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Mustard Seeds: A Moutain Of Benefits

Mustard Seeds | Rai | Spices | Benefits

There are plenty of things I loved about the U.S., and I still do miss my days there, even after so many years. But if I had to pick one thing about it that I absolutely adore, then it’s mustard sauce. Living there taught me all of its wonders.  What got me reminiscing about mustard sauce? The seeds. I used them recently for a quick dinner dish, which got me wondering why…

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CARDAMOM: The Queen of Spices

Cardamom / Elaichi Spice Healthy benefits

The world may call cardamom the ‘queen of spices,’ but for me, it will remain the enlivener of curries. Every traditional Indian recipe has at least a trace of cardamom in it. Oh, by the way, I am talking about green cardamom here. The bolder and brasher black version has its own little uses, but that’s a story for another day.…

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Mocha Gingerbread Biscotti

Mocha Gingerbread Biscotti eggless baking Christmas cookies

The secret to this biscotti? A heartening quantity of Christmas cheer! And, of course, mocha. All the warming, delicious mocha in the world. Gingerbread cookies are an all-time favorite at my home. They’re crisp, chewy, so-yummy and not too sweet. But with the needle pines, sparkly light and tinkling bells in the air, I wanted to bake something richer. A treat that permeates every room of the house with its…

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