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13 Ways to Take Cardamom from Dawn till Dusk

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It's difficult to describe the taste of cardamom. Floral? Crisp? Zesty? You've probably tasted hints of it before, in chai or Indian food or Scandinavian baked goods. There are actually two types of cardamom that are differentiated by the color of their pods: green and black. You can find these pods in specialty groceries, but ground cardamom is often on your local store's shelves. Intensely aromatic, you can use the whole pods or the ground powder to scent your culinary creations.

Now that you've been introduced to cardamom, you can start getting friendly with it. Cardamom shouldn't be confined to special occasions or to cuisines from different continents -- no, now is the time to bring cardamom into your home and your heart. Sure, cinnamon's a pantry staple, but cardamom is the new cinnamon.

Here are 13 ways -- sweet and savory, breakfast and dinner -- to let cardamom do it all:

Blueberry Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding by Gena Hamshaw


Cardamom Doughnuts by Amanda Hesser


Maple-Cardamom Glazed Salmon by alasully


Roasted Butterflied Chicken with Cardamom and Yogurt by TasteFood


Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies by drbabs


Carrot Cake with Cardamom by hollyshaner


Saffron Semifreddo with Cherry-Cardamom Syrup and Salted Honey-Hazelnuts by Brenna


Smoky Cardamom Ginger-Molasses Cookies by Carey Nershi


Cardamom Crumb Cake by Dorie Greenspan


Banana Cardamom Milkshake by Merrill Stubbs


Cardamom Currant Snickerdoodles by fiveandspice


Pistachio Cake with Lemon, Cardamom, and Rosewater by Sarah Jampel 


Clementine Pound Cake by SavvyJulie

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