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Jamu (Indonesian Turmeric Ginger Drink) Recipe

Jamu is a traditional Indonesian medicine made from roots, herbs, flowers, bark and spices. The combination of ingredients varies depending on the type of Jamu and the reason for consumption. This version is one of the most popular and includes turmeric, ginger, honey and lime. Drink it for the health benefits or just because it’s delicious.

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Kalisa Marie Martin

Jamu is the traditional Indonesian medicine that utilizes natural ingredients like roots, herbs, and spices.

It has been practiced in Indonesia for centuries to maintain good health and to treat ailments. While there are hundreds of combinations, this version

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5 Recipes to Heat Up Cold Nights

This month, welcome Sara Bir. Sara Bir is the author of two cookbooks, Tasting Ohio and the IACP award-winning The Fruit Forager’s Companion. She also moderates and replies to your comments here on Simply Recipes. Follow her @sausagetarian.

As much as I love the holidays, there’s something liberating about how free-form January is. The only seasonal obligations I can think of are simply making it through dreary weather.

On nights when it’s just us, my daughter and I have taken to playing Connect 4 at the dinner table. Violating the sanctity of a family meal this way is

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One Simply Terrific Thing: Ateco’s Offset Spatula

Kitchen ToolsOne Simply Terrific Thing

An offset spatula is a must-have tool for every home baker who wants to easily and expertly spread frosting on cakes and cupcakes. And it has other uses, too!

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Irvin Lin

At first glance, it seems like the common butter knife does almost everything an offset spatula does. But when it comes to frosting cakes and cupcakes or spreading batter in a pan, once you have an offset spatula you’ll never reach for that butter knife again!

Avid Baker? Then You Should Have an Offset Spatula

I’ve had various offset spatulas

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7 Layer Dip | SimplyRecipes.com

It’s not a party without 7 Layer Dip! We make it with hot refried beans and topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives. It’s an essential Game Day appetizer.

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Elise Bauer

Refried beans should be served warm.

There, I’ve said it. I don’t usually put my foot down about food preferences, but cold refried beans are about as appealing as a cold hamburger. This is why I make 7-layer dip starting with a layer of hot refried beans.

Homemade 7 Layer Bean Dip on Chip

How to Make 7-Layer Dip

Shredded cheese is added directly to the top

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Instant Pot Cooking Times for Rice, Quinoa, and Other Grains

Wondering how long to cook rice, quinoa, farro, and a host of other grains in the Instant Pot? This temperature chart provides all the info you need!

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Coco Morante

Are you a convert to cooking rice in your Instant Pot? If so, you should know that there’s a whole world of other grains you can pressure cook, too!

From amaranth to wheat berries, here are the cooking times and tips to know.

How to Cook Grains in the Instant Pot

Cooking all manner of grains in the Instant Pot is as easy as adding the grains and

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Quick Kimchi (Mak Gimchi) Recipe

It’s usually a combination of a main vegetable (like Napa cabbage or a radish), garlic, ginger, chile powder, salt, and a salted seafood or fish sauce. The most popular version is baechu kimchi, which is made from Napa cabbage, but there are nearly 200 “official” varieties in Korea!

In this quick version, the cabbage is chopped into bite-sized pieces and mixed with the seasoning. The result is an easy kimchi with still a bit of bite, and all the salty, sour, spicy, and pungent flavors you’d expect from a vegetable pickled with fish sauce and garlic.

My Personal Kimchi Story

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