Video: Chef Meg’s Spice Blends


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Chef Meg collects spices the way some women collect shoes. These zero-calorie, fat-free flavor boosters are her secret weapons for delicious healthy food. 

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  • 12
    CINNAMON! I add it to both sweet and savory things. It's worth looking for good cinnamon--right now Vietnamese is my favorite, but Ceylon is also good.

    Nutmeg--I grate my own--love the aroma.

    Curries--depends on what's in 'em how many calories they have, but they are definitely worth the 21 or so divided into 4-5 servings!

    Pepper--most underrated, and another one I grind on my own.

    (And I'm not a good cook; I just love spices). - 3/19/2012   8:32:24 PM
  • 11
    I would suggest that you do not solely rely on the tracker for your nutritional data on individual items. I have found that some information placed on the tracker is incorrect. The data will vary from one brand to another and people don't always input the brand on some of the items. It's always best to double check the nutritional data for yourself. - 3/19/2012   1:18:06 PM
  • 123ELAINE456
    When I start cooking again I will try some of her spice blends. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. - 3/19/2012   4:52:43 AM
  • 123ELAINE456
    When I start cooking again I will try some of her spice blends. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. - 3/19/2012   4:52:43 AM
    I cannot get enough curry. Love loads of curry dishes, and I add curry to potatos and stews. - 3/18/2012   9:55:35 PM
  • 7
    I'm learning to like and even appreciate pepper...especially black pepper & cayenne. I tend to use Mrs. Dash seasonings as well, as those are salt free and you can get a nice blend of different herbs and spices without having to buy them individually. Maybe when I'm feeling a little more experimental with my cooking, I'll branch out and try some others. - 3/18/2012   8:25:08 PM
  • 6
    Interestingly enough my Dad taught me the value of spices & herbs in cooking & no he did not make his living as a cook or chef. He was a military man through & through!

    Thank you for this information! - 3/18/2012   8:16:42 PM
  • 5
    Good ideas. I know for a fact that salt can be second or third ingredient in most of the commercial seasonings . - 3/18/2012   6:50:28 PM
  • 4
    ground sumac - 3/18/2012   6:39:22 PM
  • 3
    Curry. - 3/18/2012   5:08:56 PM
  • 2
    Thank you. That info is going to come in handy - 3/18/2012   3:17:48 PM

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