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Herbs, spices, salt - Flavor + antioxidants

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Herbs and spices

Use fresh and fresh-dried herbs liberally
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Marjoram
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Cayenne
  • Cloves
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Bayleaves
  • Rosemary
  • Turmeric
  • Chili peppers
  • Saffron
  • Fenugreek
  • Cilantro
  • Nutmeg

Suggestions for using herbs and spices:

(1) Mixed Herbs for soups, stews (2) An Italian herbal mix for Italian dishes (3) Chili powder for Mexican food (4) Curry Powder for Indian food

Salt and other cooking additions

  •  Himalayan or Celtic salt  – Good salt is your friend, NOT your enemy;
  •  RAW, UNFILTERED Apple Cider Vinegar – Raw, organic, unfiltered Apple cider vinegar has multiple health benefits
  • SHIRL’S AVOCADO OIL DRESSING Combine: 1 Cup Cold-pressed avocado oil 4 T ready-made mustard 3 T raw honey 2 T raw apple cider vinegar Keep refrigerated.
  •  MSG – Monosodium glutamate and other forms of neurotoxic free glutamate – this toxic flavor enhancer is a hidden ingredient in many products, designed to enhance the flavor of food. This might be alright if it wasn’t an excitotoxin – a substance that causes your brain’s neurons to fire, which when present in excessive amounts, can over-stimulate neurons, even to the point of destroying them. Many people experience painful migraines after consuming MSG -a sure sign that something is wrong!

Herbs, spices, salt-related:

Herbs, spices, salt – Flavor + antioxidants

Herbs, spices, salt – Flavor + antioxidants

Often under-utilized, herbs and spices not only add antioxidants to our diet, they make our food taste interesting and more palatable...
Himalayan or sea salt – GOOD salt is NOT your enemy

Himalayan or sea salt – GOOD salt is NOT your enemy

Salt has received a bad rap, yet good salt has so many health benefits - including heart health...