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Monday, January 23, 2017

Season this!



Have you ever made your Own Seasonings? It's EASY!

After we changed our eating, we realized we had to also review our Spice cabinet. It was lacking, lame, and full of pre made spice blends, UGH! This is also a way that your health can hurt if you are not using or better yet making your own!

This is our family's GO-TO Taco Seasoning from the Food Renegade. http://www.foodrenegade.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/

Just simply use a small food processor or I use the "milling" blade on my NutriBullet​.

Since people think veggies and food is bland when you take our salt and sugar, then try something new! Yes, this was out of my comfort zone and new and different and scary! But you have to dive in when it's your health you're working with!

I know when I first made it, I did NOT have these things in my cabinet. SO make sure you go shopping and get everything. Here is a list of basic ones to stock: http://www.spicesinc.com/p-477-top-25-spices-every-kitchen-must-have.aspx

My basics are:


TUMERIC
This was easy to go to since we like curry, but curry is a BLEND, so why not just use the best spice in it! Here is more amazing information on turmeric and health benefits from Dr. Axe.
Read more here about Curcumin from the Medicine Hunter! Amazing stuff.

CAYENNE
Another one that is blended in our Chili powder and such, but now we just buy it alone and use it in various recipes; from omelets (turmeric too) and smoothies! Read more from Dr Axe on Cayenne.

CINNAMON
I use this daily, unless I forget. Mainly in my smoothies and now in my off/on coffee drinks. The benefits are amazing according to everything I've read (and hope it's true). Read more here on Spice-acks.com


AND MORE! 

Check out TreeHugger for more spice ideas! Parsley will be a staple in my house soon too, fresh, that is (no longer looked at as a garnish!)
Make Spices a staple and not a challenge or hindrance. It could mean HEALTH or SICKNESS! Spice it up!
Various Solutions to storing spices