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You can also read cookbooks and/or online recipe sites for more ideas about which spices to mix together for various seasoning flavors. You can put them into shaker bottles (when you have extra time) and use just like purchased seasonings (when you're busy and want to throw together dinner.)
Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah,and 12yo B+ Jack
Actually, I like pepper but it is an avoid for me I am going to try some cumin and cayenne, however, I never know what to mix with what??
Thanks for the inspiring thoughts to just go for it.
Black pepper is an avoid for me, too. I actually think I am allergic to pepper. I used to eat it all the time. Sometimes my throat would close and I would cough and choke. Since I have given up fresh ground black pepper, I don't have this problem any more. Pepper was the one thing that I gave up where I saw a really big difference.
Interesting about the pepper. Oddly, I love to order fish when I'm at a restaurant but hardly ever eat it at home except for tuna. I'm a typical O and love a good steak or buffalo burger on the grill. I do buy turkey tenderloins and ground turkey (I agree with Chloe that the ground white meat turkey is too dry - I buy dark or a mix).
Yesterday I actually found quality food at a ... sort of a "food court" at the medical school / hospital complex. It was a Mexican grill. They had it set up like an assembly line, you know, where you tell the girl which fixin's you want - ingredient by ingredient - and she could just build you a plate. And you could choose your "meat", if you wanted one, and she'd grill it for you right there!! Choices: chicken, beef, prawns, salmon.
Of course I went for the salmon, once I determined it was wild-caught, not farm-raised. It was such a pleasure to find good salmon at a reasonable price, and where you could mix-and-match it with other foods -- especially since one of those foods was jalapeños!
It's also good to know that the medical students and faculty (and hospital staff and visitors!) can get a quick fix of healthy food, a stone's throw away. I remember the day when the last place you'd find healthy menus was within a medical center.
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