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Golden Turmeric Chai Latte


As I checked the ingredients I was not completely sure that fennel seeds would not be to strong for this beverage. At the end I decided to all all the spices and some brown sugar as sweetener. After boiling and letting this soak, I sieved the mixture into two cups and …. WOW…. this was delicious! I almost forgot to say that I used soy milk for this delicious beverage and we enjoyed it very much!


1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick (or quill)
1 star anise
1 teaspoon fennel seeds (crushed)
1 teaspoon bean paste (vanilla)
500 ml milk (or can use soy or almond milk, 2 cups)

+ brown sugar to taste

Source: https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/golden-turmeric-chai-latte-28908  by I’m Pat


Viennese Spiced Espresso

A must for all coffee lovers! Super fast and great result. Enjoy slowly please!


  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • whipped cream

Source and recipe description:  http://www.food.com/recipe/viennese-spiced-espresso-426073 by momaphet

Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning


This is very easy to prepare and really good!
It was a long time that I finished my lemon pepper mixture and this came just to replace what I missed. For this recipe I used a mixture of black, white and red pepper as I love this combination and makes the spice mix more attractive and much better than the mixture from the shop as the smell is more “natural”.


  • 5 large lemons (well washed and paper towel dried)
  • 1/3 c (scant) of crushed pepper corns (black and/or mixed)
  • 1/4 c kosher salt (amount and use optional)

Source and recipe description: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/seasoning-mix/homemade-lemon-pepper-seasoning.html By  Annacia *


Northwest Seafood Seasoning


I prepared this wonderful seasoning for yesterday’s fish fillets and the fish came out very delicious. I tossed the fish first in a mixture of oil, lemon juice and little dijon mustard, then I coated this with the mixture combined it with 1/3 cup breadcrumbs; this was good for 4 fish fillets. I had to make a substitution: celery seed by fennel seed crushed. In order to prepare the quantity I need for the dinner, I scaled down the recipe converting it to metric measures, dividing by 15 and converting it back to US measures (then rounded).


1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried granulated onion
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/3 teaspoon dried granulated lemon peel
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
2/3 teaspoon medium-grind black pepper

Source and recipe description: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/main-course-fish/northwest-seafood-seasoning.html by  Annacia


Crispy Baked Potato Wedges


So wonderful potatoes! No need to peel! No need to stir during cooking time! So crispy! So tasty! That’s perfect for everybody!

I’ve served these with homemade ketchup!


  • 3 nos large potato
  • sea salt to taste (you can use regular salt)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly pwd
  • 1 tsp garlic pwd (use fresh garlic paste if pwd is unavailable)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper pwd
  • 1 tsp mixed Italian spice
  • a pinch of nutmeg pwd
  • 2 tbsp refined oil (I ran out of olive oil)
  • 1/2 tsp peri-peri spice mix (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (optional)

Source and description: https://polkapuffs.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/crispy-baked-potato-wedges/ by shreyatiwari


Chocolate Chai

Chocolate ChaiWonderful chocolate milk with black teas and spices. Another great variation of these beverages (chocolate milk and tea) which shows how many possibilities can make your breakfast an event.


  • 1 bag black tea (darjeeling is nice))
  • 1/3 cups  boiling water
  • 2 Tbspsugar or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • whipped cream to garnish
  • 2 peppermint stick candy (to garnish, optional), I used fresh mint leaves

Source: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/drink/drink-non-alcoholic-drink/chocolate-chai.html#page1:comment1883851 by Annacia