Issue 4: Spiced Guiness Roast

I made this with a brisket the first time back in November for a thanksgiving Feast with some friends at our home, and this time a cross rib roast.  I think I preferred the brisket version though. It is a slightly altered recipe I got from food network but I am so into using more spices and things to enhance my health and flavors I just wanted it again.


  • 3.5 lb Roast from our local butcher (product of Raised Right Farm)
  • 1 Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 bottle Guinness
  • 1 pack Onion Soup
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 10 Whole Cloves
  • 5 sprinkles Ground Ginger (fresh is an option)
  • 5 Garlic cloves crushed or minced
  • 1 lg Cinnamon Stick
  •  Kosher Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Oil
  • Water, or broth

More comfort food for thought, honestly I made this because I couldn’t think of any thing else to make and after putting this in the oven it’s really easy to forget until its done and get other things done.

The gist of it is brown the meat on all sides then remove and set aside while you add the crushed cardamom pods and sauté the spices  in oil until they release their aroma.  After this add the beer and sugar and then followed by adding the meat back to the pot. Note: if you use whole ginger root process with the garlic cloves and a drizzle of oil to make a paste and then add to the dutch oven.  Sauté for another 5 minutes and then add broth or water, and bring to boil.  Immediately put lid on and transfer to oven for three hours on 325.  You will smell it and trust me the aroma is like a combination of savory and a rich autumn desert.  I like to serve with my much-loved yams.

Featured Nutritional Healer

The Green Cardamom pod


These peanut sized seed pods are a new spice I became enamored with due to the wonderful aromatic properties and a new flavor in my world of nutrition.  It only take a  little bit to get the most out of Cardamom.  The powerful exotic spice holds benefits of being yet another source of antioxidant and disease prevention.  The medicinal uses of cardamom combat illness and has been used in eastern medicine to treat stomach and digestive problems.  They can be used to treat infection and inflammation;  as well as having antiseptic and  expectorant, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic and stimulant qualities.

They have many essential volatile oils and Cardamom contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese.

Manganese is a very important mineral partner of an enzyme located in our cells called superoxide dismutase,  these enzymes are an important detoxification defense that fight free radicals.  This my friends is a key to youth and beauty.  I may not all know much about them yet, but I know that  are not good for keeping beautiful.

In addition the pods are full of vital vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C, which as we know is essential to health and healing.  These are many reasons why I am loving this spice, and believe me though it is the second most expensive spice by weight in the world, the benefits out weigh the cost.

So if you’re hankering for some middle eastern or indian food, try to incorporate these seeds into your diet and reap the many benefits including fabulous flavor.

Happy healing fellow foodies!


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