Spice Trade — cassia

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Full flavoured Vegetarian Pho Recipe

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Full flavoured Vegetarian Pho Recipe

Phở is traditionally made with a strong beef broth, and normal vegetarian renditions which merely omit the meat taste bland and seriously lacking flavour. We’ve put together this full flavoured broth using some great ingredients, fresh spices and herbs that will challenge even the yummiest traditional beef broth pho. It’s now one of our favourite comfort foods, and very customizable to what fresh ingredients you have in your kitchen. The broth and noodles are the only staple, everything else is up to you! Recipe: Vegetarian Phở Serves: 2 IngredientsFor the broth– 1 large onion, peeled and halved– 1 tsp Fennel...

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The Best Cacao Brownies

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This one is our favourite tried and tested recipe for perfect chewy and rich chocolate brownies. Made with our very own Peruvian organic cacao powder. Recipe: Rich Cacao Brownies Yield: 12-16 pieces Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs vanilla caviar scraped from 1/2 a jumbo tahitian vanilla bean 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup cacao powder, depends how strong you like your brownie 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ground pink himalayan salt (substitute with ordinary sea salt if you don’t have) 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder (Ceylon Cinnamon works best as it’s sweeter...

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Recipe: Doner Kebab

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Recipe: Doner Kebab

My husband and I text each other during the day using Wechat. Around 3 or 4pm, I often ask him, “What did you have for lunch?” This is to avoid making the same kind of dish for dinner. One day, he replied saying “Kebab.” Aww, kebab. I haven’t had that for awhile. Then I thought to myself, “Can’t I make that at home?” So I searched for a recipe which doesn’t use an oven (We didn’t have an oven until last summer).  Then I found a doner kebab recipe shared by a Japanese woman living in Bursa, Turkey. This came...

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Honey & Cinnamon, a natural medicine!

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Usually we at Regency aren’t into posting about natural remedies, but here’s one that has been investigated and confirmed by modern science, so we are comfortable to share it with you. Of course, before starting any treatment, do consult a specialist. And we also aren’t making any claims that this will work for you! Regency Grade Ceylon Sticks, Alba In many cultures of the world, a mixture of honey and cinnamon has served as a traditional cure. Today’s scientists understand that honey is a good medicine for curing various ailments, and until now has no known side effects for treating...

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Healthy reasons to eat Ceylon Cinnamon, not it’s Chinese Cousin Cassia

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We’ve touted the taste benefits of Cassia Cinnamon for decades. It’s got a strong spice and sweetness to it, it’s cheap and less delicate for transport and storage. Yet, there’s one big area where Cassia Cinnamon lacks, in comparison to it’s “Ceylon True Cinnamon” counterpart. Regency Grade Ceylon Sticks, Alba Ceylon Cinnamon is much more expensive and difficult to find, and with good reason. It only grows in Sri Lanka, with annual yield hovering near 10,000MT. In comparison, Cassia Cinnamon grows in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and small quantities in many other parts of the world too. The crop is easy...

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