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Garlic Press as Seed Crusher

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

garlic press and a can of seedsLucas Allen


Don't have a mortar and pestle? Crack coriander seeds (shown), cumin seeds, and peppercorns with a garlic press instead. When a recipe calls for "freshly cracked" or "coarsely ground" seeds, fill the chamber of a garlic press and squeeze to crush.

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