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Gluten Free Lentil and Chickpea Pasta

Gluten free lentil and chickpea pasta are a great way to get your protein in while eating pasta. They’re nutritious, gluten free, high in protein, and lower in carbs than tradititional wheat pasta. Try making the pasta at home from red lentils, green lentils, or chickpeas. The results are a delicious, guilt free bowl of pasta.

Mocha flavor coffee

What is Mocha Flavor?

Mocha flavor is the delicious combination of coffee and chocolate. A caffe mocha is typically espresso and hot milk flavored with chocolate, by using cocoa powder and/or chocolate syrup. The flavor pairing of coffee and chocolate works extremely well together and is popular around the world as a caffeinated beverage, as well as other sweet […]

caraway cookware set

Caraway Cookware: Non-toxic, Ceramic, Nonstick

The best thing about this set is that it is non-toxic with no chemicals. I don’t have to worry that I (and whoever I’m feeding) am consuming some sort of chemical that will cause health problems down the line. Teflon and other non stick pans contain PFOAs, GenX, and other chemicals. The only way to cook without chemicals is to find another solution for non stick surfaces, and ceramic coated Caraway pots and pans are a great solution.

saffron bread with golden saffron color

Saffron Bread

Saffron bread has a golden saffron color and delicate saffron flavor. Baking bread with saffron is as simple as soaking saffron threads in water, and then using that water in your bread recipe. The saffron pigment will color the water, which will then produce a golden loaf of saffron bread.

best paring knife

Best Paring Knife

A useful list to find the best paring knife for your peeling, trimming, and other fine knifework needs. The Paring Knife The paring knife is the number two in the kitchen.  If the chef knife is Batman, then the paring knife is Robin.  It is much smaller, lighter, and maneuverable than the chef knife.  Therefore […]

best bundt pan

The Bundt Pan

The Bundt pan is a dougnut shaped baking vessel designed and trademarked by Nordic Ware in the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired by the European cake Gugelhupf, the circular Bundt pan would become the most popular selling pan in the US. Since the original fluted Nordic Ware bundt pan design, a large range of different shapes and mini bundt pans exist.

star anise plant

Star Anise Substitute, Flavor, and Benefits

Star anise is a wonderful spice named after the star shape of the anise pods. It contains a warm anise flavor and is frequently paired with cinnamon and clove. This post also covers star anise benefits to your health as well as ingredients to use as a star anise substitute.