Wednesday, March 13, 2013


       Flavoring with Herbs and Spices bring out flavors in your foods. Here are some pairings :

ALLSPICE---Stews, meats, gravies,cabbage dishes, peaches and apple desserts

BASIL -------Tomatoes, summer squash, eggplant, soups, fish, lamb, pizza, polenta

CHILI POWDER--Soups, bean dishes, meat sauces,stews, posole, taco, tofu

CINNAMON--Baked squash, sweet potatoes, lamb, pork, breads, apples, peaches, berries

CURRY-----Soups, rice, lentils, chicken, veal, beef, pork,lamb, yogurt dips

DILL-------Beets, cucumbers, green beans, rice, soups chicken, fish, stews

GARLIC---Tomatoes, salsa, pasta sauces, shellfish, chicken, lean meats, tofu

GINGER---Baked squash, fish, chicken, lamb, veal, tofu, carrots, stews, breads, fruit desserts

LEMON JUICE---Cold  soups, asparagus, artichokes, spinach, broccoli, salad, 
                                    fish, melon,

MINT------Carrots, peas, Bulgar dishes, lamb, pears, fruit desserts

NUTMEG---Cabbage, carrots, baked squash, pilaf, chicken, veal, puddings, custards, fruit desserts

ONION------Salsa, salads, soups, stews, pasta sauces, bean dishes, casseroles, fish, chicken,
                              lean meat dishes

OREGANO--Eggplant, tomatoes, soups,  pizza and pasta sauces, chicken, veal, lamb, pork

PARSLEY----Carrots, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, soups, rice, fish, lean meats, chicken,
                              poultry stuffing

ROSEMARY--Peas, carrots, potatoes, chicken, lamb, pork, stews, breads

SESAME------Asparagus, broccoli, bok choy, salads, fish, chicken, beef, tofu, breads

TARRAGON--Vegetables, salad dressings, fish, chicken, veal, wine sauces

THYME--------Peas, tomatoes, salads, potatoes, soups, fish, chicken, lean meats, stews

     Experiment with these on your own. These spices and herbs add flavor, without adding sodium.
   When your recipe calls for fresh spices,and you do not have them, remember 1 Table-
    spoon of fresh is equal to 1 teaspoon of ground spice. Also ground spices are added early
    in the recipe, whereas, fresh spices are added at the end of the recipe.

      That is all for today friend, This is Jenny

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