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Tamarind Iced Tea or juice is the new lemonade to quench your thirst this summer! It is served with extra lime, cilantro and many ice cubes to make it chilled! Homemade Tamarind iced tea is the drink to quench your thirst this summer. The hardest part of the recipe is to figure out a place where to buy those brown beans that look like fruits. Then it’s soaking them and squeezing the pulp to make this fantastic iced tea. Tamarindo has a particularly sour taste, just like lemon or lime. And just like them, tamarind needs some sugar to balance its acidity resulting in this famous ‘sweet and sour’ dynamic duo we all love. Where is Tamarind From? The tree comes from Africa, although now it grows everywhere from Asia to South America. Meaning this fruit is popular in those continents as well. In Mexico, they call this drink ‘Agua de Tamarindo’,…

Hoisin Meatballs are made with tamarind, ginger and garlic seasoned beef and a simple hoisin glaze. Those gluten-free round bites go well as an appetizer, on noodles or rice. Mini Hoisin Meatballs are kid-friendly and polyvalent. They go well as an appetizer or main meal and are simply divine when paired with some crunchy carrots, cucumber, scallions and a few peanuts. Also, a fast and easy way to make a last-minute meal. Simply cook a bunch up and keep some frozen meatballs for later. Experimenting with Meatballs I used chickpea flour this time to replace the “usual breadcrumb” to soak up all the moisture from the meatballs and bound them well. This way it makes them “gluten-free” and gives the meat an extra protein boost. I didn’t use any eggs since they were holding great without them! I guess eggs are used for bigger-sized meatballs, it makes them hold better, but…