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Homemade Marinara Sauce

How to make Fresh Tomato Marinara sauce at home

Marinara Sauce – a basic Italian sauce prepared using fresh tomatoes. Pair it with pasta, meatballs or simply as a dip.   Italian cooking for me is incomplete without the beautiful flavorful sauces. Marinara sauce is one of the most basic Italian sauces. It is a versatile sauce and can be used in a number of ways listed below. I…

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Benefits of Ghee

Ghee holds a special place in Ayurveda and in the Indian household. Pure, homemade, cow ghee is very nutritious and has numerous benefits. It is a staple in every house in India and there is hardly any meal which goes without the use/consumption of ghee. Importance of Ghee in Ayurveda Ghee is used in many Ayurvedic medicines and herbal concoctions.…

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How to make Ghee at home – it’s easier than you think!

Ghee is traditionally used in Indian cuisine, however, versions of it are used throughout the world. It is very similar to clarified butter and prepared almost in the same way just cooked a bit longer until the milk solids are browned. Ghee has a distinctive, fragrant, nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness that smells amazing, especially while cooking. Ghee is not…

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How to make ‘Blanched Slivered Almonds’ at home.

Slivered almonds are almonds that are blanched, peeled and have been sliced thinly into little sticks. Slivered almonds differ from sliced almonds, which are almonds with skin on sliced across their diameter giving you much bigger pieces. Slivered almonds can be used in dessert recipes like the Semolina -Banana pudding. You can mix it up with the topping for a…

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