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Maize Dishes - Champurrado and Corn Crab Soup


Champurrado is a chocolate-based atole, a warm and thick Mexican drink, prepared with either masa de maíz (lime-treated-corn dough), masa harina (a dried version of this dough), or corn flour (simply very finely ground dried corn, especially local varieties grown for atole); panela; water or milk; and occasionally containing cinnamon, anise seed and or vanilla. 297 more words


Explore: Grenada

Hello again from Grenada!

I hope everyone is doing well back home (in what seems to be cold weather and snow!)

It is extreemely warm over here in Grenada – it will definitely take some time to get used to this heat (I’m not complaining, I’m just stating, haha!) It’s usually around 30 degrees in the shade, so I escape to my room with my air conditioner set on 17 degrees as often as possible (yes, I have developed quite a bad cough because of this…). 658 more words


Tragedy and Triumph: The Tale

After purchasing my rice cooker and refrigerator, I was definitely overjoyed. I could now prepare simple foods such as spaghetti and rice. I enjoy well-seasoned food, and cannot deny myself that pleasure. 338 more words


Why Exactly Do Spicy Flavors Burn?

When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of taste bud cells are activated by your food, triggering nerve fibres that run to your brain and help generate the experience of a savoury roast or a fresh strawberry.

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The 3 C's

Cardamom, Coriander, and Cinnamon. All three of these spices are great to sweeten your fruits with. they bring out the natural sugar that is in your fruits and are a much better alternative than salt because they do not affect your cholesterol levels in fact they help to reduce blood pressure and promote good cholesterol levels. 267 more words


Paprika Pork: A great dish to make!

Today Charlotte blogs about one of her favourite recipes, the simply named Paprika Pork!

Quick, easy, cheap, and healthy midweek dinners aren’t always easy to find. 368 more words

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