It goes without saying, I hope everyone is well during this unprecedented time.
Long Queues at the Supermarket
Like so many other people around the world lockdown came as a total surprise. My local supermarket instantly became a hive of activity. By the time I arrived at my local supermarket, there was a large and the food which I wanted to purchase wasn’t available. Everyone at the supermarket looked like how I felt – shocked. Despite outward appearances, panic had begun to set in and my mind was working overtime.
Thankfully I had a cupboard full of herbs and spices, these would prove to be a much needed God send. One spice, which is now my new found favourite is cinnamon. Cooking with cinnamon has been a breeze, just don’t add too much. Cinnamon is believed to be anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and can help with toothache (disclaimer: do your own research).
Who knew Cinnamon could so versatile. My daughter and I sprinkled some cinnamon on waffles. We then heated them (on a low heat) for three minutes and topped off the waffles with some syrup. The taste is out of this world and this waffle recipe makes a great desert or yummy breakfast.
Cooking with Cinnamon
I was fortunate enough to have a large bag of frozen chicken on hand. So I experimented by mixing:
One, teaspoon of cinnamon,
Half a chopped onion
A few dashes of lemon juice
One fresh red pepper
Two tablespoons of Moroccan seasoning
Two tablespoons of olive oil
Simply spread this fragrant mixture over chicken thighs/drumsticks and leave to marinate for at least hour. Then bake the chicken until cooked. This chicken recipe is beet served with either rice or cous cous.
Another bonus of using cinnamon during lockdown is that it is readily available in most supermarkets. Cinnamon really does go a long way, when it comes to cooking. Using less than a teaspoon of cinnamon, can really flavour food. Furthermore. cinnamon tastes great in muffins, is delicious rice pudding and adds a bit of pizazz to doughnuts. Yum!
Cinnamon has so many health benefits too! It’s great for your heart, blood sugar levels, and it can even help you lose weight. Plus, cinnamon is widely available in grocery stores with a variety of different types to suit any dish or budget. We hope this post was helpful in showing the versatility of cinnamon while also highlighting its nutritional benefits. If you want more information on spices like cinnamon that are underrated but have incredible potential when used properly please explore our other posts as well as share your comments below.
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist, the contents of this post is for entertainment purposes only.