Tag Archives | Spices

Seasoning Suggestions

Seasoning Suggestions

To flavor your food reach for herbs and spices rather than high-sodium table salt. Make sure to read the labels of seasoning mixes because many of them contain salt. Seasoning Suggestions Pasta: Basil, Fennel, Garlic, Paprika, Parsley, Sage Potatoes: Chives, Garlic, Paprika, Parsley, Rosemary Rice: Cumin, Marjoram, Parsley, Saffron, Tarragon, Thyme, Turmeric Seafood: Chervil, Dill, […]

Winterize Your Cocktails

Winterize Your Cocktails

Now that the colder weather is here and you’ve put away your beach towel it’s time to winterize your cocktails. One way to achieve this is by using amari, the rich, bitter, herbal European-style liqueurs-before–dinner aperitifs and after-dinner digestifs-that have become more popular and widely available. Amari can add structure and backbone to cocktails and […]

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Let’s face it; most of us eat way too much salt. A high-sodium diet can increase risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), which can lead to cardiovascular and kidney disease. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day, which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. The good […]

How To Cook Romanesco Broccoli

How To Cook Romanesco Broccoli

Cut Into Pieces (like you would broccoli) Steam Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons, Butter, Ghee or Clarified Butter Add 1 Tablespoon Spice Mixture Of Your Choice OR Preheat Oven to 425 degrees. Line Baking Sheet With Parchment Paper Scatter Pieces Onto Baking Sheet Drizzle With Olive Oil Season With Kosher Salt & Pepper Place In […]

Turkey

Turkey

The turkey came originally from America and was first domesticated by the Aztecs in Mexico. The Spanish introduced turkeys into Europe and they soon became a popular choice in France, Italy and Britain. When early settlers from Britain, France and Holland crossed the Atlantic to North America, the vast flocks of turkey that roamed wild […]

Saffron

Saffron

Saffron Highly prized as a dye, medication and culinary spice since Greek and Roman times, saffron is the stigma of a type of crocus, Crocus sativus, which was once grown all over Europe, including in England. It has a distinctive and lasting aroma, and a pleasant pungency if used sparingly. Because of its striking color, […]

Red Split Lentils

Red Split Lentils

Red Split Lentils The lentil is one of our oldest foods and a staple in many countries around the world. It originated in Asia and North Africa, and continues to be cultivated in those regions, as well as in France and Italy. Lentils are hard even when fresh, so they are always sold dried. Lentils […]

Weekend Grilling

Weekend Grilling

Now That I Have These Beautiful Butcher Shop Steaks I Am About To Put Them On The Grill. Before I Grill Them, However, I Let Them Sit Out For 1 Hour On A Platter So That They Come To Room Temperature. I Drizzle Them With Olive Oil And Sprinkle With A Favorite All-Purpose Spice Mixture […]

Pantry & Freezer Staples

Pantry & Freezer Staples

Pantry & Freezer Staples How long do pantry and freezer staples last? Staple items are known for their long shelf life, but they don’t stay fresh forever! Use this handy list to determine how long you should keep them on hand. Freezer Hamburger & Stew Meats: Shelf Life: 1 to 2 Days Storage: 3 to […]

Less Stress Holidays

Less Stress Holidays

Less Stress Holidays Holiday time is a wonderful time of year, but let’s face it, there is plenty of stress that comes with it. During the holidays, it’s better to keep things as simple as possible. Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres: Keep it simple. Serve a simple, but beautiful cheese platter. Add bowls of dried fruit […]