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Tips For Your Kitchen: Using Whole Spices

Going to the grocery store and buying dried spices is something all of us do. But what if there was a better way to inject more flavor into your dishes? Well, Chef Collette Haw shows us that by using whole spices you will actually get more bang for your buck. In just five minutes you can toast and grind spices that will give you deeper flavors.

In this episode Collette explains some of the pros and cons to buying dried spices and making them yourself at home. So what are you waiting for? Go to the store and grab some fresh spices to create more flavorful dishes at home.

Fresh herbs good for at home toasting and grinding are:

  • Coriander
  • Peppercorns
  • Star Anise
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Clove
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Fennel Seeds

Chef Collette Haw is a classically-trained Culinary Institute of America graduate. She is currently seeking a certification from the Institutive of Integrative Heath & Nutrition. With an exceptional talent and insatiable taste for taking a healthy ‘ho-hum’ to a flavor-rich ‘yum!’ Chef Collette approaches her food with a unique hybrid of her comfort-food-gone-healthy and ‘food as medicine’ philosophies.

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