When I was about five years old, I was first introduced to curry by my father and I instantly fell in love with the rich aroma and complex taste of one of the world's most delectable dishes. Since I was a young girl, I have spent countless hours in the kitchen, experimenting with spices, perfecting recipes, and creating gourmet, restaurant quality dishes with love. I hope you'll enjoy them and be as hooked as I am!
Though Asian and Eastern cuisines can seem intimidating, I have taken the guesswork and the uncertainty out of the preparation by creating a variety of pre-packaged spice blends.
Keep it mild or make it hot: Add some of the extra chili powder provided to suit your taste buds. Whether you're preparing a family lunch, you're a time-pressed college student prepping meals for the week, or you are a party lover hosting an ethnic dinner for 20 of your closest friends with an assortment of curries cooking simultaneously, Karen's Spice Kitchen spice packets are the way to go! The result is a healthy, delicious, easy-to-prepare meal in no time ... no matter your level of culinary expertise.
Each dish has a specially blended spice mix, measured so that making the meal is extremely easy and convenient.
How to use the spice packets: A recipe with simple, step-by-step instructions is provided with the spice packet, as well as an extra packet of chili powder to add if you’d like to make it hotter. A list of ingredients you need to buy will be found on the outside of the packet. Couldn’t be more simple or delicious!
Chopping, mincing, crushing, or pressing garlic at room temperature and allowing it to sit for 5-10 minutes can help provide enough time for the enzymes in garlic to interact and boost cardiovascular, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer benefits.
Cooked tomatoes have cardiovascular, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer benefits. The cooking process increases lycopene, an antioxidant in tomatoes that might reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and macular degeneration. Cooked tomatoes are also high in Vitamin C and iron.
One of the compounds in turmeric; curcumin, is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Black pepper contains piperine and this helps curcumin to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Most of the Karen’s Spice Kitchen spice packets contain turmeric and black pepper.
Cilantro, also known as coriander, has antimicrobial factors and helps to chelate heavy metals from the body. Most of the Karen’s Spice Kitchen spice packets contain coriander and the dishes made with them are even more delicious when garnished with fresh chopped or whole cilantro leaves.