Monday, December 12, 2011

One of my "go to" spice choices

I believe every kitchen should have an "easy go to spice".

I find most are pretty consistent with their tastes and spice choices. Some might even consider themselves a bit "stuck in a rut" and practicing the same cooking methods used by previous generations.

It's what we know right?

Some are garlic heavy, some enjoy the Italian seasoning blends and others are heavy hitters with the Lawry's seasoning salt.

Since practicing my Lower Carbohydrate/Primal diet, I have focused on not only taste of the foods I'm consuming but making sure the majority of my consumption benefits my body in some little way.

We have foregone the irradiated, GMO, Preservative, Bromide laden spices for organic natural choices in our home.

There are many healthful benefits to so many spices and seasonings that are delivered in their organic natural state. The natural organic spices also taste so much better. They should "burst" with flavor. Spices and herbs can provide us with anti-fungal, anti-oxidant benefits. These benefits contribute to healthy bacteria levels, anti-inflammatory activity and assist in preventing cancer.

I recently stumbled on this organic all-purpose vegetable seasoning from Aromatica Organics. It is 100% Natural, Organic, No Bromides, Non Irradiated and Non GMO. It has such a lovely flavor when added to soups, salads, steamed vegetables, cottage cheese and I have even used it to flavor a butter baste I made for a roasted chicken.

With just a hint of salt, this beautiful everyday seasoning contains 20 different spices and herbs. Some of these spices include garlic, onion, bell pepper, tomato, orange and lemon peel.

I have been sprinkling this seasoning in my bone broth and sipping it each evening with my dinner. Don't forget about the therapeutic benefits of bone broth. It's your superior calcium source with beneficial amino acids and other nutrients for healthy bones, connective tissue and a healthy gut lining.

I found this lovely spice at Costco Wholesale. If your big box store doesn't carry some organics, be sure to fill out your customer suggestion card.

Enhancing the taste of the food and by default finding benefit to your health is a double bonus!