Are you ready for a mug of warming and enchantingly fragrant, piping-hot mulled wine — Finnish style? If you want something special for these holidays, make a batch or more of this Authentic Finnish Mulled Wine Spice and whip up a Nordic version of mulled wine that we Finns call “glögi.”
The Ultimate Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Tired of buying commercial Pumpkin Pie Spice blends with inferior ingredients and with questionable quality? Want to make your own palate-pleasing blend which makes a perfect gift for your cooking-oriented friends, too? Look no further, this Ultimate Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is the unrivaled ingredient in your autumnal cooking and baking. From pumpkin pies to lattes, it lends a wonderful warm and spicy note that welcomes the fall season in the most delicious way. Read on to find out my extensive tests and how I came up with this particular blend!
Authentic Finnish Gingerbread Spice Mix
Is there anything more inviting and exciting than the smell of fresh, warm gingerbread cookies? –Maybe there is: the smell of fresh, warm gingerbread cookies with Authentic Finnish Gingerbread Spice Mix! Perhaps this year, you’ll try a slightly different twist of the same old gingerbread cookies? Read on to find out the secret ingredient that makes this warm spice mix particularly Nordic!
My Favorite Turmeric Latte Mix (+ How to throw a tad healthier party for kids)
Turmeric latte is one of the most delicious ways to boost immunity and retain your energy levels. Preparing your own Turmeric Latte Mix guarantees that the flavors match your preferences, and you always have some mix at hand when you fancy a mug of a piping hot golden milk. Needless to say, the mix makes an excellent gift when packed into a beautifully decorated jar.
This is my version of this trendy drink mix. I came up with this recipe when I was running out of the ready Turmeric Latte Mix I have used for long. Like this, I could tweak the recipe as I want and make it match my taste buds. And as I prefer my Turmeric Latte hot and spicy, I also prefer to add a pinch of a secret ingredient for an extra kick and a hint of smokiness.
Personally, I add this Turmeric Latte Mix to my morning coffee with heavy cream — but you can use any low-carb liquid. Read below why this mix is so good for you and how to prepare it.
P.S. Scroll to the end of the post to see how to organize a tad healthier party for kids. Last weekend, we threw a birthday party for our son. All the kids enjoyed the sugar-free and grain-free real food!
Home-Made Ranch Seasoning & Dressing
Soybean and canola oil, phosphoric acid, modified food starch, monosodium glutamate, artificial flavors, disodium phosphate, sorbic acid and calcium disodium edta. Is this what makes an authentic ranch dressing? Nope, not likely, if you ask from me. However, if you ask from the food industry, the answer is unfortunately yes. The ingredients above belong to one of the most popular ranch dressings.
I simply don’t see any reason in this world why anybody should torture herself with that kind of mock food which contains food additives and other suspicious stuff. That’s true especially when it’s so ridiculously simple to make perfectly healthy ranch seasoning mix and dressing very quickly and easily.
There are recipes for home-made ranch seasoning mixes, but most of those use powdered buttermilk. I try to avoid powdered milk and buttermilk, because they tend to contain oxidized cholesterol. I’m not afraid of cholesterol as such, but oxidized cholesterol is completely other thing. As you might know, the “bad” LDL cholesterol in your blood consists of bigger and smaller particles. The bigger particles are in fact good ones, but the small particles are harmful, if they get oxidized. The consequences are all kinds of symptoms and diseases, for example type 2 diabetes. That’s why I prefer my milk and buttermilk fresh, not powdered.