Spices are aromatic flavorings from seeds, fruits, bark and other plant parts. Used to season and preserve food, and as medicines, dyes, and perfumes, spices have been highly valued for thousands of years
Tip to Get Best Flavor From Spices
To get the best flavor from your spices, “toast” them in a dry skillet over low heat, stirring frequently, until they start to release their aromas. Even ground spices can perk up a bit after a quick toast in a skillet, but ones that are too old and faded are generally beyond repair.
Benefits of Spices
Many are anti-inflammatory
Some can support metabolism
You start to crave healthier food because it no longer tastes bland or boring
You can drastically reduce the amount of butter or oil used in most dishes by creating flavor with herbs and spices
Adds a unique flavor to any dish
My Top Ten Spices to Combat Meal Boredom
Himalayan pink salt
Ground or crushed red pepper flakes
Old Bay seasoning
Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Fresh Garlic and Fresh Ginger
Mrs Dash Salt Free Spices of all kinds
Substitution Tips for Health and Flavor
Rather than using soy sauce, I use Coconut Aminos in recipes. Unlike most soy sauce, Coconut Aminos is non-GMO, preservative-free and gluten-free, making it a much better option in our opinion. (if you don’t like coconut, try Braggs Liquid Aminos)
Use Avocado Oil instead of Olive Oil for cooking.
I make dips using some of my favorite herbs! Just mix them to taste with Greek yogurt.
Want some great recipes to combat meal boredom?
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