Eggs, Cheaper than Meat, More than Only Breakfast

Eggs are a very affordable protein, keep well, and we mustn’t lose sight of the fact they work great at any meal, breakfast through a midnight western sandwich.

The American Egg Board at the Incredible Egg website has recipes for egg skillets, frittatas, omelets, scrambles, oven bakes and a pasta/grain section. Continue reading

Cumin, The Spice with Clout!

After black pepper, cumin is the most-used spice on earth, however it is only now becoming popular in the United States. Cumin is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern, Asian, Indian,  Mediterranean and Mexican people have enjoyed cumin, (cumino) for centuries. It has a complicated flavor, and it’s possible to be turned off by it before deciding you like it. Cumin’s taste is strong, toasty and nutty. Add earthiness and muskiness to this, as well. It’s not a bit player.

Originally cultivated in Iran and Mediterranean region, cumin is mentioned in the Bible, was found in Egyptian pyramids and popular in ancient Greece and Rome. The Greeks kept cumin shakers on their dining tables. Moroccans still do. Today, major cumin growers are in Egypt, Iran, India and Morocco. Continue reading