Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kitchen Tip Tuesday! Spice it up!

Have you ever purchased a bottle of spices and they just lacked that big flavor you were hoping for? A simple and compact kitchen appliance can give you awesome flavor to enhance your cooking.  A coffee grinder!  Buy an extra coffee grinder and use it exclusively for grinding whole spices as you need them.  Once a spice has been ground, it starts to lose flavor fairly quickly.  (Some already ground spices can sit on the grocery store shelves for a looooooong time.)  Purchasing whole spices and grinding just what you need ensures big, clear flavors, and a longer shelf life of your spices. Storing them whole keeps them fresher and bolder, longer!

*Bonus tip:  For spices like coriander and cumin, toasting them lightly in a dry skillet before grinding enhances the flavor even more! 

 As always, from The Allergy Safe Kitchen, I wish you "Good Cooking, and Safe Eating"!

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