sore throats, infections, asthma, cold sores and even serves as a tonic for general overall health.

And the good news? Homemade Red Sumac Tea is easy to make!

Just follow these simple instructions:

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